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30 of the Most Common Hungarian Internet Slang Words

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The growing popularity of the internet and smartphones has made slang and abbreviated language a key component in our daily communication. One could argue that slang is, in fact, a crucial part of any language

In this article from HungarianPod101, you’ll learn 30 of the most common Hungarian internet slang words that are also used in texting. Many of the phrases we’ll cover have counterparts in English, while others are unique to the Hungarian language. 

You’ll greatly benefit from knowing these Hungarian slang terms for the ‘net if you ever plan on having a Hungarian penpal (or…textpal?) or setting up a gettogether for Budapest locals online, for example.

Anyhoo, let’s get started. (See what we did there?)

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  1. Small Talk
  2. Casual Conversations
  3. Expressing Your Opinions and Emotions
  4. Giving an Explanation…
  5. Conjunctions
  6. Adverbs
  7. Questions
  8. Hungarian Internet Words Derived from English
  9. How HungarianPod101.com Can Help You Reach Your Goals

1. Small Talk

To begin, let’s look at some Hungarian slang words that are useful for starting a conversation on the internet. 

#1 – Szvsz / Szasz / Sz / Sws

Meaning: 

Hey. / Hi. 

Usage:

You can use these Hungarian slang terms in texting. They’re very convenient when you’re in a hurry—omitting a few letters of the original word makes it super-quick to type them in the chat box.

Original Hungarian Word: 

Szevasz

Example:

A: Szvsz. / “Hey.”
B: Sws. Mi újság? / “Hi. What’s up?”


#2 – Mizu? 

Meaning:

‘Sup? 

Usage:

You can use this Hungarian slang word in both texting and speech when you want to inquire about the person you’re talking to. While it can be used in face-to-face conversations, you might want to save this phrase for close friends or other people you know on some level.

Original Hungarian Expression: 

Mi újság?

Újság means “news” in Hungarian. So basically, you’re asking about the recent happenings in a person’s life.

Example:

A: Szasz. Mizu? / “Hey. ‘Sup?”
B: Nem sok. És veled? / “Not much. And with you?”

#3 – Hv?

Meaning:

How are you?

Usage:

This Hungarian text slang word is indeed restricted to texts, as it would be difficult to say these two consonants out loud. And weird, too…

Original Hungarian Expression: 

Hogy vagy?

Example:

Olyan rég nem beszéltünk… Hv? / “We haven’t talked in so long. How are you?”

2. Casual Conversations

Here are some common Hungarian texting words that are great to use during any conversation.

#4 – Vaok / Vok

Meaning:

I am

Usage:

Hungarians love to opt out of using their digraphs, right? They also love to save time, which is why this Hungarian text slang word is so popular.

Original Hungarian Word:

Vagyok

Example:

Itt vok. / “I’m here.”

#5 – Meek

Meaning:

I’m going

Usage:

You can use this one if you’re in a hurry and just want to let the other person know that you’ll be running off now.

Original Hungarian Word: 

Megyek

Example:

Most meek. Később beszélünk. / “I’m going now. We’ll talk later.”

#6 – Tali / Tala

Meaning:

Meeting

Usage:

This is the perfect Hungarian slang word to use if you want to seem laid-back or if you’re in a hurry. This one can also be used in real-life conversations, not just in texting.

Original Hungarian Word: 

Találkozó (noun – “meeting”) / Találkozni (verb – “to meet”)

Examples:

  • Talizzunk 7-kor! / “Let’s meet at 7 p.m.!”
  • Tala a mozi előtt. / “We’ll meet in front of the cinema!”

Learn how to make plans with others in our lesson Organizing a Meeting in Hungary

#7 – Oan

Meaning: 

So / Such

Usage:

This is a very common word, mostly used to stress the concept of “how much.” For example, how much you like something. 

Original Hungarian Expression: 

Olyan

Examples:

  • Ez egy oan jó étterem. / “It’s such a good restaurant.”
  • Oan jó, hogy számíthatok rád. / “It’s so good that I can count on you.”

Hungarian Text Slang

3. Expressing Your Opinions and Emotions

Many friendships and relationships are started through the sharing of likes and dislikes, opinions on certain topics, and other expressions of self. Here’s some internet and text slang in Hungarian to help you communicate your opinions and emotions! 

#8 – Teccik

Meaning:

To like

Usage:

This word is perfect for expressing yourself when you fancy something or someone.

Original Hungarian Word: 

Tetszik (To like)

Examples:

  • Teccik ez a ruha. / “I like this dress.”
  • Teccik nekem az a srác. / “I like that guy.”

#9 – Szeri 

Meaning:

Love

Usage:

You can pop this expression into any conversation to let the person know you appreciate them. If you want to emphasize it, throw in a few additional i’s at the end.

Original Hungarian Word: 

Szeretet (noun – “love”) / Szeretlek (verb – “I love you”)

Example:

Jaj, ez aranyos. Szeriii. / “Aww. That’s so sweet. Love.”

