Month: August 2016

meleg

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Be careful with that! 😉 😀

meleg [ˈmɛlɛɡ]
1) warm; hot
2) gay (slang)

Meleg van. [ˈmɛlɛɡ vɑn] – It’s warm. (weather)
Meleg vagy. [ˈmɛlɛɡ vɑɟ] – You’re warm. (body temperature)
Meleg vagy. [ˈmɛlɛɡ vɑɟ] – You’re gay. (slang)

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Csókolom!

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Csókolom!
[ˈtʃoːkolom]

Csókolom is the universal greeting phrase the young Hungarians use to greet the old people, mainly those who they have known since they were little children, for example the neighbours. It is the short version of “Kezét csókolom!” (I’m kissing your hand) or “Kezeit csókolom!” (I’m kissing your hands), which is a formal greeting of women, that was originally used by the men, but then it’s short version became the way the children greet the women or men
as old as their parents or older.

Even though we grow up, we still tend to use it to greet the old people we have known since ever and also when we want to greet an unknown old person in a formal way. So don’t be surprised when a Hungarian in their 20s or 30s greets a 60-90 years old Hungarian with the phrase Csókolom! It is just a nice and respectful way of greeting old people. 🙂

csók [ˈtʃoːk] – kiss
csókolózni [ˈtʃoːkoloːzni] – to be kissing; to be snogging
csókolódzni [ˈtʃoːkoloːdzni] – to be kissing; to be snogging (archaic)
csókolódzás [ˈtʃoːkoloːdzaːʃ] – kissing; snogging (archaic)
csókolózás [ˈtʃoːkoloːzaːʃ] – kissing; snogging
megcsókolni [ˈmegtʃoːkolni] – to kiss

puszi [ˈpusi] – peck
megpuszilni [ˈmegpusilni] – to give a peck

csókolgatni [ˈtʃoːkolgɑtni] – to be kissing any of somebody’s body parts
puszilgatni [ˈpusilgɑtni] – to be giving pecks to any of somebody’s body parts

csókolgatás [ˈtʃoːkolgɑtaːʃ] – kissing any of somebody’s body parts
puszilgatás [ˈpusilgɑtaːʃ] – giving pecks to any of somebody’s body parts