How do you pronounce ‘Budapest’?

You’ll hear Budapest spoken a few different ways - but there’s really only one correct way to say Budapest’.


Pronouncing Budapest correctly

Budapest is Hungary’s capital city - and is an amalgamation of the names of the three cities that merged to become it in 1873 - Buda, Pest and Obuda.

Many people will say Budapest as “Boo-da-PEST - this is incorrect.

People should say Boo-da-PESHT - see the ‘SH’ versus the hard ‘S’ - this is the correct way.

Pronouncing Budapest correctly will go a long way in helping you fit in with the locals. And learning to correctly say ‘Hungary’ will as well.

Hear someone say Budapest the right way

Listen to this video for an example of Budapest pronounced correctly: