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INTRODUCTION
Michael: Top 25 Hungarian Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 2 “Where are you from?” in Hungarian. (In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Hungarian learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native speaker. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then, through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.)

Lesson focus

Michael: In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “Where are you from?”. In Hungarian this is
Lena: Hová valósi vagy?
Michael: The first word in the question is
Lena: Hová
Michael: meaning something like “where” in English.
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) Hová
Michael: Listen again and repeat.
Lena: Hová
{Pause}
Michael: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Lena: valósi vagy
Michael: meaning "you from", or "are you from".
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) valósi vagy
Michael: Now repeat.
Lena: valósi vagy
{Pause}
Michael: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Lena: Hová valósi vagy?
{pause}
Michael: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question, “Where are you from?”.
Lena: Az Egyesült Államokból jöttem.
Michael: "I'm from the U.S." Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Lena: (Slow) Az Egyesült Államokból jöttem.
{pause}
Michael: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Lena: Az Egyesült Államokból
Michael: means "from The United States"
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) Az Egyesült Államokból
Michael: Now repeat
Lena: Az Egyesült Államokból
{Pause}
Michael: Next is
Lena: jöttem
Michael: meaning "I came"
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) jöttem
Michael: Now repeat.
Lena: jöttem
{Pause}
Michael: Listen to the speaker say, "I'm from the U.S.", and then repeat.
Lena: Az Egyesült Államokból jöttem.
{pause}
Michael: To expand on the pattern, replace "from the U.S" with "from Hungary."
Lena: Magyarországról
Michael: "from Hungary"
Lena: (slow) Magyarországról (regular) Magyarországról
Michael: Listen to the phrase again, this time with "from Hungary".
Lena: Magyarországról jöttem.
Michael: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace "the U.S.". Say “I'm from Hungary”.
{pause}
Lena: Magyarországról jöttem.
Michael: To expand on the pattern, replace "from Hungary" with "from Italy."
Lena: Olaszországból
Michael: from Italy
Lena: (slow) Olaszországból (regular) Olaszországból
Michael: Listen to the phrase again, this time with "from Italy"
Lena: Olaszországból jöttem.
Michael: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “from Hungary”. Say "I'm from Italy."
{pause}
Lena: Olaszországból jöttem.
Michael: To use a different phrase, replace "from Italy" with "from France."
Lena: Franciaországból
Michael: from France
Lena: (slow) Franciaországból (regular) Franciaországból
Michael: Listen to the phrase again, this time with "from France"
Lena: Franciaországból jöttem.
Michael: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “from Italy” with “from France”. Say "I'm from France"
{pause}
Lena: Franciaországból jöttem.
QUIZ
Michael: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Hungary and someone asks you where you're from. In this scenario, you're from the U.S. Respond to the question.
Lena: Hová valósi vagy? (five seconds) Az Egyesült Államokból jöttem.
Michael: Now, imagine you're from Hungary. Respond to the question.
Lena: Hová valósi vagy? (five seconds) Magyarországról jöttem.
Michael: Now, imagine you're from Italy. Answer the speaker's question.
Lena: Hová valósi vagy? (five seconds) Olaszországból jöttem.
Michael: Imagine you're from France. Respond to the question.
Lena: Hová valósi vagy? (five seconds) Franciaországból jöttem.
Michael: Now you want to ask that person where they're from. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Lena: Hová valósi vagy?

Outro

Michael: This is the end of Lesson 2

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Where Are You from? in Hungarian

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Thursday at 10:25 PM
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Kedves Pedro!


Thank you very much for your comment!


Very good question! Actually, the answer is quite simple: Magyarország is an exception in the rule... In most of the countries you would use -ból.


Franciaországból

Angliából

Németországból

Svájcból

Amerikából

Japánból

Mexikóból

Spanyolországból

....


Feel free to send us a comment if you have any other questions!

Best,

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Pedro de Morais
Sunday at 01:24 PM
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In example "From Hungary to London it is 3 hours by plane.", I could say "Magyarorzágról Londonba 3 óra repülővel"?


And...


Why only the translation of "Hungarian" ending in "ról" and not in "ból"? Is there a rule that governs these endings? Why is it written in the delative form rather than elative form?


Köszönöm!!

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Sunday at 03:11 AM
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Szia David!


Köszönjük a hozzászólást!


Nagyon örvendek, én budapesti vagyok!😎


Szép estét,

Dorottya

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Sunday at 05:05 PM
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Hello Daria,


Complementing this lesson, you can check out how to say "Russia" in Hungarian in our Hungarian Dictionary:

https://www.hungarianpod101.com/hungarian-dictionary/


In case of any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.👍


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David
Tuesday at 07:16 PM
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Angliabol Jottem. (sorry English keyboard.)

Daria
Thursday at 11:07 PM
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Jo napot! How to say "I am from Russia", using this pattern?

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Thursday at 02:42 AM
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Szia Jack!


Nagyon örvendek! Én Dorottya vagyok.


Wow, that's an interesting question 😉. I really can't think of any other countries having - ról at the end instead of -ból...


Thank you very much!

Kellemes ünnepeket!


Dorottya

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Jack dauner
Thursday at 02:31 AM
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Szia!

Jack vagyok. svajcbol, nemetorszagbol es az egyesult allamokbol jottem. (is that correct?)

I would like to know if 'magyarorszag' is the only country that takes a -rol ending and not -bol ending?


koszonom szepen!!

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Friday at 05:12 PM
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Szia Branislav!


Köszönjük a hozzászólást! Szerbiából jöttél? Akkor te szerb vagy! 😉


Nagyon örvendek!


Jó tanulást,

Dorottya

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Branislav Đaković
Wednesday at 06:34 PM
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Szia! Serbiaországból jottem.