#10 – Sztem / Szentem 

Meaning:

I think

Usage:

Either variation of this slang term can be used to more quickly type out your thoughts on something. 

Original Hungarian Word: 

Szerintem

Example:

Sztem jól áll neked. / “I think it suits you.”

#11 – Nemtom 

Meaning:

I don’t know

Usage:

This phrase is normally used if you aren’t sure about something and want the person you’re conversing with to leave you alone. It might be considered rude to use this slang word alone without giving an explanation afterwards.

Original Hungarian Expression: 

Nem tudom

Example:

A: Miért nem akarsz szombaton találkozni? / “Why do you not want to meet on Saturday?”
B: Nemtom. / “I don’t know.”


#12 – Asszem 

Meaning:

I believe

Usage:

This is one of the most common Hungarian texting words, though it’s also used in face-to-face conversations. Hungarians are most likely to use it when they’re not sure about something.

Original Hungarian Expression: 

Azt hiszem

Example:

Jönni fog ma este? / “Will he come tonight?”
Asszem. / “I believe (so).”

4. Giving an Explanation…

These two essential Hungarian slang phrases will come in handy when you’re trying to 1) avoid giving an explanation or 2) give a good explanation for something. 

#13 – Mind1 / M1 

Meaning:

Nevermind / Whatever

Usage:

This is one of the most common Hungarian internet words. It can save you time and give your text or chat message a hint of playfulness. Use it when you just don’t want to give an explanation and want to change the subject.

Original Hungarian Expression: 

Mindegy

Example:

Bocsi, mit is mondtál? / “Sorry, what did you say?”
Mind1. / “Nevermind.”

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#14 – Mmint 

Meaning:

I mean… / In other words…

Usage:

First of all, there’s no way this could work in real-life conversations. However, it’s quite useful when texting, as it’s always nice to omit a few letters when you’re in a rush. This word is perfect if you want to explain something better.

Original Hungarian Word: 

Mármint

Example:

Nem tudom, mit csináljak. Mmint, tanultam a tesztre, de nem biztos, hogy átmegyek.
“I don’t know what to do. I mean, I studied for the test, but I’m not sure I’ll pass it.”

5. Conjunctions

Considering how frequently used conjunctions are, it should come as no surprise that they’re often abbreviated for convenience.

#15 – H 

Meaning:

That

Usage:

If you want to be the ultimate king or queen of Hungarian internet slang words, you need to know this one. This slang word is still very commonly used nowadays, among all Hungarians regardless of age.

Original Hungarian Word: 

Hogy

Example:

Tudtam, h te voltál az! / “I knew that it was you!”

#16 – V 

Meaning:

Or

Usage:

This one is another popular Hungarian internet slang term. Just like the previous example, this is just a simple letter, but everybody understands what it means. Do be aware, however, that it would be weird to use this one in a real-life conversation.

Original Hungarian Word: 

Vagy

Example:

A macskákat v a kutyákat szereted? / “Do you like cats or dogs?”

#17 – Mer’

Meaning:

Because

Usage:

The Hungarian slang word mer’ is very common in Hungarian and it’s used in spoken conversation as well. It’s similar to the English abbreviation “‘cuz” for “because.”

Original Hungarian Word: 

Mert

Example:

A: Miért nem jössz ma este? / “Why won’t you come tonight?”
B: Mer’ otthon kell segítenem. / “‘Cuz I need to help at home.”

#18 – Szal 

Meaning:

So

Usage:

This Hungarian slang term is great for starting any story.

Original Hungarian Word: 

Szóval

Example:

Szal arra gondoltam, (hogy)… / “So I was thinking…”

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#19 – Am 

Meaning:

By the way

Usage:

This slang term can be used at the beginning, middle, or end of a sentence. Also, it works both online and offline (though it’s more common online). 

Original Hungarian Word: 

Amúgy

Example:

Am mit fogsz csinálni a téli szünetben? / “By the way, what are you doing during winter holiday?”

6. Adverbs

Find some adverb shortenings in our Hungarian slang dictionary next up.

#20 – Naon 

Meaning:

Very

Usage:

Just as we saw earlier in the case of vaok / vok, this is another example of omitting the digraph from the middle of a word. Nowadays, this slang term is mostly used sarcastically to emphasize “very.” 

Original Hungarian Word: 

Nagyon

Example:

Naon örülök, hogy írtál! / “I’m very glad you texted me.”

#21 – Valszeg

Meaning:

Probably

Usage:

This slang term is most often used in texting, though it’s sometimes used in spoken conversation as well. As you’ll see, the original word is rather long! 

Original Hungarian Word: 

Valószínűleg

Example:

A: Hol van? / “Where is she?”
B: Valszeg alszik. / “She’s probably sleeping.”

#22 – Légyszi / Lécci

Meaning:

Please

Usage:

These two terms are both frequently used when asking someone to do something for you. However, lécci is only used sarcastically or when you want to emphasize how much you want something. In this case, feel free to add a few extra letters in there, like lééécciiii. Légyszi is also a slang word, but it’s somewhat more sophisticated.

