OHWAD-Basic words





Occupied, reserved (e.g. seat in restaurant), busy (in the case of placing a phone call)




Memory hook:

I was too occupied to switch on the fog light.


Example sentences:

Próbáltalak hívni, de foglalt voltál.

I tried to call you but you were busy.

[Tried-you-I call, but busy were-you.]


Este hatra foglaltam magunknak asztalt.

I reserved us a table for 6 pm.

[Evening sex-on reserved us-for table(acc.).]


Minden hely foglalt volt a buszon.

All seats were occupied on the bus.

[Every place occupied was the bus-on.]


Related terms:

szabad – free

foglal – to make a reservation, to occupy

fog – to hold (but also: tooth & future tense, similar to English “will”)


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1 reply
  1. joel stern says:

    I suggest you change your translation of “Este hatra” as “Evening sex-on” to Evening six-on” to avoid misunderstanding!!!!!


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