OHWAD-Basic words





coast, shore, bank




Example sentences:

Lassú víz partot mos.

Slow waters wash the bank. – The Hungarian equivalent of “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”

[Slow water bank(acc.) washes.]


Soha nem úszom messze a parttól.

I never swim too far away from the shore.

[Never not swim-I far the shore-from.]


Related terms:

rakpart – wharf, quay, pier (the whole Danube riverbank of Budapest is referred to as “rakpart”.)

strand – beach

folyópart – riverbank

tengerpart – seaside


Not to be confused with:

party – party (fun)

párt – political party, pair(acc.), couple(acc.)

pert – (legal) case(acc.)

port – dust(acc.)

kapart – scratched (past tense of “to scratch” – “kapar”)


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