Hungarian Alphabet


Hungarian is a unique and hard language. It has no relationship neither with the big European nor the Slavik languages. But there is good news here - the pronounciation is easier than it is in English, since each letter has just one spelling pattern. However many Americans have problem with pronounciation, because there are some "strange" - that sounds strange to English speakers. Let's start with the Hungarian alphabet now, that consits of 44 letters. I list them here and you can download the spelling in a .wav sound file.

Magyar ABC



Download the whole ABC. Print the ABC and listen the sound file - try to practice these sounds a little.

a ejótx
á ékötyy
bflőuz
cglypúzs
csgymqü
dhnrű
dzinysv
dzsíoszw


Let's practice these strange sounds a little more in some basic Hungarian words.
Download the sound file to practice now.
süt (bake)hűtés (cooling)ül (sit)
köd (fog)föld (ground)öröm (happyness)
hit (faith)híd (bridge)írni (to write)
hát (back)kád (bath-tub)sál (scarf)
vér (blood)négy (four)kérdez (ask)


And another pronounciation practice. Listen and say the next words, all contain strange sounds.
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erős (strong)szőlő (grape)győz (win)
csak (just)csík (stripe)csacsi (donkey)
kutya (dog)latyak (slush)tyúk (hen)
rózsa (rose)zsúr (party)zsák (sack)
nyár (summer)kenyér (bread)nyeremény (prize)


For more practice here is a second page with prounciation excercises.