OHWAD-Basic words





almost, nearly




Memory hook:

Yes MADAME, we are almost there.


majd = soon

nem = not

—> majdnem literally translates to something like “close to not” / “soon not”


Example sentences:

Majdnem elkéstem egy fontos meetingről tegnap.

I almost missed an important meeting yesterday.

[Almost late-was-I one important meeting-from yesterday.]


Majdnem szakítottunk, de végül megbeszéltük a problémáinkat.

We almost broke up but in the end we managed to talk our problems through.

[Almost tore-we, but in-the-end talked-through the problems-ours.]


Related terms:

kishíján – synonym to “majdnem”


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