Learn Hungarian

+ Another way to say
Good evening
+ A more formal expression
See you later
+ Expression used in common speech
+ Expression used in common speech
Thanks a lot
+ Another way to say
Thank you for your help
Don't mention it
+ A more formal expression
How much is it?
+ A more formal expression
I don't understand
I get it
I don't know
Excuse me, where are the toilets?
+ A more formal expression
Happy New Year!
+ A more formal expression
Happy birthday!
+ A more familiar expression
Happy holiday!
+ Many people are speaking
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Essentials Alapvető kifejezések 1 2
1 Hello Jónapot!
2 Good evening Jóestét!
3 Goodbye Viszlát!
4 See you later Később találkozunk
5 Yes Igen
6 No Nem
7 Thanks Köszönöm
8 Thanks a lot Köszönöm szépen!
9 Thank you for your help Köszönöm a segítségét!
10 Don't mention it Kérem
11 Ok Jó - Jól van – Oké
12 How much is it? Elnézést, ez mennyibe kerül?
13 Sorry! Bocsánat!
14 I don't understand Nem értem
15 I get it Értem
16 I don't know Nem tudom
17 Forbidden Tilos
18 Excuse me, where are the toilets? Elnézést, hol van a WC?
19 Happy New Year! B.ú.é.k!
20 Happy birthday! Boldog születésnapot!
21 Congratulations! Gratulálok!

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    How to learn Hungarian by yourself? Start with an easy and free online course!

    We have adopted an objective and efficient approach to learn how to speak a language easily and quickly: we suggest you to start by memorizing words, phrases and practical expressions that you can use in everyday life and that will be useful when traveling.
    Getting used to pronounce words out loud, numbers for instance, is an easy exercise that you can practice often and at anytime throughout the day.
    It will help you to get used to the sounds of your chosen language and thus make it more familiar.
    And once your holidays have begun, in Budapest, in the picturesque Szentendre or elsewhere, you will be surprised how familiar and easy to understand it will seem.
    Furthermore, using a pocket dictionary is always useful, particularly during a trip. It enables you to find the translation of new words and enrich your vocabulary.

    Why speak Hungarian while traveling?

    Do you know what the ballpoint pen and the Rubik's Cube have in common? Both are inventions born of Hungarian creativity!
    Well developed in the field of research, the country has several universities, schools and laboratories from which iconic global figures of science have emerged, such as the economist John Harsanyi and chemist George de Hevesy, both Nobel Prize laureates.
    And even if the field of research is not for you, you can savor the ironic and suggestive style of Imre Kertész - winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2002 - or discover the work of Georg Lukács in its original form. All good reasons to dive into learning Magyar and to discover the subtleties of this agglutinative and harmonic language of the Finno-Ugric branch!

    Good deals on the horizon

    A mid-ranked power of the European Union, this Central European country has a population of around 10 million inhabitants, but also counts a vast Magyar population of almost 2.5 million Hungarian minorities in the nations bordering Hungary, in addition to significant emigrant communities in Canada, the United States, Australia and Israel. In addition, as one of the official languages ​​of the European Union, knowledge of this language could be a real asset if you were to apply for work in the EU institutions.

    Make a success of your stay in Hungary

    Whether you are going to spend a few days with friends for a leisure trip or if you are on a business trip, nothing will be more useful to you than to be able to slip a few words in the language of your interlocutors, who will appreciate your effort and will be certainly more willing to help.

    How to succeed in having good pronunciation within a week to a month?

    Hungarian, a difficult language?

    It is true that the reputation of this language precedes it, and although we can not deny that learning Hungarian can be arduous, the originality of its linguistic mix is ​​worth the effort.  By learning the vocabulary with its mix of Slavic, Latin, German, Turkish and Indo-Iranian origins, be sure to notice the seven pairs of long and short vowels as well as the 44 letters of its alphabet.

    An enlarged Latin alphabet

    Written in the Latin alphabet, the language is composed of 44 letters, including seven pairs of vowels and 25 consonants, all of which can be long or short, with phonemic stress giving meaning. The Hungarian accent is stressed always on the first syllable of words. It is remarkable that double letters or vowels which follow each other are pronounced separately and that certain double letters like Cs, Sz and Ty are indivisible. Thus, letters like ZS is pronounced J as in the French JEU, and the letter J is pronounced Y as in the English YES.
    We invite you to listen to the pronunciation of the letters by clicking on the following link: Hungarian alphabet with audio.

    Alphabet > Hungarian

    Alphabet : Hungarian

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    Phuong :  Thank you very much for the highly useful materials! It'd be even greater to have dialogues and videos in Hungarian with subtitles.
    Elziftawy Mohamed  :  Thank you so much for that nice site, it's a little limited of sentences, but very useful, if more contents can be added will be great. Good luck
    Adie :  I have just started learning Hungarian in the last 4 months, and have only today discovered this site. Very good, thank you! -Adie
    Mary :  Thank you for this site. I am of Hungarian decent and heard it spoken during my childhood, however I would like to slow the pronunciations down a bit to get it correct. I would like a bit more content as well. Koszonom szepen
    Vincent Lachance :  Great way to learn the basics, but a little more content would be nice!
    Marika :  I absolutely love and am grateful for the site. I just wish there were a slower speed to heat every syllable of the sentence, then hear it at normal speed. It is hard to get the pronunciation correct at that speed.
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