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Learn How to Confidently Introduce Yourself In Hungarian

Start off the year by learning how to introduce yourself properly in Hungarian! Learn easily with HungarianPod101 in this four-minute video!

Table of Contents

  1. 10 Lines You Need for Introducing Yourself in Hungarian
  2. Important Tips for Introducing Yourself
  3. Video - How to Introduce Yourself in Hungarian
  4. Why HungarianPod101 is Perfect for Learning all about Hungarian Introductions

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1. 10 Lines You Need for Introducing Yourself in Hungarian

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First impressions are absolutely everything! Right? No, wrong - who you are every day is much more important. But first impressions are definitely not unimportant either. Make sure to introduce yourself correctly, as it could mean the difference between getting a job offer or a polite refusal from an employer. HungarianPod101 shows you how to read, write and pronounce these self-introductions and conversation-starters like a native speaker!

But first, a tip - wait to be asked before offering personal details such as your age. Good conversation is about unspoken reciprocity, and giving too many personal details too soon can be embarrassing for your Hungarian friend. Rather use phrases that encourage your friend to talk about him or herself - most people like doing that! Also, it shows you take real interest in other people.

1- Hello, it’s nice to meet you.

Helló, örülök, hogy megismerhetlek.

This phrase is an excellent way to start an introduction. It is a greeting that immediately expresses interest in the other person.

2- My name is Vanda.

A nevem Vanda.

Self-explanatory - just replace ‘Kevin’ with your own name! Also, pay close attention to what your new Hungarian acquaintance’s name is. Remembering it will make them feel that you are really interested in him/her as a person!

Countries

3- I’m from the Hungary.

Magyarországról jöttem.

Sharing something about yourself is a nice conversation starter. It shows that you’re willing to engage meaningfully with the other person. In an informal setting, you can expect the other person to respond in kind. At work, this is probably information you need to volunteer only if asked. Again, remember to replace ‘Hungary’ with your own country of birth!

4- I live in Budapest.

Budapesten élek.

Same as above - replace ‘Budapest’ with your town or city of abode!

5- I’ve been learning Hungarian for a year.

Már egy éve tanulok magyarul.

Say this only if it’s true, obviously. And prepare to dazzle your audience! If you have indeed worked faithfully at your Hungarian for a year, you should be pretty good at it! Use this phrase after your introduction - it is likely to indicate that you wish to engage in Hungarian conversation.

Two people talking

6- I’m learning Hungarian at HungarianPod101.com.

A HungarianPod101.com-on tanulok magyarul.

This will be the best reply if anyone asks (Very impressed, of course!) where you study Hungarian! Simply volunteering this information, especially in a casual conversation, could make you sound like a salesperson, and you want to avoid that. Often, an employer will want this information though, so best to memorize and have this phrase handy!

7- I’m 27 years old.

Én 27 éves vagyok.

This is a line that may just get you a ‘TMI!’ look from a stranger if you volunteer it without being asked. He/she may not be willing to divulge such an intimate detail about him/herself right at the start of your acquaintance, so don’t force reciprocity. However, it’s a good phrase to know in a job interview; again, probably best only if your prospective Hungarian employer asks. Also, remember to give your true age!

First encounter

8- I’m a teacher.

Én tanár vagyok.

You’re still offering information about yourself, which lends good momentum to keep the conversation going! Replace ‘teacher’ with your own occupation - and learn the related vocabulary with HungarianPod101!

People with different jobs

9- One of my hobbies is reading.

Az egyik hobbim az olvasás.

Your hobby is another topic with lots of potential for starting a good conversation! People are often eager to talk about their hobbies, and why they like them!

10- I enjoy listening to music.

Szeretek zenét hallgatni.

If you’re still talking about your hobbies, this would be a good line to go with the previous one. Otherwise, wait for your conversation partner to start talking about what they enjoy doing!

2. Important Tips for Introducing Yourself

Introducing yourself

A correct Hungarian introduction will make a good impression upon meeting a person for the first time. Why is this first impression important? Simple - it gives an indication of who you are as a person. So, while you want to be truthful when representing yourself, you also need to be prepared to put your best foot forward!

First impressions are often lingering and difficult to change. In addition, it’s easier to make a negative impression than a good one, often without intending to. So, how can you make sure that your self-introduction will impress Hungarian natives?

1- Research: First, research the culture! Different cultures have different social rules, and you will be halfway towards making a great first impression if you know the proper Hungarian customs for self-introductions. It will also help you avoid social mistakes - sometimes, what is acceptable in one culture is insulting in another, such as making eye contact, or giving a handshake. In your culture, what is appropriate when a person introduces him or herself?

Also, be sure to distinguish between introductions in different situations, such as a formal and a social situation. There are bound to be differences in how you address people! The internet can be an important tool for this endeavor. Alternatively, you could visit your local library to search for books on this topic, or you could ask Hungarian friends to explain and demonstrate their cultural habits for introductions. Honoring someone’s culture shows that you respect it, and as we know - a little respect can go a very long way in any relationship!

Someone studying

2- Study the Correct Phrases and Vocabulary: Be sure to learn Hungarian phrases and vocabulary that tell people who you are, and that encourage them to engage in conversation with you. Each situation will determine how to address the person you want to introduce yourself to. Also, make sure your pronunciation is correct! It would be most valuable to have Hungarian-speaking friends who can help you with this. Or read on for a quick phrase and video lesson on Hungarian introductions right here at HungarianPod101!

