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1

névadó

name giving ceremony

/ neɪm gɪv ˈsɛrɪməni /

In western European countries, name giving ceremonies are getting more and more popular instead of christenings.

2

eljegyzési parti

engagement party

/ 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.

3

biológiai óra

body clock

/ 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.

4

virágcsokor

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.

5

fogat mos

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.

6

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.

7

mos

to do the laundry

/ duː ðə ˈlɔːndri /

I always do the laundry with my sister on Sundays to help our mother with the housework.

8

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.

9

aranylakodalom

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.

10

elkészül

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.

11

tojásvadászat

egg hunt

/ 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.

12

mákos/diós bejgli

poppyseed/nut roll

/ 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.

13

szép szokás

nice custom

/ nʌɪs ˈkʌstəm /

I find it very surprising that the English do not celebrate namedays, because I think it is really nice custom.

14

tüzijáték

fireworks

/ ˈfʌɪəwəːk /

The fireworks on August 20th in Budapest look so beautiful that even foreign tourists come to see the display.

15

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.

16

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.

17

nemzeti ünnep

national holiday

/ ˈnaʃ(ə)n(ə)l ˈhɒlɪdeɪ, -di /

My favourite national holiday is August 20th because I love the firework.

18

megemlékezik vmiről.

commemorate

/ kəˈmɛməreɪt /

It is often difficult to explain to foreigners the national holidays that commemorate the great events of national history.

19

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.

20

sminkel

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.

21

siet

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.

22

elalszik

to oversleep

/ əʊvəˈsliːp /

It is quite usual for my brother to oversleep, so he often has to go to school without having breakfast.

23

ágyneműt cserél

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.

24

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.

25

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.

26

töklámpás

pumpkin lantern

/ ˈpʌm(p)kɪn ˈlantən /

Though some say it is an American custom, we always decorate our porch with pumpkin lanterns in the autumn.

27

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.

28

anyák/apák napja

Mother's/Father's Day

/ 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.