I think / In my opinion
You can use „szerintem“ very well as a conversional connector at the beginning of a sentence, such as „Well, I think…“. It‘s not as strong and formal as the English „in my opinion“.
You can also use it when you need a few seconds to debate your answer to a question in your head: „So when do you think you have time tonight?“ – „Szerintem… I can meet you at 8PM“.
In my opinion the new TV-SERIals are very TEMpting
Szerintem nem vicces. – I think it‘s not funny.
[In opinion-my not funny.]
Szerintem bármi lehetséges. – I think anything is possible.
[In opinion-my anything possible.]
szer: tool, mean (noun), remedy (Imagine „szerintem“ as „my means of knowledge“. It‘s literal meaning would be something like According to my tools of knowledge.“
The -em is added to express the first-person singular (I).
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