3- Appearance: This is pretty obvious - if you want to make a good impression introducing yourself to anyone for the first time, you need to be neatly dressed and well groomed! A shabby, dirty or careless appearance and bad body odor are to be avoided at all costs; in most cultures, these will not impress!

Also, make sure to dress appropriately, not only for the occasion, but also for the culture. For instance, bare shoulders or an open-necked shirt is an acceptable gear in many Western countries. Yet, in some cultures, dressing like this could deeply offend your host. No amount of good manners and properly expressed introductions is likely to wipe out a cultural no-no! So, be sure to know how to dress, and take care with your appearance when you are about to introduce yourself to someone for the first time!

Following are some neat phrases with which you can introduce yourself in Hungarian, and get a conversation started too!

3. Video - How to Introduce Yourself in Hungarian

Good, you read and perhaps even memorized the preceding phrases to successfully introduce yourself in Hungarian! Watch this short video now to get a quick lesson on Hungarian grammar for these introductions, as well as how to pronounce them correctly. You will sound like a native when you can copy the presenter perfectly!


4. Why HungarianPod101 is Perfect for Learning all about Hungarian Introductions

  • Culturally Focused Lessons: All our material is aimed not only to help you learn perfect Hungarian, but also to introduce you to the Hungarian culture! Learn here, for instance, a list of favorite Hungarian foods. Alternatively, listen to these audio lessons on Hungarian culture! Studying through us could be very valuable before visiting Hungary for any purpose.
  • Accurate and Correct Pronunciation & Inflection: Our hosts and voice actors are native Hungarian speakers of the best quality! It is important for us that you speak Hungarian correctly to avoid embarrassing misunderstandings and miscommunications. If you practice and can copy these presenters well, you will sound just like Hungarian natives and your introduction will be easily understood!
  • State-of-the-Art Lesson Formats and Methods: Efficacy in learning is our highest priority. You will have access to learning tools that were carefully developed by learning specialists over more than a decade! We use only well-researched, proven lesson formats and teaching methods to ensure fast, accurate, fun and easy learning! Millions of happy subscribers can’t be wrong! Create a lifetime account with HungarianPod101 for free access to many learning tools that are updated every week.
  • Learn to Read and Write in Hungarian: We don’t only teach you to speak, you can also learn to read and write in Hungarian! This way you can express your Hungarian introduction in more than one way and be thoroughly prepared.
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Whatever your needs are for learning Hungarian, make sure to do it through HungarianPod101, and you will never have to google: “How do I introduce myself in Hungarian” again!

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How to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Hungary

Mother’s Day, celebrated in countries all over the world, is a day of showing love and appreciation for one’s mother or motherly figures. Traditions for Mother’s Day in Hungary vary in some ways from celebrations in your own country, though there are bound to be many similarities, too.

In Hungary, Mother’s Day is when you can expect to see little children giving their mothers handmade Mother’s Day gifts, Mother’s Day cards, or sweet-smelling lilacs. Maybe even while singing the words Orgona ága, barackfa virága (literally meaning “Organ Branch, Peach Tree Flower” ) to honor their beloved mothers.

By learning about how Hungary celebrates Mother’s Day, you’re both showing respect for the country of your target language, and giving yourself an opportunity to expand your understanding of the holiday itself. At HungarianPod101.com, we hope to make learning about Hungarian culture both fun and insightful! And we believe that learning about Mother’s Day in this country is both of those things.

Let’s get started!

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1. What is Mother’s Day in Hungary?

What day is Mother’s Day?

The tradition of celebrating mothers can be traced back to ancient Greece. In the early 20th century, America started celebrating Mother’s Day, and later more and more European countries joined.

Hungarians first celebrated mothers on the first Sunday of May in 1925. The celebration was organized by the Hungarian Red Cross Youth. The date was chosen to connect the occasion with the traditional cult of the Blessed Virgin service.

2. When is Mother’s Day?

Mother's Day is on a Sunday

The Mother’s Day date in Hungary varies from year to year, but is always the first Sunday in May. For your convenience, here’s a list of this holiday’s date for the next ten years.

  • 2019: May 5
  • 2020: May 3
  • 2021: May 2
  • 2022: May 1
  • 2023: May 7
  • 2024: May 5
  • 2025: May 4
  • 2026: May 3
  • 2027: May 2
  • 2028: May 7

3. Reading Practice: How is Mother’s Day Celebrated?

Mother Receiving Gifts from Family

How is Mother’s Day in Hungary celebrated? Read the Hungarian text below to find out, and find the English translation directly below it.

Májusban minden óvoda és iskola tart kisebb-nagyobb anyák napi ünnepséget. A gyerekek sajátkezűleg készítenek rajzot, hajtogatnak virágot, vagy bármilyen egyszerűen elkészíthető kézműves ajándékot az édesanyjuknak. Ezeket versszavalás, ének kiséretében az anyák napi ünnepélyen adják át az anyukáknak. Ilyenkor a virágárusok nagy örömére a felnőttek is egy szál, vagy egy egész csokor virággal kedveskednek az anyukáknak, nagymamáknak és dédmamáknak.

Magyarországon az Anyák napi ünnepségek elképzelhetetlenek a május virága, az orgona nélkül. A botanikusok szerint az orgona az áhítatot jelképezi páratlan szépségével, friss és üde illatával, ezért az évek során méltó díszévé vált az ünnepnek. Az anyák napi köszöntő dalokban és versekben is sokszor megénekelték az orgonát, mint az Anyák napja virágát.

