Hungary Euro 2016 squad

The Hungarian names below are given in the usual Western order of the given name followed by the surname, but the Hungarian order would be the reverse. For instance, the player referred to as Gábor Király in the Western media would be called Király Gábor in Hungarian. The Hungarian pronunciations for the players’ names and the German pronunciation for the manager’s name are given. Suggested approximations in English are given in parentheses.

  • Manager: Bernd Storck (Germany) German pronunciation: [ˈbɛʁnt ˈʃtɔʁk] (BAIRNT SHTORK [ˈbɛə̯ɹntˈʃtɔːɹk])
  • Dénes Dibusz [ˈdeː.nɛʃ ˈdi.bus] (DEH-nesh DIB-oos [ˈdeɪ̯n.ɛʃ ˈdɪb.ʊs])
  • Péter Gulácsi [ˈpeː.tɛr ˈɡu.laː.ʧi] (PEH-er GOO-lah-chee [ˈpeɪ̯t.əɹ ˈɡuːl.ɑːʧ.i])
  • Gábor Király [ˈɡaː.bor ˈki.raːj] (GAH-bor KI-rye [ˈɡɑːb.ɔːɹ ˈkɪəɹ.aɪ̯])
  • Barnabás Bese [ˈbɒr.nɒ.baʃ ˈbɛ.ʃɛ] (BARN-a-bahsh BESH-eh [ˈbɑːɹn.ə.bɑːʃ ˈbɛʃ.eɪ̯])
  • Attila Fiola [ˈɒt.ti.lɒ ˈfi.o.lɒ] (OT-i-la FI-o-la [ˈɑt.ɪl.ə ˈfiː‿oʊ̯l.ə])
  • Richárd Guzmics [ˈri.haːrd ˈɡuz.miʧ] (RIH-hard GOOZ-mitch [ˈɹɪ.hɑːɹd ˈɡʊz.mɪʧ])
  • Roland Juhász [ˈro.lɒnd ˈju.haːs] (RO-land YOO-hahss [ˈɹoʊ̯l.ənd ˈjuː.hɑːs])
  • Tamás Kádár [ˈtɒ.maːʃ ˈkaː.daːr] (TOM-ahsh KAH-dahr [ˈtɒm.aːʃ ˈkɑːd.ɑːɹ])
  • Mihály Korhut [ˈmi.haːj ˈkor.hut] (MIH-high KOR-hoot [ˈmɪ.haɪ̯ ˈkɔːɹ.hʊt])
  • Ádám Lang [ˈaː.daːm ˈlɒŋɡ] (AH-dahm LONG [ˈɑːd.ɑːm ˈlɒŋ])
  • Ádám Pintér [ˈaː.daːm ˈpin.teːr] (AH-dahm PIN-tair [ˈɑːd.ɑːm ˈpɪn.tɛə̯ɹ])
  • Ákos Elek [ˈaː.koʃ ˈɛ.lɛk] (AH-kosh EL-ek [ˈɑːk.oʊ̯ʃ ˈɛl.ɛk])
  • László Kleinheisler [ˈlaː.sloː ˈklɛjn.hɛjʃ.lɛr] (LAHSS-loh KLAYN-haysh-ler [ˈlɑːs.loʊ̯ ˈkleɪ̯n.heɪ̯ʃ.ləɹ])
  • Gergő Lovrencsics [ˈɡɛr.ɡøː ˈlov.rɛn.ʧiʧ] (GAIR-gö LOHV-rench-itch [ˈɡɛə̯ɹ.ɡoʊ̯ ˈloʊ̯v.rɛnʧ.ɪʧ])
  • Ádám Nagy [ˈaː.daːm ˈnɒɟ] (AH-dahm NODGE [ˈɑːd.ɑːm ˈnɒʤ])
  • Zoltán Stieber [ˈzol.taːn ˈʃtiː.bɛr] (ZOHL-tahn SHTEE-ber [ˈzoʊ̯l.tɑːn ˈʃtiːb.əɹ])
  • Dániel Böde [ˈdaː.ni.ɛl ˈbø.dɛ] (DAH-ni-el BÖD-deh [ˈdɑːn.i‿ɛl ˈbɜːd.eɪ̯])
  • Balázs Dzsudzsák [ˈbɒ.laːʒ ˈʤu.ʤaːk] (BOL-ahzh JOO-jahk [ˈbɒl.ɑːʒ ˈʤuː.ʤɑːk])
  • Zoltán Gera [ˈzol.taːn ˈɡɛ.rɒ] (ZOHL-tahn GAIR-a [ˈzoʊ̯l.tɑːn ˈɡɛɹ.ə])
  • Krisztián Németh [ˈkris.ti.aːn ˈneː.mɛt] (KRIS-tee-ahn NEH-met [ˈkɹɪst.i‿ɑːn ˈneɪ̯m.ɛt])
  • Nemanja Nikolić [ˈnɛ.ma.ɲa ˈni.ko.liʧ] (NEM-an-yah NICK-o-litch [ˈnɛm.ən.jɑː ˈnɪk.oʊ̯.lɪʧ])
  • Tamás Priskin [ˈtɒ.maːʃ ˈpriʃ.kin] (TOM-ahs PRISH-kin [ˈtɒm.ɑːʃ ˈpɹɪʃ.kɪn])
  • Ádám Szalai [ˈaː.daːm ˈsɒ.lɒj] (AH-dahm SOL-lie [ˈɑːd.ɑːm ˈsɒl.aɪ̯])

Kleinheisler and Stieber are names from German. Stieber, which is pronounced [ˈʃtiː.bɐ] in German (SHTEE-ber), therefore departs from the usual Hungarian pronunciation rules and is pronounced as if written Stíber in Hungarian. Many Hungarians similarly pronounce [ˈklɛjn.hɛjz.lɛr] (KLAYN-hayz-ler) for Kleinheisler, which is closer to the German [ˈklaɪ̯n.haɪ̯s.lɐ]. However, it seems that the player’s own preferred pronunciation is actually [ˈklɛjn.hɛjʃ.lɛr] (KLAYN-haysh-ler), where the letter s gets its usual value in Hungarian of [ʃ], the sh sound in English.

Nemanja Nikolić was born in Serbia but chose to represent Hungary. His full name is Serbian and is written Немања Николић in Serbian Cyrillic (Serbian can be written in either of the Cyrillic or Latin alphabets, but Cyrillic is more usual). In Serbian, the name is pronounced [ˈně.ma.ɲa ˈnǐ.ko.liʨ], and the Hungarian pronunciation given above is a close approximation of that using the sounds in Hungarian, including the marginal sound [a], the shortened version of á [aː]. The usual Hungarian short a [ɒ] is pronounced like the British English short o and not really like a short counterpart to á.

In Hungarian-language media, the name Nikolić is often given the Hungarian spelling Nikolics. More established Hungarian surnames of Slavic origin are written in Hungarian-style spellings, such as Guzmics and Lovrencsics which would be written Guzmić and Lovrenčić respectively in Serbian-style spelling.

 

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