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


Questions and Adverbs

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


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

Grammar in a sentence

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


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


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.