OHWAD-Basic words





to insult, to offend, to hurt



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Example sentences:

Ne vedd sértésnek, de szerintem nem áll jól neked ez a ruha.

No offense, but this dress doesn’t sit well on you.

[Not take-you offense-for, but in-my-opinion not stands good(adv.) for-you this the dress.]


Remélem, hogy nem sértettem meg senkit.

I hope I didn’t hurt anyone.

[Hope-I, that not hurt-I no-one(acc).]



Related terms:

sértődik – to feel insulted / hurt / offended

sértés – offense

sért – to insult / hurt / offend, but more generally, more permanently. (“Megsért” is rather a one-off incident of hurting someone). – Read more about the prefix “meg” here.

sértő – offensive, insulting



Not to be confused with:

kísért – to haunt (i.e. to spook)

kísértet – ghost


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