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To determine word endings in Hungarian, you have to know about vowel harmony. As I understand it, there are 'back vowels' (a, á, o, ó); 'front vowels' (e, é); and 'front rounded vowels' (ö, ő, ü, ű).

I have read that for front vowels, it also matters when the vowels are long or short, for example 'e' and 'é.' Does this matter for vowel harmony? If so, can you give me an example?

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    More about vowel harmony:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vowel_harmony#Hungarian
    A helpful tip for memorizing vowel harmony is that all the back vowels are used in the word "auto" (minus the accented long vowels, of course).

    Hungarian vowels and vowels harmony are explained here:
    http://www.hungarianreference.com/Vowel-Harmony.aspx
    You can find there examples too.

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