Open main menu

GENDER.

The Hungarian has no grammatical gender. Names applying to male persons are masculine, and those of females feminine.

To names or titles of male persons the ending -né is affixed to denote the wife of that person: as, Deákné, the wife of Deák; szinészné, the wife of an actor. But if she herself were an actress it would be szinész ( = actor or actress). In such cases often the word ( = woman) is joined to it, to denote that the person spoken of is a woman; e.g., szinésznő, an actress.

The gender of animals is expressed by putting him ( = male), or nőstény = (female), before the respective name; as—

him farkas, a he-wolf.
nőstény farkas, a she-wolf.

But these apply of course, only to animals.