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to abandon They have abandoned the notion. above all This matter has to take priority above all others. feladat, letesz valamirl Elejtettk az indtvnyt. mindenekeltt, legelssorban, legf-kpp, minden ms eltt Ennek az gynek elsbbsget kell lveznie minden ms eltt. according to According to the official statement of the government inflation will not be higher than 20 percent. to add A have nothing to add to what I said. After you! all I know All I know is that he will be here pretty soon. all that matters All that matters for us now is to be there in time. all the more reason to do sg - I have so much to learn for tomorrow. - All the more reason to begin learning right now. szerint Hivatalos kormnykzls szerint az inflci nem lesz magasabb 20 szzalknl. hozzadni, hozzfzni Ahhoz, amit mondtam, nincs hozzfzni valm. Csak n utn! csak annyit tudok Csak annyit tudok, hogy hamarosan itt lesz. csak az szmt Csak az szmt most, hogy idben ott le-gynk. eggyel tbb ok arra, hogy csinljon valamit - Sok tanulnivalm van holnapra. Eggyel tbb ok arra, hogy rgtn elkezdj tanulni.

all things considered All things considered I mindent egybevetve Mindent egybevetve must say you must be right. azt kell mondanom, hogy bizonyra igazad van. it amounts to saying that He has made a lot of money this year. It amounts to saying that he has had a fantas-tic year. It amounts to the same thing. apart from the fact Apart from the fact that he is a little lazy, he has a very kind personality. to arouse interest His new novel has aroused great interest all over America. akr gy/azt is mondhatnnk, hogy Sok pnzt keresett az idn. Akr gy is mondhatnnk, hogy fantasztikus ve volt. Egyre megy. amellett, attl eltekintve Eltekintve attl, hogy egy kicsit lusta, na-gyon kedves termszet. felkelti az rdekldst j regnye nagy rdekldst keltett Ameri-ka-szerte

as a (general) rule As a rule a suit and tie are not expected for his parties. as a matter of course As a matter of course, fluent English is re-quired of all applicants for the job. as a matter of fact As a matter of fact I would rather give you a mark five.

szoks szerint, rendszerint, ltalban ltalban nem kell ltnyben s nyakkendben menni a partijaira. eleve, magtl rtetden Mindenkinek, aki az llsra jelentkezik, ma-gtl rtetden folykonyan kell beszlnie angolul. tulajdonkppen, alapjban vve, ami azt illeti, valjban Tulajdonkppen, inkbb tst adnk neked.

as a result of sg As a result of your effort, you have made much progress in English. As far as I concerned As far as I am concerned I prefer honesty to being rich. as far as I (can) remember As far as I (can) remember he is a dark haired man with grey eyes in his forties. as far as I know As far as I know some commission will be drawn by all the employees. as far as possible/as much as possible He will do his best as far as possible. as for As for the leading characters interpretation everybody was delighted with it. as for my part As for my part I do not agree with you. as I see it As see it, it is a real problem of our century. as it strikes me As it strikes me he will accept the offer. as one might say Never look a gift-horse in the mouth, as one might say.

valaminek az eredmnyekppen, kvetkeztben Igyekezeted eredmnyekppen sokat javult az angoltudsod. Ami engem illet Ami engem illet, jobban szeretem a becs-letessget, mint a gazdagsgot. amennyire n emlkszem Amennyire n emlkszem egy stt haj, szrke szem, negyvenes veiben jr frfi. tudomsom szerint Tudomsom szerint minden alkalmazott kap majd jutalkot. ahogyan (csak) lehet, amennyire csak lehet Megteszi a tle telhett, amennyire csak lehet. ami -t illeti Ami engem illet, nem rtek egyet veled. ami engem illet Ami engem illet, nem rtek egyet veled. ahogy n ltom Ahogy n ltom, ez vals problmja sz-zadunknak. szerintem, gy tnik nekem Szerintem el fogja fogadni az ajnlatot. ahogy mondani szoktk Ajndk lnak ne nzd a fogt, ahogy mondani szoktk.

as opposed to He gets here on time, as opposed to his colleague who is always late. as the case may be They will stay here for a fortnight or more as the case may be. as the case stands At the case stands, it is profitable to buy stocks and shares. as all costs They want to achieve good results at all costs. at the first given chance We shall talk about it in detail at the first given chance. at the same time She was a mother of five children and a business woman at the same time.

szemben, ellenttben, sszehasonltva Pontosan szokott iderni, szemben a kollgjval, aki el szokott ksni. a krlmnyektl fggen Kt htig vagy tovbb maradnak, a krl-mnyektl fggen. a jelenlegi helyzetben A jelenlegi helyzetben elnys rszvnye-ket vsrolni. brmibe kerl is J eredmnyeket akarnak elrni, brmibe kerl is. az els adand alkalommal Az els adand alkalommal rszletesen beszlni fogunk rla. ugyanakkor, egyben, egyttal tgyermekes anya, ugyanakkor zletaszszony is volt.

to attach importance to We should attach more importance to the protection of our environment. I dont attach much importance to his opin-ion.

fontossgot tulajdont valaminek, slyt helyez valamire Nagyobb fontossgot kellene tulajdonta-nunk krnyezetnk vdelmre Nem sokat adok a vlemnyre.

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to be a pain in the neck Washing up was always a pain in the neck for her. to be an exception to the rule His case is an exception to the rule. to be at stake Her career is at stake now. to be aware/unaware of sg He did it without being aware of the conse-quences. to be based on My opinion is based on my long experience. nyg a nyakn A mosogats mindig csak nyg volt a nya-kn. kivtel a szably all Az esete kivtel a szably all. kockn forog Az karrierje forog most kockn. tudatban van valaminek/nincs tudatban valaminek gy tette, hogy nem volt tudatban a k-vetkezmnyeknek. alapulni valamin, alapozni valamit valamire Vlemnyemet hossz gyakorlatomra ala-pozom.

to be beside the point What he is speaking about now is really beside the point. to be concerned with sg This book is concerned with the latest fash-ion. to be convinced that I am quite convinced that he is innocent. to be due to His recovery is due to the doctors selfless work. to be fed up with I am fed up with working so hard without any appreciation. to be fond of He is fond of mountaineering. to be good at sg He is quite good at rugby. to be in a position to do sg I hope we shall soon be in a position to change our flat. to be in line with sg This is totally in line with his desires. to be in two minds about (doing sg/how to) I am in two minds about how to celebrate her birthday.

mellkes, lnyegtelen, nem tartozik a trgyra Amirl most beszl, az valjban mellkes. foglalkozni valamivel Ez a knyv a legjabb divattal foglalkozik. meggyzdve lenni arrl Teljesen meg vagyok gyzdve az rtatlan-sgrl. ksznhet valaminek Gygyulsa az orvosok nfelldoz munk-jnak ksznhet. elege van valamibl Elegem van abbl, hogy kemnyen dolgo-zom, brmifle elismers nlkl. nagyon szeretni valamit Nagyon szereti a hegymszst. jl megy neki valami Jl megy neki a rgbi. abban a helyzetben lenni, hogy Remlem, hamarosan abban a helyzetben lesznk, hogy elcserlhetjk a laksunkat. kapcsolatban/sszhangban lenni valamivel Ez teljesen sszhangban van a vgyaival. habozik, nem tud dnteni Nem tudok dnteni, hogyan nnepeljk meg a szletsnapjt.

to be keen on I am keen on gardening. Be kind enough to Be kind enough to send me your latest catalogue! to be on familiar terms with sy They are on familiar terms with each other. to be on good terms with sy They are on good term with each other. to be right He thinks he is always right. to be surprised at sg Dont be surprised at what I am going to say. to be sure (of sg) I am sure he will give you a lift. to be wrong He is wrong but he doesnt admit it. bear a relation to sg The results bear no relation to his abilities. to beat about the bush Stop beating about the bush, please! to become aware of sg He has become aware of the fact that he will get a reward. believe it or not Believe it or not, she is the most beautiful girl I have ever seen. besides Besides being a good student he is very athletic. Better late than never. Better left unsaid. Better safe than sorry! to boil down to this What she has told us boils down to this, that she is satisfied.

nagyon szeretni valamit Nagyon szeretek kertszkedni. Legyen olyan kedves, s Legyen olyan kedves, s kldje el a leg-jabb katalgusukat! bizalmas viszonyban lenni valakivel Bizalmas viszonyban llnak egymssal. jban lenni valakivel Jban vannak egymssal. igaza van Azt gondolja, mindig igaza van. meglepdni valamin Ne lepdj meg azon, amit mondani fogok. biztosnak lenni abban, hogy Biztos vagyok abban, hogy elvisz lifttel. nincs igaza Nincs igaza, de nem ltja be. sszefggsben van valamivel Az eredmnyek nem llnak sszefggs-ben a kpessgeivel. kerlgeti, mint macska a forr kst Krlek, ne kerlgesd, mint macska a forr kst! megtud valamit, rtesl valamirl, tudomst szerez valamirl rteslt rla, hogy jutalmat fog kapni. ha hiszed, ha nem/akr hiszi, akr nem Ha hiszed, ha nem, a legszebb lny, akit valaha is lttam. amellett Amellett, hogy j tanul, nagyon izmos is. Jobb ksn, mint soha. Jobb nem emlteni. Jobb flni, mint megijedni! a kvetkez (eredmny, konzekvencia) szrhet le a dologbl/a lnyeg az, hogy Amit mondott neknk, abbl az szrhet le, hogy elgedett. trdik valamivel, izgatja magt Ne izgasd magad (amiatt), egyedl is meg tudom csinlni. alkalmatlankodni, zavarni - Bocsssa meg alkalmatlankodsomat. Nem akarom zavarni.

to bother (about sg) Dont bother (about it) I can do it myself. to bother sy Excuse me my bothering you. I dont want to bother you.

by (any) chance Do you have a light by any chance? by hook or by crook He must be there in time by hook or by crook. by no means His behaviour is by no means bad. by the same token By the same token he may think he was right.

esetleg, vletlenl Nem tudna vletlenl tzet adni? ha trik, ha szakad, mindenron Idben ott kell lennie, ha trik, ha szakad. egyltaln nem, semmi esetre sem Az viselkedse egyltaln nem helytelen. azonkvl, azon fell, ezen az alapon, tovbb, st Ezen az alapon azt is gondolhatja, hogy igaza volt.

