Unit 1

III. Basic courtesies

Bocsánat! Sorry./Excuse me.

Köszönöm. Thank you. (formal)

Kösz. Thanks. (informal)

Egészségedre! Cheers or Bless you (when sneezing)

Note: "Egészségedre!" can both be used to say "cheers" and to say "bless you" when somebody sneezes. You can also say it as a host at the end of a meal after your guest thanked for the meal. (A waiter can also say this to you after you finished your meal; though he will probably say the formal form: “Egészségére!”) “Egészségedre” literary means “to you health.” After somebody says “egészségedre” to you because you sneezed, you say “köszönöm” or “kösz.” When people cheer, everybody says “egészségedre” or they can say the plural form, “egészségünkre” (“to our health”).