Month: June 2017

iránytű


iránytű
 [ˈiraːɲtyː] – compass
[Literally::: direction-needle]

Basically it is a needle, that shows you the direction (mostly where is North). “If a needle is rubbed on a lodestone or other magnet, the needle becomes magnetized. When it is inserted in a cork or piece of wood, and placed in a bowl of water it becomes a compass. Such devices were universally used as compass until the invention of the box-like compass with a ‘dry’ pivoting needle sometime around 1300.” ~ wiki

irány [ˈiraːɲ] – direction
[ˈtyː] – needle; pin

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jármű


Some trams in the Czech republic have window glasses from Hungary. 🙂

jármű [ˈjaːrmyː] – vehicle
jár [ˈjaːr] – he/she goes/walks
[ˈmyː]
1) artificial
2) work (generally)
3) opus; work (a piece of artwork of a particular artist or craftsman)

járni [ˈjaːrni] – to walk; to go to

járgány [ˈjaːrgaːɲ]
1) vehicle; car
2) capstan

kerítésszaggató


kerítésszaggató
[ˈkɛriːteːʃsɑgːɑtoː]

This word is used in the Hungarian slang to name any very strong (mainly) homemade pálinka (brandy). Literally it means “fence-apart-tearer”. It might come from the action of a young man, who after drinking some shots of this alcohol, gets so brave and strong, that he is able to tear apart a fence with his bare hands and use its rods in a fight. 😀

kerítés [ˈkɛriːteːʃ] – fence
kert [ˈkɛrt] – garden
keret [ˈkɛrɛt] – frame
szaggatni [ˈsɑgːɑtni] – to jag
szakítani [ˈsɑkiːtɑni]
1) to pluck; to break away
2) to break up (in a relationship) 

szétszakítani [ˈseːtsɑkiːtɑni] – to pull apart; to tear apart; to disrupt