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to call sys attention to sg Id like to call your attention to the fact that there is another solution as well. Can I take a message? Hello, is Mary in? No she isnt. Can I take a message? sy cant afford to do sg For the time being I cant afford to buy a new car. cant stand I cant stand this perpetual noise. Can/could I help you? Can/could you help me? Could you help me? I am not quite sure where this street is. to care about sys reputation If he cares about his reputation, he will not be late. the case in point The case in point is worth mentioning to George. certainly Will you be there at 5? Yes, certainly. chance It is a chance in a thousand. to change sys mind He has changed his mind with regard to his former ideas. circumstances Owing to circumstances beyond our control we had to change the date of our departure. to come into being New enterprises come into being each day. to come into effect The new law will come into effect next month. felhvni valaki figyelmt vmire Fel szeretnm hvni a figyelmt arra, hogy ms megolds is ltezik. tadhatok egy zenetet? Hallo, Mari bent van? Nincsen. tadhatok egy zenetet? anyagilag nem engedheti meg magnak Jelenleg nem engedhetem meg magam-nak, hogy j autt vegyek. ki nem llhat valamit Ki nem llhatom ezt az rks zajt. Segthetek? Segtene? Segtene? Nem vagyok teljesen biztos abban, hogy hol van ez az utca. ad a j hrre Ha ad a j hrre, nem fog elksni. a szban forg eset A szban forg esetet rdemes megemlte-ni Gyrgynek. termszetesen Ott leszel t rakor? Igen, termszetesen. alkalom, lehetsg Ilyen alkalom csak egyszer addik. megvltoztatja a vlemnyt Megvltoztatta a vlemnyt korbbi tleteire vonatkozan. krlmnyek Rajtunk kvl ll krlmnyek miatt meg kellett vltoztatni indulsunk idpontjt. ltrejn Nap mint nap j vllalkozsok jnnek ltre. rvnybe lp Az j trvny a jv hnapban lp majd rvnybe.

(Now) Come off it! She is really clever! Come off it! Shes one of the most stupid people I know! come to the point Finally he has come to the point. commit the error of I committed the error of not listening to you. to concern The parties concerned signed a mutual agreement yesterday. consequently It is a brand new situation, consequently we have to find a new method.

Most mr aztn elg! Sznj meg! igazn nagyon eszes! Sznj meg! az egyik legostobbb em-ber, akit ismerek! rtr a lnyegre, rtr a trgyra Vglis rtrt a lnyegre. elkvetni azt a hibt, hogy Elkvettem azt a hibt, hogy nem hallgat-tam rd. tartozik valakire, illetve rint valakit Az rintett felek tegnap klcsns megegyezst rtak al. ennek kvetkeztben, ebbl kvetkez-en, kvetkezskppen Ez egy teljesen j helyzet, kvetkezskp-pen j mdszert kell tallnunk. tekintve, tekintetve vve, ahhoz kpest, hogy Ahhoz kpest, hogy milyen fiatal, nagyon okos. ellenkezleg, ellenttesen, ellenttben Ellenttben a vrakozsokkal, nem a konzervatvokra szavazott. megbirkzik (a helyzettel), megllja a helyt Teljesen egyedl kell megbirkznod a hely-zettel. Elvinnl autval? Elvihetlek autval? Vlthatnk veled egy pr szt? Megkaphatom a szmlt? Csatlakozhatok a trsasgotokhoz? Veletek tarthatok?

considering/talking into consideration Considering his youth, he is very clever. contrary to Contrary to expectations he didnt vote for the Conservatives. to cope with (the situation) You must cope with the situation all alone. Could I have a car?/Could I give you a car? Could I have a word with you? Could I have the bill, please? Could I join you?

Could I leave a message? Could I see you again? Could I speak to someone, please? Could you tell me a bit more about that? to cross sys mind A good idea has crossed his mind. to cross sys path Dont cross our path or else you will regret it!

Hagyhatnk zenetet? Lthatnm jra? Beszlhetnk krem valakivel? El tudn mondani egy kicsit rszletesebben? tvillan az agyn J tlet villan t az agyn. keresztezni valakinek az tjt, keresztlhzza valakinek a szmtst Ne hzd keresztl a szmtsunkat, kln-ben megbnod! klns, hogy , klnskppen, elg klns (mdon) Klns, hogy nem tnt

curiously enough Curiously enough he didnt seem to be as-tonished when he got to

know the news about his promotion.

meglepettnek, ami-kor megtudta ellptetsnek hrt.

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Dear me! Dear me! The phone is ringing again. to depend on sy/sg It depends on what you want. His behaviour depends on his mood. to devote oneself to sg She devoted herself to assisting poor peo-ple. to do sg by halves Never do thing by halves! to do sys best He will do his best in the future as usual. Do you follow? First of all choose the right colour, then push the button. Do you follow? Szent g! Szent g! Mr megint csng a telefon. fggeni valakitl/valamitl Attl fgg, mit akarsz. Viselkedse a hangulattl fgg. valaminek szenteli magt, valamire szn-ja magt A szegnyek tmogatsnak szentelte ma-gt. nagyjbl, flig, fl munkt vgez Sose vgezz flmunkt! megteszi a tle telhett Amint szokta, megteszi a tle telhett a jvben is. Figyelsz? Kveted, amit mondok? Elszr is vlaszd ki a megfelel sznt, azutn nyomd meg a gombot. Kveted, amit mondok? (Nem) tudja vletlenl ? Nem tudja vletlenl, hogy ki az az ember? (Nem) bnja, ha megkrdezem ? Nem bnja, ha megkrdezem, hogy honnan kapta az rteslst?

Do you happen to know? Do you happen to know who that man is? Do you mind my asking ? Do you mind my asking where you have got the information?

Dont I know you from somewhere? Dont I know you from somewhere? No, and lets keep it that way. Or: I dont think so. Or: - Yes, I think so, but I dont know from where Dont make me laugh! Dont make me say it again! Dont push (me)! Dont waste your time! I am trying to repair your tap. Dont waste your time! I have already called the plumber! Dont worry! Dont worry, Jack! Every cloud has a silver lining. dont you agree that ? Dont you agree that women should be considered to be equal to men? to draw a distinction between two things

Nem ismerem n nt valahonnan? Nem ismeretem n nt valahonnan? Nem, s maradjunk annyiban. Vagy: Nem hiszem. Vagy: De igen, n is azt hiszem, de nem tudom honnan Ne nevettess! Ne kelljen mg egyszer mondanom! Ne srgess! Ne erltess! Ne pocskold az iddet! Megprblom megjavtani a csapodat. Ne pocskold az iddet! Mr hvtam a vzvezetk-szerelt! Ne aggdj! Ne aggdj Jack! Minden rosszban van va-lami j. (Minden rossz utn j kvetkezik.) nem rtesz egyet azzal, hogy ? ugye egyetrtesz azzal, hogy ? Ugye egyetrtesz azzal, hogy a nket a frfiakkal egyenjogaknak kellene tartani? klnbsget tesz kt dolog kztt, meg-

Could you draw a distinction between the two suggestions? to draw a conclusion about/from sg He has drawn a conclusion from her behav-iour. to draw the line One must draw the line somewhere. Drop me a line!

klnbztet Klnbsget tudott tenni a kt javaslat k-ztt? levonja a kvetkeztetst Levonta a kvetkeztetst a viselkedsbl. megvonja a hatrt Mindennek megvan a hatra. Halljak majd felled!

Drop the subject! You wanted to marry Ejtsk a tmt! Ugye te felesgl akartad Sue, didnt you? Please, drop the subject! It venni Suet? Ejtsk a tmt, j! Ez mr a is a thing of the past. mlt.

