Month: July 2016


[ˈbɑbgujaːʃ] – Hungarian Bean Goulash
bab [ˈbɑb] – bean
gulyás [ˈgujaːʃ]
1) a herdsman
2) Goulash, a traditional Hungarian dish, a thick soup made of meat and potatoes, spiced with paprika.

gulya [ˈguja] – herd (of cows)
leves [ˈlɛvɛʃ] – soup
1) liquid
2) juice
3) gravy
4) money (used in slang)


Pöfögő futrinka

bombardier beetle
Pöfögő futrinka
– Bombardier beetle
[Literally::: puffing quickly-running-beetle]

pöfögő [ˈpøføgøː] – puffing
pöfög [ˈpøføg] – he/she/it is puffing; he/she/it puffs (emits smoke in puffs)
pöfögni [ˈpøføgni] – to puff (to emit smoke in puffs)
pöfékelni [ˈpøfeːkelni] – to puff (for a while)
pöfékel [ˈpøfeːkel] – he/she/it is puffing (for a while)

futni – to run
futrinka [ˈfutrinkɑ]
1) carabus (beetle)
2) quickly running creature
3) very nimble/vivid little girl 🙂

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There are 44 letters in the Hungarian alphabet, 14 of which are the vowels: a, á, e, é, i, í, o, ó, ö, ő, u, ú, ü, ű.
It is really important to write and pronounce the correct vowels in a word, and do not mix them up or write only the basic letter without the accent (a e i o u). Because in that case you’ll end up creating weird, funny and stupid sentences.
török [ˈtørøk] – Turkish
torok [ˈtorok] – throat
ebéd [ˈɛbeːd] – lunch
ebed [ˈɛbed] – your dog
eb [ˈɛb] – dog
bőr [ˈbøːr] – skin
bor [ˈbor] – wine
cipó [ˈtsipoː] – loaf; very little round bread
cipő [ˈtsipøː] – shoe



dinnye [ˈdiɲːɛ]  – melon; watermelon; cantaloupe

görögdinnye [ˈgørøgdiɲːɛ] – watermelon
[Literally::: Greek melon]

sárgadinnye [ˈʃaːrɡɑdiɲːɛ] – cantaloupe; muskmelon; rockmelon
[Literally::: yellow melon]


görögni [ˈgørøɡni] – to roll
görög [ˈgørøɡ]
1) Greek; Grecian
2) he/she/it is rolling

sárga [ˈʃaːrɡɑ] – yellow