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The 17 Funniest Hungarian Expressions (and How to Use Them)

Hungary Languages
by Colm FitzGerald Dec 15, 2016

1. Hungarians don’t “jump for joy”, they are “as happy as a monkey about its tail” (Örül, mint majom a farkának).

2. Hungarians don’t say “Bullshit!”, they say “Horse dick!” (Lófasz!)

3. Hungarians don’t ask little children “Why are you crying?”, they ask “Why are you giving drinks to the mice?” (Miért itatod az egereket?)

4. Hungarians don’t call you “useless”, they say “you’re as little as the roaring in a Mackó cheese” (Kevés vagy, mint mackósajtban a brummogás). Mackó cheese is a type of Hungarian cheese that has a small bear on its label.

5. Hungarians don’t say “It’s not worth the effort”, they say “It’s worth as much as a kiss to a dead person” (Annyit ér, mint halottnak a csók).

6. Hungarians don’t say “Far, far away”, they say “Behind God’s back” (“Az Isten háta mögött”).

7. Hungarian guys don’t say to one another “That chick is a 10″, they say “That’s a bomb woman” (Az egy bombanő”).

8. Hungarians won’t say “Once a thief, always a thief”, they’ll say “You can’t make bacon out of a dog” (Kutyaból nem lesz szalonna).

9. Hungarians won’t say he’s “good-hearted”, they’ll say “you can spread him on bread” (Kenyérre lehet kenni).

10. Hungarians don’t call you “gay”, they call you “warm” (Meleg).

11. In Hungarian you don’t say “Cool!”, you say “Perfectly good!” (Tök jó!), “Fat!” (Zsir!), or “King!” (Király!)

12. Hungarians don’t yell “Hey, you’re blocking my view!”, they yell “Your dad wasn’t a glassmaker!” (Apád nem volt üveges!)

13. Hungarians don’t say “When pigs fly!”, they say “When red snow falls!” (Majd ha piros hó esik!)

14. Hungarians don’t ask “What the fuck are you doing?”, they ask “What my dick are you doing?” (Mi a faszomat csinálsz?)

15. Hungarians don’t say “It’s not as good as you think”, they say “The fence is not made from sausage” (Nem kolbászból van a kerítés).

16. Hungarians don’t say “You son of a bitch!”, they say “You jizz!” (Te geci!)

17. Hungarians don’t say “It’s all Greek to me”, they say “It’s Chinese for me” (Ez nekem kínai).

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