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09:55 Aug 26, 2010
English to Hungarian translations [Non-PRO] Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering
English term or phrase:rungs
I have the translation "létrafok" for (ladder) rung, but I need the plural version for rungs (example: the ladder has 10 rungs).
It really depends on the sentence whether you have to use singular or plural. The answer below is correct, but if you want to continue, for example with a sentence like: The rungs are made of wood - then you have to use plural: A létrafokok fából vannak. In other words, it only works if you only have a straightforward list to translate, nothing else. Otherwise you would have to be fairly familiar with Hungarian grammar to be able to decide which one is appropriate.
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Don't use the plural in such case what you mentioned.
Your example sentence (the ladder has 10 rungs) in Hungarian:
A létra 10 létrafokból áll.
Agnes Dabi United Kingdom Local time: 20:10 Specializes in field Native speaker of: Hungarian PRO pts in category: 65