szembenéz

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

szembe- +‎ néz

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈsɛmbɛneːz]
  • Hyphenation: szem‧be‧néz
  • Rhymes: -eːz

VerbEdit

szembenéz

  1. (intransitive) to look someone straight in the eye/face, to face someone
  2. (intransitive) to face something (to be located across each other)
    A házak szembenéznek egymással.The houses are facing each other.
  3. (intransitive) to face, to face up to (followed by -val/-vel) (to confront a condition or situation, typically one that is unpleasant or uncomfortable)
    Szembe kell néznünk azzal a ténnyel, hogy nem leszünk fiatalabbak.We must face up to the fact that we're not getting any younger.

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Further readingEdit

  • szembenéz in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.