If you visit Budapest or live here, and if you take public transportation with any frequency, then you’re sure to hear recorded notices in Hungarian over the loudspeaker while riding the Metro system.
And if you’re like me, you may even hear these every day!
Of course, to get the meaning you could just listen to the English version that usually follows the Hungarian, recorded by local resident Rachel Appleby. But at Let’s Learn Hungarian we’re here to learn Hungarian! And I found a fantastic site that lists all of the recordings from the Metro in one place.
They even write down the Hungarian text for each recording. But what do these mean in English??
Let’s take the two easiest recordings on this site, which are anyway very similar to each other, and examine them:
“Tessék vigyázni, az ajtók záródnak.”
“Szíveskedjenek vigyázni, az ajtók záródnak.”