ADVERBS OF PLACE
Hungarian adverbs of place can be divided into four groups:
-occurrence inside an object
-occurrence on the surface of an object
-occurrence next to an object
-occurrence in a wider area (postpositions)
The fourth group contains the majority of the adverbs of place because the occurrences in the other three are restricted to a specific direction.
It’s important to remember that Hungarian uses suffixes, endings and postpositions instead of prepositions. That is, suffixes behave according to vowel harmony: high-vowel words take high-vowel suffixes, deep-vowel words take deep-vowel suffixes.
That being said, one should start learning the interrogative words relative to these adverbs. Here they are:
Hol? – Where?
Hova? – Where to?
Honnan? – Where from?
Hungarian has three different words for getting information about a specific direction. It is called irányhármasság, that is the three directions phenomenon. Think of the spanish interrogative words Dónde? A dónde? De dónde?
And another thing! Hova? can also have the form Hová? in which the á vowel is at the end of the word instead of the a vowel. Doesn’t matter which you use!
Next time we jump into the occurrences! Be prepared. It is an extensive topic. 🙂