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"Nagyon szépen köszönöm!"

Translation:Thank you very much!

July 1, 2016



Is "Szépen" a formality marker?, if so then the hint for this word should be rewritten to reflect this.


Thank you kindly, basically. Yes, more formal, more emphasized.

Or not as much more formal as it is more strongly expressed. This is in order of stress:


Köszönöm szépen

Nagyon köszönöm

Nagyon szépen köszönöm

That's a four-tiered thanking system. You can pick any one of them in any situation.


I love Hungarian!!


Its driving me mad


Haha, So I'm thinking this; Koszonom - Thanking a vendor after you bought something from a store Koszonom szepen - Someone bought you a candy bar

Nagyon Koszonom - Your mom brought your homework to you after you forgot it on the day it was due

Nagyon szepen koszonom - someone donated a kidney or something. Close?


I would say it depends on the condition of the kidney. "Like new": nagyon szépen köszönöm. :)
But seriously, there is no strict rule to it. Just how much thankful you feel, how much you want to express your gratitude. But you do get the idea. When the vendor hands you your hotdog, you will probably not say "I am truly grateful, thank you soooo much for this".
And you can be more creative with your thanking as you learn new words that fit the situation. For example:
I am grateful - "Hálás vagyok." (Not "halas" - "with fish"/"fishy").
Gratefully - "Hálásan"
Truly - "Igazán"

"Igazán hálásan köszönöm" - Thank you truly gratefully.

And we should mention the short form which is totally informal: "köszi".
Of course, your gratitude is not expressed solely by your words. With the right emotional charge, a simple "köszi" can say it all.


Is thankfulness this important in Hungarian culture?


I think it is important in every culture. I don't think it is any extreme in Hungarian. Just think of how many ways there are in English. You will usually hear and use 2-3 variations, reserving the rest for very special occasions.

Oh, and let's not forget the next time you receive the Oscar:

"Szeretném megköszönni az Akadémiának"
"I would like to thank the Academy".


It's not important in Dothraki culture lol


Will it be appropriate to use just "köszönöm" in formal situation?


Yes, sure. It is not less formal, it is more like how much you want to express your gratitude. If you ask the waiter for extra napkins, a simple "köszönöm" is fine. If someone does you a huge favour, you want to thank very very much.


I wish that was expressed in these lessons! Because it didn't make sense to me that we have two different thank you very muches.


There are variations in English, too.
Thank you, thank you very much, thank you so much, thank you much, thank you indeed, etc.


Thank you or I should say KOSZONOM SZEPEN xD


Kössz/Köszi is tier0.


Hálásan köszönöm!


The word "szépen" means "nicely", and it can be used in informal contexts as well. It is just part of a common phrase for formal thank you in speech.


Shouldn't "I thank you very much" also be a correct translation? (as opposed to "Nagyon szépen köszönjük!" which would be "We thank you very much" or any other forms of köszön)


There is a difference in the conjugation. KöszönJÜK: WE thank you , köszönÖM: (I) thank you. In the Hungarian language as opposed to English the using of the personal pronouns is optional because the verbal suffixes show that the verb is in singular or plural, and it indicates the first-, second- or third-person.

S/1: (én) köszönöm S/2: (te) köszönöd S/3: (ő) köszöni P/1: (mi) köszönjük P/2: (ti) köszönitek P/3: (ők) köszönik * the Hungarian language has no genders: she, he = ő


I know this. That was my point. My answer was marked wrong when I wrote "I thank you very much". I guess I should have just reported it instead of making a comment.


Because the "I". I am not a native English speaker but the "I thank you" sounds to me a bit weird.


It does sounds a bit strange (although grammatically correct and I have heard it said before), but it is also the distinction between köszönöm (I thank you) and köszönjük (we thank you). You could certainly translate it as just "thank you", and it would be correct (and a more common translation), however it doesn't distinguish it.

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"i thank you" is not everyday speech, but sometimes in some situations, "i thank you" is used. in my experience, usually as part of an apology.

