About

WELCOME TO THE DAILY MAGYAR SITE!

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I started the page in January 2013 when I was studying for my state exam and I needed a little ‘air’. I’ve always been interested in languages and managed to learn quite a lot about them throughout the years. In the beginning I only compared and analysed them on paper, then on the computer, and finally, on Facebook, when on January 17, 2013 I created the Daily magyar FB page. This is how my first posts were born. Some weeks later I created a page on vKontakte and Twitter too. Then after a year of writing posts I had about 1000 likers on FB and decided to collect all the posts for them, so I created this blog on January 23, 2014, like a first year anniversary present. 😀 In one long night I posted all the 450+ posts I had back then, put them into different categories and shared it with the people. 🙂
On May 2, 2015 I started the Daily magyar’s Pinterest page, on October 14, 2015 the Daily magyar’s Tumblr page and on February 8, 2016 the Daily magyar’s Instagram page.

I post the same posts to each site, but some of you do not use social sites, so I thought I would make this blog, that is opened for everyone with an internet connection. 🙂

The good thing I like about the blog is, that you can search between the posts. All the posts can be found in the ‘Hungarian words‘ category and also in one of the 20+ subcategories. You can also try the search section if you have a word you cannot find in your favourite dictionary. Maybe it will be on the blog… if not, send that word, phrase or sentence to me and I will translate it for you to English, Finnish, Russian, Slovak or Czech 🙂

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My name is Gabriel, and I was born into a Hungarian family in the south of Central Slovakia in 1989. Finished my studies in June 2016 with a Master’s Degree in the field of Applied Informatics with the specialization of Graphic Design in the Studio of Graphic Design and Multimedia (AGD+M) at the Faculty Of Informatics at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic (EU).

Even though I work as a Graphic Designer, I still spend some time on my other hobby that I love, which is foreign languages. I speak fluently Hungarian, Slovak, Czech and English. I am advanced in Finnish, intermediate in Russian and basic in French and Spanish.

As a teenager I used to make remixes and mash-ups, later I started creating some art at school and in my free time. You can find some of my art works if you search for linkingabo, what is my nickname I came up with in 2006.

16 comments

  1. Really enjoy your blog. I’m moving to Hungary next month so it’s very helpful to have these quick lessons. I know quite a lot of Hungarian words but I’m intimidated by the grammar. My wife is Hungarian, but she doesn’t have much patience for me! 🙂 Keep up the good work!

    1. Thank you! I’m glad to hear that my posts are useful! 🙂
      So now that you are moving to Magyarország, you can try the krumplicukor. Let me know then how you liked it. 🙂

      1. Yeah. They are very useful to me at the moment. And yes I will try the krumplicukor. The name isn’t very appetizing but I like potatoes and I like sweets so we’ll see!

  2. Finding this site is such a blessing. You have a special gift for languages. I just found this “about” page tonight and was interested to hear how you started this. How much time does it take?

    1. Thank you, I am glad you like the site! 🙂
      Well, running this site and the associated pages does not take long time, like 5-15 minutes a day, if I make a new post that day. But that is the online part, the offline part runs in my brain. 😀 I just live my normal life and sometimes I hear some phrase I think the people should learn or I think of something, and a new post is born in my head. I mostly write them down to my mobile phone and later copy them to the text file on my computer, where I have all these want-to-be-a-post words, phrases or sayings. I try to then limit them to a maximum of 1 post/day, so that the people are not spammed with 4-5 new posts a day and they have daily new posts, not like every third or fourth. And now I have there material for this whole month and my brain can have some rest and my body enjoy the summer holiday… 😀 🙂

  3. Miért nam lehet keresni a Hungarian slang oldalon. Szeretném tudni mit jelent a “lepedo” amit sokszor hasznalnak a Mafiozok sorozatban. Ezelott még soha nem hallottam ezt a kifejezést. Szaz vagy ezer dollar, vagy mennyi? Nyilvanvaloan pénzre vonatkozik de nem tudom hogy mennyi. Ugyhogy ne mondd nekem hogy agynemu. 😉

    1. Mindegyik oldalon ezen a blogon egyformán lehet keresni, de az adott szót helyesen kell leírni. Szóval nem lepedo, hanem lepedő. De ha egy szó nincs fent a blogon, akkor azt nem fogja megtalálni a kereső. Lehetetlenség, hogy minden szó fent legyen ezen a blogon.. idővel persze több és több szó kerül fel, de addig türelem. A “lepedő” egy érdekes szó, ágynemű jelentésén kívül legtöbbször ezret jelent, de néha százat. Nincs egy definiált jelentése, a szleng változó::: http://www.gyakorikerdesek.hu/kultura-es-kozosseg__nyelvek__4686594-a-penznel-mit-jelentenek-pontosan-a-kilo-lepedo-rongy-rugo-guriga-

  4. Szevasz I have to congratulate you for this amazing blog. I’ve tried all my life to learn magyar but it’s hard. I won’t lie. My mother is Hungarian and my father is Venezuelan and I grew up speaking or at least hearing two languages at home Hungarian and Spanish. I’ve got books and I even have my hungarian family on facebook and I see their posts and sometimes it’s frustrating cos I cannot really understand what they say – or sometimes I do understand but I don’t know how to reply. Your blog is a great idea to find the funny part and side of hungarian as a language and also culture…. the explanation of why piano is zongora is a good example. Keep doing it the way you do – I’ve now added you to my favourites within my bookmarks. Szia! Jorge or just Gyuri 😉

  5. Hello!

    I am trying to find a good quip or two for how an old school Hungarian (someone who was around in the 1930s) might say in a certain situation might say to express disgust with himself.

    Maybe just a single word. Or a common phrase or saying.

    Context: Let’s say an Hungarian adult male was duped into helping his buddy move, thinking he was one of many helping, but discovers that he’s the only one helping but it’s a big job and the friend spends most of the time chatting on the phone. He feels taken advantage of. So what might he say that displays disgust or anger at both himself (“how did I get myself into this mess?”) and also anger with his ‘friend’ who took advantage of him?

    Any help you could give would be most appreciated!

    1. Hey! Have you invented time traveling?! O.o 😀
      Well, any of these would be suitable:::

      – Az angyalát! – Damn it!
      (Literally::: Oh, that angel!)

      – A rosszseb! – Damn it!
      (Literally::: Oh, that bad wound!)

      – A mindenit! – Damn it!
      (Literally::: Oh, that everything!)

      – A mindenségit! – Damn it!
      (Literally::: Oh, that everything!)

      – A fene egye meg! – Damn it!
      (Literally::: May the fene/sickness eat it!)

      – Az anyja keservét! – Damn it!
      (Literally::: Oh, his mother’s sorrow!)

      – Hogy a manóba történhetett meg ez?! – How the hell could have this happen?!
      (Literally::: How in the goblin could have this happen?!)

      I made the literal translations only for you to understand the words, but all of these are non-vulgar and conservative quips/swearings. But I think, that any of the first three would fit the best. 🙂

      If you need more non-vulgar swearings, you can find them here::: https://dailymagyar.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/swearing-in-hungarian-4/

  6. Hi Gabor, Thanks for your posts! As a foreigner leaving in Hungary and trying to learn Hungarian, I really enjoy reading your posts and find myself actually being able to remember some words and expressions thanks to them! Sandrine.
    PS: could I with your permission of course post links to your page on our company Facebook Page?

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