OHWAD-Basic words



to buy, to shop




Memory hook:

I WAS at the shop to buy A ROLex.


Example sentences:

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.]


Related terms:

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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