Hey there Hungarian-learner, Budapest-explorer and Hungary-lover! We’re so happy you’re here. Catch Budapest is a project run by the two of us – Juli and Flo. We are running it to help you learn Hungarian smarter and to help you gain the confidence to actually speak and converse in the language. All our tips are based on our personal experiences with learning multiple languages, as well as Flo’s adventures with learning Hungarian. The latter is an ongoing experience that brought us both lots of epiphanies, taught us multiple language hacks and showed us what works and what doesn’t. Our goal is to pass our findings and “Hungarian-learning epiphanies” on to you and let you learn from both our wins and mistakes.
We are neither linguists nor teachers but we are firm believers that everyone who wants to can learn even such an allegedly hard language as Hungarian, regardless of location, age, “bad language genes” and other myths.
We also love exploring Budapest and Hungary and want to show you the most authentic side of the capital – the way local Hungarians see and experience it.
We have created lots of Hungarian lessons, written plenty of articles and have published two books since we started running this site in 2017.
If you’re not sure where to start reading and exploring our site, here are a few ideas:
Learn Hungarian with us!
The best way to start learning Hungarian with us is to sign up for One Hungarian Word a Day.
This way you’ll receive a word a day straight to your inbox, along with its pronunciation, at least two example sentences and plenty of related terms and expressions. It’s a great way to spend five minutes of your day expanding your vocabulary step by step.
You can do that here:
Join our community of 1,500+ Smart Hungarian Learners today!
After that, we suggest that you take a look at our mini-lessons. These are short articles focussing on one particular aspect of the language that you can grasp in less than an hour.
Together with fellow Hungarian learners we have also created our own Hungarian course – the Smart Hungarian Audio Course which is ideal if you want to learn the language with authentic, native material.
Plus we also have a free Hungarian course where we show you step by step how you can improve your Hungarian listening- and conversational skills with our Conscious Immersion Method.
We like to have fun when learning – it is what always keeps us going.
If you’re interested in the history of Hungary and the essence of being Hungarian, check out our book 33 Hungarian Histories. It’s a collection of 33 witty and funny essays about 33 essential Hungarian personalities. It’s the right book for you if you want to dive under the surface of the Hungarian culture and history but don’t want to pore over long and boring history books.
Exploring Budapest and Hungary with us
If you want to explore Budapest with us, grab our Budapest guide – 99 Things to See, Do and Experience. We have written it with love and gave it all our passion for this wonderful city.
Plus, here are our free little seasonal guides:
Also, we have also written extensively about our favourite experiences in Budapest and Hungary:
If you have any questions on either of our topics, feel free to write an email to catchbudapest [at] g m a i l . com or simply fill out our contact-form below. We answer every email personally and are always happy if you say hi to us.
And for now – enjoy your time on Catch Budapest!
Juli & Flo