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Szia!! Excellent podcast! I’m trying to learn Hungarian so I can talk with my boyfriend’s family, and it’s nice to hear something so natural and friendly coming out of my computer! So, kÃ¶szÃ¶nÃ¶m szÃ©pen!
I’m looking forward to your next episode!
I’m going to Hungary in June with my wife. She already speaks Hungarian. I cant wait to learn some great stuff.
HEllo! Thanks, this is really awesome! I didn’t think i would find some hungarian lectures to podcast.
I can’t wait to speak my first words out 🙂
My challenge is to be able to talk hungarian with my mother’s boyfriend within two years!
Maybe thanks to you!
Wow – this is a wonderful podcast and I’m so looking forward to future podcast lessons! I’ve tried language books and tapes, but this is much more easier to understand. I’ve been to Budapest twice and will be returning again in June. I’m looking forward to speaking a bit more confidently with several friends I’ve met in the past.
This is great! I’m going to Budapest in April (I live in the US), and want to learn some of the key phrases before I go. Like the previous poster, I didn’t think that I would find any Hungarian podcasts, so thanks for sharing!
Stayed in Budapest for a month, loved it! I’m planning on going back soon so this will be a good refresher. Good pace so far and great place to start the learning – on the train.
KÃ¶szÃ¶nÃ¶m szÃ©pen! Thanks so much for this great lesson. I’m going to Budapest in May and am excited to have this opportunity to learn a few key phrases!
Question: When entering Hungarian shops, should one expect to be greeted with a “hello!”, as one is in France?
KÃ¶szÃ¶nÃ¶m szÃ©pen for this wonderful lesson! I’m trying to learn Magyar so I can talk with my Hungarian boyfriend soon whom I met online last year. Thanks again!
Szia!This is absolutely wonderful.I had been looking for a hungarian podcast for some time now so as to help me learn Hungarian in order to be able to communicate with my girlfriend and her family. Keep up the good work!
This is excellent! I’m traveling to Hungary in a few weeks and I’m looking forward to putting these phrases into practice and conversing with the locals. KÃ¶szÃ¶nÃ¶m!!!
This is wonderful! I am learning Hungarian so that I can speak it with my grandfather. The podcast is so helpful!!
Thanks for this. I’ve been married to my Hungarian wife for 2 years yet still have a minimum vocab 🙁 It was difficult when I had to meet her family 2 years ago as none of them spoke a single word of english.
I know most of this podcast but I’m wondering about viszlÃ¡t. I don’t think my wife even uses this ever, unless I’m not hearing correctly. We usually just use Szia all the time. Is there a reason to use one over the other?
Darren, we covered the differences between “viszlÃ¡t” and “szia” in Lesson 3, so please check there! Basically “viszlÃ¡t” is still slightly formal, so it’s not unusual not to hear it between a married couple.
Thanks to everyone else who wrote in!
Many years ago, I had an extended visit to Hungary and became semi-fluent in the language. Since returning home, I haven’t had the opportunity to speak Hungarian. It’s been great listening to your podcast and quickly “relearning” the language.
Question: When I was in Hungary, my “extended” family couldn’t pronounce my name (Danielle) and instead called me Gizzyka (excuse the spelling). Any translation?
Danielle, I think that they may have been saying “Gizike,” which is a diminutive of Gizella. It’s not a very common name, but one with lots of history. Gizella was the first queen of Hungary, wife of King Istvan I. Perhaps they thought you were of noble blood??
Nagyon szep talalni baratait egesz vilagban estanulni ezt szep de nagyon nehez nyelv.Udvozol marko
KÃ¶szÃ¶nÃ¶m szÃ©pen for this podcast! I am going to visit my aunt in Budapest this week and am scrambling to learn some basic phrases in a hurry. I really like the teaching style that you use and the laid back, friendly banter.
Marko – kÃ¶szÃ¶njÃ¼k szÃ©pen! Ã–rÃ¼lÃ¼nk, hogy Ã©lvezed a kis podcastunkot!
Claude – Nincs mit! We hope this podcast can be of use to you. Enjoy your time in Budapest, and thanks for the comment.
Great stuff and congratulations! All the best wishes from a Romanian living for the time being in USA. Koszonom!
Let's Learn Hungarian! says
Gebeleizis – thanks for the nice words!