2013-ban egy babaápolási termékeket gyártó cég azzal lepte meg a szerencsés édesanyákat, hogy családjukat lefényképezte és személyes üzenet kíséretében, egy óriásplakáton megjelenítette. Természetesen az édesanyák nem tudtak erről az akciórol. Nagy volt a meglepetés, amikor meglátták a szeretteiket a hatalmas fényképen, amint boldog anyák napját kívánnak nekik.

In May, all schools and kindergartens organize a smaller Mother’s Day celebration. Children draw, make paper flowers with their own hands, or any easy-to-make artisan present for their mums. During the Mother’s Day celebration itself, they can give presents to their mothers while saying poems and singing songs. To make florists also happy, adults buy a flower or a bunch of flowers for their mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers.

In Hungary, there is no Mother’s Day celebration without the Flower of May: the lilac. Botanists say that the lilac symbolizes devotion with its special beauty and fresh, peachy aroma, so over time, it has become a worthy element of this festivity. Lilac, as the flower of Mother’s Day, is also a common theme of songs and poems written for this occasion.

In 2013, a company that makes baby care products surprised lucky mothers by taking pictures of their families. They put these pictures on giant posters with personal messages on them. Of course, the chosen mothers knew nothing about this occurrence. It was a big surprise when they saw the huge pictures on the street, on which their loved ones wished them a happy Mother’s Day.

4. Additional Information: Patron Saint

When it comes to Mother’s Day, Hungary even has a patron saint who may be attributed (at least partially) with its desire to celebrate mothers.

Do you know who the patron saint of Hungary is?
The patron saint of Hungary is the mother of Jesus, the Virgin Mary. Even the first Hungarian Mother’s Day in 1925 was in connection with the old cult of Mary in May.

5. Must-know Vocab

Gift Certificate

Here’s some vocabulary you should know for Mother’s Day in Hungary!

  • Vasárnap — “Sunday”
  • Fia — “son”
  • Lánya — “daughter”
  • Nagymama — “grandmother”
  • Anya — “mother”
  • Csokoládé — “chocolate
  • Vacsora — “dinner
  • Rózsa — “rose”
  • Szeret — “love”
  • Ajándék — “present”
  • Anyák napja — “Mother’s Day”
  • Üdvözlőkártya — “greeting card”
  • Ünnepel — “celebrate”
  • ágyban reggeli — “breakfast in bed”
  • Ajándékutalvány — “gift certificate”
  • Szülő — “parent”

To hear the pronunciation of each Hungarian Mother’s Day vocabulary word, check out our relevant vocabulary list. Here, you’ll find each word accompanied by an audio file of its pronunciation.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed learning about how Hungarians celebrate Mother’s Day. Are Mother’s Day celebrations and traditions similar in your own country, or different? Let us know in the comments!

To learn more about Hungarian culture and the language, visit us at HungarianPod101.com. We provide our students with insightful blog posts on numerous topics, free vocabulary lists for a fuller word knowledge, and an online community where you can discuss lessons with fellow Hungarian learners! By upgrading to Premium Plus, you can also take advantage of our MyTeacher program and learn Hungarian one-on-one with your own personal teacher.

Wherever you are on your language-learning journey, and wherever you want to be, know that your hard work will pay off! You’ll be speaking Hungarian like a native before you know it. And HungarianPod101.com will be here with all the study materials and support you need to get there!

Until next time, Happy Mother’s Day!

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How to Say I Love You in Hungarian - Romantic Word List

Do you often feel lonely and sad? Do you long for romance and are willing to do whatever it takes to meet that special person? Speaking another language could revolutionize your love life! So, why wait? Learning how to say ‘love’ in Hungarian could be just what you need to find it.

Or perhaps you were lucky, and have found your Hungarian partner already. Fantastic! Yet, a cross-cultural relationship comes with unique challenges. Learning how to speak your lover’s language will greatly improve your communication and enhance the relationship. At HungarianPod101, our team will teach you all the words, quotes and phrases you need to woo your Hungarian lover with excellence! Our tutors provide personal assistance, with plenty of extra material available to make Hungarian dating easy for you.

Table of Contents

  1. Common Phrases You’ll Need for a Date
  2. The Most Romantic Ideas for a Date
  3. Must-know Valentine’s Day Vocabulary
  4. Hungarian Love Phrases for Valentine’s Day
  5. Hungarian Quotes about Love
  6. Marriage Proposal Lines
  7. 15 Most Common Break-Up Lines
  8. Will Falling in Love Help You Learn Hungarian Faster?

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1. Common Phrases You’ll Need for a Date

So, you have met your Hungarian love interest. Congratulations! Who knows where this could take you…?! However, the two of you have just met and you’re not ready to say the Hungarian word for love just yet. Great, it is better to get to know him/her first. Wow your prospective love by using these Hungarian date phrases to set up a spectacular first date.

Hungarian Date Phrases

Would you like to go out to dinner with me?

  • Velem vacsoráznál?

The important question! In most cultures, this phrase indicates: ‘I’m romantically interested in you’. Flirting in Hungarian is no different, so don’t take your date to Mcdonald’s!

Are you free this weekend?

  • Ráérsz ezen a hétvégén?

This is a preamble to asking your love interest on a date. If you get an immediate ‘Yes’, that’s good news!

Would you like to hang out with me?

  • Szeretnél együtt lógni velem?

