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Hungarian Words - Rent, Accommodation And Property Renovation

Below Tünde and I have spoken many Hungarian words whereby we have purposely slowed down each word, syllable-by-syllable, so that you know how each syllable should be pronounced and how each word should be spoken as a whole; hopefully improving your learning and speaking of Hungarian.

Play each word twice or more, looking at its syllable notes at the same time, as the first attempt to play a word may be hindered by buffering; plus the fact you need to hear a syllable/word more than once anyway.

Property Words - Building/Rooms

HÁZ (HOUSE) - HAHZ (HAZZ)

    

HÁZAK (HOUSES) - HAH-ZOCK

    

LAKÁS (FLAT) - LOH-CASH

    

APARTMAN (APARTMENT) - OH-PART-MOHN

    

TÁRSALGÓ (LOUNGE) - TARR-SHOL-GO

    

NAPPALI SZOBA (LIVING ROOM) - NOP-POH-LEA SEW-BOH

    

KONYHA (KITCHEN) - KOHN.Y-HOH

    

HÁLÓSZOBA (BEDROOM) - HAH-LOW-SOH-BOH

    

HÁLÓSZOBÁK (BEDROOMS) - HAH-LOW-SOH-BACK

    

FÜRDŐSZOBA (BATHROOM) - FUR-DUR-SOH-BOH

    

ALAGSOR (BASEMENT) - OH-LOG-SHORE

    

MENNYEZET (CEILING) - MEN-NYEH-ZET (Fake/Extension Ceiling)

    

PLAFON (CEILING) - PLOH-FOHN (Proper/Raw Ceiling)

    

MENNYEZETEK (CEILINGS) - MEN-NYEH-ZEH-TEK

    

TETŐ (ROOF) - TEH-TUR

    

TETŐK (ROOFS) - TEH-TURK

    

FAL (WALL) - FOLL (as in: Follow)

    

FALAK (WALLS) - FOH-LOCK

    

LÉPCSŐ (STAIRS/STAIRCASE) - LAYP-CHUR

    

LÉPCSŐHÁZ (STAIRWAY) - LAYP-CHUR-HAZ

    

Property Words - General

HEDEG VÍZ (COLD WATER) - HE-DEG VEEZ

    

MELEG VÍZ (HOT WATER) - MEH-LEG VEEZ

    

GÁZ (GAS) - GAHZ

    

ÁRAM (ELECTRICITY/CURRENT) - AH-ROM

    

ÁRAM SZÁMLA (ELECTRICITY BILL) - AH-ROM SAM-LOH

    

VÍZ (WATER) - VEEZ

    

Property Words - Trade

KŐMŰVES (PLASTERER) - KUR-MOO-VESH

    

FESTŐ (PAINTER) - FESH-TUR

    

VÍZVEZETÉK-SZERELŐ (PLUMBER) - VEEZ-VEH-ZEH-TAKE SEH-REH-LUR

    

VILLANYSZERELŐ (ELECTRICIAN) - VIHL-LOHNY-SEH-REH-LUR

    

PADLÓBURKOLÓ (TILER) - POHD-LOW-BORE-KOE-LOE

    

ÁCS (CARPENTER/JOINER) - AH-CHA (HATCH without the H)

    

ÉPÍTÉSZ (BUILDER) - AY-PEA-TACE (TACE - Ryhmes with: LACE)

    

NOTE: A tiler in Hungary normally fits/lays wooden flooring, lino flooring and tiled flooring, but might not do carpet. A carpet shop will normally recommend a carpet fitter if they do not have their own carpet fitter.

NOTE: Some painters can do gletting (plastering/skimming) too, but if not will normally out-source a plasterer.

NOTE: Builders in Hungary are normally project managers on big construction jobs. Meaning, the word builder is not really used like in the UK to mean a single person doing a bricklaying or home d.i.y job for example.

NOTE: Depending on the job size, time and costs, a tradesman will normally ask to be paid in installments for a large renovation job for example in order to pay their workers. However, if the job is just a quick one or two day D.I.Y job they will normally expect to be paid when that job has been completed.

Property Words - Materials/Appliances/Fittings

ANYAGOK (MATERIALS) - OH-NYOH-GOCK

    

GLETT (PLASTER) - GLEHTT (Double T)

    

FESTÉK (PAINT) - FESH-TAKE

    

ECSETEK (PAINT BRUSHES) - EH-CHEH-TECK

    

CSÖVEK (PIPES) - CHUR-VECK

    

CSEMPE (TILES) - CHEM-PEH

    

MOSOGATÓ (SINK) - MOE-SHOW-GOH-TOE

    

CSAP (TAP) - CHOP

    

CSAPOK (TAPS) - CHOH-POCK

    

FÜRDŐKÁD (BATH) - FUR-DUR-KAHD

    

ZUHANY (SHOWER) - ZOO-HOHN.Y

    

VÉCÉ (TOILET) - VAYT-SAY

    

CÉ is pronounced with the spit sound, like the words Tay and Say are overlapping whereby the C sounds like T and S overlapping with a spit sound in the background.

AJTÓ (DOOR) - OHY-TOE

    

OHY is pronounced OH and YA overlapping. A bit like HOY but OH-YA. Breath the YA sound as you say the OH sound (a bit like breathing onto a mirror when doing a HA or UH sound, to get the mirror misty).

KAPCSOLÓ (SWITCH) - COP-CHOE-LOE

    

ÁRAM (POWER) - AH-ROM

    

VILLANYKÖRTE (LIGHT BULB) - VIHL-LOHN.Y-KUR-TEH (VIL-LANY KUR-TEH)

    

IZZÓ (BULB) - IHZ-ZOE (IHZ-ZOW) (can use: Égő - AY-GUR)

    

BOJLER (BOILER) - BOY-LARE

    

RADIÁTOR (RADIATOR) - ROH-DEE-AH-TOUR (modern saying)

    

FŰTŐTEST (RADIATOR) - FUR-TUR-TESHT (not used to describe a modern radiator)

    

BIZTOSÍTÉK (FUSE) - BIZ-TOE-SHE-TAKE

    

KONNEKTOR (SOCKET) - KOHN-NECK-TOUR

    

DUGÓ (PLUG) - DUH-GO

    

BÚTOR (FURNITURE) - BOO-TOUR

    


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