Survival Lesson 2 is here! Our survival lessons are designed for short-term visitors to Hungary to help them get around with basic phrases while in the country. Györgyi has left for Hungary and I’m currently in the US, so unfortunately this lesson is just me! The good news is, once Györgyi and I are reunited, we’ll redo this survival lesson together and I’ll erase the solo one from the server, so only the one with both of us will remain. Györgyi and I will also continue our regular lesson format once we meet up again in late September.
Please let us know what you think of the survival lessons and give us an idea of what you would like to see in the next one. As always, we welcome your feedback in general and questions about the Hungarian language. Just leave a comment anywhere on http://www.letslearnhungarian.net and we’ll be sure to get it.
Music: Curtis Maranda, “Crystal Night.” Thanks once again to Curtis for again allowing us to use his music on the podcast. Please check out more about Curtis by going to: http://www.curtismaranda.com/
Vocabulary for Survival Lesson 2 (formal speech):
Duna – the Danube (river)
Hol van a Duna? – Where’s the Danube?
jobbra – to the right
balra – to the left
Kérek szépen… – I would like…
Kérek szépen egy kávét tejjel. – I would like coffee with milk.
Kérek szépen egy teát tejjel. – I would like tea with milk.
Kérek szépen egy teát cukorral. – I would like tea with sugar.
Kérek szépen egy szénsavas ásványvizet. – I would like mineral water with gas.
Kérek szépen egy szénsavmentes ásványvizet. – I would like mineral water without gas.
Fizetni szeretnék. – I’d like to pay.
Kérem, segtísen! – Please help me!
Nem beszélek magyarul. – I don’t speak Hungarian.
Csak egy kicsit tudok magyarul. – I only know a little Hungarian.
Nem értek magyarul. – I don’t understand Hungarian.
Beszél angolul? – Do you speak English
Beszél németül? – Do you speak German?
egy – one
kettő – two
három – three
négy – four
öt – five
hat – six
hét – seven
nyolc – eight
kilenc – nine
tíz – ten