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Easy does it! either way It will do either way. Lassan a testtel! Csak ne olyan hevesen! gy is, gy is gy is, gy is megfelel.

enclosed Please find enclosed the photocopy of my certificate. Enjoy yourself/yourselves! Enough is enough! to enquire about He enquired about the exact time of their arrival. to enter into a discussion about sg Dont enter into a discussion about things you dont have the faintest idea about! even so She made a delicious pie. Even so there was a lot of it left. Excuse me Excuse me for my coming late. to exert an influence on sy/sg His new invention has exerted a great influ-ence on the development of telecommuni-cation. expressly I did it expressly to please him.

csatolva Csatoltan megkldm bizonytvnyom m-solatt. rezd jl magad! rezztek jl magato-kat! Ami sok, az sok! tudakozdni, rdekldni valami fell rdekldtt rkezsk pontos idpontja fell. vitba bocstkozik valami fell Ne bocstkozz vitba olyan dolgok fell, amikrl halvny fogalmad sincs! mgis, ennek ellenre Csodlatos gymlcss pitt csinlt. Mgis sok marad. Bocssson meg Bocsssa meg a kssemet. hat valakire, befolysol, nyomst/hatst gyakorol valakire j tallmnya nagy hatssal volt a tvkz-ls fejldsre. kifejezetten, hatrozottan, kizrlag, vi-lgosan Kizrlag azrt tettem, hogy a kedvben jrjak.

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to fall victim to sg More than a thousand people fall victims to road accidents last year. ldozatul esni valaminek Az elmlt vben tbb mint ezer ember esett kzti balesetek ldozatul.

far from it A new skyscraper is to be built here, isnt it? Far from it! The territory of the park has to remain unchanged.

sz sincs rla, tvolrl sem Nemde, egy j felhkarcolt ptenek ide? Sz sincs rla! A park terletnek vlto-zatlannak kell maradnia. szeretne valamit, indttatst rez valami irnt gy ennk egy hamburgert! bvebb informcirt Bvebb informcirt krem, forduljon az igazgathoz!

to feel like I feel like having a hamburger!

for further information For further information please apply to the manager!

For goodness sake ! For goodness sake, please come at once! for practical purposes May I advise you for practical purposes not to put off your exams? for sure Havent you seen my slippers? I have seen them for sure. for the sake of For the sake of maintaining her condition she exercises every day. for the very reason She went to the party for the very reason we expected her to go. for this purpose He wants to give a party. For this purpose he has invited a lot of his friends. Forget (about) it! Ill pay the bill. Forget about it! Thank you very much for helping me! Forget it!

Az isten szerelmre ! Az isten szerelmre, krlek gyere azonnal! clszerbb okokbl/megfontolsbl Szabadna clszer okokbl azt tancsolnom, hogy ne halassza el a vizsgit? persze, termszetesen Nem lttad a papucsomat? Ht persze, hogy lttam! valaminek az rdekben, valaki kedvrt Ernlte megrzse rdekben mindennap edzi magt. mr csak azrt is/ppen azrt Eljtt a partira, mr csak azrt is, mert szmtottunk r, hogy eljn. ebbl a clbl Partit akar adni. E clbl sok bartjt meg-hvta. Eszbe ne jusson! Hagyjuk ezt! Felejtse el! Krem, szra sem rdemes! n fizetem a szmlt. Eszbe ne jusson! Nagyon ksznm a segtsget! Szra sem rdemes! szintn szlva szintn szlva, amit tettl az tbb, mint szvessg. ebbl a szempontbl (nzve) Ebbl a szempontbl nzve nagyon fontos, hogy tanuljunk tlk. kielgti az ignyeket, megfelel a kvetelmnyeknek Remljk, hogy az j mdszer megfelel a kvetelmnyeknek.

frankly Frankly what you have done is more than a great favour. from this point of view From this point of view it is very important to learn from them. to fulfil the requirements We hope that the new method will fulfil the requirements.

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to gain ground A new kind of computer virus is gaining ground all over the world. generally speaking Generally speaking, he is trt hdt, teret nyer, elterjed, ersdik jfajta computer-vrus terjed el az egsz vilgon. ltalnossgban ltalnossgban

quite right to give his opinion about things, but this is a deli-cate affair.

teljesen igaza van abban, hogy vlemnyt nyilvnt a dolgokrl, de az egy knyes gy.

to get along with sg/sy/to get on with sg/sy I simply cant get along with my new neighbours. to get into the habit of doing sg He has got into the habit of smoking in bed. to get on well with sy We get on well with each other. to get out of the habit of sg He has got out of the habit of interrupting people. to get the impression that I got the impression that he already knew everything. to get with sg How far did you get with it? getting down to the facts Getting down to the facts, he declared that he would never consent to that. to give a call/ring Please give me a call if you have already decided.

kijnni valakivel, boldogulni valamivel, elviselni valamit/valakit Egyszeren kptelen vagyok kijnni az j szomszdaimmal. hozzszokni valamihez, rszokni valamire Rszokott arra, hogy gyban dohnyzik. jl kijnni valakivel Jl kijvnk egymssal. leszokni valamirl Leszokott arrl, hogy kzbevgjon. az a benyomsa tmad Az a benyomsom tmadt, hogy mr tudott mindent. valahogyan llni valamivel Hogy llsz vele? a dologra trve A dologra trve kijelentette, hogy abba so-hasem egyezne bele. felhvni valakit telefonon Krlek hvj fel, ha mr dntttl!

to give sy a chance Please give me another lehetsget ad valakinek Krlek, adj mg chance! Ill do my best. egy lehetsget! Megte-szek mindent, ami tlem telik. to give my best regards Please give my best regards to Joe! Go ahead! Shall I inform your colleagues about it? Sure. Go ahead! God forbid! I am afraid I fell in love! God forbid! You have just recovered from another one. going into details Well, going into details, you will have to answer the phone, make arrangements, type letters, etc. add t szvlyes dvzletemet Krlek add t szvlyes dvzletemet Joenak! (Csak) gyernk! Rajta, csinld csak! rtestsem errl a kollegidat? Persze, csinld csak! Isten rizz! Attl tartok szerelmes lettem! Isten rizz! Csak most gygyultl ki egy msikbl! rszletesen, rszletezve, rtrve a rszletekre Nos, rtrve a rszletekre, nnek kel majd felvennie a telefont, nnek kell majd intz-kednie, leveleket gpelnie, stb.

Good grief! Good grief! I have nearly forgotten to tell you her message. Good heavens! Good heavens! What has happened to you?

Szent g! Szent g! Majdnem elfelejtettem tadni neked az zenett. J g! J g! Mi trtnt veled?

Good luck! Ill have an interview today. You know Ive applied for a new job. Well good luck then! Good riddance! Good riddance! sighted Tom as the police car drove away. Guess what! Guess what! I dont have the slightest idea. Jack is going to marry Jill.

Sok szerencst! Ma felvteli beszlgetsre megyek. Tu-dod, jelentkeztem egy j llsra. Nos, akkor sok szerencst! Ezt olcsn megsztuk! Ezt olcsn megsztuk! shajtott Tom, amint a rendraut elhajtott. Talld ki, mi jsg! Talld ki, mi jsg! Halvny fogalmam sincs. Jack felesgl veszi Jillit.

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Hang/hold on a minute/a moment/a second! Hang on a minute Im coming! to happen (to) What has happened to you? Anything may happen in the meantime. to have (harmful) side effects Most sedatives have some side effects. Have a good/nice trip! Have a good time! to have great difficulty in doing sg She has great difficulty in bringing up her children. to have no option but to do sg We have no option but to pay regularly. to have sg in common (with) The Hungarian language has a lot of things in common with the other Finno-Ugric languages. Vrj egy percet/egy pillanatot/egy msodpercet! Vrj egy percet, jvk! trtnni Mi trtnt veled? Brmi kzbejhet. (rtalmas) mellkhatsa van A legtbb nyugtatnak van nhny mellk-hatsa. J utazst! rezd jl magad! nagy nehzsgekkel kzd valamivel kapcsolatban Nagy nehzsgekkel kzd gyermekei neve-lsben. nincs ms vlaszts, mint Nincs ms vlasztsunk, mint, hogy rend-szeresen fizessnk. kzs vonsuk/jellegzetessgk van, kzsek valamiben A magyar nyelvnek sok kzs vonsa van a tbbi finnugor nyelvvel

Have some more! Have some more cake, please! to have the impression that I have the impression that another surprise is expected. Havent we met somewhere before? his aim/intention/goal is to His aim is to get into the university.

Vegyl/vegyen mg! Vegyen mg stemnyt, krem! az a benyomsom, hogy Az a benyomsom, hogy mg ms megle-pets is vrhat. Nem tallkoztunk mi mr valahol? az a clja, hogy Az a clja, hogy bejusson az egyetemre.

to hit the (right) nail on the head She has fejn tallja a szget Fejn tallta a hit the nail on the head in saying that he must szget, mondvn, hogy bi-zonyra have stage fright. lmpalza van. to hold water This theory does not hold helytll, hihet Ez az elmlet nem

water. How about ? How about going on a sightseeing tour? Thats a good idea. How are things going? Well Bob, how are things going? Could be better Im afraid. How are you getting on? - How are you getting on with all the kids and the whole family? Its okay. Im just a little bit tired some-times. How come? How come you havent heard the news yet? I havent been at home. How do you feel about sg? How do you feel about Japanese film? How do you know? There is a sale at the biggest department store. How do you know? Joe told me. How do you like sg/sy? How do you like my new hairstyle? Oh its fantastic. How does it work? Ive invented a new machine. How does it work?

helytll. Mi a vlemnye(d) ? Mi a vlemnyed egy vrosnz trrl? J tlet. Hogy mennek a dolgok? Nos Bob, hogy mennek a dolgok? Jobban is mehetnnek, attl tartok. Hogy megy a sorod? Hogyan boldogulsz? Hogyan boldogulsz a gyerekekkel s az egsz csalddal? Jl. Csak nha egy kicsit fradt vagyok. Hogyhogy? - Hogyhogy nem hallottad mg a hrt? Nem voltam otthon. Mi a vlemnye(d) valamirl? Mi a vlemnyed a japn filmekrl? Honnan tudod? Kirusts van a legnagyobb ruhzban. Honnak tudod? Joe mondta. Hogy tetszik ? Hogy tetszik az j frizurm? Fantasztikus. Hogy(an) mkdik? Feltalltam egy j gpet. Hogy mkdik?

