OHWAD-Basic words





to take a vacation / to have a holiday




Memory hook:

NYAR => summer (—> “nyaral” literally means “to summer”)


Example sentences:

Egy jó nyaraláshoz nem kell messzire menni.

You don’t have to travel far to have a great vacation.

[A good vacation-to not must far-on go.]


Olyan régen voltam nyaralni, hogy már nem is tudom, milyen érzés.

I haven’t gone on a vacation for so long that I don’t even know anymore, what it feels like.
[So long-ago was-I vacationing, that anymore not even know-I, what-kind-of feeling.]


Related terms:

nyár – summer (—> “nyaral” literally means “to summer”)

nyaralás – vacation

vakáció – another word for vacation

szabadság – holiday (from work) (also: freedom)

utazás – travel (n.)



Not to be confused with:

nyargal – to run really fast (mostly used in connotation with horses)


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