The symbolic dog breed of Hungary, the Hungarian vizsla, is becoming more and more popular all around the world. There is nothing cuter than a new-born Hungarian vizsla with its floppy ears and soft fur. Other than being irresistibly adorable, however, the Hungarian vizsla is excellent in hunting and training, too. Get one and it is guaranteed that it will help you get your daily exercise in, but they can also help you redecorate your house (sometimes without your consent) – no chance to get bored. Your Hungarian vizsla will be your perfect best friend.
The Hungarian vizsla that is guarding the Minnesota Capitol is truly a dream dog, Bors Online says. In 2016, Matka was 18 months old when, among many other dogs, she was chosen to join the security team due to her unbeatable smell, serenity, and friendliness. Her tasks include detecting bombs and maintaining the security of the building. She has a great responsibility guarding thousands of people’s lives on the daily. When she is not working, she spends her time cheering up the employees.
Since last year, there are more Hungarian vizslas working at American airports’ security services. The Transportation Security Administration of the USA is in charge of the safety of people travelling in the states, so they are responsible for the protection of airports, too. All the public order agencies employ dogs, and since they realised that friendly-looking dogs do not make people feel uncomfortable, they switched to vizslas.
Another Hungarian vizsla living in Canada has become an Instagram star. Whiskey has already travelled half the world with her owners; they go on hikes, go canoeing, and they sleep in tents in the mountains. She also got another vizsla friend, Bourbon, and almost 130 thousand people are following their daily adventures.
Another Hungarian vizsla, Murray, became internet famous in 2018 when his owner posted pictures about him on the roof of their house. Murray would climb up the roof every day to greet his beloved owner in a unique way when coming home from work.
source: Bors Online and Daily News Hungary
Most nézzünk meg néhány érdekes és hasznos idiómát a kutyákkal kapcsolatban.
a shaggy dog story – hosszadalmas favicc
a long and often pointless story that is told as a joke and often ends in a very silly or unexpected way
top dog – nagykutya
the most important person in an organization
work like a dog – (kutya) keményen dolgozik
to work very hard
you can’t teach an old dog new tricks– Öreg kutyának már nem lehet új trükköket tanítani
it is difficult for older people to learn new things
put on the dog– adni a bankot/ felvágni
to dress or entertain in a luxurious and extravagant manner
in the doghouse– igen megalázó helyzetben
in disgrace or disfavour, in trouble
every dog has his day– mindenkire felragyog egyszer a szerencse/mindenki megkapja a magáét
everyone will have his chance or turn, everyone will get what he deserves
bark up the wrong tree– téves irányba támad/ hamis nyomon jár
to choose the wrong course of action, to ask the wrong person
(a hunting dog may make a mistake when chasing an animal and bark up the wrong tree)
source: Easy Pace Learning
Próbáld meg kiegészíteni a következő mondatokat az előbbi idiómák egyikével.
_______________________and I do not think that your grandpa will ever change his eating habits.
The man ____________ with his wife because he went clubbing last night.
Don`t worry about Tom. _____________and he will suffer for all the nasty things that he has done so far.
My father is __________in this bank.
Your boss__________________. His secretary did not cause the computer problem.
My son ____________on his school project last week.
My friend told me ____________about how he bought his new car.
Tom and Sue _________for their parents when they came to visit them.
keys/megoldások: 1. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks; 2. is in the doghouse;
3. Every dog has his day; 4.the top dog; 5. is barking up the wrong tree;
6. worked like a dog; 7. a shaggy dog story; 8. put on the dog