OHWAD-Basic words





To play

but also: to be an option (see example sentence nr. 2 below) – colloquial




Example sentences:

Kivételesen játszhatnánk valami társast este.

We could play some boardgames in the evening for a change.

[For-a-change play-could-we some board-game(acc.) evening.]


Nekem a hétvége nem játszik, mert elutazom.

The weekend is not an option for me because I’ll be gone then.

[For-me the weekend not play, because away-travel-I.]


Related terms:

játék – game

játékszer – toy

társas(játék) – board game – literally: with companion (társ: companion)

társasozik – to play boardgames


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2 replies
  1. Lucy says:

    I love your OHWAD but I have a request.
    Would it be possible to include the pronunciation of the sample sentences as well as of the key word?
    I think it would be really helpful, because I find aural comprehension the most challenging aspect of learning Hungarian.

    • catchbudapest says:

      Thanks so much for your comment and feedback, Lucy!:)

      The pronunciation of the keyword is always included; you just have to push the “play”-button in order to listen to it. Yes, Juli forgets to upload it (sometimes!) but we always include it along the course of the day. 🙂

      As for the pronunciation of the example sentences: We’re doing everything we can to extend and improve OHWAD. However, our timely resources are currently limited when it comes to this, as we’re a mere two-man show. Still, we will definitely take your feedback into consideration!

      Hope this helps.

      Have a great day! /Juli


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