OHWAD-Basic words





In English there are two terms (we know of) to indicate that something will happen in the near future: “soon” and “immediately”. Hungarian has four:

rögtön & azonnal – immediately

nemsokára – soon
mindjárt – some time between “immediately” and “soon”; a bit sooner than soon; a bit later than immediately




Memory hook:

I don’t MIND to go into the YARD immediately.


Example sentences:

“Kitakarítottad már végre a konyhát?” – “Mindjárt megcsinálom, csak hagyjál már békén!”

“Have you cleaned the kitchen already?” – “I’ll do it mindjárt [a bit sooner than soon], just let me be!”

[Out-cleaned-you already finally the kitchen(acc.)?” – “Mindjárt do-I, just leave-you-me already peace-in!”]


Mindjárt indul a gépem, úgyhogy leteszem most a telefont.
My machine [plane] is leaving mindjárt [a bit later than immediately], so I’ll put the phone down now.
[Mindjárt starts-going the machine-my, so-that put-down-I know the phone.]


Related terms:

mind járt – they all walked

mind – all

jár – to walk

most – now

rögtön & azonnal – immediately

nemsokára – soon



Did you like today’s word? Do you have a favourite memory hook for it or do you get it into your brain in a completely different way? Did we miss something in the explanation? 
Share your thoughts, word visualizations or learning tips below in the comments and remember, the more you use a new word, the easier it will stick in your memory!




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