I have recently been exploring the world of obscene Hungarian expressions.
How do I learn these expressions? First, I had a friend tell me a couple of phrases indispensable for those moments of vexation that inevitably come. Learned a couple of other ones from native speakers just dying to tell me about them.
Then one day I stumbled upon a forum with a topic of swearing in different languages, which do you think is the best, etc. One contributor made this amazing comment:
"I swear in Hungarian almost exclusively... our language has the most sophisticated and most amazing swearings of all. A Hungarian could go on swearing for minutes without repeating a single word."
With this, my curiosity was piqued. After following a few links via a web search I found some amazing pages with comprehensive listings compiled by scholars who really put their back into it. And so it is to these great men - soldiers on the advancing frontier of civilization, true men of arts and literature - we dedicate this blog post today.
And what do you want to bet this turns out to the single most popular post I've ever published, goddamn my soul!
Whoa daddy, getting ahead of myself there. OK, so... I'm not going to list the really filthy ones - you'll have to follow one or more of the links to see those. But for those with ambitions to be sophisticated citizens of Hungary, ready for anything, this is a good start.
Menj a fenébe Go to Hell
Dögölj meg Drop dead
Töketlen kis béna pöcs Mr. Small Balls
Ribanc Bitch (some say this is closer to "slut")
Vazze Fuck (not quite as obscene as English counterpart)
Kurva Szar! Fucking shit!
Seggfej Asshole (lit. "ass-head")
Nyald ki a seggem Lick my ass
Ha nekem ilyen fejem lenne, nem hordanám! If I had a head like yours, I wouldn't wear it!
Felkötötted már magad! Come see me after you've hung yourself!
Te másodosztályú geci! You're a sperm from the lower class
Basszon agyon a kénköves istennyila Get fucked to death by lightning with sulphuric stones
Fidesz Republican, Neo-Con
Bizony! This is an expression that I personally translate to mean "Fuckin' A!"... but it actually means nothing of the sort. It's not even obscene. This may be reviewed in a future Total Subversion Hungarian post.