You like her/him, but you’re not sure if there’s chemistry. Ask them to hang out first to see if a dinner date is next.

What time shall we meet tomorrow?

  • Hány órakor találkozzunk holnap?

Set a time, and be sure to arrive early! Nothing spoils a potential relationship more than a tardy date.

Where shall we meet?

  • Hol találkozzunk?

You can ask this, but also suggest a place.

You look great.

  • Remekül nézel ki.

A wonderful ice breaker! This phrase will help them relax a bit - they probably took great care to look their best just for you.

You are so cute.

  • Annyira aranyos vagy.

If the two of you are getting on really well, this is a fun, flirtatious phrase to use.

What do you think of this place?

  • Mit gondolsz erről a helyről?

This another good conversation starter. Show off your Hungarian language skills!

Can I see you again?

  • Láthatlak újra?

So the date went really well - don’t waste time! Make sure you will see each other again.

Shall we go somewhere else?

  • Menjünk máshova?

If the place you meet at is not great, you can suggest going elsewhere. It is also a good question to follow the previous one. Variety is the spice of life!

I know a good place.

  • Tudok egy jó helyet.

Use this with the previous question. However, don’t say if you don’t know a good place!

I will drive you home.

  • Hazaviszlek kocsival.

If your date doesn’t have transport, this is a polite, considerate offer. However, don’t be offended if she/he turns you down on the first date. Especially a woman might not feel comfortable letting you drive her home when the two of you are still basically strangers.

That was a great evening.

  • Nagyszerű este volt.

This is a good phrase to end the evening with.

When can I see you again?

  • Mikor láthatlak újra?

If he/she replied ‘Yes’ to ‘Can I see you again?’, this is the next important question.

I’ll call you.

  • Majd hívlak.

Say this only if you really mean to do it. In many cultures, this could imply that you’re keeping the proverbial backdoor open.

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2. The Most Romantic Ideas for a Date

You learned all the Hungarian phrases to make a date - congratulations! Now you have to decide where to meet, which can be tricky. Discuss these options with your lover to gauge whether you like the same things. Check out romantic date ideas in Hungarian below!

Date Ideas in Hungarian

museum

  • múzeum

If you’re looking for unique date ideas that are fun but won’t break the bank, museums are the perfect spot! You won’t be running out of things to say in the conversations.

candlelit dinner

  • gyertyafényes vacsora

A candlelit dinner is perhaps best to reserve for when the relationship is getting serious. It’s very intimate, and says: “Romance!” It’s a fantastic choice if you’re sure you and your date are in love with each other!

go to the zoo

  • állatkertbe megy

This is a good choice for shy lovers who want to get the conversation going. Just make sure your date likes zoos, as some people dislike them. Maybe not for the first date, but this is also a great choice if your lover has children - you’ll win his/her adoration for inviting them along!

go for a long walk

  • egy hosszú sétára megy

Need to talk about serious stuff, or just want to relax with your date? Walking together is soothing, and a habit you can keep up together always! Just make sure it’s a beautiful walk that’s not too strenuous.

go to the opera

  • operába megy

This type of date should only be attempted if both of you love the opera. It can be a special treat, followed by a candlelit dinner!

go to the aquarium

  • akváriumba megy

Going to the aquarium is another good idea if you need topics for conversation, or if you need to impress your lover’s kids! Make sure your date doesn’t have a problem with aquariums.

walk on the beach

  • séta a tengerparton

This can be a very romantic stroll, especially at night! The sea is often associated with romance and beauty.

have a picnic

  • piknikezik

If you and your date need to get more comfortable together, this can be a fantastic date. Spending time in nature is soothing and calms the nerves.

cook a meal together

  • közösen egy ételt főz

If you want to get an idea of your date’s true character in one go, this is an excellent date! You will quickly see if the two of you can work together in a confined space. If it works, it will be fantastic for the relationship and create a sense of intimacy. If not, you will probably part ways!

have dinner and see a movie

  • vacsorázik és megnéz egy filmet

This is traditional date choice works perfectly well. Just make sure you and your date like the same kind of movies!

3. Must-know Valentine’s Day Vocabulary

Valentine's Day Words in Hungarian

Expressing your feelings honestly is very important in any relationship all year round. Yet, on Valentine’s Day you really want to shine. Impress your lover this Valentine’s with your excellent vocabulary, and make his/her day! We teach you, in fun, effective ways, the meanings of the words and how to pronounce them. You can also copy the characters and learn how to write ‘I love you’ in Hungarian - think how impressed your date will be!

4. Hungarian Love Phrases for Valentine’s Day

So, you now have the basic Valentine’s Day vocabulary under your belt. Well done! But, do you know how to say ‘I love you’ in Hungarian yet? Or perhaps you are still only friends. So, do you know how to say ‘I like you’ or ‘I have a crush on you’ in Hungarian? No? Don’t worry, here are all the love phrases you need to bowl over your Hungarian love on this special day!

Valentine's Day Words in Hungarian

You mean so much to me.

  • Olyan sokat jelentesz nekem.

This is a beautiful expression of gratitude that will enhance any relationship! It makes the receiver feel appreciated and their efforts recognized.

Will you be my Valentine?

  • Velem töltenéd a Valentin napot?

With these words, you are taking your relationship to the next level! Or, if you have been a couple for a while, it shows that you still feel the romance. So, go for it!

You’re so beautiful.

  • Olyan szép vagy.

