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Country names and introductions in Hungarian

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When we take a adjectivce such as English or Hungarian, we must add -ul/ül to turn the adjective into the adverb to be used as the language name in such constructions as beszél angolul? do you speak English?

Please see the Hungarian adverbs page.

Note how the adverb is not capitalised, and that it literally means "do you speak Englishly?"

Useful questions and answers in Hungarian

  • beszélsz angolul? do you speak English?
  • sajnos, csak egy kicsit beszélek magyarul. sorry, I only speak a little Hungarian.
  • angol vagyok. I am English.
  • magyar vagy? are you Hungarian?
  • nem beszélek magyarul. I don't speak Hungarian.
  • Ő amerikai. he is American.
  • Ők amerikaiak. they are American.
  • honnan való vagy? where are you from?
  • Németországból vagy? are you from Germany? (lit. are you out of Germany)
  • Budapestről vagyok I am from Budapest (lit. I am off-of Budapest)
Country Ország Adjective Noun Adverb (for language)
(example) America (he is)American (the) American(s) English
England Anglia angol angol(ok) angolul
America Amerika amerikai amerikai(ak) angolul
Hungary Magyarország magyar magyar(ok) magyarul
Germany Németország német német(ek) németül
France Franciaország francia francia(ák) franciául

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