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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 Hungary, the currency is the Forint. At the time of writing, the exchange rate is roughly 280 forints to the Euro and 220 forints to 1 USD.
The currency includes 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 forint coins, and 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000 bills.
Since Hungarian prices are rarely below 100, it is necessary to learn to say thousand. "Thousand" in Hungarian is ezer, e-zer.
This might also be the time to brush up on your numbers in Hungarian from one of our previous lessons.
Let's try to say prices in Hungarian—it won't be too difficult.
Let's start with 1,200 HUF (Hungarian Forints).
E-zer-két-száz fo-rint.
ezerkétszáz forint.
If you go up to the ten thousands, things aren't really complicated either.
Let's try one: 17,500 HUF. It is tizenhétezer-ötszáz forint.
See, if you remember how to say the numbers from 1-100, it is really not difficult.
Let's say that again: tizenhétezer-ötszáz forint.
Lucky for you, forints are not further divided into smaller units; that definitely makes our job easier here.
Another thing you might want to remember is that prices that don't end in a five are rounded up or down automatically. It means that when the thing you bought costs 1,722 forints, you only pay 1,720. This is because of the high price of making 1 and 2 forint coins compared to their values.


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.
"1,200 Forints" - ezerkétszáz forint.
ezerkétszáz forint.
ezerkétszáz forint.
"17,500 Forints" - tizenhétezer-ötszáz forint
tizenhétezer-ötszáz forint
tizenhétezer-ötszáz forint
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!