The Funniest Street Names in Budapest

The Funniest Street Names in Budapest

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When administrating or registering somewhere, not only names and birthdates can make bureaucrats smile, but also street names in some cases. Wouldn’t we all be amused at a serious businessman living on Bunny Walk? The names of public places in Budapest go way beyond Sándor Petőfi and Lajos Kossuth. Here is a collection of some of the funniest, cutest street names in Budapest.

1st district: Raspberry Street (Málna utca) sounds quite yummy, but its continuation is Bear Steer (Medve utca) which puts it into a different perspective, while Gellért Mountain hides the Fairy Home Hollow Way (Tündérlaki mélyút) and Chamois Stairs (Zerge lépcső).

2nd district: How would you like to live in Barberry Street (Borbolya utca), Dewdrop Street (Harmatcsepp utca), Ice Bear Slope (Jegesmedve lejtő), Panorama Street (Kilátás utca), Lord’s Prayer Street (Miatyánk utca) or Little Pretty Street (Szépecske utca)?

3rd district: Óbuda also has a wide variety of unique street names like Sweet Street (Édes utca), Wax Street (Gyanta utca), Sludge Street (Iszap utca), Windstorm Street (Szélvész utca) and Spider Street (Pók utca).

4th district: Chemical streets named Anode (Anód), Cathode (Katód) and Krypton (Kripton) lie quite close to each other, and you can get to some of them through Tiny Street (Pici utca).

5th district: The name of Golden Hand Street (Aranykéz utca) coalesced with the explosion in the 1990s, while we wonder whether or not superstitious people touch their buttons in Chimneysweep Street (Kéményseprő utca).

6th district: Budapest’s shortest street name, Old Street (Ó utca) can be found here.

7th district: The most interesting street is called Hundred House (Százház), but we’re quite sure that there are fewer than a hundred houses in the street.

8th district: We can find quite mystical places here, for instance, in Aurora Street (Auróra utca), Air Spirit Street (Légszesz utca) and Five Lark Street (Ötpacsirta utca).

9th district: Have you been to the lovely sounding Golden Flower (Aranyvirág), Tinkler (Csengettyű), Polka Dotted (Pöttyös) or Fragrant (Illatos) Streets?

10th district: The street names reflect the different areas of the district. For instance, Skid Street (Ászok utca) refers to the beer factory, Fattening Square (Hízlaló tér) comes from the former pig settlement, while one of the loveliest street names, Ulmaria (Tündérfürt) is also found here.

11th district: This region is full of kind, lovely street, road names from Berry (Bogyó), Playful (Pajkos), Tabby (Cirmos) to Moonlight (Holdvilág), Ice Flower (Jégvirág) and Rose Peach (Rózsabarack).

12th district: Have you ever heard of Adonis Street (Adonisz utca), Cupid Street (Ámor utca), Cloud Street (Felhő utca), Nightingale Road (Fülemile út), Fairy Garden Street (Tündérkert utca) and Cricket Stairs (Tücsök lépcső)?

13th district: This is the region for street names connected to relationships as some of them are named Buddy (Cimbora), Chummy (Koma), Wedding (Esküvő), Bride (Mennyasszony), Groom (Vőlegény), Groomsman (Násznagy), Sister (Nővér) and Brother-in-law (Sógor).

14th district: Cute street names include Butterfly (Pillangó), Dragonfly (Szitakötő), Maar (Tengerszem) and Toddler (Tipegő).

15th district: What could Memory Square (Emlék tér), Teddy Street (Mackó utca), Gingerbread Square (Mézeskalács tér) and Mummy Street (Anyácska utca) stand for?

16th district: How about Razor Street (Borotvás utca), Sparkle Street (Csillám utca), Snow White Street (Hófehérke utca) and Hawk-eye Street (Sasszem utca)?

17th district: This district has some romantic and delicious sounding streets named Vanilla (Vanília), Pineapple (Ananász), Spearmint (Fodormenta), Moonbeam (Holdsugár) and Bee (Méhecske).

18th district: You might want to live in Youth Street (Fiatalság utca), Snowflake Street (Hópehely utca) or Dolphin Street (Delfin utca).

19th district: Most street names are quite traditional in Kispest, however, we can find Ladybug (Katica) and Confectioner (Cukrász) Streets there.

20th district: Unique street names are quite rare in Pesterzsébet. This is literally true in the case of Rare Street (Ritka utca) and Rare Alley (Ritka köz).

21st district: The names of public places are a bit more diverse in Csepel with Badger Street (Borz utca), Tabby Walk (Cirmos sétány), Bunny Walk (Nyuszi sétány), Cosmos Walk (Kozmosz sétány) and Milky Way Street (Tejút utca).

22nd district: Quite a lot of street names were inspired by nature in this region. There are streets named after Long-eared Owl (Fülesbagoly), Turtledove (Gerlice), Rosehip (Csipkebogyó) and Honey (Méz).

23rd district: There’s a Hairdresser Street (Fodrász utca) in Soroksár, but nobody has started a business there so far. Another street is named Lava (Láva) even though there are no volcanos in the neighbourhood, and the absolute winner of the district is Winnie the Pooh Street (Micimackó utca).

Source: dailynewshungary.com

Do you remember the street names mentioned in the text? Can you give the Hungarian equivalent of them?

 

chamois

 

barberry

 

dewdrop

 

Lord’s Prayer

 

wax

 

sludge

 

chimneysweep

 

lark

 

tinkler

 

fragrant

 

ulmaria

 

tabby

 

nightingale

 

cricket

 

chummy

 

groomsman

 

dragonfly

 

maar

 

toddler

 

gingerbread

 

Snow White

 

hawk-eye

 

spearmint

 

moonbeam

 

bee

 

snowflake

 

ladybug

 

badger

 

Milky Way

 

long-eared owl

 

turtledove

 

rosehip

 

Winnie the Pooh

 

 

Key

chamois

zerge

barberry

borbolya

dewdrop

harmatcsepp

Lord’s Prayer

Miatyánk

wax

viasz

sludge

iszap

chimneysweep

kéményseprő

lark

pacsirta

tinkler

csengettyű

fragrant

illatos

ulmaria

tündérfürt

tabby

cirmos

nightingale

fülemüle

cricket

tücsök

chummy

koma

groomsman

násznagy

dragonfly

szitakötő

maar

tengerszem

toddler

tipegő

gingerbread

mézeskalács

Snow White

Hófehérke

hawk-eye

sasszem

spearmint

fodormenta

moonbeam

holdsugár

bee

méhecske

snowflake

hópehely

ladybug

katica

badger

borz

Milky Way

Tejút

long-eared owl

fülesbagoly

turtledove

gerlice

rosehip

csipkebogyó

Winnie the Pooh

Micimackó

Vocabulary

toregister

iktat, anyakönyvez, jegyzékbe vesz

to go way beyond

messze több, mint

yummy

finom

continuation

folytatás

to coalesce

egybefonódik, összefonódik

explosion

robbanás

superstitious

babonás

button

gomb

beer factory

sörgyár

traditional

hagyományos

rare

ritka

literally

szó szerint

diverse

változatos, sokoldalú

to inspire

ihletni

volcano

vulkán

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