[td_text_with_title title=”Pronunciation | Hungarian Magyar” style=”style_3″ el_position=”first” custom_title=”Vowels”][/td_text_with_title]

a – like ‘o’ in “not” (a very deep “o”)

á – like ‘a’ in “father” → [SYMBOL: a]

e – like ‘e’ in “let” → [SYMBOL: e]

é – like ‘a’ in “say” → [SYMBOL: ey]

i – like i in “machine”, but shorter → [SYMBOL: i]

í – like ‘ee’ in “seem” → [SYMBOL: ee]

o – like ‘o’ in “or” → [SYMBOL: o]

ó – like ‘o’ in “so” → [SYMBOL: oa]

ö – like ‘ö’ in English “shun” → [SYMBOL: ø]

ő – like ‘ö’ but longer → [SYMBOL: ø̱]

u – like ‘u’ in “Luke” → [SYMBOL: ou]

ú – like ‘oo’ in “moon” → [SYMBOL: oo]

ü – like ‘ü’ in German “über” → [SYMBOL: ů]

ű – like “ü” but longer → [SYMBOL: ů̱]

[td_text_with_title title=”Consonants” custom_title=”Consonants”]Only the consonants having sounds different from those in English are noted here. Consonant length is distinctive: tizenegyedik “eleventh” vs. tizennegyedik “fourteenth”. Consonants written with two letters are doubled by doubling the first letter: asszony “woman”. Exception: tizennyolc is tizen-nyolc. Think of pronouncing ‘Ben Nevis’ with the two n’s pronounced separately, with a split-second pause between them.[/td_text_with_title]

c
like ‘ts’ in hats → [SYMBOL: ts]
cs
like ‘ch’ in chair → [SYMBOL: ch]
dzs
like ‘dg’ in badge → [SYMBOL: j]
gy
like ‘d’ in duty or ‘de y’ in made your → [SYMBOL: dj]
j
like ‘y’ in yes → [SYMBOL: y]
ly
same as j; except at the end of a word, where it is a palatised l

ny
as in canyon or ‘ñ’ in señor → [SYMBOL: ny]
r
always rolled like as in Spanish “María: less guttural than German
s
as in sugar → [SYMBOL: sh]. It is easy to confuse this with sz!
sz
like ‘s’ in see → [SYMBOL: s]
ty
like the t in tube [SYMBOL: ty]
zs
like ‘g’ in genre or ‘s’ in pleasure → [SYMBOL: zh]