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Hi everyone! I’m Alisha.
Welcome to Conversational Phrases!
We’ve found that the best way to learn a language is to speak it from day one! And the best way to start speaking is to learn phrases that you’ll use in real conversations.
Today, we’ll learn conversational phrases about occupations. After watching this video, you’ll be able to talk about your job and ask what somebody does for a living.
Now, let’s take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue:
Mi a foglalkozásod?
Festőművész vagyok.
Listen to it again. Now, with the English translation:
Mi a foglalkozásod?
“What do you do?”
Festőművész vagyok.
“I’m an artist.”
First of all, you need to learn how to say “What do you do?”
That's: Mi a foglalkozásod?
Listen to it again: Mi a foglalkozásod?, Mi a foglalkozásod?
Now, how do you answer this question?
This is the pattern you’ll need:
[your occupation] vagyok.
This Hungarian sentence literally translates into “[occupation] am.,” but it means “I'm a/an [occupation].” in English.
For example:
“I’m an artist.”
Festőművész vagyok., Festőművész vagyok.