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What is the difference between Honnan jöttél? and Honnan származik? From what I understand they both mean "Where are you from?". Are they used in different social interactions or are they interchangeable?
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First, let me give you some alternatives that you can use to ask - how are you?
Hogy vagy? polite: hogy van? plural: hogy vannak?
Mi újság? familiar register meaning what's new?
Mi a helyzet? familiar register meaning what's up?
Mizu? very familiar, contracted form of mi újság?
Let me give you some replies that you can use:
Hogy vagy? - Jól vagyok, köszönöm, és te? polite: Köszönöm szépen, jól vagyok, és ön hogy van?
Mi újság? - semmi különös, és veled? . = nothing special, and you?
Mi a helyzet? - minden rendben, és veled?. - everything's all right, and you?
Mizu? - semmi különös, minden oké.
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I think you should add a more catch-all reply to "Hogy van" or Hogy vagy" that is more appropriate to English speakers. For instance the reply being, "I'm fine thanks, how are you?" or "i'm good thanks, how are you" or "I'm fine thanks how are all of you(plural)". It took me a lot of time to come up with something similar with my limited knowledge of the language - but this would be extremely helpful if I make it be Hungary soon.
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To answer your question, Honnan származik ? refers to the second person of singular form in polite language while Honnan származol? is the informal conjugation.
The polite conjugation of the second and third person is the same as the third person of singular form.
Ex. informal conjugation of singular form
Ex. formal conjugation of singular form
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I have a question.
What's the difference between the following 2 sentences?
Honnan származik? (Where are you from?)
Honnan származol? (Where are you from?)