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No Hungarian for English course yet, but here's a Hungarian tune in the meantime

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Enjoy! :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6RaU9n4ZuI

Most múlik pontosan
Engedem hadd mennjen
Szaladjon kifelé belőlem gondoltam egyetlen
Nem vagy itt jó helyen
Nem vagy való nekem
Villámlik, mennydörög
Ez tényleg szerelem.

2 years ago

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So... a little Hungarian lesson... :)

Most is pronounced like "mosht". "S"in Hungarian is always pronounced like "sh"in English. Most means "now".
Most múlik pontosan = It's happening right now.

The infinitive of engedem is engedni. Engedni = to allow; to let go; to release. Engedem is the first person singular, present tense = "I allow/let go/release"
Engedem hadd mennjen means something like "I am letting you go".

The infinitive of szaladjon is szaladni. Szaladni = to run.
Szaladjon is the second person singular, present tense = "You run"
Ki and be: these are useful to know, because they get used a lot! Ki = out, be = in.
Kifelé = "outwards"
belőlem = "from inside of me"
gondoltam is the first person singular, past tense of gondolni = to think
egy = "one"; egyetlen = "the only one"
Szaladjon kifelé belőlem gondoltam egyetlen means something like "Run out from inside of me, [you whom] I thought was the only one"

Nem = no; not
vagy = [you] are
So put them together and what have you got? Nem vagy = "you are not"

itt = here (and if you're interested, ott = there)
is another useful word! It means "good". As in jó reggelt (good morning), jó napot (good day), jó estét (good evening), and jó éjszakát (good night).
hely means "place".
Nem vagy itt jó helyen = "You are not in a good place here."
Nem vagy való nekem means something like "You're not suited to me" which sounds really wooden. In English, we'd say something like, "You're not the right one for me."

Villám = "lightning", and villámlik is the verb form, so what would that be in English? "It is lightninging"?
Mennydörgés = "thunder"; mennydörög = "it is thundering"

Ez = "This"
tényleg = "is truly"
szerelem = "love."

Ok... (sniff)... now you can cry... (sob!)

:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/headlesscookie
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Thank you very much! Best of luck to Team Hungarian!

2 years ago

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Szívesen! (You're welcome!)

2 years ago

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This is quite nice, thank you ^_^

I'm very much anticipating the Hungarian course release!

2 years ago

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:)

2 years ago

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Wow! I hadn't had any interest in learning Hungarian before, but after hearing that song I'm very curious now. Very pretty indeed!

2 years ago

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Oh yay! :)

2 years ago

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Köszönöm szépen :)

P. S. Wanting Hungarian on Duo so badly...

2 years ago

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Szívesen!

2 years ago

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The original version by Quimby : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbF7VVsKYIw

2 years ago

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Oh yes, thanks for linking that! (Although I prefer Csík Zenekar's interpretation, plus the Csík version gives a little taste of Hungarian folk music.)

2 years ago

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Here's Csík Zenekar and Quimby performing it together! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw2imGk7xtQ

2 years ago
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