OHWAD-Basic words





to promise




Memory hook:

I am not EAGER to give this promise.


Example sentences:

Nem ígérem, hogy holnap este is el tudok jönni.

I won’t promise that I’ll be there tomorrow night as well.

[Not promise-I that tomorrow night too there can-I come.]


Az ígéret szép szó, ha betartják úgy jó.

“Promise” is a nice word that’s best when kept. (Hungarian saying)

[The promise nice word, if in-keep-they that-way good.]


Related terms:

ígéret – promise (n.)

megígér – to make a promise (more “final” than just ígér)

ígérget – to keep making promises without actually keeping them

esküszik – to swear

hazugság / hazudik – lie / to lie (i.e. to tell the untruth)

hazug – liar, false (i.e. dishonest)

megbízható / megbízhatatlan – reliable / unreliable



Not to be confused with:

egér – mouse


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