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==== '''Married Women''' ====
 
==== '''Married Women''' ====
Names of Hungarian married women take on special forms. Traditionally, the ending -né is added to her husbands given name and indicates that she is married, or Mrs. For example:  
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Hungarian women keep their birth name throughout their life, married or not.  There is no married name and maiden name in the sense familiar to Americans.  However, in Hungarian a married woman can be referred to as a man's wife. To do this, the suffix -né is attached to the husband's given name. For example:
* Nagy, Jánosné means Mrs. John Nagy
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* Kovács Jánosné means Mrs. John Smith
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* Nagy Jánosné means wife of John Nagy
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* Klausenberger Ignáczné Bival Rosália means that Rosália     Bival married a man named Ignácz Klausenberger
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* Kovács Jánosné means wife of John Smith
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* Klausenberger Ignáczné Bival Rosália means Rosália Bival wife of Ignácz Klausenberger
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Although Nagy Jánosné resembles the American formal Mrs. John Nagy, use of -né belongs to Hungarian language grammar not Hungarian naming convention.
    
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==== Further Reading ====
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