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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 What do you do?. In Hungarian this is
Lena: Mivel foglalkozol?
Michael: The first word in the question is...
Lena: Mivel
Michael: meaning “with what” or “what” in English.
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) Mivel
Michael: Listen again and repeat.
Lena: Mivel
{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: foglalkozol
Michael: meaning “you do.”
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) foglalkozol
Michael: Now repeat.
Lena: foglalkozol
{Pause}
Michael: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Lena: Mivel foglalkozol?
{pause}
Michael: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question What do you do?
Lena: Tanár vagyok.
Michael: "I'm a teacher." Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Lena: (Slow) Tanár vagyok.
{pause}
Michael: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Lena: tanár
Michael: means “teacher”.
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) tanár
Michael: Now repeat
Lena: tanár
{Pause}
Michael: And next
Lena: vagyok
Michael: means “I am”.
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) vagyok
Michael: Now repeat.
Lena: vagyok
{Pause}
Michael: Listen to the speaker say, I'm a teacher., and then repeat.
Lena: Tanár vagyok.
{pause}
Michael: To use a different phrase, replace teacher with student.
Lena: tanuló
Michael: student
Lena: (slow) tanuló (regular) tanuló
Michael: Listen to the phrase again, this time with student
Lena: Tanuló vagyok.
Michael: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace teacher. Say I'm a student.
{pause}
Lena: Tanuló vagyok.
Michael: To expand on the pattern, replace student with translator.
Lena: fordító
Michael: translator
Lena: (slow) fordító (regular) fordító
Michael: Listen to the phrase again, this time with translator.
Lena: Fordító vagyok.
Michael: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for student. Say I'm a translator.
{pause}
Lena: Fordító vagyok.
Michael: To expand on the pattern, replace translator with lawyer.
Lena: ügyvéd
Michael: lawyer
Lena: (slow) ügyvéd (regular) ügyvéd
Michael: Listen to the phrase again, this time with lawyer
Lena: Ügyvéd vagyok.
Michael: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the word for translator. Say I'm a lawyer.
{pause}
Lena: Ügyvéd vagyok.
QUIZ
Michael: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Hungary and someone asks what you do. You are a teacher. Respond to the question.
Lena: Mivel foglalkozol? (five seconds) Tanár vagyok.
Michael: Imagine you are a student. Respond to the question.
Lena: Mivel foglalkozol? (five seconds) Tanuló vagyok.
Michael: Imagine you are a translator. Answer the speaker's question.
Lena: Mivel foglalkozol? (five seconds) Fordító vagyok.
Michael: Imagine you're lawyer. Respond to the question.
Lena: Mivel foglalkozol? (five seconds) Ügyvéd vagyok.
Michael: You want to learn what the person does. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Lena: Mivel foglalkozol?

Outro

Michael: This is the end of Lesson 4

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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What Do You Do? in Hungarian

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Friday at 05:37 AM
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Hi,

I hope our team can help you to learn some Hungarian in the future!


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Ћиро/Ćiro
Sunday at 09:56 AM
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Why i must pay to continue teaching. I teached nothing for 1 mounth .

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Friday at 06:22 AM
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Szia Robert!


If you're a doctor you should say 'Orvos vagyok.'

Thanks for your comment.


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Robert
Tuesday at 01:36 PM
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Sziasztok,


How do you say “I am a doctor” .... vagyok.


Köszönöm szépen.

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Friday at 05:28 PM
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Szia Soham,


You're right! In formal situations we ask: 'Ön mivel foglalkozik?'

but

When e.g. two young people meet each other, the proper question is: 'Mivel foglalkozol?'


Jó tanulást!


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Soham
Friday at 12:38 AM
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Seeing as you don't know the person enough to know what they do, wouldn't you be asking formally? Mivel Ön foglalkozik?

David vagyok
Monday at 07:27 PM
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Mivel foglalkozol? A foglalkozásom tanár.

David vagyok
Friday at 01:50 AM
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En Tanar vagzok

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Thursday at 02:56 AM
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Kedves Jack!


Thanks for your question!


You can say:

Zongorista vagyok.

and

Bábjátékos vagyok.


Yes, you can both say "tanár" and "tanárnő" vagyok as you are talking about the job title. When talking about someone else specifically, you would always say "a tanárnő" for a woman.


Ex:

A foglalkozásom tanár. - I am a teacher (litt. My profession is teacher)

A tanárnő ma beteg. - The teacher (she) is ill today.


I hope I answered your questions,

Kellemes Karácsonyt!


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Jack dauner
Thursday at 02:52 AM
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szia!

how do I say 'I am a pianist' and 'I am a puppeteer'???

And if you are a woman can you say 'tanarno' vagyok?


koszonom szepen!