Month: August 2015


[ˈletydøːzni] – to inhale the cigarette (or other) smoke down into your lungs
[Literally::: to down-lung; to lung-it-down]
le- [ˈlɛ] – down (indicates actions with downward direction)
tüdő [ˈtydøː] – lung
leszívni [ˈlɛsiːvni] – to inhale (down)
beszívni [ˈbɛsiːvni] – to inhale
szívni [ˈsiːvni] – to suck
szív [ˈsiːv]
1) heart
2) he/she/it sucks; he/she/it is sucking
szivacs [ˈsivɑtʃ] – sponge
spongya [ˈʃponɟɑ] – sponge (archaic)
Hungarian is an agglutinative language. Agglutination permits formation of new words
from nouns, verbs, adjectives and modifiers and other suffix components. For example:::
sör [ˈʃør] – beer
sörözni [ˈʃørøzni] – to drink beer
sörözés [ˈʃørøzeːʃ] – beer-drinking
sörözgetés [ˈʃørøzgɛteːʃ] – beer-drinking once in a while
söröző [ˈʃørøzøː] – beer-drinking (person); buttery; brasserie

A kéz ujjai

hüvelykujj – thumb [Literally::: inch-finger]
nagyujj – thumb [Literally::: big-finger] (slang; dialectic)
mutatóujj – index finger [Literally::: pointing-finger]
középsőujj – middle finger [Literally::: middle-finger]
gyűrűsujj – ring-finger [Literally::: finger-with-ring]
kisujj – little finger [Literally::: little-finger]


hüvelyk – inch
nagy – big
mutatni – to show; to indicate; to denote
középső – middle one; mid
közép – middle
gyűrű – ring
kicsi; kis- – little

ujjak – fingers
ujj – finger
új – new

lábujj – toe

5-6 7-ig

5-6 7-ig. – For 5-6 weeks. [slang writing]
Öt-hat hétig. – For five-six weeks.

7 7-ig. – For 7 weeks. [slang writing]
Hét hétig. – For seven weeks.
Hét hét. – Seven weeks.

[e.g.: Hét hétig tartott az esőzés. – The raining lasted seven weeks.]
[e.g.: Egy hét hét napból áll. – One week is seven days.]


öt – five
hat – six
1) seven
2) week

Hungarian proverbs #42


Az egyik 19, a másik 1 híján 20.
(Az egyik tizenkilenc, a másik egy híján húsz.)

One is 19 and the other lacks 1 to be 20.

One is not different from the other.
They might want to act or look different, but they are just the same.


az egyik – one (of two or more); either; either of them
a másik – the other (the second, the other from two or more)
egy másik – another; some other
második – second
első – first

híján – it lacks something to be something; wanting; lacking for
híja – the lack of something
híjas – it’s lacking something; incomplete; deficient; imperfect
hiányos – incomplete; deficient; imperfect
1) lack; absence; deficiency; miss
2) shortage
3) break; gap

foghíjas – gappy; gap-toothed
[Literally::: lacking-tooth]


vízszerelés – plumbery [slang]
vízvezeték-szerelés – plumbery
vízvezeték-szerelő – plumber
vízszerelő – plumber [slang]

gázszerelés – gas-fitting/repair/installation
gázszerelő – gas-man

fűtésszerelés – heating installation/repait
fűtésszerelő – heating engineer

villanyszerelés – electricity-fitting/repair/installation
villanyszerelő – electrician; electrical fitter


vízvezeték – water-conduit
víz – water
vezeték – conduit; duct; line; cable
1) to lead; to lead to
[e.g.: Ez az ajtó a pincébe vezet. – This door leads to the basement.]
2) to drive
[e.g.: Nem vezet kocsit. – He/she does not drive a car.]
3) to guide (e.g. a group of tourists)
4) to write; to keep a diary or documentate something
5) to conduct (water, gas, heating, electricity…)

gáz – gas
fűtés – heating
fűteni – to heat (to increase the temperature of a space)

1) lamp; light
2) electricity

villamosság – electricity
villanyáram – electricity
1) electricity; current
2) current; stream; flow (part of a fluid that moves continuously in a certain direction)

Hungarian proverbs #41

…akkoriban még gyerekcipőben járt.

…in those times it still used to walk in child’s shoes.

…in those times it still was not so developed.
…in those times it still used to be in its infancy.


akkor – then
akkori – of that time; (it is) from that time
akkoriban – in those times
1) still; yet
2) even
[e.g.: Még több. – Even more.]

gyerekcipő – child’s shoe
gyerek; gyermek – child
cipő – shoe
1) to walk; to go
2) to attend; to go regularly
3) to visit; to go somewhere
4) to be somewhere; to be that far
5) to happen to go; to happen to be
6) to move; to move around
7) to go out with somebody; to date someone
8) to come off somehow
9) to accompany; to bring about; to entail
10) to appertain; is meant to be [no English equivalent]
Check out some examples of using this verb here.