Colloquial Hungarian: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Hungarian as it is written and spoken today.
Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Hungarian in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
Colloquial Hungarian is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout.
Key features include:
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Hungarian is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Hungarian.
Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Praise for the first edition:
An infectious love for the Hungarian language and culture, coupled with a sense of humour, suffuses the book.' – Times Higher Education Supplement
Preface Introduction 1. Acquaintances 2. The Flight 3. Crossing the Border 4. Shopping 5. Taxi! 6. Do you Like Budapest? 7. Do You Have a Room Reservation? 8. In the Restaurant 9. Can You Tell Me Where the Post Office Is? 10. What Did Mr Newman Do at the weekend? 11. We are Interested in Music Too! 12. Get Well Soon! 13. I Love You! 14. If Only I Had More Free Time! 15. The Most Unbelievable Story Appendix I: Conjugations of Irregular Verbs Appendix II: Sample Nominal Declensions Hungarian-English Glossary English-Hungarian Glossary Grammar Index Topic Index