Central and Eastern European Language Basics

Last Updated: 6th Jun 2012

English is a often spoken and is understood as a second or third language amongst many Central and Eastern and Europeans, particularly those of the younger generations. As with anywhere you travel in the world, knowing at least a few words in the local language helps and a few of these words may be useful during your time in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, or Slovenia

Central and Eastern European Language Basics

English Czech Polish Hungarian (Magyar) Slovenian
Good Morning Dobrý den/Ahoj Czesc/Dzien dobry Szervusz/szia Dober Dan
Good Bye Na shledanou/Ahoj Do zobaczenia/pa Viszontlátásra Na Svidenje
Please Prosím Prosze Kérem Prosim
Thank You Dekuji Dziekuje Köszönöm Hvala
Yes Ano Tak Igen Ja
No Ne Nie Nem Ne
Where is? Kde je? Gdzie jest? Hol van? Kje je?
The toilet Toalety Toaleta a mosdó Toalet/stranišce
The bank Banka Bankowy Bank Banka
Post office Pošta Urzad Pocztowy Posta Pošta
How much? Kolik? Ile? Mennyibe kerül? Koliko?
The bill Zaplatíme Rachunek A számlát Racun
Ladies Dámy Damska Hölgyek Dama/Gospa
Gents Páni Ludzie Urak Gospod/Poštenjak
Stamp Poštovní známku Znaczek Bélyeg Poštna znamka
One/two Jeden/dva Jeden/dwa Egy/ketto eden/dva
Three/four Tri/ctyri Trzy/cztery Három/négy Tri/štiri
Five/six Pet/šest Piec/szesc Ot/hat Pet/šest
Seven/eight Sedm/osm Siedem/osiem Hét/nyolc Sedem/osem
Nine/ten Devet/deset Dziewiec/Dziesiec Kilenc/tíz Devet/deset
Open Otevreno Otwierac Rövidités Odprto
Closed Zavreno Zamykany Vállalat Zaprto
Hot Ostrý Goracy Híres Vroc
Cold Prochladlý Chlód Rideg Mraz
Water Vody Woda Víz Voda
Tea Caje Herbata Tea Caj
Coffee Kávy Kawa Kávé Kava
Beer Piva Piwo Sör Pivo
Wine Vína Wino Bor Vino
Excuse me (sorry) Prominte Przepraszam Bocsánat Oprostiti
Cheers Na draví Okrzyki Kedves egeszsegere Na zdravje

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