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1

mosogató

sink

/ sɪŋk /

You do not need a double-drainer sink if you have dishwasher, which makes it possible to have a bigger worktop.

2

konyhakert

vegetable garden

/ ˈvɛdʒtəb(ə)l, ˈvɛdʒɪtə- ˈgɑːd(ə)n /

We have a small vegetable garden at the back of our house where we grow tomatoes, onions, peas, and beans.

3

járólap

floor tile

/ flɔː tʌɪl /

Most people prefer ceramic floor tiles to wooden flooring in the bathroom because they think wood can't be made waterproof.

4

sütő

oven

/ ˈʌv(ə)n /

Built-in split-level ovens are good for the back of the cook and make baking safer.

5

padlás

loft

/ lɒft /

We use our loft for storage now, but we may convert it into a small flat later.

6

lakberendező

interior decorator

/ ɪnˈtɪəːrɪə ˈdɛkəreɪtə /

Decorating a flat or a house can be quite demanding, so those who can afford to often hire a professional interior decorator.

7

szórakozási lehetőség/szolgáltatás

(leisure) amenity

/ ˈlɛʒə əˈmiːnɪti, -ˈmɛn- /

My sister is lucky to live in a part of the city with an incredible number of amenities: shops, cinemas, parks, and even an opera house.

8

páraelszívó

extractor fan

/ ɪkˈstraktə, ɛk- fan /

If there is no window in the bathroom, there should be an extractor fan to stop the walls from getting mouldy.

9

kaputelefon

entryphone

/ ˈɛntrɪfəʊn /

Nowadays you can get an entryphone with camera and a screen, so you can see who wants to come in or talk to you.

10

gerenda

beam

/ biːm /

Rustic style with fake beams to create the illusion of age is quite popular in many countries, including Hungary.

11

alagsor

basement

/ ˈbeɪsm(ə)nt /

In America households basements are often used as family rooms whereas many Europeans rather have a gym in the basement.

12

távirányítós kapu

electric gate

/ ɪˈlɛktrɪk geɪt /

An electric gate and remote-controlled garage doors are very practical because you don't have to get out of the car in heavy rain.

13

gardróbszoba

walk-in-wardrobe

/ wɔːk ɪn ˈwɔːdrəʊb /

My mother loves her new walk-in-wardrobe. She says there's finally enough room to keep all the clothes and shoes in order.

14

építőanyag

building material

/ ˈbɪldɪŋ məˈtɪərɪəl /

More and more people pay attention to the energy-saving properties of the building materials they use.

15

szárítógép

dryer

/ ˈdrʌɪə /

Most modern buildings are so well insulated that it is essential to a have a dryer to get your clothes dry.

16

elektromos/padló-/központi fűtés

electric/underfloor/central heating

/ ɪˈlɛktrɪk ˈʌndəflɔː ˈsɛntr(ə)l ˈhiːtɪŋ /

Gas-fired central heating with radiators makes it hard to place furniture, so we're going to replace our with underfloor heating.

17

lépcsőforduló

landing

/ ˈlandɪŋ /

If there is no window on the wall of the landing, a well-lit painting will make the staircase friendlier and safer to use.

18

néz, nyílik vmire

overlook sth

/ əʊvəˈlʊk /

My aunt's living room windows overlook the sea and the view is really breathtaking.

19

konnektor

power point/socket

/ ˈpaʊə pɔɪnt ˈsɒkɪt /

It is very important to have enough power points, especially in the kitcher, for all the appliances.

20

szobanövény

houseplant

/ ˈhousˌplant /

All kinds of houseplants are said to clean the air in the rooms very efficiently.

21

gáz/villanytűzhely

gas/electric cooker

/ gas ɪˈlɛktrɪk ˈkʊkə /

Many people think that the ovens of gas cookers are better than thoose of electric ones, though they do not have grills or electric fans.

22

sziklakert

rockery

/ ˈrɒk(ə)ri /

She has a good-sized rockery with many interesting plants, mainly cacti, on both sides of the stairs leading to the entrance.

23

életminőség

quality of life

/ ˈkwɒlɪti ɒv, (ə)v lʌɪf /

When people retire, they sometimes move to the countryside to improve their quility of life.

24

háztartási helyiség / mosókonyha

utility room

/ juːˈtɪlɪti ruːm, rʊm /

My colleague has a utility room where she does the washing, and there's also space for an extra fridge and freezer.

25

meszel

to whitewash

/ ˈwʌɪtwɒʃ /

My grandparents whitewash all their rooms every summer. They say that it keep the rooms clean and free of bugs.

26

alaprajz

floor plan

/ flɔː plan /

Nowadays you can find programs on the Internet that make it quite easy to design your own floor plans.

27

ablakpárkány

windowsill

/ /

Instead of having potted plants on her windowsill, my cousin has lots of cushions on hers and uses it like a sofa.

28

tapéta

wallpaper

/ ˈwɔːlpeɪpə /

Decorating one wall with patterned wallpaper and painting the other three with matching colours is getting increasingly popular.

29

vakolat

plaster

/ ˈplɑːstə /

Nowadays many people have quite thick insulation instead of simple plaster on their walls, so they can save on heating and cooling bills.

30

munkafelület (konyhában)

countertop/worktop

/ ˈkaʊntətɒp ˈwəːktɒp /

Granite countertops are elegant as well as virtually mantenance-free and they will last a lifetime, but they are also quite expensive.