Month: June 2015

kacsacsőrű emlős

szarvas – stag; deer
[Literally::: horny; with horn]

farkas – wolf
[Literally::: taily; with tail]

mosómedve – racoon
[Literally::: washing-bear]

kacsacsőrű emlős – platypus
[Literally::: duck-beaked mammal]

lajhár – sloth
[Literally::: sluggish/lazy]

víziló – hippopotamus
[Literally::: water-horse]

vízicsikó – seahorse
[Literally::: water-foal]

tengerimalac –  guinea pig
[Literally::: sea-pig; pig from the sea]

teknősbéka – turtle; tortoise
[Literally::: carapace-frog; frog with carapace]

meztelen csiga – slug
[Literally::: naked snail]


szarv – horn
farok – tail
kacsa – duck
csőr – beak
1) lazy
2) lumpkin; galoot (person)


menni – mennä

mennä – menni – to go

megyek – menen – I go; I am going (to somewhere)
menek [archaic] – menen – I go; I am going (to somewhere)
[e.g.: Én megyek a boltba. – Minä menen kauppaan. – I am going to the shop.]

mentek – menette – you go [plural]; you are going to [plural]
Menjünk! – Mennään! – Let’s go!

meek – meen – I go; I am going
nem meek – en mee – I don’t go; I am not going
(Hungarian – Finnish – English)


elvileg – theoretically; in theory; supposedly
elvi – theoretical; …of principle
elv – principle
elme – mind; intellect; intelligence; wit; brain
elmélet – theory; speculation; conception
elméleti – theoretical; speculative; academic
elméletileg – theoretically; in theory; hypothetically


elvi kérdés – matter of principle

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elmebeteg – mentally ill; insane; nutcase; batty; crazy
[Literally::: mind-ill]

elmebajos – mentally ill; insane; nutcase; batty; crazy
[Literally::: mind-troubled]

elmezavarodott – mentally ill; insane; nutcase; batty; crazy
[Literally::: mind-confused]

elmeháborodott – mentally ill; insane; nutcase; batty; crazy
[Literally::: mind-demented]

elmeroggyant – mentally ill; insane; nutcase; batty; crazy
[Literally::: mind-broke-down; mind-collapsed; mind-fallen]

eszeveszett – mentally ill; insane; nutcase; batty; crazy
[Literally::: wit-lost]

eszement – mentally ill; insane; nutcase; batty; crazy
[Literally::: wit-left; his/her wit left him]

eszetlen – mentally ill; insane; nutcase; batty; crazy
[Literally::: wit-less; without wit]

ész – wit; brain

Déli harangszó

The noon bell was ordered by Pope Callixtus III in 1456, as a support for the Hungarian defenders of Belgrade to encourage their fight against the Ottoman Islamic expansion. The practice of Noon bell is traditionally attributed to the international commemoration of John Hunyadi‘s victory at Belgrade (Nándorfehérvár) on July 22, 1456.

Since 22 July 2011, the date when Christian forces led by John Hunyadi and John of Capistrano defeated the Ottoman Turks besieging Belgrade in 1456, has been a national memorial day in Hungary.


déli harangszó – noon bell
déli – midday
dél – noon

harang – bell
harangszó – tolling
[Literally::: bell-talk]

1) word
2) talk; talking

1) to speak; to say; to talk
[e.g.: Szólj hozzám! – Talk to me!]
2) to be about; to handle
[e.g.: Miről szól ez a mese? – What is this tale about?]
3) to notify; to apprise; to let somebody know; to call
[e.g.: Majd szólok neki. – I will inform/notify him/her.]
4) to react; to tell an opinion
[e.g.: Mit szólsz hozzá? – What do you think about it?]
[e.g.: Mit szólnál… – What would you say…]



Van mákom. [ˈvɑn maːkom] – I have poppy (seeds).
Mákom van. [ˈmaːkom vɑn] – I am lucky. (slang)


mák [ˈmaːk] – poppy; poppy seed(s)
van [ˈvɑn]
1) there is; it is; it exists
2) he/she/it has

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We love poppy seeds so much, that we use it in a lot of cakes and food, for example Mákos gombóc and Mákos csík.