We need to talk about the Hungarian “GY”

Hungarian words with "GY"


“Gy” is one of the specialties of the Hungarian language and alphabet. If you don’t know  yet how to pronounce it, check out our crash-course on the Hungarian alphabet.


We found 23 different words with only 1 and 2 additional letters before the “GY”! Did we miss some?

agy – brain
ágy – bed
egy – one
így – so (do sth. this way)
úgy – so (do sth. that way)
ügy – matter [affair, issue, business]
begy – crop (of a bird)
fagy – frost
fogy – to lose weight, to lessen
hagy – to let, to leave sth.
hegy – mountain
hogy – how / so (in order that)
gy – urine
jegy – ticket
kegy – grace
gy – soft / mild
gy – fly (insect)
megy – to go
nagy – big
gy – four
gy – bud (botan.)
vagy – you are
gy – desire



Did you like today’s special? Do you have a favourite memory hook for the words or do you get them into your brain in a completely different way? Did we miss something in the explanation? 
Share your thoughts, word visualizations or learning tips below in the comments and remember, the more you use a new word, the easier it will stick in your memory!

2 replies
  1. Mary Raupp says:

    I am enjoying every new word I learn in Hungarian. I know a lot of words but have trouble making sentences in Hungarian. Nem besze’lek sokat Magyarul–jobban e’rtem. Szeretem ta’nulni a Magyar Nelvet.

    Szeretettel–Mariska Raupp


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