OHWAD-Basic words





to get sunburnt

to burn down

to get embarrassed (in public)


le = down

ég = burn




Memory hook:

I got sunburnt on my LEG.


Example sentences:

Vigyázz, hogy ne égj le, mert a bőr nem felejt.

Be careful to not get sunburnt, because the skin never forgets.

[Careful-be, that not burn down, because the skin not forget.]


Nagyon leégtem, mert elfelejtettem az előadásom szövegét.

I got really embarrassed because I forgot the text of my presentation.

[Very embarrassed-got-I, because forgot-I the presentation-my text-of.]


Related terms:

ég – to burn

kiég – to burn out

megég – to get burnt (e.g. while cooking)

elég – to burn away (e.g. wood in a fire); but also: enough


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