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1. How to Say Thank You! in Hungarian

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Hi Listeners! Köszönöm szépen for joining us at! Why are you studying Hungarian? Tell us about it in the comments!



Szia Stevi!

Thank you very much for sharing your story!

I know that for native English speakers (not exclusively), the gy and ty sounds are pretty hard to learn. Nevertheless, it only takes practice, take it as a challenge! :wink:

Try an exercice:
First, eat some candy (sugar keeps your mouth wet and helps your tongue :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: )
Try to pronounce a sound between dj (like in due date) and phonetic dz (like in jam or jack). You can try to pronounce the words jam or jack with the dj sound instead of dz. This will help you train your tongue for new sounds!

Another exercice can be to pronounce the dj sound and while pronouncing, trying to move your tongue towards your throat.
With this gy sound, try to do a pronunciation exercice with these pairs:
gyia – dia
gyúr – dúr
hagy – had
vagy – vad
vágy – vád
szegy – szed
végy! - véd
agyag – adag
összegyűl – összedűl
egy – edd!
kegy – kedd

Also, in the lesson materials, you have a voice recorder next to the audio button. You can record your voice and compare it to the native speaker’s voice. It really helps!

Don’t forget the candy! :wink:

If you need any help, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
Good luck,


Hello everyone,

@lonut, thank you for sharing your reason to study Hungarian! That sounds romantic!

@Rebecca, thank you for sharing your story. I believe learning Hungarian will mean special to you. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions while learning Hungarian with us. We’d be happy to help you until you meet the goal.

Thank you,

avatar Ionut

I know a very beatiful woman in Hungary and I learn hungarian for her.

avatar Rebecca

My grandmother’s parents immigrated from Hungary, and although she never mastered the language, she taught our family how to cook some great Hungarian food! I’m very grateful to have this chance to learn Hungarian and hope it will allow me to find out more about my family’s history.

avatar Stevi Caùtcha Armstrong

Szia - hi! My name is Stevi. I decided to start learning more about my heritage - my family on my mothers side is mainly Hungarian, my great grandmother was full blooded, and though I am only 1/8th, I wanted to be more in tune with this part of my culture, and for the most part am finding it very natural! My only issue is trying to properly pronounce the gy sound :disappointed: like with magyarul and nagyon. I am an absolute beginner who has a purely American-English accent. If there was any way for someone to type it out in an easier way, I would be truly grateful!
Nagyon szépen közönöm!


Kedves Irena,

Köszönjük! We are glad to help you! :wink:

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to send us a comment!


avatar Irena

Nagyon szépen köszönöm!


Dear Paul,

Thank you for your comment! You’re perfectly right!

The “gy” sound is pretty close to how you would pronounce it in the French “dieu” or in English “due”. Of course, it’s not exactly the same but it can be a good start. :wink:

Good luck!

avatar Paul

I love these lessons. But the “gy” sound is hard for me. Sounds like a combination of a “d” and a “j”.


Szia Artie,

Thank you for your comment!

It is closest to “saypen” without really pronouncing the “y”. :wink:

But don’t worry, you only have to learn pronunciation in the beginning. Once you know it, you can pronounce every word in Hungarian!

And just a tip : you usually stress the first syllable in Hungarian words.

Do you have any other questions?

If so, please don’t hesitate!