Hungarian proverbs #4

“Nem jutnak közös nevezőre.”
“Nem tudnak közös nevezőre jutni.”

Translation::: They cannot find a common denominator (for themselves).

Meaning::: They cannot come to an understanding. (They cannot make a deal.)

jutni – to get (in)to; to come to
1) to know
2) to be able to (also as “képesnek lenni”)
közös – common
nevező – denominator

név – name
elnevezni – to name (someone/something)

szám – number
számolni – to count
1) (mathematics) numerator (above part of a fraction)
2) (electronics) counter
3) (person) counter; someone that has the role of counting something (also as “számoló”)


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