(1) juli az-t mond-t-a: „ma mozi-ba megy-ek.”
Juli det-acc say-pst-obj.3sg today cinema-ill go-prs.1sg
‘Juli said: “I’m going to the cinema”.’
(2) juli az-t mond-t-a, ma mozi-ba megy.
Juli det-acc say-pst-obj.3sg today cinema-ill go.prs.3sg
‘Juli said she was going to the cinema.’
(3) juli az-t mond-t-a, hogy ma mozi-ba megy.
Juli det-acc say-pst-obj.3sg that today cinema-ill go. prs.3sg
‘Juli said that she was going to the cinema that day.’
RepdVBlcd: Although direct and indirect reported clauses display some differences, the verb of the reported clause appears in base form in both types.
Hungarian can express both direct (1) and indirect (2), (3) citations. The verb of the cited clause is in its basic form, which is the same as in its non-cited use.