hiszen

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1519. From hiszem (I believe), the first-person singular indicative present definite form of hisz (to believe). For the final m changing to n, compare talán.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈhisɛn]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hi‧szen

Conjunction[edit]

hiszen

  1. as, because; said if something follows obviously for the speaker
    Itt vagyok, hiszen megígértem, hogy eljövök!I am here, of course, as I promised I would come.
  2. hey, but, why; said when realizing something or wanting someone else to realize something
    Hiszen ez nem is nehéz!Hey, this isn't even difficult!
    De hiszen ott voltam!But I was there for sure!

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN