OHWAD-Basic words








Interesting fact:

Nyugat is the name of an influential journal founded in 1908, after which a whole epoch of Hungarian literature is named (approximately from 1908 to 1941). (Link to Wikipeda article)


Memory hook:

In the west, NOUGAT is growing on the trees.


Example sentences:

Nyugaton a helyzet változatlan. (Hungarian book title for “All Quiet on the Western Front”.)

In the West, the situation is unchanged.

[West-on the situation change-un.]


Nyugaton nyugszik a nap.The sun sets in the west.

[West-on rests the sun.]


Related terms:

Nyugati – Budapest Western railway station

kelet – east; dél – south; észak – north

nyugszik – to rest (presumably derived from the fact that originally it was time to rest when the sun set in the west)



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