How many times do I have to tell you ? How many times do I have to tell you not to be late for school? How shall I put it? Well, er how shall I put it its a kind of market research. How should I know? Where did I put my keys? How should I know? Dont ask me. how the land lies I would like to know how the land lies. Hows business? And hows business? Okay. however far (near, well, badly, etc.) However far it was they were able to reach their destination in time. Hurry up! Hurry up! We are late! Its time to go.

Hnyszor mondjam mg neked ? Hnyszor mondjam mg, hogy ne kss el az iskolbl? Hogyan is mondjam csak Nos, hogyan is mondjam csak ez egy-fajta piackutats. Honnan tudjam? Hov tettem a kulcsomat? Honnan tudjam? Ne engem krdezz! hogyan llnak a dolgok Szeretnm tudni, hogyan llnak a dolgok. Hogy megy az zlet? s, hogy megy az zlet? Megyeget. akrmilyen/brmilyen messze (kzel, jl, rosszul, stb.) Brmilyen messze is volt, idben elrtk ticljukat. Siessnk! Siessnk! Elksnk! Itt az ideje indulni.

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I cant accept that. He says he is not willing to sign the agreement. I cant accept Ezt nem tudom elfogadni (nem rtek egyet vele). azt mondja, hogy nem

that. He has promised to do so. I cant believe it Just look at him! He is going to win the race. Oh no! I cant believe it. I cant complain. How are things going? I cant complain. I cant help it. Your hair is quite a mess. Its windy. I cant help it. I cant make head or tale of it. I cant understand this exercise. I cant make head or tale of it either.

hajland alrni a megllapodst. Ezt nem tudom elfogadni, meggrte. nem hiszem, nem tudom elhinni Nzd csak! fogja megnyerni a versenyt. Oh nem! Nem tudom elhinni! Nem panaszkodhatom. Hogy mennek a dolgok? Nem panaszkodhatom. Nem tudok segteni ezen. Nem tehetek rla. Rendetlen a hajad. Szeles az id. Nem tehetek rla. Sehogy sem boldogulok vele. Nem rtem ezt a feladatot. n sem boldogulok vele.

I could do with sg I could do with a cup of tea. I dare say I dare say it will be all right. I dont mind Do you want it right now or later? I dont mind. I dont want to upset you, but I dont want to upset you, but I have to tell you something. Let me have it! I dont wonder I dont wonder that she became so excited when she heard the good news. I doubt it/that. He will climb the Himalayas next spring. I dout it. I havent got the slightest ide (of) sg I havent got the slightest idea of the fact where you have put it. I havent seen you for ages. Oh, how nice to meet you again. I havent seen you for ages. I hope you soon feel better. I just dont know what to say. I must admit that I must admit that I have been thinking of it for a long time. I must be off now. Its late.

jl jnne valami, tudnk mit kezdeni valamivel Jl jnne egy cssze tea. merem lltani Merem lltani, rendben lesz. nem bnom, mindegy Most akarod, vagy ksbb? Mindegy. Nem akarlak izgatni, idegesteni, felizgatni, de Nem akarlak idegesteni, de mondanom kell valamit. Ki vele! Nem csodlom Nem csodlom, hogy izgatott lett, mikor meghallotta az rmhrt. Ktlem. Kvetkez tavasszal meg fogja mszni a Himaljt. Ktlem. halvny sejtelmem/a legcseklyebb fogalmam sincs valamirl Halvny fogalmam sincs rla, hogy hov tetted. Ezer ve nem lttalak. Oh, milyen j, hogy jra tallkozunk. Ezer ve nem lttalak. Remlem, hogy hamarosan jobban leszel. Nem is tudom, hogy mit mondjak. Be kell vallanom, hogy Be kell vallanom, hogy rgta gondolok erre. Mennem kell. Ks van.

I see what you mean, but I see what you rtem mire gondol, de rtem mire mean, but might not it be an idea to look for gondol, de nem lenne j tlet esetleg egy an other job perhaps? msik lls utn nzni?

I was just kidding. I was just wondering.

Csak trfltam. (Semmi) csak krdeztem.

I wish/if only I wish I were you. I wonder I wonder if we could repeat this output next year as well.

Brcsak, hacsak Brcsak a helyedben lennk. Azon tndm, azt szeretnm tudni, kvncsi vagyok Azt szeretnm tudni, hogy meg tudjuk-e ismtelni ezt a teljestmnyt jvre is. szeretnk beszlni (valakivel) Hall! Itt Gregory beszl. Dr. Jones-szal szeretnk beszlni. szeretnm neked bemutatni Jane, szeretnm neked bemutatni legjobb bartomat, Briant. Erre inkbb nem vlaszolnk, ha nem bnja/haragszik. Mg valami, amit tudni szeretnk: mirt nem folytattad tavaly a tanulmnyaidat? Erre inkbb nem vlaszolnk, ha nem haragszol. Honnan tudjam? Honnan tudnm? Mikor rkeznek? Honnan tudjam, nem mondtk senkinek. Tudod mit? Tudod mit? Menjnk tncolni! Fogadok, hogy - Fogadok, hogy n rek oda elsnek! Borzasztan sajnlom!

I would like to speak to (sy) Hallo! This is Gregory speaking. I would like to speak to Dr. Jones. I would like you to meet someone Jane, I would like you to meet my best friend Brian. I would rather not answer that, if you dont mind. Something else I would like to know is this: why didnt you continue your studies last year? I would rather not answer that, if you dont mind. I wouldnt know. When will they arrive? I wouldnt know. They havent told anyone. Ill tell you what. Ill tell you what. Lets go dancing! I(ll) bet - I bet I get there first! Im awfully sorry.

Im fed up with someone or something I Elegem van vkibl vagy vmibl Elegem am fed up with this heavy rain. van ebbl a zuhog esbl. Im glad to hear it. She got her diploma last month. Im glad to hear it. Im glad you could come. Im glad/pleased to meet you. Im having a wonderful time, I wish you were here! Jill wrote on the postcard. Im just looking. Can I help you madam? Thanks, Im just looking. rmmel hallom. A mlt hnapban kapta meg a diplomjt. rmmel hallom. rlk, hogy el tudtl jnni. rlk, hogy tallkoztunk. Csodlatosan rzem magam, brcsak itt lennl! rta Jill a levelezlapra. Csak nzeldm. Segthetek asszonyom? Ksznm, csak nzeldm.

Im like you Im like you, I like roaming in the forest.

Csak gy, mint te Csakgy, mint te, n is szeretek barangolni az erdkben.

Im not quite with you there Im not quite with you there, could you re-peat it, please. Im sorry to bring this up, but Im sorry to bring this up, but you should have come in a dinner jacket. Im sorry to hear that. We cant go for the picnic, because Tommy is busy. Im sorry to hear that. Im sorry to trouble you, but Im sorry to trouble you, but havent you seen my dog anywhere around? Ive got a bit of a problem here, you see Ive got a bit of a problem here, you see I cant operate this computer. Ive heard so much about you. Im so glad to meet you. Ive heard so much about you. if I am not mistaken He is our next door neighbour, if I am not mistaken. If I were you I would do sg If I were you I would try it again. If there is anything you need, dont hesi-tate to ask! If you think about it carefully If you think about it carefully you will realise that he is right. imagine Imagine, he has won the gold medal! in a field He is very talented in the field of music. in a way In a way he was very well informed.

nem rtem pontosan Nem rtem pontosan, meg tudn ismtelni, krem? Sajnlom, hogy szba hozom, de. Sajnlom, hogy szba hozom, de szmokingban kellett volna jnnie Sajnlattal hallom. Nem tudunk elmenni a piknikre, mert To-minak dolga van. Sajnlattal hallom. Sajnlom, hogy zavarom, de Sajnlom, hogy zavarom, de nem ltta a kutymat valahol itt a kzelben? Van egy kis problmm itt, tudja Van egy kis problmm itt, tudja nem tu-dom mkdtetni ezt a szmtgpet. Olyan sokat hallottam nrl. Annyira rlk, hogy tallkoztunk. Olyan sokat hallottam nrl. ha nem tvedek a kzvetlen szomszdunk, ha nem tve-dek. Ha a helyedben lennk, (ezt vagy azt) tennm Ha a helyedben lennk, jra megprbl-nm. Ha valamire szksged van, ne habozz, szlj csak! Ha alaposan tgondolod Ha alaposan tgondolod, r fogsz jnni, hogy igaza van. kpzeld el Kpzeld el, nyerte az aranyrmet! egy bizonyos tren (tv.) Nagyon tehetsges zenei tren. bizonyos rtelemben Bizonyos rtelemben nagyon tjkozott volt.

