OHWAD-Basic words





Desire, longing (n.), craving (n.)




Example sentences:

A vágy sokszor erősebb, mint az ész.

Desire is often stronger than reason.

[The desire often stronger, than the reason..]


Nagyon vágyom most egy csirkepaprikásra.

I’m really craving a Chicken Paprikash now.

[Very(adv.) crave-I now a Chicken-Paprikash-on.]


Related terms:

elvágyódás – the desire to get away from where you currently are in time and / or space (see also our 23 awesome Hungarian words that don’t exist in English)

étvágy – appetite (literally: food-desire)

honvágy – homesickness (literally: home-desire)

kíván  / kívánság – to wish / wish (n.)

tudásvágy – thirst for knowledge (literally: knowledge-desire)

vágyálom – idle wish (literally: desire-dream)

vágyik (valamire) – to desire (sth.) to long for (sth.), to crave (sth.)


Not to be confused with:

Vagy – you are & or


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