name giving ceremony
/ neɪm gɪv ˈsɛrɪməni /
In western European countries, name giving ceremonies are getting more and more popular instead of christenings.
/ ɪnˈgeɪdʒm(ə)nt, ɛn- ˈpɑːti /
I simply love engagement parties and weddings because they always cheer me up even if I am in a bad mood.
/ ˈbɒdi klɒk /
Since my mother is a doctor, she makes sure that I listen to my body clock, and keep a fairly regular daily routine.
bunch of flowers
/ bʌn(t)ʃ ɒv, (ə)v ˈflaʊə /
On Mother's Day we always take a bunch of flowers and a boksz of chocholates to both of my grandmothers.
to clean/brush one's teeth
/ kliːn brʌʃ wʌn tiːθ /
My brother brushes his teeth four times a day because he's afraid of going to the dentist's.
kigyomlálja a virágágyást
to weed the flowers bed
/ wiːd ðə ˈflaʊə bɛd /
My mother wants me to help her weed the flower beds, but I really hate doing it because I can't tell the weeds apart from the flowers.
to do the laundry
/ duː ðə ˈlɔːndri /
I always do the laundry with my sister on Sundays to help our mother with the housework.
beállítja az ébresztőórát
to set the alarm clock
/ sɛt ðɪ əˈlɑːm klɒk /
I always set the alarm clock to go off at five to have time to go jogging before going to work.
golden wedding anniversary
/ ˈgəʊld(ə)n ˈwɛdɪŋ anɪˈvəːs(ə)ri /
My grandparents gave a big party on their golden wedding anniversary. There were sixty guests, great food, and live music.
to get ready
/ gɛt ˈrɛdi /
It takes my sister ages to get ready in the mornings. She spends half an hour just doing her hair.
/ ɛg hʌnt /
The egg hunt at my aunt's who comes from England is always a great success with all my little nephews and nieces.
/ ˈpäpēˌsēd nʌt rəʊl /
After Christmas dinner, the whole family gets together in the living room for tea or coffee and delicious poppyseed and nut rolls.
/ nʌɪs ˈkʌstəm /
I find it very surprising that the English do not celebrate namedays, because I think it is really nice custom.
/ ˈfʌɪəwəːk /
The fireworks on August 20th in Budapest look so beautiful that even foreign tourists come to see the display.
fagyönggyel díszíti a házat
to decorate the house with mistletoe
/ ˈdɛkəreɪt ðə haʊs wɪð ˈmɪs(ə)ltəʊ /
We decorate our house with mistletoe at Christmas but do not kiss each other under it, likeI've heard the English do.
apró javításokat végez a háznál
to do odd jobs around the house
/ duː ɒd dʒɒb əˈraʊnd ðə haʊs /
My father always finds some odd jobs to do around the house so as not to come shopping with us.
/ ˈnaʃ(ə)n(ə)l ˈhɒlɪdeɪ, -di /
My favourite national holiday is August 20th because I love the firework.
/ kəˈmɛməreɪt /
It is often difficult to explain to foreigners the national holidays that commemorate the great events of national history.
kiöltözik vmilyen alkalomra
to dress up for sth
/ drɛs ʌp fɔː, fə /
I really like to dress up for special occasions, so I love going to the theatre and parties.
to make up one's face
/ meɪk ʌp wʌn feɪs /
I have to queue for the bathroom in the mornings because it takes ages for my sister to make up her face.
to be in a hurry
/ biː ɪn eɪ ˈhʌri /
We are always in a hurry in the mornings because we only have one car and live quite far from the city.
/ əʊvəˈsliːp /
It is quite usual for my brother to oversleep, so he often has to go to school without having breakfast.
to change the bedlinen
/ tʃeɪn(d)ʒ ðə ˈbɛd lɪnɪn /
Changing the bedlinen always takes me ages and really envy my friend who can change the bedlinen in no time.
kiteregeti a mosott ruhát
to hang the washing out
/ haŋ ðə ˈwɒʃɪŋ aʊt /
I used to hang the washing out with my Mom, but last month we bought a dryer, so I need not do in any more.
vmivel tölti az idejét
to spend time doing sth
/ spɛnd tʌɪm ˈduːɪŋ /
My family spends a lot of time together doing sports and playing board games.
/ ˈpʌm(p)kɪn ˈlantən /
Though some say it is an American custom, we always decorate our porch with pumpkin lanterns in the autumn.
vminek a megünneplésére
in celebration of sth
/ ɪn sɛlɪˈbreɪʃ(ə)n ɒv, (ə)v /
The whole family came together at our house in celebration of my grandfather's 90th birthday.
/ ˈmʌðə ˈfɑːðə deɪ /
We celebrate Mother's Day like most families, but we also throw a party for my father on Father's Day and give him some presents.