by Katalin Boros, Katarina Boros


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781808668
Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/2001
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 166
Product dimensions: 5.74(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Doing Business in Hungary7
Arts in Hungary10
Practical Advice for Everyday Life20
The Hungarian Language33
Language Lessons35
Pronunciation Guide36
Lesson 1Meeting People/Introductions39
Lesson 2Customs50
Lesson 3Local Transportation59
Lesson 4Accommodations68
Lesson 5Asking for Directions75
Lesson 6Eating Out85
Lesson 7Shopping100
Lesson 8Being a Guest111
Lesson 9Medical Care122
Lesson 10Socializing133
Key to the Exercises143
Hungarian-English Expressions163
English-Hungarian Expressions165

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BEGINNER'S HUNGARIAN > 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The lessons are filled with grammar, but it is barelt explained so it is hard to fully understand. The conversations are good for learning how the language works, but no one can really use them in real life. It is much like other language courses where conevrsations are included with a list of vocabulary and some grammar, but this is a long list with one strange conversation. Not enough activities to enforce learning, so learners have to push themselves and understanding the conversations is hard. However, it is good for review and it contains useful idioms which do help make the book better, but true beginners should try Teach Yourself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is not a good book for beginners to start with, instead I recommend the Teach Yourself Hungarian book. Why beginners should NOT start with this book: 1. the grammar is too poorly explained 2. too few exercises 3. no useful and practical exercises: learning is based on memorization of texts. People who might benefit from using this book are those, like me, who have studied Hungarian previously and need a revision every now and then. It has good vocabulary coverage and vocabulary listings for word-memorization, and is very direct and 'to-the-point' with the grammar.