Unit 5

I.

  1. Buying a ticket.

    jegy (vonaljegy)

    ticket


    Egy jegyet kérek.

    I would like a ticket.

    There are differnt types of tickets you can get in Budapest. In the following conversations you will only use the regular ticket, which is called jegy (or officially vonaljegy) in Hungarian. This is valid for one entire ride on every vehicle (bus, tram, metro). Apart from this you can buy a ticket which is cheaper but valid only for a few stops, or you can get one which is a little more expensive but entitles you for one transfer. Keep in mind that a regular ticket does not entitle you for a transfer. At each transfer you need to validate a new ticket or you need to have a tickets that allows you to transfer. More information on the different types of tickets can be obtained at the website of the Budapest Transportation Company at www.bkv.hu (there is an English version of the site too, but that is not as frequently updated as the Hungarian version).

    ‘Good morning/afternoon.’
    ‘Good morning/afternoon. Can I help you?'
    ‘I would like to have a ticket please.’
    ‘140 forint.’
    ‘Here you are.’
    ‘Thank you. Bye.’

    • Accusative

    “ Jegyet” is the accusative form of “ jegy.”

    Practice

     1. Practise the dialogue with the following variations. You can continue:

    Két jegyet – 280 forint
    Három jegyet – 420 forint
    ...

    2. Listen to the dialogues. How many tickets does the customer want and how much does she or he pay?

    Dialogue 1. Check your answer here.

    Dialogue 2. Check your answer here.

    Dialogue 3. Check your answer here.

  2. Buying a pass

    The available passes for public transportation in Budapest:

    hetijegy

    weekly pass

    kétheti bérlet

    bi-weekly pass

    havi bérlet

    felnőtt havi bérlet

    monthly pass

    regular monthly pass

    tanuló-nyugdíjas havi bérlet

    student-pensioner discount monthly pass

    Note:

    Felnőtt literally means adult and can be used both as a noun and an adjective.

    The accusative forms:

    hetijegyhetijegyet

    kétheti bérletkétheti bérletet

    havi bérlethavi bérletet

    The structure of the sentence you say when buying (asking for) a ticket.

    Egy

    Két

    Három

    ....

    jegyet

    hetijegyet

    kétheti bérletet

    havi bérletet

    kérek.

    One

    Two

    Three

    ...

    ticket

    weekly pass

    bi-weekly pass

    monthly pass

    would like.

    a)

    ‘Good morning/afternoon. I would like to have a weekly pass.’
    ‘2600 forint.’
    ‘Anything else?’
    ‘No thanks.’

    b)

    ‘Good morning/afternoon. I would like to have a weekly pass.’
    ‘Do you have a photo with you?’
    ‘Do I need a photo too?’
    ‘Yes. It is only for the weekly pass that you don’t need a photo.’
    ‘Then I would like have a weekly pass.’

    c)

    ‘Good morning/afternoon. I would like to have a monthly pass made out.’
    ‘Do you have a photo with you?’ (formal)
    ‘Yes. Here you are.’
    ‘Regular pass?’
    ‘Yes.’
    ‘5200 forint.’

    ‘Good morning/afternoon. How much is a monthly pass?’
    ‘The regular pass is 5200 forint; the one for students and pensioners is 1850 forint.’
    ‘Thank you.’

    Practice

    Listen to the dialogues and make notes about what the person wants to get, what he or she gets in the end, and how much he or she pays (if it is mentioned in the dialogue).

    Dialogue 1. Check your answer here.
    Dialogue 2. Check your answer here.
    Dialogue 3. Check your answer here.
    Dialogue 4. Check your answer here.