See also: ˀeƚkeƚ

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

el- +‎ kel

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ ˈɛlkɛl]
  • Hyphenation: el‧kel
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

VerbEdit

elkel

  1. (intransitive) to be sold, to sell, to go
    Synonym: eladják
    Minden jegy elkelt!Sold out! (literally, “Every ticket is / has been sold!”)
    1. (figurative, usually of girls) to be married off (i.e. already taken, not available any more)
    Synonym: férjhez adják
  2. (intransitive, especially in the conditional mood) be necessary, one could do with something (the person in need taking -nak/-nek)
    Synonyms: ráférne, jól jönne
    Nem tudok dönteni; elkelne most nekem egy jó tanács.I can't decide; now I could do with some good advice.
ConjugationEdit

Usage notesEdit

In terms of meaning, this verb is the passive equivalent of elad (to sell something).