"Milyen fogások vannak?"
Translation:What courses are there?
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For the curious: fogás is a word with a lot of different meanings (as "course" is in English, for that matter). The meaning here is "course" or "dish" as in ebédre két fogás volt ("We had two courses for lunch") or az első fogás egy hideg leves volt ("The first course was a cold soup.")
It comes from the verb fog with the meaning "to catch" (it also has a lot of other meanings). And it can produce a wealth of hard-to-predict derivatives like the noun kifogás, "(an) excuse."
And fog is also a noun meaning "tooth" which produces the adjective fogas, "toothed" - like a gear - which is not the same as fogás at all. You could cause some interesting confusion at the restaurant.
This is very interesting and entertaining information which clearly indicates to be precise. In the beginning almost 3 years ago we needed to buy a bed. Now i know why they looked strange when i asked for a agy instead of a ágy These examples makes it a lot easier to remember
Absolutely. The letters A and Á are distinct letters. The letter Á is NOT "an A with an accent". The same goes for E and É, etc.
The lack of accents can be compensated for in a written text but not in speech. If you mix them up, it can lead to interesting, but hopefully funny, situations.
What is "fokabel"? Is it
A) "főkábel" - main cable, or
B) "fókabél" - seal's intestines?
That is a significant difference.
A másfél kilósnál nagyobb példányok népies neve fogas vagy fogassüllő https://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fogass%C3%BCll%C5%91