Suffixes / Postpositions, Adverbs of Time, The Suffix -kor


THE SUFFIX -KOR

The suffix -kor determines a certain period. It is called TEMPORAL CASE. Not to be confused with the noun kór written with long ó, which means disease! But there’s another noun kor with short o, which means age, era!

kór – disease
kor – age, era, period
kor – preposition at

It has one form only! The question word is Mikor? = When? Examples:

Mikor? – When?
éjfélkor – at midnight
szürkületkor – at nightfall
napnyugtakor, napkeltekor – at sunset, at sunrise
pirkadatkor – at dawn
Hatkor találkozunk. I’ll see you at six.
karácsonykor – at Christmas
húsvétkor – at Easter
máskor – another time
bármikor – whenever; at all hours
ilyenkor – at this time; in this case

Of course, it can be attached to the pronouns ez, az: ekkor, akkor.

ekkor = then, at this time
akkor = then, at that time

Other periods of day or season are expressed in a different way. Either with -ban, -ben or -n, -on, -en, -ön or there’s just a word for them.

hajnalban – at dawn
délben – at noon
télen – in winter
nyáron – in summer
délelőtt – in the morning
délután – in the afternoon

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One comment on “Suffixes / Postpositions, Adverbs of Time, The Suffix -kor

  1. Jana says:

    31) Az a mondat „…written with long ó meaning disease!“ kicsit olyan formátlan. A mellékmondat is alakítható: „…with long ó, which means disease!“
    Hasonlóan: „…another noun kor with short o, which means age, era!“
    Vagy akkor az az -ing végződésű ige elé kell a vesszőt írnia, mert különben olyan mondat formátlan. Tehát: „…written with long ó, meaning disease!“ és „…with short o, meaning…“

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