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Hey listeners! What’s your favorite Hungarian word? Write it down here!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us! Let me know if you have any questions.
Ujj is probably one of my favorite words in Hungarian. Funny how "finger" and "new" sounds exactly the same when pronounced though.
Thank you very much for your comment!
You are right, űrhajós is actually composed of űr which means space and hajós which means sailor! :sunglasses:
Please don't hesitate to send us more words that you like!
I love how Hungarian words have such interesting meaningless when broken apart.
Thank you for pointing that out. We'll pay more attention to that particular phrasing problem.
Szia and sziasztok are absolutely fine in Hungary and are not considered slang. :smile:
Do you mean that these two greetings are not formal?
That is correct, both of these words are used when you're greeting people in their 20s-30s or when you already know them (you are on friendly terms with them). Formal and informal are quite complicated in Hungarian but the tendency has been formal losing ground to informal in the past few decades.
Nonetheless, we can assure you that Szia! to a friend is absolutely fine and it has nothing to do with classes. Much like saying "hi" is a better choice than "Good afternoon" when you're meeting a friend.
Thank you for your comments! If you have any questions regarding the use of formal and informal Hungarian, please let me know.
Thank you for posting! I am glad you enjoyed it! :innocent:
SZIA and SZIASZTOK are used by the very lowest classes in Hungary.
You use that word in all lessons.
Slangs, specially in the USA, are more acceptable.
Not so in other languages.
A note for the English speakers in the Hungarian lessons.
You shouldn't say:
The reason is BECAUSE ...
The reason is THAT ...
Very wrong. Because is redundant in the first sentence.
The reason why flash card are popular is BECAUSE they work.
The reason why flash card are popular is THAT they work.
Something else to correct
SZIA (hi) is very working class slang and you use it all the time.
Hi dorian andermann!
Thank you for sharing your favorite word! It's a great one indeed :thumbsup: :heart:
Have a great day!
Kösönöm for this word List. I have added it to my flashcards.