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.

Hear someone say Budapest the right way

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