Hungarian Alphabet

If you're trying to learn the Hungarian Alphabet you will find some useful resources including a course about pronunciation, and sound of all letters... to help you with your Hungarian grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and memorize the sounds. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Hungarian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Hungarian Alphabet

Learning the Hungarian alphabet is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. Without it, you will not be able to say words properly even if you know how to write those words. The better you pronounce a letter in a word, the more understood you will be in speaking the Hungarian language.

Below is a table showing the Hungarian alphabet and how it is pronounced in English, and finally examples of how those letters would sound if you place them in a word.

Hungarian AlphabetEnglish SoundPronunciation Example
A/ɒ/as in call
Á/aː/'i' as in file
B/b/as in absence
C/ts/as in tsunami
Cs/tʃ/as in check
D/d/as in deck
Dz/dz/as in kids
Dzs/dʒ/as in jam
E/ɛ/as in less
(Ë)/e/as in same
É/eː/as in café
F/f/as in find
G/ɡ/as in get
Gy/ɟ/as in duke
H/h/as in hi
I/i/as in thick
Í/iː/as in leave
J/j/as in you
K/k/as in key
L/l/as in leave
Ly/j/as in hey
M/m/as in mind
N/n/as in noon
Ny/ɲ/as in new
O/o/as in force
Ó/oː/as in go
Ö/ø/as in pool
Ő/øː/as in stool
P/p/as in peas
(Q)as in queen (only in foreign words)
R/r/as in Roma
S/ʃ/as in share
Sz/s/as in say
T/t/as in tell
Ty/c/as in stew
U/u/as in rude
Ú/uː/as in do
Ü/y/as in ultimate
Ű/yː/not used in English
V/v/as in very
(W)/v/as in view
(X)as in exact (only in foreign words)
(Y)/i/as in year (only in foreign words)
Z/z/as in desert
Zs/ʒ/as in pleasure

Hungarian Pronunciation

You saw how a letter is written and might be pronounced, but there is nothing better than hearing the sound of the letters in a video or audio. Below you will be able to hear how the letters above are pronounced, just press the play button:

Hungarian Pronunciation

The alphabet and its pronunciation have a very important role in Hungarian. Once you're done with Hungarian alphabet, you might want to check the rest of our Hungarian lessons here: Learn Hungarian. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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