OHWAD-Basic words





to flow, to be going on


A frequent root word you’ll encounter again and again in various forms – see the related terms for examples!




Example sentences:

A kikristályosodott méz már nem folyik.

The out-crystallized honey anymore not flows.

Crystallized honey doesn’t flow anymore.


A nagyteremben most előadás folyik.

The big-hall-on now presentation is-going-on.

There’s a presentation going on now in the main hall.


Mi folyik itt?

What is-going-on here?

What’s going on here?


Related terms:

csöpög / csepeg – to drip

folyam – large river

folyamat – process (n.)

folyamatos – frequent

folyamatosan – frequently

folyás – flow (n.), but also “the whites” (i.e. vaginal discharge)

folyó – river, but also: flowing (adv.)

folyóirat – periodical (n.), journal (n.)

folyton – all the time, constantly

folytonosság – continuity

kifolyik – to flow out

lefolyás – procedure

lefolyik – to take place, also: to be running down the drain (water)

ömlik – to stream (a strong flow)

szivárog – to trickle, to ooze

zajlik – to be taking place


Not to be confused with:

fojt – to choke sb.


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