OHWAD-Basic words





to save up, to save money, to scrimp on sth.,




Example sentences:

Nem megyek ma a vacsorára, hanem inkább othon főzök valamit, mert próbálok spórolni.

I’m not going to the dinner tonight but will rather cook, because I’m trying to save money.

[Not go-I today the dinner-on, but rather at-home cook-I something(acc.), because try-I to-save.]


Az egészségen nem érdemes spórolni.

It’s not worth scrimping on your health.

[The health-on not worthwhile to-scrimp.]


A húgom egy autóra spórol.

My sister is saving up for a car.

[The younger-sister-my a car-on saves.]


Related terms:

félretesz – to put aside

költ – to spend (money)

malacpersely – piggybank

megtakarítás / megtakarított pénz – savings

spórol valamire – to save up for sth. specific

takarékkönyv – savings account



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