Spoken Hungarian

This section contains a non-exhaustive collection of colloquial expressions and model dialogues typical for the oral communication.

Getting familiar with them will help you follow everyday conversations and Hungarian films more easily.
As some of these expressions may sound very impolite or even shocking in an inappropriate context, we advise you to consult a native speaker to find out their exact meaning before using them.

We have renounced their translation as it appears impossible to find their exact equivalent in other languages; their meaning strongly depends on the context. Instead of translations, model dialogues and exercise sheets accompany the lists.

All materials presented here are included in topic 2 (Human Relations) of the Worksheets and Vocabulary Lists by Themes section.

  • 1. Beszélgetés megkezdése
    Starting a conversation
    Proposed by: Szita Szilvia
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  • 2. Biztatás, bátorítás
    Consoling and encouraging other people
    Proposed by: Szita Szilvia
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  • 3. Kellemes meglepetés, öröm
    Expressing pleasure and relief
    Proposed by: Szita Szilvia
[pdf]
  • 4. Ingerültség, irritáltság kifejezése
    Expressing anger and irritation
    Proposed by: Szita Szilvia
[pdf]
  • 5. Egyetértés, helyeslés, elutasítás
    Agreeing and refusing
    Proposed by: Szita Szilvia
[pdf]
  • 6. Visszakérdezés
    Asking for repetition and confirmation
    Proposed by: Szita Szilvia
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  • 7. Kommentárok, megjegyzések
    Comments and remarks
    Proposed by: Szita Szilvia
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  • 8. Búcsúzás
    Saying goodbye
    Proposed by: Szita Szilvia
[pdf]
  • 9. Partikulák, töltelékszavak
    Expletive words, fillers
    Proposed by: Szita Szilvia
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