majd

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Hungarian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ ˈmɒjd]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒjd

Adverb[edit]

majd (not comparable)

  1. sometime, later (at an indefinite point of time in the future)
    Synonyms: valamikor, egyszer
    Ha majd lesz időd, olvasd el ezt a könyvet!When you have time later, then read this book.
  2. (slightly literary) and then, afterwards, after (it)
    Synonyms: utána, aztán, azután
    Elmentek ebédelni, majd hazamentek.They went to have lunch and then they went home.
  3. (stressed) almost, nearly (as a shortened version of majdnem, majd is often written in this sense with a final apostrophe, although it is not officially endorsed)
    Synonyms: majdnem, csaknem, szinte, kis híján, jóformán, közel
    Majd’ leszakad a vállam, olyan nehéz ez a táska!My shoulders are almost getting torn off, this bag is so heavy!

Usage notes[edit]

(in the future): Strictly speaking, there is no future tense in Hungarian, so a way of expressing it (apart from the auxiliary fog, cf. going to, implying determination) is using the present tense with the adverb majd. If it is clear that future is meant, simply using the present tense on its own is sufficient.

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Further reading[edit]

  • (sometime; afterwards): majd in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.
  • (almost): majd in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.