le-

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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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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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