Now let’s learn some basic Hungarian conversation. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Hungarian.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Hungarian“.

Basic Hungarian words & phrases: conversations

Basic conversation

please / you’re welcomekérem

you’re very welcomenagyon szívesen
thank youköszönöm
thank you very muchnagyon köszönöm
Excuse me!Elnézést!


I understand.Értem.
I don’t understand.Nem értem.
Hello? (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?Helló!

What does that mean?Mit jelent (ez)?
I don’t know.Nem tudom.
I don’t speak Polish.Nem beszélek lengyelül.
I speak a little Polish.Kicsit beszélek lengyelül.
Do you speak English? (informal)Beszélsz angolul?
Do you speak English? (formal)Beszél Ön angolul?
Yes, I do speak English.Igen, beszélek angolul.
No, I don’t speak English.Nem, nem beszélek angolul.

Making acquaintances

Please talk more slowly!Kérem, beszélj lassabban.
Nice to meet you!Örvendek!
How are you?Hogy vagy?
Good, thank you!Jól, köszönöm!
I’m well, thanks!Jól vagyok, köszönöm!
Not bad, thanks!Megvagyok, köszönöm!
very badnagyon rosszul
What’s your name?Mi a neved?
My name is [...].A nevem […].
What’s your first name?Mi a kereszt neved?
My first name is [...]A kereszt nevem […].
How old are you?Hány éves vagy?
I’m [...] years old.Én […] éves vagyok.
What are your hobbies?Mi a hobbid?
What do you like doing?Mit szeretsz csinálni?
What are you doing (at the moment)?Mit csinálsz (most/ebben a pillanatban)?
Where do you live?Hol laksz?
I live in [...].Én […]-ban lakom.
Én […]-ben lakom.

I’m from EnglandAngliából jöttem
I’m Englishangol vagyok

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