You’ve got to love Hungarian! :D #32

szajkózni
– to repeat exactly what has been said word by word (mainly opinion or standpoint, but can be anything else); to parrot

Literally the verb means ‘to jay’.
The Eurasian jay is well known for its mimicry, often sounding so like a different species that it is virtually impossible to distinguish its true identity unless the jay is seen. That is where one of our words for the verb ‘to repeat’ comes from. 🙂

szajkóz – he/she/it is repeating/repeats exactly what has been said
szajkó – jay

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majmolni – to imitate somebody’s behaviour or action; to imitate; to mimic; to ape

Literally the verb means ‘to ape’ / ‘to monkey’.
Apes tend to copy a certain behaviour or action (mostly without knowing what it is good for or why the subject is doing it). That is where one of our words for the verb ‘to imitate’ comes from. 🙂

majmol – he/she/it is imitating/monkeying/aping
majom – ape; monkey

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