Egér

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Egér

 

Meaning:

mouse (also computer-mouse)

 

Pronunciation:

 

Memory hook:

The name of the Hungarian city EGER has nothing to do with a mouse.

 

Example sentences:

Inkább lennék egér, mint patkány.

I’d rather be a mouse than a rat.

[Rather would-be-I mouse, than rat.]

 

Az egereket gyakran használják kísérleti alanynak a kozmetikai cégek.

Mice are often subject to animal experimentation by cosmetical companies.

[The mice often use-they experimental subject-for the cosmetical companies.]

 

Related terms:

cincog – the “language” of mice: dogs bell (“ugat”) while mice “cincog”

macska / cica – cat

egérút – rat run / secret path

patkány – rat

 

Not to be confused with:

Eger – a Hungarian city 130km northeast of Budapest

egres – gooseberry (be careful: “egeres” would be “with mice” / “micey”)

 

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