10 Most Useful Hungarian Phrases For Travelers

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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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22 Replies to “10 Most Useful Hungarian Phrases For Travelers”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!!

  3. 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. 🙂

  4. 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.

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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 :).

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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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