I am confused by hatul and mogott. And that's not all! Is there somewhere on the net that lays out the simple grammatical rules for Hungarian? I am a beginner. And I am really struggling.

April 20, 2018


"Mögött" is a postposition, it exactly means behind. Examples:

"Az autó mögött" - Behind the car

"A ház mögött" - Behind the house

"Mögöttem" - Behind me (note, that it gots a personal possessive ending here, it can do that for other persons: mögötted, mögötte, etc.)

"Hátul" is an adverb, it roughly means "back there" or "behind", if behind is not used as a preposition, but as an adverb. Examples:

"Hátul állok" - I stand behind / in the back (e.g. in the back of a crowd)

"Hol van az autó? Hátul." - Where is the car? Back there. (e.g. behind the house)

I am glad to see someone who tries to learn Hungarian, and even goes deep enough to struggle with it. As for a complete Hungarian grammar, I cannot help you, the only one I found online was a pdf copy of a 1909 book, and it is not up to date enough, I am afraid.

But feel free to ask for our help anytime, we would be glad to be of service.

April 20, 2018

thank you! I was in Beautiful Budapest last month and very embarrassed by my lack of language skills.

April 22, 2018

Really? And how did you like the city?

Otherwise, don't be embarrassed. It is quite a challange to learn another language, especially one so different. Be proud of yourself and keep learning!

April 23, 2018

I loved Budapest. and we met such lovely people!

May 14, 2019

Thank you i will check it out!

April 22, 2018

This is the grammar guid for the first Magyar-ok book, it is very helpful:

And here is the grammar guide for the second book:

April 21, 2018

Thank you I will check this out too!

April 22, 2018

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April 21, 2018

Thanks! I will check it out!

April 22, 2018
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