Vocabulary

Learn New Words FAST with this Lesson’s Vocab Review List

Get this lesson’s key vocab, their translations and pronunciations. Sign up for your Free Lifetime Account Now and get 7 Days of Premium Access including this feature.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Transcript

INTRODUCTION
John: Expressions Using the Slang Word Meaning "Food"
John: Hi everyone, and welcome back to HungarianPod101.com. I'm John.
Lena: And I'm Lena!
John: This is Must-Know Hungarian Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 14. In this lesson, you'll learn expressions using the slang word meaning "food".
John: The word
Lena: kaja
John: is a slang word used to refer to food. Hungarians love to eat, so there are many idioms and expressions with this word, although not all of their meanings are related to eating.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
John: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Lena: kaja
Lena: kajál
Lena: kajás
Lena: bekajál
John: Lena, what's our first expression?
Lena: kaja
John: It doesn’t have a literal meaning. But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "food."
Lena: [SLOW] kaja [NORMAL] kaja
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Lena: kaja
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to refer to any kind of food.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lena: [NORMAL] Mi a kaja? [SLOW] Mi a kaja?
John: "What have we got to eat?"
Lena: [NORMAL] Mi a kaja?
John: Okay, what's the next expression?
Lena: kajál
John: It doesn’t have a literal meaning. But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to eat."
Lena: [SLOW] kajál [NORMAL] kajál
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Lena: kajál
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to express the act of eating.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lena: [NORMAL] Kajáltár már? [SLOW] Kajáltár már?
John: "Have you eaten yet?"
Lena: [NORMAL] Kajáltár már?
John: Okay, what's our next expression?
Lena: kajás
John: It doesn’t have a literal meaning. But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "hungry."
Lena: [SLOW] kajás [NORMAL] kajás
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Lena: kajás
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to refer to being hungry.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lena: [NORMAL] A nap végére nagyon kajás voltam. [SLOW] A nap végére nagyon kajás voltam.
John: "I was very hungry by the end of the day."
Lena: [NORMAL] A nap végére nagyon kajás voltam.
John: Okay, what's the last expression?
Lena: bekajál
John: It doesn’t have a literal meaning. But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to eat a lot, to believe something that is not true."
Lena: [SLOW] bekajál [NORMAL] bekajál
John: Listeners, please repeat.
Lena: bekajál
[pause - 5 sec.]
John: Use this slang expression when you want to express that someone has eaten a lot, or someone believes something that is not true.
John: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lena: [NORMAL] Lefekvés előtt bekajáltam és nem tudtam aludni. [SLOW] Lefekvés előtt bekajáltam és nem tudtam aludni.
John: "I ate a lot before going to bed and I couldn't sleep."
Lena: [NORMAL] Lefekvés előtt bekajáltam és nem tudtam aludni.
QUIZ
John: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
John: You’re telling your dad that your brother is eating in a casual way. You say...
[pause - 5 sec.]
Lena: kajál
John: "to eat"
John: You refer to food in an informal conversation.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Lena: kaja
John: "food"
John: I can’t believe I fell for that! What a whopper!
[pause - 5 sec.]
Lena: bekajál
John: "to eat a lot, to believe something that is not true"
John: I haven’t eaten all day, I’m starving!
[pause - 5 sec.]
Lena: kajás
John: "hungry"

Outro

John: There you have it; you have mastered four Hungarian Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at HungarianPod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Lena: Viszlát!

1 Comment

Hide
Please to leave a comment.
😄 😞 😳 😁 😒 😎 😠 😆 😅 😜 😉 😭 😇 😴 😮 😈 ❤️️ 👍
Sorry, please keep your comment under 800 characters. Got a complicated question? Try asking your teacher using My Teacher Messenger.
Sorry, please keep your comment under 800 characters.

user profile picture
HungarianPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Listeners! Do you know any other related slang expression? Post them in the comments.