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INTRODUCTION
Michael: 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 do you live?" In Hungarian this is
Lena: Hol élsz?
Michael: The first word in the question is
Lena: Hol
Michael: meaning “where” in English.
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) Hol
Michael: Listen again and repeat.
Lena: Hol
{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: élsz
Michael: meaning “you live.”
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) élsz
Michael: Now repeat.
Lena: élsz
{Pause}
Michael: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Lena: Hol élsz?
{pause}
Michael: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question, “Where do you live?”.
Lena: New York-ban élek.
Michael: "I live in New York." Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Lena: (Slow) New York-ban élek.
{pause}
Michael: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Lena: New York-ban
Michael: means “in New York”.
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) New York-ban
Michael: Now repeat
Lena: New York-ban
{Pause}
Michael: And next
Lena: élek
Michael: meaning “I live”
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) élek
Michael: Now repeat.
Lena: élek
{Pause}
Michael: Listen to the speaker say, I live in New York., and then repeat.
Lena: New York-ban élek.
{pause}
Michael: To expand on the pattern, replace New York with in Budapest.
Lena: Budapesten
Michael: in Budapest
Lena: (slow) Budapesten (regular) Budapesten
Michael: Listen to the phrase again, this time with in Budapest
Lena: Budapesten élek.
Michael: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace New York with in Budapest. Say, “I live in Budapest.
{pause}
Lena: Budapesten élek.
Michael: To expand on the pattern, replace in Budapest with in Rome.
Lena: Rómában
Michael: in Rome
Lena: (slow) Rómában (regular) Rómában
Michael: Listen to the phrase again, this time with in Rome
Lena: Rómában élek.
Michael: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace in Budapest. Say I live in Rome.
{pause}
Lena: Rómában élek.
Michael: To expand on the pattern, replace in Rome with in Paris.
Lena: Párizsban
Michael: in Paris
Lena: (slow) Párizsban (regular) Párizsban
Michael: Listen to the phrase again, this time with in Paris
Lena: Párizsban élek.
Michael: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace in Rome. Say I live in Paris.
{pause}
Lena: Párizsban élek.
QUIZ
Michael: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Hungary and someone asks where you live. You live in New York. Respond to the question.
Lena: Hol élsz? (five seconds) New York-ban élek.
Michael: Now imagine you live in Budapest. Respond to the question.
Lena: Hol élsz? (five seconds) Budapesten élek.
Michael: Imagine you live in Rome. Answer the speaker's question.
Lena: Hol élsz? (five seconds) Rómában élek.
Michael: Imagine you live in Paris. Respond to the question.
Lena: Hol élsz? (five seconds) Párizsban élek.
Michael: Now you want to ask that person where they live. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Lena: Hol élsz?

Outro

Michael: This is the end of Lesson 3

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Where Do You Live? in Hungarian

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Monday at 01:53 AM
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Hi Patricia,

There are many rules regarding word endings in Hungarian, there are many lessons to show/explain the change of endings in different cases.

Sorry there is no short, exact answer for this question.

I suggest you to start with 'Absolute beginner' series to learn the first and most important endings, phrases.

(https://www.hungarianpod101.com/lesson-library/level-1-hungarian/)


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PATRICIA E. DONNELLY
Saturday at 04:16 AM
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My comment has nothing to do with this lesson and is actually a question. Where is there information about how endings change in Hungarian? Thank you.

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Friday at 05:08 PM
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Szia Marilena!


Zsuzsanna vagyok Szombathelyről.

Örülök, hogy itt vagy! 😉


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Marilena
Monday at 11:15 PM
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Syziastak,

Marilena vagyak.

Márosvasarhely élek.

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Thursday at 02:50 AM
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Szia Jack!


Thank you for your question!


The -an, -en ending is usually used with Hungarian city names.

The -ban, -ben (yes there is always a high & low voweled suffix in Hungarian) is usually used with countries other than Hungary.


Take a look at this lesson on vowel harmony to understand when to use -ban and -ben!


Please dont hesitate to send us a comment if you have any other questions!


Kellemes ünnepeket!

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Jack dauner
Thursday at 02:41 AM
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Szia!

Ausztriaban Elek.

when do I use an -en ending and when do I use a -ban ending? Is there a -ben ending too?

Koszonom!

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Thursday at 07:11 PM
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Kedves Matthew!


Nagyon örvendek. Én Dorottya vagyok, Budapestről.


Sok sikert a magyar nyelvhez!

Dorottya

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Matthew
Saturday at 05:38 AM
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Szia!

A nevem Matthew. Ausztrál vagyok. Osaka-ban élek. Örülök hogy megismertelek.

Hová valósi vagy?


Köszönöm.


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Tuesday at 01:58 AM
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Kedves Lucia!


Köszönjük szépen a hozzászólást!


Én Dorottya vagyok, Budapesten élek.


Üdv,

Dorottya

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Lucia
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Bad Dürrheimban elek