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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 previous lesson, we covered how to ask for and buy a train ticket. Once you have established the destination, it is time to select the type of seat you want. Normally in Hungary, you can choose between első osztály ("first class") and másodosztály ("second class").
Let's break them down by syllable. el-ső osz-tály
első osztály
And, má-sod osz-tály
Első means "first" and osztály is "class".
The second phrase is very similar, másod is "second", and osztály is "class" again.
Let's now imagine you want to buy a first class ticket. This time the destination will be Pécs.
"Pécs, please," in Hungarian is: Egy első osztályú jegyet kérek Pécsig.
The structure is the same as you have just seen in the previous lesson. We just add első osztályú ("first class"). -ú sound at the end of the word. We need it to use the word as an adjective.
Let's break down these words.
Now let's see the whole phrase again: Egy első osztályú jegyet kérek Pécsig.
In Hungary, there is another type of service, only operating between big cities, called intercity. These trains are cleaner and faster, but they only stop at major towns and junctions. When you get a ticket to your desired location, you can ask for an extra supplementary intercity or IC ticket. These tickets that cost about an extra thirty-five percent guarantee you a numbered seat, air conditioning and a dining car. Just remember, you have to buy a normal ticket and the IC (or ícé) supplementary ticket as well.
Now let's see how to do that. Say you want to go to Pécs again, a nice town in the South. Remember that in our earlier lesson, you said, Egy jegyet kérek Pécsig. "One ticket to Pécs, please."
This time you add another sentence: Intercity pótjeggyel.
pótjeggyel means "with a supplementary ticket."
Let's see the whole thing again: In-ter-ci-ty pót-jegy-gyel.
Intercity pótjeggyel.
You might want to check online what time the intercity trains leave because it is not every hour that you can find one.


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.
"A first class ticket to Pécs, please." - Egy első osztályú jegyet kérek Pécsig.
Egy első osztályú jegyet kérek Pécsig.
Egy első osztályú jegyet kérek Pécsig.
"With an Intercity ticket." - Intercity pótjeggyel.
Intercity pótjeggyel.
Intercity pótjeggyel.
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!