If you don’t know how to say ‘You’re pretty’ in Hungarian, this is a good substitute, gentlemen!

I think of you as more than a friend.

  • Többnek tartalak egy barátnál.

Say this if you are not yet sure that your romantic feelings are reciprocated. It is also a safe go-to if you’re unsure about the Hungarian dating culture.

A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

  • Irántad érzett szerelmem oly erős, hogy száz szív sem tudná magában hordozni.

You romantic you…! When your heart overflows with love, this would be the best phrase to use.

Love is just love. It can never be explained.

  • A szerelem egyszerűen csak szerelem. Ez egy leírhatatlan érzés.

If you fell in love unexpectedly or inexplicably, this one’s for you.

You’re so handsome.

  • Olyan helyes vagy.

Ladies, this phrase lets your Hungarian love know how much you appreciate his looks! Don’t be shy to use it; men like compliments too.

I’ve got a crush on you.

  • Teljesen beléd vagyok esve.

If you like someone, but you’re unsure about starting a relationship, it would be prudent to say this. It simply means that you like someone very, very much and think they’re amazing.

You make me want to be a better man.

  • Te érted akarok jobb emberré válni.

Gentlemen, don’t claim this phrase as your own! It hails from the movie ‘As Good as it Gets’, but it is sure to make your Hungarian girlfriend feel very special. Let her know that she inspires you!

Let all that you do be done in love.

  • Minden tetteteket a szeretet vezérelje.

We hope.

You are my sunshine, my love.

  • Te vagy a napsugaram, a szerelmem.

A compliment that lets your lover know they bring a special quality to your life. Really nice!

Words can’t describe my love for you.

  • Szavakkal nem lehet leírni irántad érzett szerelmemet.

Better say this when you’re feeling serious about the relationship! It means that your feelings are very intense.

We were meant to be together.

  • Mi egymásnak lettünk teremtve.

This is a loving affirmation that shows you see a future together, and that you feel a special bond with your partner.

If you were thinking about someone while reading this, you’re definitely in love.

  • Ha ezt olvasva gondolsz valakire, akkor minden bizonnyal szerelmes vagy.

Here’s something fun to tease your lover with. And hope he/she was thinking of you!

I love you.

  • Szeretlek.

Saying ‘I love you’ in Hungarian carries the same weight as in all languages. Use this only if you’re sure and sincere about your feelings for your partner/friend.

5. Hungarian Quotes about Love

Hungarian Love Quotes

You’re a love champ! You and your Hungarian lover are getting along fantastically, your dates are awesome, your Valentine’s Day together was spectacular, and you’re very much in love. Good for you! Here are some beautiful phrases of endearment in Hungarian that will remind him/her who is in your thoughts all the time.

6. Marriage Proposal Lines

Hungarian Marriage Proposal Lines

Wow. Your Hungarian lover is indeed the love of your life - congratulations! And may only happiness follow the two of you! In most traditions, the man asks the woman to marry; this is also the Hungarian custom. Here are a few sincere and romantic lines that will help you to ask your lady-love for her hand in marriage.

7. 15 Most Common Break-Up Lines

Hungarian Break-Up Lines

Instead of moving towards marriage or a long-term relationship, you find that the spark is not there for you. That is a pity! But even though breaking up is never easy, continuing a bad or unfulfilling relationship would be even harder. Remember to be kind to the person you are going to say goodbye to; respect and sensitivity cost nothing. Here are some phrases to help you break up gently.

  • We need to talk.
    • Beszélnünk kell.

    This is not really a break-up line, but it is a good conversation opener with a serious tone.

    It’s not you. It’s me.

    • Nem te vagy az oka, hanem én.

    As long as you mean it, this can be a kind thing to say. It means that there’s nothing wrong with your Hungarian lover as a person, but that you need something different from a relationship.

    I’m just not ready for this kind of relationship.

    • Egyszerűen csak nem állok készen egy ilyen kapcsolatra.

    Things moved a bit fast and got too intense, too soon? Painful as it is, honesty is often the best way to break up with somebody.

    Let’s just be friends.

    • Legyünk csak barátok.

    If the relationship was very intense, and you have sent many ‘i love u’ texts in Hungarian, this would not be a good breakup line. Feelings need to calm down before you can be friends, if ever. If the relationship has not really developed yet, a friendship would be possible.

    I think we need a break.

    • Szerintem tartsunk egy kis szünetet.

    This is again honest, and to the point. No need to play with someone’s emotions by not letting them know how you feel. However, this could imply that you may fall in love with him/her again after a period of time, so use with discretion.

    You deserve better.

    • Te jobbat érdemelsz.

    Yes, he/she probably deserves a better relationship if your own feelings have cooled down.

    I need my space.

    • Szükségem van saját térre.

    When a person is too clingy or demanding, this would be an suitable break-up phrase. It is another good go-to for that lover who doesn’t get the message!

    I think we’re moving too fast.

    • Ez nekem túl gyors.

    Say this if you want to keep the relationship, but need to slow down its progress a bit. It is also good if you feel things are getting too intense for your liking. However, it is not really a break-up line, so be careful not to mislead.

    I need to focus on my career.

    • Összpontosítanom kell a karrieremre.

    If you feel that you will not be able to give 100% in a relationship due to career demands, this is the phrase to use. It’s also good if you are unwilling to give up your career for a relationship.

    I’m not good enough for you.

    • Nem vagyok elég jó neked.

