The Alternative Hungarian Dictionary: fekete kutya

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Main form fekete kutya
Transcribed form
Pronunciation
Grammatical description
Strength neutral / common slang
Translation a black dog
Literal translation
Note It is used in old Hungarian to send somebody to Hell. The "fekete kutya" is a Hungarian representation of the Devil, and the full idiom would be "Fekete kutya take you with him!" The expression has artistic conotations, as it is no longer used in the contemporary language, and would delight your Hungarian friends. However, be sure to remember the explanation, in case they have never heard of it!
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