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    In my opinion, you should have reported. "I thank you" is correct. Not very often heard though. I am thinking about an exaggerated polite discussion ending by: "thank you" - "please no, I thank you"...


    That can be done in Hungarian, as well:
    "(Nem, nem,) Én köszönöm."


    "I thank you very much" sounds weird. The only time I'd expect to include the "I" would be for something like "I thank you for the invitation".


    mi, ti, ők= we, you, they? And do you mean, plural = P1, P2, P3?


    Yes. Sry, it was a typo, I corrected it.


    And one more note about "köszön". They are homonym words with multiple meanings:

    The infinitive of this verb is "köszönni". Köszön+ni.

    The "köszön" means s/he says hi (S/3), or
    s/he thanks: köszön or köszöni. ( indefinite/definite conjugation, see it later)

    The translation of "köszön" depends on the context.


    As an Englishman, I would have said this is equivalent to "Thank you very much indeed!", which is the most emphatic way of thanking someone in English.


    'I thank you from the bottom of my heart' is the mostest emphatic way of thanking someone in English!


    How about "There are no words to describe how thankful I am!"? :)
    Anyway, you can say your heartfelt thank you in Hungarian as: "Szívből köszönöm!" Of course, it too can be elaborated.


    When I was in Hungary, we were taught to say "Köszönöm szépen" . . . is one way or the other more common? Köszi!


    We used to say "nagyon szépen köszönöm" if for some reason we are deeply grateful.


    "Köszönöm" is the most common, standard reply for service for example. "Köszönöm szépen" is a more polite version, for when you are more grateful for something a bit more special. You don't hear "nagyon szépen köszönöm" that much, it implies being very grateful.

    You should also note that these are used when you are alone. If you are with a group, you conjugate the verb to "Köszönjük", to say thank you for something in the name of the group.


    When I wrote "Thanks very, very much", which would sound fine where I live, I was told I was wrong. It might be less formal but it's perfectly acceptable English!


    Yes! That's what I did too. Should have accepted it


    It seems according to google translate, nagyon = very, szépen = beautifully. Is this accurate?


    In this sentence, the word "szépen" is an enhancement. Like saying "very very", but here it is "very much". An example for "Szépen" = beautifully is: He won very beautifully/Ő nagyon szépen nyert. (where: Ő = he, nyert =won, nagyon szépen = very beautifully)


    It is closer to "well", as in "well done". But you can think of it as "kindly".


    How about "K öszönöm szépen"?


    Furthermore, I am dissatisfied with the hungarian Speech, which i am learning here temporally at duolingo, due to, when I fill in the translation from hungarian to english I get many mistake with my spelling and grammar, because I have forgotten a Commata, to take it to some kind of end, I beg you to change that. Thank you.


    Sooo, no exclamation point equal no correct answer!? Wow


    Köszszönöm szépen means the same thing right


    Just another notch up in thankfulness.


    Thank you for helping or I should say KOSZONOM SZEPEN xD


    I have to learn Hungarian to understand what my friend at school says. He also thinks I'll need one day, so i might as well give it a shot. This makes Hungary my second favorite country


    Thank you very mach!


    Isn't ''Thank you very much'' and ''thank you a lot'' actually the same thing? Please fix da problem.


    Hi! Does anyone understand why the translation isn't "very good thank you"? I thought nagyon= very, szépen= good (or maybe that's just szép??)


    Cos "very good thank you" means: nice work! or clever! or keep it up!, thank you. But here it is about the way how to say thank for something, very much or gratefully. The "köszönöm szépen" or "nagyon szépen köszönöm" is a phrase, do not try to translate it literally. And good means jó, not szép. Szép is beautiful or nice or pretty, it depends on the context.

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      Can you say i am very thankfull as answer here?


      Maybe. But it may be closer to "Nagyon hálás vagyok."
      "Hálás" = grateful.


      I've heard she pronouncing szépen like szejtajn. Did it happened only with me?


      The sounds is ok for me.

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