    Say this only if you really believe it, or you’ll end up sounding false. Break-ups are usually hard for the receiving party, so don’t insult him/her with an insincere comment.

    I just don’t love you anymore.

    • Egyszerűen csak nem szeretlek már.

    This harsh line is sometimes the best one to use if you are struggling to get through to a stubborn, clingy lover who won’t accept your break up. Use it as a last resort. Then switch your phone off and block their emails!

    We’re just not right for each other.

    • Egyszerűen csak nem illünk egymáshoz.

    If this is how you truly feel, you need to say it. Be kind, gentle and polite.

    It’s for the best.

    • Így lesz a legjobb.

    This phrase is called for if circumstances are difficult and the relationship is not progressing well. Love should enhance one’s life, not burden it!

    We’ve grown apart.

    • Elhidegültünk egymástól.

    Cross-cultural relationships are often long-distance ones, and it is easy to grow apart over time.

    We should start seeing other people.

    • Más embereket is meg kellene ismernünk.

    This is probably the least gentle break-up phrase, so reserve it for a lover that doesn’t get the message!

  • 8. Will Falling in Love help you Learn Hungarian faster?

    Most people will agree that the above statement is a no-brainer - of course it will! Your body will be flooded with feel-good hormones, which are superb motivators for anything. HungarianPod101 is one of the best portals to help help make this a reality, so don’t hesitate to enroll now! Let’s quickly look at the reasons why falling in love will speed up your learning of the Hungarian language.

    Three Reasons Why Having a Lover will Help you Learn Hungarian Faster!

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    1- Being in a love relationship with your Hungarian speaking partner will immerse you in the culture
    HungarianPod101 uses immersive methods and tools to teach you Hungarian, but having a relationship with a native speaker will be a very valuable addition to your learning experience! You will gain exposure to their world, realtime and vividly, which will make the language come alive even more for you. The experience is likely to expand your world-view, which should motivate you to learn Hungarian even faster.

    2- Having your Hungarian romantic partner will mean more opportunity to practice speaking
    Nothing beats continuous practice when learning a new language. Your partner will probably be very willing to assist you in this, as your enhanced Hungarian language skills will enhance the relationship. Communication is, after all, one of the most important pillars of a good partnership. Also, you will get to impress your lover with the knowledge gained through your studies - a win/win situation!

    3- A supportive Hungarian lover is likely to make a gentle, patient teacher and study aid!
    With his/her heart filled with love and goodwill for you, your Hungarian partner is likely to patiently and gently correct your mistakes when you speak. This goes not only for grammar, but also for accent and meaning. With his/her help, you could sound like a native in no time!

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    1- All the Resources and Materials Will Help Both of You
    Falling in love with a man or woman speaking Hungarian is an opportunity for both of you to learn a new language! For this reason, every lesson, transcript, vocabulary list, and resource at HungarianPod101 is translated into both English and Hungarian. So, while your partner can help you learn Hungarian faster, you can potentially also help him/her learn and master English!

    2- Lessons Are Designed to Help You Understand and Engage with Hungarian Culture
    At HungarianPod101, our focus is to help our students learn practical vocabulary and phrases used by everyday people in Hungary. This means that, from your very first lesson, you can apply what you learn immediately! So, when your Hungarian partner wants to go out to a restaurant, play Pokemon Go, or attend just about any social function, you have the vocabulary and phrases necessary to have a great time!

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    How to Celebrate April Fools’ Day in Hungarian

    How to Celebrate April Fools' Day in Hungarian!

    Most everyone is familiar with this day, as it is celebrated nearly everywhere the world. Yet, when exactly is April Fools’ Day? And where did April Fools come from? April Fools’ Day is observed on April 1st every year. This day of jokes and pranks is believed to have stemmed from the 16th-century calendar change in France, when New Year’s Day was moved from April 1 to January 1. This action was taken due to the adoption of the Gregorian calendar.

    However, a few people were resistant to the calendar change, so they continued to observe New Year’s Day on April 1st, rather than the new date. They were referred to as the “April Fools”, and others started playing mocking tricks on them. This custom endured, and is practiced to this day around the world!

    Table of Contents

    1. Top One Million Words You Need to Know for April Fools’ Day
    2. Hungarian Phrases You Can Use on April Fools’ Day
    3. Some of the Coolest April Fools’ Pranks To Play on Anybody
    4. How Can HungarianPod101 Make Your April Fools’ Day Special?
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    1. Top One Million Words You Need to Know for April Fools’ Day

    Do you want to know how to say April Fools’ Day in Hungarian? Well, there are millions of ways and words, but here are the top one million Hungarian words you really need to know! Simply click this link. Here are some of them you will find useful:

    1. joke - viccel
    2. funny - vicces
    3. deceptive - megtévesztő
    4. April 1st - április elseje
    5. surprise - meglep
    6. sneaky - sunyi
    7. prankster - kópé
    8. prank - csíny
    9. play a joke - megtréfál
    10. lie - hazudik
    11. humor - humor
    12. fool - bolond

    2. Hungarian Phrases You Can Use on April Fools’ Day

    Hungarian Phrases for April Fools' Day

    Don’t limit yourself to practical jokes - use these April Fools’ phrases in Hungarian to prank your favorite Hungarian friend or colleague!

