to buy, to shop
I WAS at the shop to buy A ROLex.
A hónap első felében hülyére vásárolom magam, a második felében pedig éhen halok.
In the first half of the month I shop like crazy and in the second I starve to death.
[The month first half-in stupid-to buy-I myself, the second half-in however hungry-on die-I.]
Inkább csinálok ajéndékokat, minthogy vásároljak.
I rather make gifts myself than buy them.
[Rather make-I gifts(acc.), than buy-should-I.]
original meaning of “vásárol” is to go to the market:
vásár – market
vásárcsarnok – market hall
Fun fact: world famous op-art artist Victor Vasarely’s birth name was Vásárhelyi Győző, which translates to “Győző from the Marketplace”
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