biztos

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bízik (to trust)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbistoʃ/ (the z is pronounced s)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: biz‧tos

Adjective[edit]

biztos (comparative biztosabb, superlative legbiztosabb)

  1. safe, secure
  2. sure, steady
  3. sure of, certain, confident, positive

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

biztos (not comparable)

  1. surely, certainly
  2. probably, perhaps, maybe

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

To make clear that the meaning surely, certainly is implied, one can use biztos as the adjective and the word hogy (that) as in:

Biztos, hogy ők voltak azok. - It is sure that it was them.

This makes it clear that it is not a probability but a certainity in contrast to the ambigous

Biztos ők voltak azok. - Perhaps it was them. / It was surely them.

Noun[edit]

biztos (plural biztosok)

  1. commissioner, policeman
    Biztos úr! - Officer! (addressing a policeman)

Declension[edit]