jó napot kívánok

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(good) +‎ nap (day) +‎ -ot (accusative suffix) +‎ kíván (to wish) +‎ -ok (personal suffix), literally: "I wish you a good day".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈjoːnɒpotˌkiːvaːnok]
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Phrase[edit]

napot kívánok

  1. (formal) good day, good afternoon
    Synonym: jó napot

Usage notes[edit]

The most widely accepted way of greeting someone whom the speaker addresses formally in the third person. It is usually heard from about 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., but there are no hard-and-fast rules about it, and some people will use jó napot all day round.

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