Most expats are amazed when they come to Budapest. Such a beautiful, welcoming city! And then you enter a bakery and suddenly feel like an alien: How do you express yourself?

Here are the most basic words you need to know:

✅ Szía – this word is used like the Italian ‘ciao’, for coming and going

✅ Szeretnék – I would like

✅ Köszönöm – Thank you

✅ Szívesen –  You are welcome

✅ Kávé – Coffee

You have no idea how to pronounce these words? Learn to say them actively in our intro class to Hungarian, and you’ll feel much more comfortable immediately! During Corona, the class is free.