OHWAD-Basic words





foreign, alien (adj.), stranger (noun)



Memory hook:

IGEN, I like foreign cultures.


Example sentences:

“Ha lábnyomába lépsz egy idegennek látod azt, mit nem hittél, hogy nem hittél.” (The Hungarian line of Pocahontas’ line “But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger you’ll learn things you never knew, you never knew” from “Colours of the wind”.)


If you step in the footsteps of a stranger you’ll see what you’ll can’t believe you couldn’t believe.

[If foottrace-in step-you a stranger-of see-you that, what(acc.) not believed-you, that not-believed-you.]


Addig vagy idegen, amíg be nem mutatkozol.

You’re only a stranger as long as you don’t introduce yourself.

[As-long are-you stranger, until in not introduce-you.]


Related terms:

elidegenülés – alienation / estrangement

ismert – well-known

ismerős – acquaintance, familiar

helyi – local

külföldi – foreigner (nationality)


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