Following the footsteps of our sister site we dive into the most popular drinking phrases of the wonderful Hungarian language. If you ever feel like you’re in a tight situation, just remember these phrases, and your pub crawl Budapest adventures will hop right back on track!
Going on a pubcrawl can be a tricky adventure even if you are on your own turf, but doing so where people speak a weird elvish dialect (Hungarian) can complicate things. It is OK to admit that the wild pub crawls of Budapest can be a bit daunting at first. There is no shame in that. What can be done? Well, learn these phrases and you will feel right at home on your pub crawl Budapest tour!
Egy/két/három sört kérek! - One/two/three beers please. Additional exercise: learn numbers up to twelve, just to be safe.
Let’s talk spirits. Vodka, rum, tonic and whiskey are all understood, so no lessons needed on this front. However, if you really want to get on the good side of the bartender, just order the house’s best pálinka!
Egészségesdre. – This is the hardest, but most useful one! All pub crawl adventures use this phrase numerous times. That’s right, it means ‘cheers’!
Köszönöm. – This is the basic thank you. If you are going for a solid D- just learn this phrase only.
Szeretlek. – The good old ‘I love you’. Never fails!
Hungarian is a beautiful language – or that is what most Hungarians believe firmly. The locals are usually easy to impress with a few phrases, so mastering (well, awkwardly burping back) a few phrases will win the love of your new Hungarian friends! If in doubt, however, buying a beer is also a great way to pay respect.
What are you waiting for? Your new pub crawl Budapest friends have already booked their night!