    1. I learned Hungarian in 1 month.
      • Egy hónap alatt tanultam meg magyarul.
    2. All classes for today got canceled.
      • Ma minden tanítási óra elmarad.
    3. I’m sorry, but I’ve just broken your favorite pair of glasses.
      • Ne haragudj, de épp most törtem el a kedvenc szemüvegedet.
    4. Someone has just hit your car.
      • Épp most törték össze a kocsidat!
    5. I’m getting married.
      • Megházasodok.
    6. You won a free ticket.
      • Nyertél egy ingyen jegyet!
    7. I saw your car being towed.
      • Láttam, ahogy elvontatták a kocsidat.
    8. They’re giving away free gift cards in front of the building.
      • Az épület előtt ingyen ajándékutalványokat osztogatnak.
    9. A handsome guy is waiting for you outside.
      • Egy jóképű srác vár rád odakint.
    10. A beautiful lady asked me to give this phone number to you.
      • Egy gyönyörű nő megkért rá, hogy adjam át ezt a telefonszámot neked.
    11. Can you come downstairs? I have something special for you.
      • Le tudnál jönni? Valami különlegeset tartogatok a számodra.
    12. Thank you for your love letter this morning. I never could have guessed your feelings.
      • Köszönöm a ma reggeli szerelmes leveledet. Enélkül sosem tudtam volna meg, mit érzel irántam.

    Choose your victims carefully, though; the idea is to get them to laugh with you, not to hurt their feelings or humiliate them in front of others. Be extra careful if you choose to play a prank on your boss - you don’t want to antagonize them with an inappropriate joke.

    3. Some of the Coolest April Fools’ Pranks To Play on Anybody

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    Right, now that you know the top million April Fools’ words in Hungarian, let’s look at some super pranks and tricks to play on friends, colleagues and family. Some April Fools ideas never grow old, while new ones are born every year.

    Never joke in such a way that it hurts anyone, or humiliates them badly in front of others - the idea is for everybody to laugh and enjoy the fun! Respect is still key, no matter what day of the year it is.

    Cockroach prank

    1- Infestation

    This trick is so simple, yet so creepy, it’s almost unbelievable. Take black paper, cut out the silhouette of a giant cockroach, a spider or another insect, and stick it inside the lampshade of a table lamp. When the lamp is switched on, it will look like a monstrous insect is sitting inside the lampshade. Or, get a whole lot of realistic-looking plastic insects, and spread them over a colleague’s desk and chair, or, at home, over the kids’ beds etc. Creep-factor: stellar.

    2- Which One Doesn’t Fit?

    Put the photo of a celebrity or a notorious politician in a frame, and take it to work on April Fools’ Day. Hang the photo on the staff picture wall, and wait. You’ll be surprised how long it can take for people to notice that one picture doesn’t fit.

    3- Something Weird in the Restroom

    At work, replace the air freshener in the restroom with something noxious like insect killer, oven cleaner or your own odious mixture in a spray bottle. Be sure to cover the bottle’s body so no one suspects a swap.

    Or paint a bar of soap with clear nail polish, and leave it at the hand wash basin. It will not lather.

    Or, if your workplace’s restroom has partitioned toilets with short doors, arrange jeans or trousers and shoes on all but one of the toilet covers, so it looks like every stall is occupied. Now wait for complaints, and see how long it takes for someone to figure out the April Fools’ Day prank. You’ll probably wish you had a camera inside the restroom. But, unless you don’t mind getting fired, don’t put your own recording device in there!

    Funny Face

    4- Call Me Funny

    Prepare and print out a few posters with the following instructions: Lion Roar Challenge! Call this number - 123-456-7890 - and leave your best lion’s roar as voicemail! Best roarer will be announced April 10 in the cafeteria. Prize: $100. (Lion’s roar is just an example; you can use any animal call, or even a movie character’s unique sound, such as Chewbacca from Star Wars. The weirder, the funnier. Obviously!) Put the posters up in the office where most of the staff is likely to see them. Now wait for the owner of the number to visit you with murderous intent. Have a conciliatory gift ready that’s not a prank.

    5- Minty Cookies

    This is another simple but hugely effective prank - simply separate iced cookies, scrape off the icing, and replace it with toothpaste. Serve during lunch or tea break at work, or put in your family’s lunch boxes. Be sure to take photos of your victim’s faces when they first bite into your April Fools’ cookies.

    6- Wild Shopping

    At your local grocer, place a realistic-looking plastic snake or spider among the fresh vegetables. Now wait around the corner for the first yell.

    7- The Oldest Trick in the Book

    Don’t forget probably the oldest, yet very effective April Fools’ joke in the book - smearing hand cream or Vaseline on a door handle that most staff, family or friends are likely to use. Yuck to the max!

    8- Sneeze On Me

    Another golden oldie is also gross, yet harmless and utterly satisfying as a prank. Fill a small spray bottle that you can easily conceal with water. Walk past a friend, colleague or one of your kids, and fake a sneeze while simultaneously spraying them with a bit of water. Expect to be called a totally disgusting person. Add a drop of lovely smelling essential oil to the water for extra confusion.

    9- Word Play Repairs

    Put a fresh leek in the hand wash basin at home or work, and then tell your housemates or colleagues this: “There’s a huge leak in the restroom/bathroom basin, it’s really serious. Please can someone go have a look?!” Expect exasperation and smiles all around. Note that this prank is only likely to work where people understand English well.

    10- Scary Face

    Print out a very scary face on an A4 sheet of paper, and place it in a colleague’s, or one of your kid’s drawers, so it’s the first thing they see when they open the drawer. You may not be very popular for a while.

