Hungarian grammar

Magyar nyelvtan


[ˈjoːlɛʃik] – It feels good.
Jól esik. [ˈjoːl ɛʃik] – It is raining hard.
[Literally::: well falling; fine falling]
jól [ˈjoːl] – well; fine; right; nicely
[ˈjoː] – good; well; all right
esik [ˈɛʃik] – it’s raining; it’s falling
eső [ˈɛʃøː] – rain; falling (adjective)

Boldog új évet!

Boldog új évet!
– Happy New Year!
[You wish the person to have their whole new year happy.] 

Boldog újévet! – Happy New Year!
[You wish the person to have their first day of the new year happy. Sometimes also the last day of the old year.] 

BÚÉK, B.Ú.É.K.B. ú. é. k. [ˈbuːeːk] or Búék [ˈbuːeːk] is the abbreviation of the wish “Boldog új évet kívánok!” [ˈboldog uːj eːvɛt kiːvaːnok] or “Boldog új évet kívánunk!” [ˈboldog uːj eːvɛt kiːvaːnunk], which means “I/we wish you a happy new year!”. 🙂

te / ti / Ön / Önök / maga / maguk

– you (unisex informal singular – like tú in Spanish)
ti – you (unisex informal plural – like vosotros in Spanish)

Ön – you (unisex formal singular – like Usted in Spanish)
Önök – you (unisex formal plural – like Ustedes in Spanish)

maga – you (unisex formal singular)
maguk – you (unisex formal plural)

Maga and maguk are used to address an unknown or not respected person/people, or simply as a form of addressing, for example:
Maga ott, jöjjön ide! – Hey, you there, come here!
Már megint maga az?! – Is that you, again, what do you want?! (angry)
Maga kis szarkupac! – You little piece of shit! (angry & rude)

Csókoljon meg, maga nőcsábász! – Oh, kiss me, you womanizer!


[ˈɛ | e]

The 9th letter of the Hungarian alphabet. It’s not only a letter, but also a word, mainly used in poems. The short form of “eme” or “ez”. Means “this”. Six out of the 10 Hungarian dialects have two kinds of short e sounds in speech: ë [e] and e [ɛ].

For example:::
Tetszik nekem e lány. = Tetszik nekem eme lány. = Tetszik nekem ez a lány. – I find this girl attractive.
(The first two Hungarian sentences are rather poetic, than normal everyday language.)


There are 44 letters in the Hungarian alphabet, 14 of which are the vowels: a, á, e, é, i, í, o, ó, ö, ő, u, ú, ü, ű.
It is really important to write and pronounce the correct vowels in a word, and do not mix them up or write only the basic letter without the accent (a e i o u). Because in that case you’ll end up creating weird, funny and stupid sentences.
török [ˈtørøk] – Turkish
torok [ˈtorok] – throat
ebéd [ˈɛbeːd] – lunch
ebed [ˈɛbed] – your dog
eb [ˈɛb] – dog
bőr [ˈbøːr] – skin
bor [ˈbor] – wine
cipó [ˈtsipoː] – loaf; very little round bread
cipő [ˈtsipøː] – shoe