in a word They were dreaming about being together all the time, in a word they were in love with each other. in addition to In addition to all these, the car went wrong either. in case Please tell him everything in case he should come first! in comparison with/to this In

egyszval Arrl lmodoztak, hogy mindig egytt le-gyenek, egyszval szerelmesek voltak egymsba. radsul, tetejben, azonkvl Mindezek tetejben mg az aut is elrom-lott. feltve hogy, amennyiben Krlek, mond el neki minden, amennyiben rkezne elsknt! ehhez kpest, sszehasonltva

comparison with their prices, what we offer would be far cheaper for you. in conclusion In conclusion I want to express our thanks to you for your help. in detail(s) He will tell you everything in detail. in exchange for In exchange for his loyalty he was given the Legion of Honour. in fact In fact I am not angry with him any more. in matters of sg In matters of music he knows more than anyone. in my experience In my experience, the best restaurants can be found hereabouts. in order to Take the first street to the right in order to shorten your way. in other words He has everything. In other words he is a wealthy man. in question Could the blond man in question court her? in retrospect In retrospect I can say that last summer was wonderful.

sszehasonltva az raikkal, amit mi ajnlunk nnek, az sokkal olcsbb lenne. befejezsl, vgezetl Vgezetl szeretnm kifejezni ksznetn-ket az nk segtsgrt. rszletesen Mindent el fog mondani neked rszletesen. cserbe Hsgrt cserbe Becsletrendet kapott. valjban Valjban nem haragszom mr r. valaminek a dolgban/e tren Zenei tren tbbet tud, mint brki. tapasztalatom szerint Tapasztalatom szerint errefel tallhatk a legjobb vendglk. abbl a clbl, hogy /azrt, hogy Forduljon be jobbra az els utcba, azrt, hogy lervidtse az tjt. ms szval Mindene megvan. Ms szval egy jm-d ember. a krdses, a szban forg Lehet, hogy a szban forg szke frfi ud-varol neki? visszatekintve Visszatekintve azt mondhatom, hogy az elmlt nyr csodlatos volt.

in (sharp) contrast to His opinion about this subject is in sharp contrast to theirs. in short In short what we should make a decision about is the following. in spite of (the fact that) In spite of the rainy weather, we had a good time. in the course of time In the course of time they got to know each other better and better. in the end In the end he gave up struggling.

(lesen) elvlik, ersen elt, nem illik hozz E tmrl alkotott vlemnye ersen elt az vktl. rviden Rviden, amirl dntennk kellene, az a kvetkez. annak (a tnynek) ellenre, hogy Annak ellenre, hogy esett az es, jl rez-tk magunkat. idvel, az idk folyamn Idvel egyre jobban megismertk egymst. vgl is Vglis feladta a kzdelmet.

in the first/second/third place What shall elszr is/msodszor is/harmadszor is I do? In the first place you have to know the Mit csinljak? Elszr is ismerned kell a right way to their house. hzukhoz veze-t utat. in the long run He was an honest man in the long run. vgl is, vgtre, vgeredmnyben, vgs soron Vgs soron becsletes ember

volt. in the meantime There was a long debate in the meantime. in theory in practice It seems to be true in theory, but I wonder if it will work in practice. in this (particular) case You are a biologist, arent you? In this par-ticular case we can offer you a scholarship for two years. in this respect They bought their flat at a moderate price. In this respect they are very lucky. in this way He will pay the instalments every month. In this way the whole sum will have been paid back by June. in vain Every effort was made in vain. idkzben, ezalatt Idkzben hossz vita folyt. elmletben gyakorlatban Elmletben igaznak tnik, de kvncsi va-gyok, bevlik-e a gyakorlatban. ebben az/(a bizonyos) esetben n biolgus, nemde? Ebben az esetben egy ktves sztndjat tudunk felajnlani nnek. ebbl a szempontbl Olcsn vettk a laksukat. Nagyon szeren-cssek ebbl a szempontbl. ily mdon Minden hnapban fizetni fogja a rszlete-ket, ly mdon jniusra az egsz sszeg ki lesz fizetve. hiba Minden erfeszts hiba volt.

in view of In view of these facts we unfortunately cant fulfil your request. including/involving in Great Britain, including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland belongs to the United Kingdom. inconvenient (to/for) I shall visit you next week if it is not incon-venient to you. instead of He has changed his mind instead of up-holding his opinion. to involve It involves many responsibilities. irrespective of sg Irrespective of her wishes he was moved to another office. Is this seat taken? It cant be helped My goodness! The milk has turned sour. It cant be helped. There is no more in the fridge. it depends on sg/sy It depends on you whether you want it or not. it doesnt bother me at all. Do you mind if I smoke? It doesnt brother me at all. It doesnt matter Oh sorry I have broken

valamire tekintettel, valami miatt, valami kvetkeztben E tnyekre val tekintettel sajnos nem tud-juk teljesteni a krst. belertve Nagy Britannia, belertve Anglit, Skcit, Welszet, s szak-rorszgot az Egyeslt Kirlysghoz tartozik. alkalmatlan/kellemetlen valaki rszre Megltogatom a jv hten, ha nem alkalmatlan nnek. ahelyett, hogy Megvltoztatta a vlemnyt, ahelyett, hogy kitartana az llspontja mellett. magban foglal, vele jr Ez sok felelssggel jr. tekintet nlkl valamire, fggetlenl valamitl Kvnsgra val tekintet nlkl thelyeztk egy msik irodba. Foglalt ez a hely? Nem lehet ezen segteni. Te j g! Megsavanyodott a tej! Ezen nem lehet segteni, nincs tbb a htben. ez attl fgg Tled fgg, hogy akarod-e vagy nem. Egyltaln nem zavar. Nem bnja, ha dohnyzom? Egyltaln nem zavar. nem baj, nem szmt Oh, sajnlom,

the cup. It doesnt matter. It was already cracked. it is beginning to dawn (up) on me Its beginning to dawn on me why he was so exited when I mentioned him your idea. (it) is (not) likely to be done A wageincrease is likely to be given this month.

eltrtem a csszt. Nem szmt, mr repedt volt. kezdem mr sejteni, dereng mr valami Kezdem mr sejteni, mirt volt olyan izgatott, amikor megemltettem neki az tlete-det. (nem) valszn, hogy megteszik Valszn, hogy ebben a hnapban fizetsemelst adnak.

it is not worth mentioning Shall we include it in the report? No, I think its not worth mentioning. it is said It is said to be untrue. it remains to be seen (whether) It remains to be seen who the winner will be. it seems to be His way of looking at life seems to be very instructive. it seems to me that It seems to me that you are speaking Eng-lish more and more fluently. it sound as if It sounds as if you were absolutely sure about it. It takes a long time It takes a long time to get there. Its a matter of honour. Its a matter of opinion. Its matter of vital importance. Its a question of taste. Its a waste of time/money/energy. its all the same Its all the same to me whether we shall meet today or tomorrow. its an accepted fact It is an accepted fact that air pollution is growing day by day. Its for you. Its for you. said Jane handing the re-ceiver. its (high) time sy did sg Its time we did something about it.

szra/emltsre sem rdemes Belevegyk ezt a beszmolba? Nem, azt hiszem ez emltsre sem rde-mes. azt mondjk (rla) Azt mondjk, nem igaz. mg nem dlt el, (hogy) Mg nem dlt el, hogy ki lesz a gyztes. valamilyennek tnik/ltszik Az letrl alkotott elkpzelse nagyon ta-nulsgosnak tnik. gy tnik nekem, mintha Nekem gy tnik, mintha egyre jobban be-szlnl angolul. gy hangzik, mintha gy hangzik, mintha teljesen biztos lennl benne. Hossz idbe telik Hossz idbe telik, mire odarsz. Ez becslet dolga. Ez felfogs dolga. Ez letbevg fontossg dolog. Ez zls dolga. Ez id/pnz/energia-pocskols. mindegy Nekem mindegy, hogy ma tallkozunk vagy holnap. elismert tny Elismert tny, hogy a leveg szennyezett-sge naprl napra n. Tged keresnek (telefonlskor). Tged keresnek. mondta Jane tnyjtva a kagylt. itt az ideje, legfbb ideje Itt az ideje, hogy tegynk valamint ezzel kapcsolatban.

(Its) nice to meet you. Let me introduce my wife. Its nice to meet you, madam.

rlk, hogy megismerhetem. Hadd mutassam be a felesgemet. rlk, hogy

megismerhetem asszo-nyom. Its nice to see you. its no use doing sg IT1s no use being angry with them. Its none of your business! Its on the tip of my tongue. Its out of the question! Its worth its price. Its worth pointing out It is worth pointing out that we have a lot of successful ventures. Its your funeral. rlk, hogy ltom. nincs rtelme valamit csinlni Nincs rtelme, hogy mrges legyl rjuk. Semmi kzd hozz! A nyelvemen van a sz. Arrl ne is lmodj! Megri az rt. rdemes rmutatni, hogy rdemes rmutatni, hogy egsz sok sikeres vllalkozsunk van. Ennek te iszod meg a levt!

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judging by judging by appearances Judging by his appearance he is a native Scandinavian. just a minute/a moment/a second - Are you coming? Just a minute. just like that She was laughing and made a funny face, just like that. valaminek az alapjn dntve/tlve/ kvetkezve a klsbl/ltszat alapjn tlve A klsejbl tlve szletett skandinv. csak egy perc/csak egy pillanat/csak egy msodperc Jssz? csak egy perc. ppen gy/ppen ilyen! Nevetett s mks arcot vgott, ppen ilyent.

