https://www.duolingo.com/jsiehler

Nem Kunszt: A little something for German and Hungarian afficionados

So... I love this little song, and felt like sharing, so here you go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCLgZZ6AekM

I'm not going to try to translate everything but the song was commissioned by a Hungarian language school in order to promote the idea that learning German isn't so scary because everybody already knows lots of words of German origin.

So the song is jam-packed full of as much German-derived vocabulary as possible, and the result is awesome.

The full lyrics are in the description under the video.

August 31, 2016

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Lea.1717

I have no idea what's going on in the video, but the idea behind it is awesome :D

PS: does the title, "Nem Kunszt", mean "not Art"?

August 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jzsuzsi

Literally, nem kunszt (Kunst) means not art, but in Hungarian, it is used in phrase "Ez nem kunszt" or "nem egy nagy kunszt" which means "this is not a big deal".

For example:

-János solved the homework problem.

-Oh, az nem kunszt, I can solve much harder problems than that.

:)

August 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Lea.1717

Cool! Thank you so much for the explanation! :)

August 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/trisec

Strangely enough, there's a synonymous expression that's even more German: "nem egy nagy vasziszdasz" (literally: not a big "was ist das" ["what is that"]).

September 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jsiehler

Ha, that's great! I've never heard that one before.

September 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut

That is excellent!

September 3, 2016
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