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Sziasztok. Hello and welcome to Hungarian Survival Phrases brought to you by HungarianPod101.com, this course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to Hungary. You will be surprised at how far a little Hungarian will go.
Now, before we jump in, remember to stop by HungarianPod101.com and there, you will find the accompanying PDF and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment.

Lesson focus

In the last lesson, we learned how to get a waiter's attention and how to order your meal and beverages at the restaurant.
Once you have the beverages and all the entrées you have ordered, you can start to enjoy the mouthwatering meal.
Normally, if the waiter sees that you have finished he or she will come to your table and kindly ask, Hozhatok még valamit? ("Can I get you anything else?")
Hozhatok még valamit?
Let's break down these words and hear them one more time. Hoz-ha-tok még va-la-mit?
Hozhatok még valamit?
Hozhatok means "Can I bring."
You will hear it for sure in the restaurants or in the cafés from waiters.
Még means, "else" and valamit means "something, anything" in the accusative.
Let's recap: Hozhatok még valamit?
Hozhatok még valamit?
Unless you're still hungry—very unlikely after a Hungarian meal­—you can say: Nem, köszönöm. Nem, kö-szö-nöm. It literally means: "No, thank you."
In Hungary, it is customary for waiters to ask if you want coffee at the end of the meal. No doubt you'll hear: Kávét, kapucsínót? "Coffee or cappuccino?"
Ká-vét, kapu-csínót?
Just like we learned in the last lesson, you can say: Kérek egy kávét.
Kér-ek egy ká-vét. "One coffee please."
If you are pleased with your meal and are ready to leave, you should say, "The check please." In Hungarian: A számlát kérem.
A szám-lát ké-rem.
First, we have a, a definite article.
Then, számlát, szám-lát.
Számlát. This word means "check, bill" in the accusative.
We follow this with kérem, a word we should be familiar with by now which means "please."
All put together, it is: A számlát kérem.
And there you have it!


Okay, to close out today's lesson, we'd like for you to practice what you've just learned. I'll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you're responsible for shouting it aloud. You'll have a few seconds before I give you the answer; so, sok szerencsét, which means "good luck" in Hungarian.
"Would you like anything else?" - Hozhatok még valamit?
Hozhatok még valamit?
Hozhatok még valamit?
"No, thank you." - Nem, köszönöm.
Nem, köszönöm.
Nem, köszönöm.
"Coffee, cappuccino?" - Kávét, kapucsínót?
Kávét, kapucsínót?
Kávét, kapucsínót?
"The check, please." - A számlát kérem.
A számlát kérem.
A számlát kérem.
All right. That’s is going to do it for today. Remember to stop by HungarianPod101.com and pick up the accompanying PDF. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment. Sziasztok!