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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.

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We hope that in this lesson we'll introduce you to some phrases that you won't have to use. While the threat of physical violence is not prevalent, when traveling to Hungary you should always be careful. In addition, this phrase is not limited to threatening situations, but you can also use it in the unfortunate event that you or someone around you is in the need of immediate assistance. In this lesson, we'll learn how to call for help.
Even if everyone wishes nothing bad or dangerous happens while on holiday in Hungary, it's better if you know some important useful phrases to use in case of emergency.
In Hungarian, "Help!" is Segítség!
Let's break it down by syllable: Se-gít-ség
Now let's hear it again. Segítség!
Literally, this means, "Help."
If you need to call the police, shout, Rendőrség!
Let's break it down by syllable and hear it one more time: Ren-dőr-ség!
Literally, this means, "Police!"
You also want to learn to say: "Call the police!"
It's Hívjanak rendőrt!
Hívjanak rendőrt!
The first word, hívjanak means "you call" (plural), while the second word is rendőrt, or "policeman" in the accusative.
Let's hear the entire sentence again: Hív-ja-nak ren-dőrt!
Hívjanak rendőrt!
The phone number for the police in Hungary is 107. You can easily call it from a public phone or a cell phone. Make sure that in an emergency you know how to ask for a public phone.


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.
"Help!" - Segítség!
"Call the police!" - Hívjanak rendőrt!
Hívjanak rendőrt!
Hívjanak rendőrt!
"Police!" - Rendőrség!
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!