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Tourist Basic
 Printable Booklet (132kb)
Grammar & Pronunciation

I was assisted by Aniko and Timi and probably Chance at some point (who has learned Hungarian pretty well!) The audio was spoken by Timi. Anita Dienes also recently helped with some corrections and additions.

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Where is Hungarian spoken? What else is spoken in those countries? Check to answer these types of questions.

Budapest in your pocket
Hungarian Links from inyourpocket
more Hungarian Links from

Chance and Aniko have started their own travel and language site for Hungary called Batwalrus. It's a young site, but growing steadily.

The Hungarian National Tourist Office in New York has a pretty decent web site.

Hungarian Phrase Guides

Quickly learn essential Hungarian phrases for travelling, in easy single-serving doses! Great for beginners!

  Each "serving" is composed of:  
wallet-sized phrase guides

 Print it!

4 sections in one printable booklet, with over 100 words and phrases total.

 Hear It Later!

mp3 phrase guides
2-3 minute long Mp3 audio file of each section that you can store and listen to anywhere. About 30 phrases per section, includes the English.
on-line phrase guides

 Hear It Now!

Click each word or phrase to hear it! All audio is from native speakers.

    Hungarian is spoken throughout Hungary, Voivodina (Serbia), and a parts of Romania and Slovakia. It is neither a Romance language, nor a Germanic. It's nearest neighbor is Finnish, but I have read that it has less than 10% commonality. It's a bit difficult to get going in Hungarian, because there are very few words that you will recognize from English, but it's a beautiful language that will reward you well if you learn some.

    My goal is for single-serving to be a one-stop shop for Hungarian foreign language needs for tourists, travellers, business, self-learners, or anyone with an interest in languages. When you are done looking at the site, download the MP3 Audio file and print the Acrobat Booklet. You can use them together anywhere: at work or home on your computer or on the road with a portable mp3 player. You can even copy the audio to CD or tape and take it with you on your travels. Practice the pronunciation before you travel and then just carry the booklet with you. Look at what's here and use it for travel or learning. If you have any problems or suggestions, please e-mail me.

    One of the reasons that I began doing this site, was the difficulty I had using the phoenetic pronunciations given in most phrase guides. The problem is that either one has to learn the international phoenetic alphabet, or guess how the author thinks that someone would pronounce certain letter combinations. I avoid phoenetics and use audio from real native speakers. There is no mistaking how a word should be pronounced. Only knowing a word or phrase is half the battle; you must be able to be understood. Hearing a native pronounce the words is the greatest aid to pronunciation. Practice is the key to learning (as if your parents haven't been telling you that all along). Go to Hungary and speak! Don't let them speak English with you!

Hungarian Language Links

Hungarian Language Course

Hungarian Language Lessons

Hungarian Flashcards from flash card exchange

Jancada has a good Hungarian phrases foreign language page

Hungarian bad words from (warning: porn ads on some pages)