Original Hungarian Expression: 

Légy szíves!

Example:

  • Légyszi, legyél őszinte! / “Please, be honest.”
  • Léééciiiii, elmegyünk arra a koncertre? / “Please, can we go to that concert?”

#23 – Vmikor 

Meaning:

Sometime

Usage:

There are several Hungarian internet slang phrases similar to this one: vki, vmi, vhol, etc. Basically, everything that starts with vala- can be (and is) shortened. Hungarians love to abbreviate words like the one below, so you’ll very likely run into them while talking to a Hungarian online.

Original Hungarian Word: 

Valamikor

Example:

  • Vmikor el kellene mennünk nyaralni. / “We should go on a vacation sometime.”
  • Láttam vhol a szemüvegedet. / “I’ve seen your glasses somewhere.”

7. Questions

Asking and answering questions is an essential aspect of effective communication, but there’s no reason questions should take forever to type! Here are some slang terms and abbreviations you can use for questions in your next text or chat session with a Hungarian speaker.

#24 – Mien? 

Meaning: 

What? / What kind (of)? 

Usage:

This Hungarian slang word used to be very cool in the early 2000s, but nowadays it’s mostly used in a sarcastic manner. In most cases, you should just write the actual word out—and using this abbreviation in real-life conversations is a big no-no!

Original Hungarian Word: 

Milyen?

Example:

Mien cipőben leszel? / “What (kind of) shoes will you wear?”

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#25 – Mert? / Mer’? / Mér? / Mé?

Meaning:

Why?

Usage:

Lots of variations for a single word, right? Well, this one is a must when learning about Hungarian internet slang. You’ll see these slang words all over the internet, especially in instant messages. People also use them in spoken conversation. Just a little heads-up: mer and mér are considered to be the least polite and the most tacky.

Original Hungarian Word: 

Miért?

Example:

A: Bocsi, nem mondhatom el neked. / “I’m sorry, I can’t tell you.”
B: Mert? / “Why?”
A: Titok. Mé(r)’ ne mondanám el, ha lehetne? / “It’s a secret. Why wouldn’t I tell you if I could?”

#26 – Mivan?! 

Meaning:

What? / What are you saying?!

Usage:

You’ll most likely use this Hungarian texting slang term when you’re surprised.

Original Hungarian Expression: 

Mi van?

Example:

Mivan?! Komolyan? / “What?! Are you serious?”

Hungarian Internet Words Using Numbers

The following Hungarian slang words are somewhat playful as they use numbers in place of certain letters.

#27 – 1edül

Meaning:

Alone

Usage:

Hungarians want to be as efficient as possible, so they cut and shorten words wherever they can. Even here, you can see that “1” substitutes egy, which would be two more letters that are otherwise unnecessary. Smart, huh?

Original Hungarian Word: 

Egyedül

Example:

1edül mentem moziba. / “I went to the cinema alone.”

#28 – 7vége

Meaning:

Weekend

Usage:

You can use this abbreviation of hétvége if you want to appear cool in a text message when inviting someone for a drink, for example.

Original Hungarian Word: 

Hétvége

Example:

Szeretnél randizni velem ezen a 7végén? / “Do you want to go out with me this weekend?”


8. Hungarian Internet Words Derived from English

Hungarians also use certain English slang words, taken straight from the language with no changes. If you would like to see even more examples of words like those below, check out our vocabulary list Most Common Texting Slang in Hungarian

#29 – Lol

Meaning: 

Laugh(ing) out loud

Usage:

Simple as that. The Hungarian “lol” does not convert to a Hungarian expression; the abbreviation means the same thing it does in English.

Example:

Leöntöttem vízzel a nadrágomat. Lol. / “I spilled water on my pants. Lol.”

#30 – Yolo

Meaning:

You only live once

Usage:

This is another slang word from English with no Hungarian counterpart. Hungarians use this slang term in the same context as English speakers would.

Example:

El fogom hívni randizni. Yolo. / “I’m gonna ask her out. Yolo.”

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9. How HungarianPod101.com Can Help You Reach Your Goals

We hope that learning these different Hungarian slang terms for texting and the internet has empowered you and given you the confidence you need to take on the world! Using these words and phrases, you can chat with Hungarian friends confidently without feeling left out. 

But there’s one more thing that’s very important to remember: These are just…well…slang words. You must always be aware of when it’s appropriate to use them and when it’s not. Also, never confuse a slang word for its correct form! 

Did you enjoy this article, but feel like there weren’t enough words and phrases? Then make sure you check out our vocabulary list Top 20 Words You’ll Need for the Internet and our lesson series Must-Know Hungarian Slang Words & Phrases

If you have any questions or would like to know more about slang words and how they’re formed, ask away. The HungarianPod101 team is happy to help you out with anything. Write us a comment, or check out our vocabulary lists and other free materials for additional help. That said, joining the HungarianPod101 community comes with many additional benefits, such as audio lessons and other level-specific materials.

Before you go: Which of these Hungarian internet slang words is your favorite? 

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