Tovább – further



Fun Fact:

Before Hungarian kids graduate and leave high school at the age of 18, they walk through every class room of their school receiving flowers, good wishes and cash from their mates and families. While walking, they sing “Tovább, tovább, tovább…” which is a symbolic act of showing how life goes on and how it’s time to take the next steps towards getting older.


The celebration is called “Ballagás” (meaning “roaming” or “strolling”).


See how this looks like in real-life here. Low on pixels, but it’s still worth it!



further / on




Memory hook:

We could drive further  TO reach FABulous Las Vegas.


Example sentences:

Tovább a fizetéshez (e.g. in a webshop) – Continue/ Click next to pay
[further the payment-to].

Lassan járj, tovább érsz. (Hungarian idiom) – More haste, less speed. (English idiom)
[slowly walk, further get!]



vissza – back

eddig – until here / not further



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