10 Most Useful Hungarian Phrases For Travelers

The limits of my language are the limits of my world.
‒Ludwig Wittgenstein

Language is the road map of a culture. If understanding a culture and making meaningful connections with the people is important to you as a traveler, then why miss out on learning the local language in advance? Over 6000 spoken languages exist in the world and its going to be a little tough to master all. That’s why I have a series of 10 Most Useful Local Phrases for Travelers.

Here’s a list of 10 Most Useful Hungarian Phrases for Travelers

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Hyper Gypsy

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22 thoughts on “10 Most Useful Hungarian Phrases For Travelers

  • January 25, 2016 at 2:05 am
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    It would be nice to learn more about Hungary. I don’t really know much about them.

  • January 25, 2016 at 12:16 pm
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    I think Elnezest or Excuse me would be most helpful since you can use it to catch people’s attention to ask direction. I remember when I was in Paris before we were also thought several phrases in case we got lost.

  • January 25, 2016 at 3:11 pm
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    for a quick moment i really thought thank you in hungarian is pronounced as ‘it’s really tough’. hahaha!

  • January 25, 2016 at 6:08 pm
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    That’s a very useful post. The first in college, the first thing I learnt from my new friends from all over the country was to say ‘I don’t know’ in all languages!!! Lolz!
    Btw, the last sentence on when to & when not to use is very funny!!

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  • January 25, 2016 at 8:33 pm
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    Glad you found it both useful and funny! Purpose achieved!

  • January 25, 2016 at 8:33 pm
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    Exactly, I have heavily relied upon that phrase!

  • January 25, 2016 at 8:34 pm
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    Hungary is very rich in culture. Debrecen and Budapest are two cities that I highly recommend 🙂

  • January 26, 2016 at 9:09 am
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    It would be nice to learn more about Hungary. i’m not really familiar with this place. I don’t really know much about them. it wil be good lesson to know more about it. 🙂

  • January 26, 2016 at 7:21 pm
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    These phrases will serve as a remembrance to the places we’ve been through. I haven’t really travel a lot because of financial constraint but will remember words if I have a chance.

  • January 30, 2016 at 12:01 pm
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    Hungarian is such a difficult language. I remember once I was there and has a little language phrasebook with me. Oh my, I tried to ask a local for the train station but no way I came even close to pronounce this correctly. So funny 🙂

  • January 30, 2016 at 12:32 pm
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    I always try to learn a few phrases when I visit new places, but I am not sure I could remember how to pronounce all of these, although it wont stop me trying!

  • January 30, 2016 at 7:13 pm
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    hahahah! I get you, its not an easy language to read, write or learn!

  • February 1, 2016 at 3:44 pm
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    Out of curiosity, I tried to pronounce these phrases. Oh well, I suspect that I would have to practice over and over again before having enough courage to say them in front of any Hungarian person. Hungarian such an interesting language and so different than any other European one that I heard so far. “Hogy Vagy” looks cool. I just have to learn to say it properly :).

  • February 1, 2016 at 4:15 pm
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    I know right ?! I had to practice hard myself, but the Hungarians really appreciate your efforts for trying to learn their language. I think they know that its super hard!

  • February 27, 2016 at 1:19 am
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    The phrases are really helpful for travelers. It is important to be able to interact with locals and not assume everyone will know your language.

  • February 27, 2016 at 8:18 pm
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    This is definitely helpful to people who are planning to visit Hungary. I’ve never been there and I could use this in the future!

  • March 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm
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    Thank you! I always wish I could speak the language of every country I go to, it makes things so much easier and interactions more authentic. This is super helpful!

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