to understand & to know (colloq.)
The VAGabond was cutting the bread.
Megvágtam az ujjamat főzés közben.
I cut my finger while I was cooking.
[Cut-I the finger-my cooking during.] (“Meg” tells us that the cutting itself was just a quick process of a few seconds; I didn’t keep cutting my finger for an ongoing time.)
Vágod, hogy esni fog? Vigyél esernyőt!
You know that it’s gonna rain, right? Take an umbrella!
[Know-you, that rain will? Take-you umbrella(acc.)]
kés – knife
olló – scissors
tud – to know (not colloq.)
ismer – to know so. / sth. (not colloq.)
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