How to Learn Hungarian – The Ultimate Guide

To learn a new language is a commendable act and you can already be proud of yourself for making this decision. Reading this might be your first, second (or hundredth) attempt towards reaching your goal to finally learn Hungarian. No matter where you are right now, to learn Hungarian can be frightening and overwhelms at […]

Mini Lesson: Hungarian Phrases of Natural Conversation – Conversational Connectors

So you have already learned a great deal of Hungarian vocabulary, know a few basic phrases, and already had actual interactions in Hungarian. You can order your drinks, say “hello”, “thanks” and “bye” at the supermarket, and even answer a question or two which you have learned by heart (“Kicsit vagy nagyot?”, “Készpénzzel vagy kártyával?”). […]

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Mini Hungarian Lesson: We Need to Talk About the Hungarian Word “Hogy”

According to all frequency lists we have encountered, hogy is always among the top 10 most frequent Hungarian words (along with a, az, és, and egy), ranking long before igen (usually around place 20). You might’ve noticed, that hogy can appear in some very peculiar constellations, e.g. twice in a row (as hogy hogy, or even […]

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Mini Hungarian Lesson: Everything You Need to Know About the Hungarian Prefix “El-“

The prefix el- appears in front of numerous Hungarian verbs and enhances or even completely changes their meanings oftentimes. A Few Words About Hungarian Prefixes   Before we get into the nitty-gritty details of -el, here’s what you need to know about most prefixes in general: All prefixes (except for meg-) have one core meaning […]

Mini-Lesson: Hungarian Pronunciation Training

We cannot emphasize the importance of the right pronunciation enough. Pronunciation is more than just to know how each letter roughly sounds. When it comes to Hungarian it’s about adapting a sound structure that might be fundamentally different from what you’re used to.   You can learn as much vocabulary as you want – it’s […]

Most Important Hungarian Verbs

The 10 Most Important Hungarian Verbs (and how to Use them!)

  “Where do I start learning Hungarian vocabulary? Which Hungarian words should I learn first? Literally every Hungarian-learner asks themselves this question at least once – and rightly so. The amount of words in every new language is overwhelming and it seems like each and every app, teacher and course has a different approach and […]

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35 Good Reasons You Should Bother Learning Hungarian

Learning Hungarian is an emotional rollercoaster and a love-hate relationship for many. Its peculiarity is a curse and a blessing at the same time and between all the suffixes, the vocal harmony and a vocabulary that sounds and looks extraterrestrial you might find yourself asking: “Why the hell am I doing this?!”. Ask no more. […]

Mini-Lesson: 505 International Words in the Hungarian Language

“Hungarian words have no connection with any language whatsoever.”   “There are absolutely no familiar words in Hungarian. The words simply don’t make any sense to my brain!”   Sounds familiar? These are sentences we frequently hear from our readers and fellow-Hungarian learners. And indeed, Hungarian words can look weird, long and impenetrable at first. […]

Hungarian Present Tense

Mini Hungarian Lesson: Learn the Hungarian Present Tense (in 30 Minutes)

The Hungarian present tense is easier than you may think. In this mini lesson you will learn the grammar rules and the concepts in about 30 minutes. We break it down for you and show you everything you need (including many examples and memory hooks) for a quick learning experience.     While the Hungarian […]

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Mini Hungarian Lesson: Everything You Need to Know about “Meg”

The Hungarian “meg” is an awesome little word and prefix and is kind of ubiquitous in the Hungarian language. It doesn’t mean a lot by itself, but it shapes the meaning of multiple Hungarian words and sentences. “Meg” is hard to grasp and often difficult to explain. Still, it’s something you’ll definitely encounter while learning […]