Hungarian Grammar

The Hungarian grammar allows you to manipulate the vocabulary to obtain multiple forms of a word. The grammatical rules below are the most important in Hungarian and help connect words or shape the structure. We start with the prepositions:

And: és  Audio Under: alatt  Audio
Before: előtt  Audio After: után  Audio
Inside: belül  Audio Outside: kívül  Audio
With: #NAME?  Audio But: de  Audio
For: valakinek / valaminek  Audio From: -tól / -töl  Audio
To: #NAME?  Audio In: #NAME?  Audio

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To ask questions, use the following:

What?: mi?  Audio Who?: ki?  Audio
How?: hogyan?  Audio Why?: miért?  Audio
Where?: hol?  Audio

Some of the most important time adverbs:

Never: soha  Audio Rarely: ritkán  Audio
Sometimes: néha  Audio Usually: rendszerint  Audio
Always: mindig  Audio Very: nagyon  Audio

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Most commonly used pronouns in Hungarian:

I: én  Audio You: If on friendly terms: "te"  Audio
He: ő  Audio She: ő  Audio
We: mi  Audio They: azok otherwise: "ők"  Audio

To express the possession of something [possessive form]:

My: az én....  Audio Your: az Ön.... / a te....  Audio
His: az ő...  Audio Her: az ő...  Audio
Our: a mi....  Audio Their: az ő....  Audio

Some random verbs to show how it's being used:

I speak English: Beszélek angolul  Audio
You speak French: Beszélsz franciául  Audio
He speaks German: Beszél németül  Audio
She speaks Italian: Beszél olaszul  Audio
I visited France: Jártam Franciaországban  Audio
I will drink milk: Tejet szeretnék inni  Audio


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Some extra grammatical structures:

I understand you: Megértem, hogy  Audio
I don't understand you: Nem értem meg  Audio
I don't speak French: Nem beszélek franciául  Audio
This is my house: ez az én házam  Audio
That restaurant is far: Ez az étterem messze van  Audio
No problem: nincs probléma  Audio

The above Hungarian grammar can provide tools to use in coordination with the Hungarian vocabulary to obtain some popular Hungarian phrases.

Hungarian Phrases

Hungarian Vocabulary


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Did you know? Grammar can help you increase your vocabulary dramatically. Grammar is like a tool which helps you manipulate words in a sentence by changing the shape and location of a word to create something new out of the old one.