LangMedia

Hungarian in Hungary


Telling Time

Hungarians use the 24-hour clock when time is written, and the 12-hour clock when time is spoken about. The letters "d.e." designate "a.m." while "d.u." designate "p.m."

It is considered polite to be five or ten minutes late for social engagements; however, one should never be more than thirty minutes late. It is also considered impolite to be early.


Videos


Audio

Click on the text to hear the spoken phrase.
  • "What time is it?"
    (version 1)
     Follow this Link to Hear the Phrase in Hungarian
  • "What time is it?"
    (version 2)
     Follow this Link to Hear the Phrase in Hungarian