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Keep cool! Keep in mind (that) Keep it in mind to send an invitation card to all of our friends! Keep it up! Keep (on) trying! Nyugi! Tartsd szben, hogy Tartsd szben, hogy kldjnk meghvt minden bartunknak! Folytasd! Ne hagyd abba! Csak gy tovbb! Ne add fel! Folytasd a prblkozst!

Keep smiling! to keep to the point/subject She always keeps to the point. Keep your fingers crossed for me! to kill time He didnt know how to kill time.

Ne vesztsd el jkedvedet, maradj ders! nem tr el a tmtl/trgytl Mindig tarja magt a trgyhoz. Drukkolj nekem! agyonti az idt Nem tudta, hogyan sse agyon az idt.

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sy lacks the experience to do sg He lacks the experience to work faster. to lead to do sg that leads us to believe that His steps us to believe that he had thought over the consequences. to leak out In spite of the news having leaked out they insisted on their original decision. to leave it at that I wont leave it at that. Let us leave it at that. Leave/Just leave it to me! Leave it to me! Ill do it. Leave me alone! to leave much to be desired The quality of this pullover leaves much to be desired. to leave no stone unturned She has left no stone unturned to achieve her aim. to be led to the conclusion that I was led to the conclusion that we must accept his suggestion. Let it be! Let me introduce myself! nincs mg elg gyakorlata valamiben/valamihez Nincs elg gyakorlata ahhoz, hogy gyor-sabban dolgozzon valamire ksztet, sarkall ebbl arra kell kvetkeztetnnk, ennek alapjn azt kell hinnnk, hogy Lpsei alapjn arra kell kvetkeztetnnk, hogy tgondolta a kvetkezmnyeket. kiszivrog, nyilvnossgra jut A kiszivrg hrek ellenre ragaszkodtak eredeti dntskhz. annyiban hagy Ezt nem hagyom annyiban! Maradjunk ennyiben!/Ne feszegessk tovbb a dolgot! Hagyd/Hagyd csak rm! Hagyd csak rm! Majd megcsinlom. Hagyjl bkn! sok kvnnivalt hagy maga utn Ennek a pulvernek a minsge sok kvn-nivalt hagy maga utn. minden kvet megmozgat Minden kvet megmozgatott, hogy elrje cljt. arra a kvetkeztetsre jut Arra a kvetkeztetsre jutottam, hogy el kell fogadnunk a javaslatt. Hadd legyen! Hadd mutatkozzam be!

Let me think for a moment. Well, let me think for a moment who was the best in swimming. to let sy know about sg Please, let me know about your ideas in the future too. Lets call a spade a spade! Lets call a spade a spade! Please, tell me what you think about our venture. Lets get down to business! to long for He is longing for the time when he can meet her again. to look forward to I am looking forward to meeting her at the party.

Hadd gondolkozzam egy percet! Nos, hadd gondolkozzam egy percet, hogy ki volt a legjobb szsban! tudat valakivel valamit Krlek tudasd velem elkpzelseidet a j-vben is! Nevezzk nevn a gyereket (a dolgot)! Nevezzk nevn a gyereket, krlek mondd meg, te mit gondolsz a vllalkozsunkrl! Trjnk r az zleti gyekre! vgyni valamire Alig vrja, hogy jra tallkozzon vele. elre is rl, elbe nz Elre rlk, hogy tallkozom vele a partin.

Look out!/Watch out! Look out! There is a speed limit road sign. Look Look, cant we meet in the park? to lose sight of She never loses sight of her interest. Lots of luck! Lucky for you Lucky for you Sue is still here.

Vigyzz! Vigyzz! Ott van egy sebessgkorltoz (jelz)tbla! Figyelj!/Ide figyelj! Figyelj, nem tallkozhatnnk a parkban? szem ell tveszt Sohasem tveszti szem ell az rdekeit. Sok szerencst! Szerencsdre Szerencsdre Zsuzsa mg itt van.

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to make a bargain Our businessmen have made several good bargains this year. to make an objection He had to make an objection in this case. to make both ends meet He didnt know how to make both ends meet. to make comment on I would like to make a comment on what she has just said. zletet ktni zletktink szmos j zletet ktttek eb-ben az vben. kivtelt tenni Ebben az esetben kivtelt kellett tennie. kijnni a pnzbl Nem tudta, hogy hogyan jjjn ki a pnzbl. megjegyzst/szrevtelt tesz Szeretnk megjegyzst fzni ahhoz, amit ppen most mondott.

to make sense This comment doesnt make any sense to me. to make the mistake of doing sg He always makes the mistake of losing his temper. to make up sys mind Have you made up your mind yet? Oh, yes, my mind is made up. may/might as well He may as well come with us. Maybe some other time. Mind your own business! Mind your step! to miss the point He missed the point, saying that a rapid solution is unthinkable. more or less Will is suit him, more or less? much to sys delight Much to his delight she said the great I will.

rtelme van Ennek a magyarzatnak szmomra nincs semmi rtelme. hibzni, elkvetni egy (bizonyos) hibt Mindig elkveti azt a hibt, hogy kijn a sodrbl. elhatrozni, dnteni Dntttl mr? Igen, dntttem. akr Akr velnk is jhet. Taln majd mskor. Trdj a magad dolgval! Nzz a lbad el! clt tveszt, nem rinti a lnyeget Clt tvesztett, amikor azt mondta, hogy egy gyors megolds elkpzelhetetlen. tbb-kevsb Ez tbb-kevsb illik majd r? valaki nagy rmre Nagy rmre, kimondta a boldogt igent.

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Neither do I. I dont like noisy music. Neither do I. Never mind! No comments please! no matter how/when/where/who He will solve the problem, no matter how long is takes. no wonder It is no wonder he is in such a bad state. He smokes more than 20 cigarettes a day. Not a chance. Do you think it will be in the papers? Not a chance. n sem. Nem szeretem a hangos zent. n sem. Annyi baj legyen! Sohase bnd! Tartzkodjunk a megjegyzsektl! nem szmt hogyan, mikor, hol, ki Meg fogja oldani a problmt, nem szmt, mennyi id alatt. nem csoda Nem csoda, hogy ilyen rossz llapotban van, tbb, mint 20 cigarettk szv el napon-ta. Semmi esetre sem. gy gondolod, hogy benne lesz az js-gokban? Semmi esetre sem.

Not at all. Thank you very much for your help. Not at all. not to be on speaking term We are not on speaking terms. Now for the next question.

Nincs mit. Nagyon ksznm a segtsgt. Nincs mit. nincs beszl viszonyban (valakivel) Nem vagyunk beszl viszonyban. Most trjnk t a kvetkez krdsre!

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on condition that On condition that the goods arrive on time we shall transfer the money at once. on no account On no account could it be done. on purpose I think he did it on purpose. on the basis (of) The scholarship was awarded to him on the basis of his excellent paper. on the contrary This man seems to be too silent. On the contrary, hi is a very talkative man. on the one hand on the other hand On the one hand it is a good idea, but on the other hand it is difficult to carry out. on the surface On the surface everything seems to be okay. on the whole The changing of the situation does not af-fect us on the whole. azzal a felttellel/feltve, hogy Azonnal tutaljuk a pnzt azzal a felttellel, hogy az ruk idben rkeznek. semmifle cmen Ezt semmifle cmen nem lehetett megten-ni. szndkosan gy gondolom, szndkosan tette. valaminek az alapjn Az sztndjat neki tltk oda, kiemelked tanulmnya alapjn. ellenkezleg Ez a frfi tl csndesnek tnik. Ellenkezleg, igencsak beszdes ember. egyrszrl msrszrl Egyrszrl ez egy j tlet, msrszrl azonban nehz megvalstani. ltszatra, ltszlag, klsre Ltszatra minden rendben van. egszben vve, nagy ltalnossgban A helyzet megvltozsa egszben vve nem

rint bennnket. On top of all this On top of all this the break down team was late as well. once in a while Everybody might be lucky once in a while. One thing is certain One thing is certain, half a loaf is better than no bread. Mindennek betetzsl, Mindennek a tetejben Mindennek a tetejben az autment-szolglat is ksett. egyszer-egyszer Egyszer-egyszer mindenkinek lehet sze-rencsje. Egy dolog biztos Egy dolog biztos, jobb a kevs a semminl.

otherwise I have been too busy for two weeks, but otherwise I am all right. to overcome the difficulties Finally the leading character overcame all the difficulties. to overestimate/underestimate It is not clever to overestimate the difficul-ties. owing to Owing to his good condition, he was not tired at all after the long journey.

egybknt, msklnben Kt hete tl sok dolgom van, de mskln-ben jl vagyok. fellkerekedni a nehzsgeken Vgl a fhs minden nehzsgen fellke-rekedett. tlbecsl/alulbecsl Nem okos dolog tlbecslni a nehzsge-ket. valaminek ksznheten, valami kvetkeztben, valami miatt J kondcijnak ksznheten egyltaln nem volt fradt a hossz utazs utn.

