le-

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Hungarian[edit]

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le-

  1. (verbal prefix) indicates actions with downward direction, either figuratively or literally.
    esik (to fall)leesik (to fall down)
    ül (to sit)leül (to sit down)
    néz (to look)lenéz (to look down at (someone/something); to look down on (someone), to hold someone in contempt)
    vezet (to drive)levezet (to drive down to (a town, a destination); to deduce something)
    beszél (to talk)lebeszél (to dissuade)
  2. (verbal prefix) indicates perfection
    zár (to lock)lezár (to lock up)
    fordít (to translate)lefordít (to (completely, thoroughly) translate)
    vezet (to lead)levezet (to conduct (a meeting, a trial, etc.))
    fizet (to pay)lefizet (to pay off; to bribe)
  3. (verbal prefix) indicates the repeated or continuous performance of an action until something's depleted, exhausted, etc.
    beszél (to talk)lebeszél (to exhaust (something, usually one's phone credit) by talking)
    vásárol (to buy)levásárol (to claim (a coupon, etc.) and use up)
    dolgozik (to work)ledolgoz (to work off (extra pounds); to work until one has the necessary amount of work hours because of substitutions, shift changes, holidays, etc.)
    ül (to sit)leül (to convert financial penalty into time spent in jail instead of paying)

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Volapük[edit]

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le-

  1. An augmentative prefix.
  2. Used to denote a quality of greatness.
    fat (father)lefat (grandfather)
  3. For adjectives: an intensifier.
    gudik (good)legudik (excellent)

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