OHWAD-Basic words





clumsy, inept




Memory hook:

ügy = matter, business (for more words with “gy” check out our special gy-list here )

ügyes = skilled, skillful

-tlen = suffix meaningwithout”

ügyetlen: à clumsy (≈without skills)


Example sentences:

Ha ideges vagyok elkezdek ügyetlenkedni.

I’m getting clumsy when I’m nervous.

[If nervous am-I start-I being-clumsy.]


Az ügyetlen emberekhez sok türelem kell.

Inept people require a lot of patience.

[The inept people-to many patience need.]




Related terms:

ügy – matter, business, cause (literally, “ügyetlen” translates to matter- / causeless)


note that the suffixes “-tlen” & “-tlan” almost always refer to the lack of something, similar to the English “-less” or “un-“: hibátlan – faultless, mosatlan – unwashed, éretlen – immature


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