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to pay attention to Please, pay attention to my words since it is not easy to understand what I have to say. personally I Personally I think that it is better walking in the city than going by car. plainly speaking Plainly speaking: everybody is pleased with the new flat. to play a part/role in sg Talent plays a large part in a career. to point out that Experts point out that the location of our country has many advantages. a problem/question arises Some unsolved questions arose during the talks. the pros and cons He has taken into consideration all the pros and cons of the whole business. protestations to the contrary Despite protestations to the contrary the conference will be held. figyelemmel ksr valamint, figyelmet szentel valaminek Krlek, figyelj a szavaimra, mivel nem kny-ny megrteni, amit mondani akarok. szemly szerint n /rszemrl Szemly szerint n gy gondolom, hogy a belvrosban jobb gyalogolni, mint autval kzlekedni. egyszeren szlva Egyszeren szlva, mindenki elgedett az j lakssal. szerepet jtszik valamiben A tehetsg nagy szerepet jtszik a karrier-ben. kimutatni, rmutatni A szakrtk gyakran rmutatnak, hogy ha-znk fekvsnek szmos elnye van. felmerlt a problma/krds Nhny megoldatlan krds merlt fel a megbeszlsek sorn. a mellett(e) s (az) ellen(e) szl rvek/szempontok Tekintetbe vett mindent, az egsz gy mel-lett s ellen szl rvet. ellenkez rtelm kijelentsek Ellenkez rtelm kijelentsek ellenre a konferencit megtartjk.

to prove/turn out to be The rumours about his disappearance have proved to be untrue. provided I will come with you provided you allow me to drive. to put an end to Why dont you put an and to your useless arguments? to put forward an argument He has put forward a very good argument in favour of the realisation of their plan. to put in a word for sg/sy Could you put in a word for Mary? to put it another way That skirt would suit me. To put in another way you are going to buy it, arent you?

valamilyennek bizonyulni Az eltnsrl szl hresztelsek hamisnak bizonyultak. feltve ha/hogy Elmegyek veled, feltve ha megengeded, hogy n vezessek. vget vetni valaminek Mirt nem vetsz vget hibaval vititok-nak? elterjeszt egy rvet/indtkot Nagyon j rvet terjesztett el tervk meg-valstsa mellett. prtjt fogja vminek/vkinek, szl egy j szt az rdekben Tudnl egy j szt szlni Marika rdek-ben? ms szval Az a szoknya jl llna nekem. Ms szval meg akarod venni, nemde?

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question under discussion Only the question under discussion must be answered. quite frankly Quite franky it fits you like a glove. quite the opposite szban forg krds Csak a szban forg krdst kell megvla-szolni. egszen szintn Egszen szintn gy ll, mintha rd ntt-tk volna. pont az ellenkezje

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raise a problem/a question The question of abolishing the entrance examination has been raised several times. range form to His official duties range from his everyday duty to making important decisions. to reach a peak He has reached a peak in his carrier by winning the gold medal. felvet egy problmt/krdst Mr szmos zben felvetettk a felvteli vizsga eltrlsnek krdst. vllalkozik, mozog valami kztt, terjed valamitl valameddig Hatskre a mindennapi munktl a fontos dntsek meghozatalig terjed. tetzik, tetpontjra jut, elri a cscs-pontot Az aranyrem megnyersvel plyja cscspontjra jutott.

to refer to What I have told you about political parties in Hungary refers to the last few years only. regardless of All applicants have to take an examination regardless of their former career. It remains to be seen. Remember your manners!

vonatkozik valamire Amit a magyarorszgi politikai prtokrl mondtam neked, az csak az elmlt pr vre vonatkozik. valamire val tekintet nlkl Minden jelentkeznek vizsgznia kell, eddi-gi plyafutsra val tekintet nlkl. Majd elvlik. Majd megltjuk. Aztn viselkedj rendesen! (anya gyer-

meknek) to result from This excellent output results from the mu-tual effort of our employees. to result in It has resulted in nothing. right away Im coming right away. to rule out the possibility that We cannot rule out the possibility that other scientists are also on the right track. szrmazik, ered, kvetkezik valamibl Ez a kitn teljestmny alkalmazottaink kzs erfesztsbl kvetkezik. eredmnyez valamit, vezet valamire Semmi sem lett belle. rgtn Rgtn jvk. kizrja a lehetsgt annak, hogy Nem zrhatjuk ki annak a lehetsgt, hogy ms tudsok is j nyomon jrnak.

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say what you will Say what you will, he will never agree with you on that. to set an example My father set a good example for his chil-dren. Shame on you! to share an opinion/a view Mr. Sears shared the chairmans opinion. to shrug off You cant simply shrug off such a problem. It has to be tackled carefully! to side with He always sides with the Liberal Party. so So, I am here to help you. so far I havent seen her so far. mondhatsz, amit akarsz Mondhatsz amit akarsz, abba soha nem fog beleegyezni. pldt mutat Apm j pldt mutatott gyermekeinek. Szgyelld magad! osztja valakinek a vlemnyt/nzett Sears r osztotta az elnk vlemnyt. vllrndtssal elintz Nem szabadna egy egyszer vllrndts-sal elintzned egy ilyen problmt. Ezt k-rltekinten kell kezelni! mell/prtjra ll, tmogatja Mindig a Liberlis prtot tmogatja. gy, teht gy teht itt vagyok, hogy segtsek neked. eddig, ez ideig Eddig mg nem lttam.

so much for So much for his honesty. So thats where we are! so to speak He has lost his footing, so to speak. So what? Your dog is always barking. So what? Some people say Some people say that Hungarian is one of the most difficult languages to learn. some time Please, come and see us some time! Something else Id like to know is this Something else Id like to know is this:

ennyit valamirl Ennyit a becsletessgrl! Ht itt vagyunk! hogy gy mondjam, gyszlvn gyszlvn elvesztette a lba all a talajt. Na s?/Mi kze hozz? Mindig ugat a kutyja. Na s? Egyesek azt mondjk Egyesek azt mondjk, hogy a magyar az egyik legnehezebben tanulhat nyelv. alkalom adtn Krlek, alkalom adtn gyere s ltogass meg minket! Amit mg szeretnk tudni az az, hogy Amit mg szeretnk tudni az az, hogy mikor esedkes

when is the London train due to come? to speak for itself The facts you have just mentioned speak for themselves. to speak ones mind Why are you afraid to speak your mind? Speak up, please! to specialise in He specialised in modern fine arts. to stand comparison with Cars made in Hungary stand comparison with those of the foreign countries. to start with/to begin with To begin with I must say that everybody has passed the exam. to stick to ones opinion I tried to convince him, but he sticks to his opinion. to submit to Before leaving for Africa he submitted him-self to several medical examinations. to suit (well) This dress suits her well.

a londoni vonat rkezse. nmagrt beszl A tnyek, melyeket elbb emltettl, nma-gukrt beszlnek. megmondja a vlemnyt, kimondja, amit gondol, szintn beszl Mirt nem mersz szintn beszlni? Beszljen hangosabban, krem! szakosodik valamire A modern kpzmvszetre szakosodott. killja az sszehasonltst valamivel A magyar gyrtmny gpkocsik killjk az sszehasonltst a klfldiekkel. elszr is Elszr is azt kell mondanom, hogy min-denki tment a vizsgn. kitart a vlemnye mellett Megprbltam meggyzni, de kitart a vle-mnye mellett. alvet Mieltt Afrikba utazott, szmos orvosi vizsglatnak vetette al magt. jl ll valakinek Jl ll neki ez a ruha.

suitable for He is suitable for undertaking the job. To sum up, we can say that To sum up, we can say that it was a pros-perous year for the company. to support sys opinion with weighty arguments He has supported his opinion about the necessity of buying the house with weighty arguments. to suppose/supposing What shall we do supposing he doesnt arrive on time? Sure. Do you want it? Sure.

alkalmas valamire Alkalmas arra, hogy elvllalja a munkt. sszegezve azt mondhatjuk, hogy sszegezve azt mondhatjuk, hogy ez egy sikeres v volt a cg szmra. vlemnyt nyoms rvekkel tmasztja al Nyoms rvekkel tmasztotta al azon vlemnyt, hogy a hzat meg kell venni. tegyk fel, feltve Mit tegynk feltve, hogy nem rkezik meg idben? Persze. Kred? Persze.

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to tackle a situation Do you have any good ideas how to tackle this situation. take, (for example) Take, for example, this simple case! to take a chance You will have to take a chance and buy that house! megold egy helyzetet Van valami j tleted, hogy hogyan oldjuk meg ezt a helyzetet? vegyk (pldul) Vegyk pldul ezt az egyszer esetet! megragadni a lehetsget Meg kell ragadnod a lehetsget, s meg kell venned azt a hzat!

Take a seat! to take a stand on a certain issue; to take a stand in sys favour/against sy He has taken a stand on that issue in favour of the researchers opinion. to take action against The new government is going to take action against illegal entries. to take advantage of Clever businessmen take advantage of the quick answer to new challenges. to take into account/consideration Please, take into account our interest as well! Take it easy!

Foglaljon helyet! llst foglalni egy bizonyos krdsben; llst foglalni valaki mellett/valaki ellen Abban a krdsben a kutatk vlemnye mellett foglalt llst. lpseket tesz valami ellen Az j kormny lpseket szndkozik tenni a tiltott hatrtlpsek ellen. elnyt kovcsol abbl, hogy Az okos zletemberek az j kihvsokra adott gyors vlaszokbl kovcsolnak elnyt. szmtsba/tekintetbe vesz Vegye krem szmtsba a mi rdekeinket is. Nyugi, nyugi!

