OHWAD-Basic words





countryside, land, region

in Hungary: Everything that’s not Budapest – an often pejorative description of the rest of the country used by Budapestians




Memory hook:

On the countryside they still use VIDEO Cassettes.


Example sentences:

Vidéken születtem, de Pesten élek miota elkezdtem egyetemre járni.

I was born on the countryside but I live in Pest (i.e. Budapest) since I started university.

[Countryside-on born-was-I, but Pest-on live-I since started university-on go-I.]


A Budapestieknek Pesten kívül az egész ország vidék

For Budapestians everything is a just a countryside, except for Budapest.

[Budapestians-for Pest-on except the whole country countryside.]


Related terms:

vidéki – a person from the countryside (for Budapestians: not from Budapest)

falu – village

kisváros – small-town

falusi – villager

paraszt – farmer / peasant (but also: swear word used for people who don’t know how to behave)


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