Thomas was eagerly anticipating his upcoming trip to Budapest, Hungary. He had heard so much about the city’s rich history, beautiful architecture, and delicious food, and he couldn’t wait to explore everything it had to offer.
But as he began to plan his trip, Thomas realized that one major obstacle was standing in his way: he didn’t speak a word of Hungarian.
Determined to immerse himself in the local culture and make the most of his trip, Thomas set out to learn as much Hungarian as he could before his departure.
He started by buying a Hungarian phrasebook and practicing basic greetings and phrases like “hello”, “thank you”, and “excuse me”. He also downloaded a language learning app (Duolingo) and began studying Hungarian grammar and vocabulary basics.
As Thomas delved deeper into the language, he became more fascinated by its unique sounds and structures. He practiced pronunciation, memorized common phrases, and even started listening to Hungarian music and watching Hungarian movies to help him immerse himself in the language.
Over the course of several weeks, Thomas slowly but steadily improved his Hungarian skills. He was thrilled to discover that he could hold basic conversations with native speakers and order food at local restaurants without feeling completely lost.
Finally, the day of his trip arrived. As he stepped off the plane in Budapest, Thomas felt a sense of excitement and anticipation. He knew that he still had a lot to learn about the Hungarian language and culture, but he was eager to put his skills to the test and immerse himself in the experience.
Thomas short travel dictionary.
Here you have a list of 15 words and expressions Thomas found especially useful during his stay in Budapest.
- Hello – Szia
- Good morning – Jó reggelt
- Good afternoon – Jó napot
- Good evening – Jó estét
- Thank you – Köszönöm
- You’re welcome – Szívesen
- Yes – Igen
- No – Nem
- Excuse me – Elnézést
- Sorry – Sajnálom
- Do you speak English? – Beszél angolul?
- How much is this? – Mennyibe kerül ez?
- Where is the bathroom? – Hol van a mosdó?
- Can you help me? – Tudna segíteni?
- I would like to order… – Szeretnék rendelni…
Throughout his trip, Thomas continued to practice his Hungarian skills, talking to locals, reading signs and menus, and exploring the city’s many sights and sounds. He was thrilled to discover that his efforts had paid off, and that he could navigate the city with ease and confidence.
As he boarded his plane back home, Thomas felt a sense of pride and accomplishment. He had not only explored a beautiful new city, but had also learned a new language and opened himself up to a whole new world of culture and possibility.