Take it or leave it! to take part in sg I would be glad if you could take part in our meeting. to take sy/sg to be sy/sg I took him to be English. to take/follow the line of least a resistance He always takes the line of least resistance. to take the necessary measures The defenders of the castle have taken all the necessary measures to protect themselves against the enemy. to take the opportunity to Let me take the opportunity to congratulate you. He has taken French leave. Thank you for calling me. Thank you for the lovely evening. thanks to She is very fit thanks to aerobics. That being the case That being the case, you had better be careful. that reminds me That reminds me, I must go now. Its very late. that reminds me of the time when That reminds me of the time when I was a

Ha nem tetszik, hagyd ott! rszt venni valamiben Boldog lennk, ha rszt tudntok venni az sszejvetelnkn. valakinek/valaminek nz valakit/valamit, de feltevse tves. Angolnak nztem. (De nem az.) a legknnyebb megoldst/utat vlasztja Mindig a legknnyebb megoldst vlasztja. megtenni a szksges intzkedseket A vr vdi megtettek minden szksges intzkedst, hogy megvdjk magukat az ellensggel szemben. megragadni az alkalmat vmire Hadd ragadjam meg az alkalmat, hogy gra-tulljak nnek. szrevtlenl tvozott. Ksznm, hogy felhvott. Ksznm a csods estt. annak ksznheten Az aerobiknak ksznheten nagyon fiata-los. Miutn ez a helyzet Miutn ez a helyzet, jobban teszed, ha va-tos vagy. az m/most jut eszembe Most jut eszembe, mr mennem kell. Ks van. ez azokra az idkre emlkeztet, amikor Ez azokra az idkre emlkeztet, amikor

secondary school pupil. Thats okay by me. Thats quite another cup of tea. Thats the point! thats the reason why Thats the reason why he couldnt come. the fact is The fact is that I have lost my way.

kzpiskols dik voltam. Rendben, ami engem illet. Ez ms lapra tartozik. Errl van sz! ez az oka annak Ez az oka annak, hogy nem tudott jnni. a dolog gy ll A dolog gy ll, hogy eltvedtem.

the long and the short of it is that The long and the short of it is that they badly need our financial aid. the point is that The point is that this new method is far more effective. The sooner the better. The truth is that there are an enormous number of advan-tages/disadvantages to There are an enormous number of advan-tages to work as a tourist guide. there is a slight chance that There is a slight chance that it will not suc-ceed again. There is no chance of There is no chance of quick changes. There is no doubt about (the fact) that There is no doubt about the fact that he deserved the Nobel prize. there is no need to There is no need to tell me again. there is no objection to There is no objection to our leaving for London. there is no point in There is no point in doing that. there is no reason for There is no reason for his resignation. There is no sense in There is no sense in arguing. There is nothing fixed yet. think along the same lines I am happy

egyszval, a lnyeg az, hogy Egyszval nagy szksgk van az anyagi tmogatsunkra. a lnyeg az, hogy A lnyeg az, hogy ez az j mdszer sokkal hatkonyabb. Minl elbb, annl jobb. Az igazsg az, hogy szmos elnye/htrnya van valaminek Szmos elnye van annak, ha valaki idegenvezetknt dolgozik. kevs a valsznsge, hogy Kevs a valsznsge, hogy nem sikerl jra. Nincs semmi eslye arra, hogy Nincs semmi esly a gyors vltozsokra. Semmi ktsg afell, hogy Semmi ktsg afell, hogy kirdemelte a Nobel-djat. nem szksges Nem szksges jra elmondanod nekem. nincs semmi akadlya annak, hogy Nincs semmi akadlya annak, hogy elutaz-zunk Londonba. nincs semmi rtelme, hogy Nincs semmi rtelme, hogy megtegyk. nincs semmi ok arra, hogy Nincs semmi ok arra, hogy lemondjon. Semmi rtelme sincs Semmi rtelme sincs a vitatkozsnak. Mg semmi sem biztos. hasonlkppen gondolkodik valakivel rlk,

to think along the same lines as you. thinking it over Thinking it over, he is right. This may sound a stupid question, but ... This may sound a stupid question, but are you in love?

hogy hasonlkppen gondolko-dunk. alaposan megfontolva Ha alaposan megfontoljuk, igaza van. Buta krdsnek hangzik, de Buta krdsnek hangzik, de nem vagy sze-relmes?

this would mean to This would mean to accept his point of view. to my great disappointment To my great disappointment the play was terribly boring. to my mind To my mind you neednt make such a fuss about it. to my surprise To my great surprise the kangaroo could jump twice as high as I had thought. to some extent It would be better to some extent to take into consideration what we were told.

ez annyi, mint Ez annyi, mint elfogadni az szempontjait. nagy csaldsomra Nagy csaldsomra a szndarab borzasz-tan unalmas volt. szerintem, vlemnyem szerint Szerintem nem kell nagy hht csapnod krltte. mulatomra mulatomra a kengur ktszer olyan ma-gasra tudott szkellni, mint gondoltam. egy bizonyos fokig Bizonyos fokig jobb lenne figyelembe venni azt, amit mondtak neknk.

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under discussion The topic under discussion is very interest-ing. under mentioned The under mentioned furniture will be put up for auction. under normal circumstances Under normal circumstances it would not have occurred to me. under the condition He will obtain American citizenship under the condition that he lives there for 5 years and passes his exams. upon further consideration Upon further consideration I have changed my mind. a szban forg A szban forg tma nagyon rdekes. az albb felsorolt Az albb felsorolt btorok kerlnek az rve-rsre. normlis krlmnyek kztt Normlis krlmnyek kztt ez nem fordult volna el velem. azzal a felttellel, hogy Meg fogja kapni az amerikai llampolgr-sgot, azzal a felttellel, hogy t vig ott l s leteszi a vizsgt. jobban megfontolva(a dolgot) Jobban megfontolva a dolgot mskpp dn-tttem.

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No vacancies. vice versa They can count on us and vice versa. to voice ones opinions He has voiced his opinions in connection with the above mentioned question. Nincs munkaer-felvtel. Nincsenek ki-ad szobk. oda-vissza, fordtva, viszont Szmthatnak rnk s viszont. hangot ad a vlemnynek Hangot adott vlemnynek a fent emltett krdssel kapcsolatban.

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Wait a minute! Welcome (home)! Well done! Well, you have a point there, but Well you have a point there, but I am still not convinced. What a nuisance! What a pity! What a shame! What about it? What about going for a walk? What about you? What annoys me is (the fact) that What annoys me is the fact that I have left my dictionary at home. What can I do for you? What does it look like? What has happened to you? What is it used for? What is it made of? What is on (the TV) today? What makes you think so? What number did you call? What size is it? What struck me was What struck me was his politeness. Whats going on (around here)? (and) what is more He is a talented engineer, and what is more he has an excellent sense of business. Whats the matter? Vrjon egy percet! Isten hozott (itthon)! Jl van! Nos, van valami abban, amit mondasz, de Nos ebben van valami igazad, de mg mindig nem vagyok meggyzve. Micsoda sletlensg! Milyen kr! Micsoda szgyen! Mi a vlemnyed rla? Mit szlnl egy sthoz? Mi a vlemnyed? ami bosszant/idegest az az (a tny), hogy Ami bosszant, az az (a tny), hogy otthon hagytam a sztramat. Mit tehetek nrt? Mit kr? (boltban) Milyen? Hogy nz ki? Mi trtnt veled? Mire hasznljk? Mibl kszlt? Mit adnak ma (a TV-ben)? Minek alapjn gondolod gy? Milyen szmot hvott? Mekkora mret? Nekem az tnt fel, hogy Nekem az udvariassga tnt fel. Mi folyik itt? st mi tbb Nagyon tehetsges mrnk, st mi tbb kivl zleti rzke is van. Mi baj van?

Whats up? Whether .. or I read a book every evening

Na mi van? Mi trtnt? akr akr nem Minden este olvasok knyvet,

whether I am tired or not. Who cares? Who is calling? without further ado He continued his lecture without further ado. without much consideration He made a fool of him without much con-sideration of his age. without taking sides He has to make a decision without taking sides. to wonder I wonder why I am so cheerful today. Would you be so kind as to ? Would you be so kind as to give me some information? Would you mind ? Would you mind lending me a pen?

akr fradt vagyok, akr nem. Mit szmt? Ki beszl? minden tovbbi nlkl Minden tovbbi nlkl folytatta az elad-st. anlkl, hogy megfontolta volna, tekin-tettel lett volna r Bolondot csinlt belle, tekintet nlkl a korra. minden rszrehajls nlkl Dntenie kell minden rszrehajls nlkl. tndni valamin/kvncsinak lenni vala-mire Azon tndm, mirt vagyok ma olyan j-kedv. Lenne olyan kedves, s Lenne olyan kedves s adna nekem nmi felvilgostst. Lenne szves/Nem bnna Lenne szves klcsnadni egy tollat?

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You are welcome! Thank you. You are welcome! You cant beat that You had better You had better get up early. You must be joking. You never can tell You never can tell what the future has in store for you. Szvesen! Ksznm. Szvesen. Ezt nem tudod lepiplni/megdnteni. Nem tudsz flbe kerekedni. Jobban tennd, ha Jobban tennd, ha korn kelnl. Bizonyra viccelsz. Az ember sohasem tudhatja Sohasem tudhatod, mit tartogat szmodra a jv.

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