    11- Wake Up To Madness

    Put foamy shaving cream, or real whipped cream on your hand, and wake your kid up by tickling their nose with it. As long as they get the joke, this could be a wonderful and fun way to start April Fools’ Day.

    Computer Prank

    12- Computer Prank

    This one’s fabulous, if you have a bit of time to fiddle with a colleague, friend or your kid’s computer. It is most effective on a computer where most of the icons they use are on the desktop background itself (as opposed to on the bottom task bar).

    Take and save a screenshot of their desktop with the icons. Set this screenshot as their background image. Now delete all the working icons. When they return to their computer, wait for the curses when no amount of clicking on the icons works.

    13- Monster Under the Cup

    This one will also work well anywhere people meet. Take a paper cup, and write the following on it in black pen: “Danger! Don’t lift, big spider underneath.” Place it upside-down on prominent flat surface, such as a kitchen counter, a colleague’s desk or a restaurant table. Expect some truly interesting responses.

    Door Prank

    14- Prank Door

    Write in large letters on a large and noticeable piece of paper: PUSH. Tape this notice on a door that should be pulled to open, and watch the hilarious struggle of those clever souls who actually read signs.

    4. How Can HungarianPod101 Make Your April Fools’ Day Special?

    If you happen to visit Hungary, or if you work for any Hungarian company, knowing the above Hungarian prankster phrases can really lighten up your day. Showing you have a sense of humor can go a long way to cement good relationships in any situation. These phrases are at your disposal for free, as well as are these 100 core Hungarian words, which you will learn how to pronounce perfectly.

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    Hungarian Word of the Day - kick (verb)

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    rúg kick (verb)

    A játékos elrúgja a focilabdát.
    The player is kicking the soccer ball.

    belerúg a labdába
    kick the ball

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    Hungarian Word of the Day - elevator (noun)

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    lift elevator (noun)

    Az egyik lift felfelé megy, a másik lefelé.
    One elevator is going up, and one elevator is going down.

    zsúfolt lift
    crowded elevator

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    4 Reasons Why Hungarian Slang Words Will Make You Fluent

    Learn 4 honest reasons you need Hungarian slang words and why they are so vital to truly learning and mastering the language.

    Teachers may normally cringe at the thought of their students learning Hungarian slang words. After all, slang words and phrases are typically defined as being grammatically incorrect. So why would your teacher want you to spend time learning the “wrong way” to speak Hungarian? Here are 4 of the top reasons why you should study slang words and expressions when learning Hungarian or any new language.

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    1. Native Speakers Use Slang Expressions in Everyday Conversation

    If you are going to study a foreign language and plan to use it to speak with native speakers, then you have to learn slang words and expressions. Otherwise, just using formal expressions and grammar may alienate you from native speakers and make it more difficult to establish a real connection. So it is best to at least learn some common slang words and expressions if you’re planning to meet or speak socially with someone.

    2. Slang Words Are Used All Throughout Hungarian Culture

    If you turn on any popular Hungarian TV show, listen to any song, or watch any movie, you are quickly going to see the value of learning Hungarian slang phrases. Just like everyday conversations between native speakers, Hungarian culture is filled with slang phrases and expressions. Without at least some knowledge of the more common slang phrases, popular culture and most conversations will be very confusing and potentially alienating.

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    3. Slang Expressions Help You Better Express Your True Thoughts and Feelings

    Only relying on formal grammar and vocabulary is very limiting, especially in social situations. Just like in your native language, using the appropriate Hungarian slang words can help you express a broader range of emotions, thoughts, and feelings.

    4. Proper Use of Slang Makes You Sound More Natural

    We’ve all met foreigners who technically used formal language perfectly but still sounded odd and well….foreign. But when you use the right slang words and expressions, you will sound more natural and like a true native speaker. If you notice, even most politicians include a sprinkling of slang expressions and words throughout their speeches to help them sound more natural and to better connect with the audience.

    The Dark Side of Slang Expressions

    Learning Hungarian slang words can indeed help you sound more natural, better understand the people and culture, and make integration much easier. However, there is a dark side: using the wrong slang expressions can also make you look foolish, uneducated, and potentially disrespectful.

    But how do you know which slang words or phrases to use and when?

    The truth is that you can’t learn the most modern and appropriate slang words in textbooks or formal classroom settings. By the time the information gets incorporated into a formal curriculum, it’s already outdated and no longer in use by actual Hungarian people. And while you can learn current slang expressions from Hungarian TV shows, movies, songs, and games, you may not understand the context. If that happens, you may use the right Hungarian slang words but in the wrong situation and still look like a fool or possibly even offend someone.

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    At HungarianPod101, native speaking instructors create audio and video lessons that can include slang expressions and words. Our instructors provide context and examples for all the Hungarian slang words used in any lesson to make sure students understand the right time and place to use them.

    Hungarian slang words and expressions may be grammatically incorrect but they are vital to truly understanding and immersing yourself in the culture. In fact, it will be very difficult to fully understand any movie, TV show, song, game, or even 1-on-1 conversation without knowing a few of the more common slang expressions.

    However, it is important to learn the proper context and use of even popular slang expressions or you may come across as confusing, disrespectful, or uneducated.
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    Hungarian Word of the Day - one thousand (numeral)

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    ezer one thousand (numeral)

    A fizetés ezerötszáz euro.
    The pay is one thousand five hundred Euros.

    ezer oldal
    one-thousand pages

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