KISS – szókincsbővítés

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Mai hasznos hétköznapi kifejezésünket a KISS együttes magyar gyökerekkel rendelkező tagja, Gene Simmons, fogja megtanítani nekünk. Lássuk és halljuk!

After fifty years of making music, KISS will be retiring, but as part of their farewell tour which started in 2019, they are visiting Hungary this summer. Born in Israel to a Hungarian father and mother, Gene Simmons shared the news about their Budapest concert in Hungarian. (see the video)

Gene Simmons, bassist and co-lead singer of KISS, messaged the Hungarian fans in their mother tongue:

As LiveNation writes, “after an epic 45-year career that launched an era of rock n roll legends, KISS launched their final ever tour in 2019. Known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS has proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock’n’roll.  The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers, who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, have said this tour is devoted to the millions of KISS Army fans. The farewell tour will stop at Budapest Arena as well.”

KISS’s Budapest concert will take place on July 14th as part of the End of the Road World Tour.

sources (article; video): Hungary Today; KISS, Budapest 2022, Live Nation Hungary, Youtube

“Be there or be square”

Be there or be square is an idiomatic expression used humorously to mean that if you don’t attend or show up wherever “there” is – usually it is an exciting event – you aren’t very cool. In other words, you’ll be missing out; you won’t be in the know. (The phrase is in jest and not truly meant to imply that the inviter will think you boring or unfun.)

It’s used to encourage someone to attend a happening or to show up where they’re invited. The origin of be there or be square appears to be the jazz scene of the 1940s. It derives from the slang use of the word square, meaning conservative or conventional.

source: The Word Counter

Vocabulary

to retire visszavonulni
farewell tour búcsúturné
to launch elindítani
era korszak
trademark védjegy
blistering hatalmas erejű és pörgős
to prove bizonyítani
decades évtizedek
hands down egyértelműen/kétségtelenül
to devote to szánni/szentelni valakinek
to take place megtörténni/zajlani
to attend részt venni/ellátogatni
to miss out kihagyni/lemaradni valamiről
in jest tréfából/viccből
to derive from származik valahonnan
conventional hagyományos/hétköznapi

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