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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

Today, we'll introduce parting greetings.
A parting expression that we can use any time of the day to strangers is: Viszontlátásra, which literally means "goodbye."
Let's break it down by syllable: vi-szont-lá-tás-ra.
Now let's hear it again: Viszontlátásra.
The first half, viszont, means something like "again."
The second part is látásra, which is like "seeing you."
Let's look at the shortened form of this expression, also commonly used by Hungarians: Viszlát.
This is a little bit less polite, but you can't really run into trouble using it.
As we learned in the last lesson, when parting or saying goodbye at night, the greeting Jó éjszakát is the appropriate choice.
Let's break it down by syllable: Jó éj-sza-kát
Now let's hear it again: Jó éjszakát.
Jó éjszakát.
We also learned two ways to greet friends in the last lesson, szia and the plural form used to address more than one person, sziasztok. The good news is that you can use these to say goodbye too! Szia, szi-a.
The plural form: sziasztok, szi-asz-tok.


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.
"Goodbye." - Viszontlátásra
"Goodbye. (shortened)" - Viszlát
"Goodnight." - Jó éjszakát
Jó éjszakát
Jó éjszakát
"bye." - Szia
"bye. (plural)" - Sziasztok
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!