The Thinking of Speaking
Issue #21 May / June 2016
Basic Guide to Hungarian
by Erik Zidowecki
May / June 2016 | 
Basic Guide to
Hungarian is a Finno-Ugric language, spoken mainly in Hungary. While it is one of the official languages of the European Union, it is one of the few languages of Europe not part of the Indo-European family. Here are some simple words and phrases in Hungarian for your language sampling pleasure.

Good morning.Jó reggelt.
Good afternoon.Jó napot.
Good night.Jó éjszakát.
How are you?Hogy vagy?
Fine, thank you.Köszönöm, jól.
What is your name?Mi a neved?
My name is ...A nevem ...
Nice to meet you.Örvendek. (lit. "How do you do?")
Thank you.Köszönöm.
You're welcome.Szívesen.
I do not understand.Nem értem.
Where is the toilet?Hol van a mosdó?
Excuse me.Elnézést.
I beg your pardon! Bocsánatodért kérek!
I don’t speak Hungarian.Nem beszélek magyarul.
I speak a little Hungarian.Beszélek egy kicsit magyarul.
Do you speak English?Beszélsz angolul?
Look out!Vigyázz!
Have a nice day.Szép napot.

Basic Guide to Hungarian
Writer: Erik Zidowecki
Petey: Flag; City on river

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