Nom: Two categories are distinguished from a morphosyntactic perspective: 1. [Sa, Snona, Aa and Anona]; 2. [P]. This type is known as nominative or nominative–accusative.
(1) ő fél.
‘(S)he is afraid.’
(2) ő ül.
‘(S)he is sitting.’
(3) ő szeret-i a rockzené-t.
(s)he like-prs.obj.3sg the rock_music-acc
‘(S)he likes rock music.’
(4) ő egy cikk-et olvas.
(s)he an article-acc read.prs.3sg
‘(S)he isreading an article.’
In Hungarian, the nominal subject/agent of both intransitive (1)–(2) and transitive (3)–(4) verbs is marked with the nominative case. The patient of a transitive clause takes the accusative case.