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Sziasztok, Lívia vagyok! Hi everybody! I’m Livia.
Welcome to HungarianPod101.com’s “Magyar nyelvleckék három percben”. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Hungarian.
In the last lesson, we learned the numbers from one to ten. Do you remember? In case you don’t, I'll tell you again:
Egy, kettő, három, négy, öt, hat, hét, nyolc, kilenc, tíz.
And now let’s continue from eleven.
tizenegy. (11)
[slowly] tizenegy.
tizenkettő. (12)
[slowly] tizenkettő.
tizenhárom. (13)
[slowly] tizenhárom.
tizennégy. (14)
[slowly] tizennégy.
tizenöt. (15)
[slowly] tizenöt.
tizenhat. (16)
[slowly] tizenhat.
tizenhét. (17)
[slowly] tizenhét.
tizennyolc. (18)
[slowly] tizennyolc.
tizenkilenc. (19)
[slowly] tizenkilenc.
And finally we have:
húsz (20)
[slowly] húsz.
Okay, now repeat after me. I'll say the numbers and give you time to repeat each one.
tizenegy
tizenkettő
tizenhárom
tizennégy
tizenöt
tizenhat
tizenhét
tizennyolc
tizenkilenc
húsz
These numbers may seem harder to remember, but you might have noticed that they all start with tizen-, which means “in the tens”. The latter part is the same as the singular numbers.
Let’s not stop at 20! Counting to one hundred is super easy! Now I'll give you the tens:
harminc (30)
(slowly) harminc
negyven (40)
(slowly) negyven
ötven (50)
(slowly) ötven
hatvan (60)
(slowly) hatvan
hetven (70)
(slowly) hetven
nyolcvan (80)
(slowly) nyolcvan
kilencven (90)
(slowly) kilencven
száz (100)
(slowly) száz
While you have to memorize a few of these numbers, from 50 to 90 just put -ven after the singular numbers and you have it!
The last thing you’ll learn in this lesson is how to form compound numbers above twenty. This is also super easy!
Take the tens and simply add the numbers you learned in the previous lesson.
Let’s try it out.
How would you say “fifty-six” in Hungarian? Let’s take it step-by-step. "Fifty" is ötven, and then add "six", hat.
ötvenhat! It’s done! Isn’t that easy?
Let’s make another number, for instance, "ninety-eight."
Take "ninety", kilencven, and add "eight", nyolc
Kilencvennyolc!
The only exceptions are the twenties. Twenty is húsz, but when saying “twenty-one”, “twenty-two,” húsz changes to huszon-
For example, Huszonegy. “Twenty-one.”
Huszonkettő. “Twenty-two.” And so on.
Now it’s time for Livia’s tips.
Make sure you pay attention to the pronunciation.
For example, 20 is húsz with a long u, but 21 is huszonegy, with the u pronounced short.
Négy is “four”, but “forty” is negyven.
After only two lessons, you are now able to count to one hundred in Hungarian!
In the next lesson we are going to put your number knowledge to use! Do you have all the skills you need to go shopping in Hungary? If not, I'll be waiting for you in our next Magyar nyelvleckék három percben lesson.
Sziasztok!

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Hi everyone,

Can you count your age in Hungarian?

HungarianPod101.comVerified
Monday at 2:31 am
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Hi Rene!


I'm glad you find them easy.


In the below example, you'd have to use kettő.


11 száztizenkettő

234 kétszázharmincnégy or kettőszázharmincnégy are both correct

331 háromszázharmincegy


Hajrá! :)


Csaba

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Rene
Friday at 7:48 pm
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Szia Csaba,

Köszönöm. /Thanks!


I think that Hungarian numbers are easy / könnyű


112 száz tizenkét (one word or two words?)

234 kétszáz harmincnégy

331 hármonszáz harmincegy


Question / kérdés:

Is kettő used only when talking about units but két is used when making larger numbers?

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Friday at 7:40 pm
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Hi Rene,


You have grasped the way to construct numbers, there are just a few spelling errors.


48 negyvennyolc

23 huszonhárom

15 tizenöt


Can you also do these?


112

234

331


Csaba

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Rene
Sunday at 11:43 pm
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Szia Csaba,

Exercises, I like it! :smile:


48 negyevennyolc

56 ötvenhat

20 húsz

23 huszhárom

15 tizenött

31 harmincegy

96 kilencvenhat

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Sunday at 9:51 pm
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Hi Rene,


Excellent! :smile:


Please type out these too:

48

56

20

23

15

31

96


Hajrá!


Csaba

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Rene
Friday at 9:39 am
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Here are some random numbers:

16 tizenhat

42 negyvenkettő

39 harminckilenc

53 ötvenhármon

17 tizenhét

72 hetvenkettő

98 kilencvennyolc


hehe :laughing: all from memory. :thumbsup:

Rene
Friday at 9:35 am
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Sziastok,


Szép lecke / nice lesson!


I had tried to learn the numbers in Hungarian before, only to get stuck at twenty (húsz).

Livia made it so easy, that now I can count from 1 to 100 without any problems.


Köszönöm! / Thanks! :grin: