Thanks for all of the recent feedback we’ve gotten from so many of you. Györgyi and I love to read your comments and hear how you are using the language and enjoying the podcast. It’s also very motivating for us, so please keep it up! I apologize for not responding to your comments and emails lately, but we’ve been real busy with our upcoming move back to Hungary. Györgyi has already moved back, and I’ll go myself in September.
As for the podcast, I was hoping to get one more with Györgyi done before she left, but it didn’t work out. I would like to continue the podcast though, so perhaps I’ll do a few survival lessons solo until I see her again.
Well thanks for listening everyone, and again if you have anything to say, we’d love to hear it.
Thanks for the update, Steven. I’ll miss GyÃ¶rgyi’s voice over the next few weeks, but I’m glad you’re willing to continue the podcasts over the summer. Thanks for all your work here with the lessons and the website. I look forward to each new podcast and enjoy all the grammar and cultural explanations. It is a real pleasure learning Hungarian with you.
David Oravecz says
WHAT!? So long without GyÃ¶rgyi?? We miss her already!! Well, at least we have you, Steve.
All the very best with your move back to Hungary.
Thanks for the update Steven,
I am not sure if everyone knows about this handy tip. If you have a ipod with a screen, while listening to the podcasts if you press the middle button to cycle through, the vocabulary for the podcast can be viewed while listening. Very handy! Hope this helps others who listen while on trains and buses. Cheers Kris
I’m disappointed and confused. Will there be no more podcasts after September? Just when I was feeling so comfortable with this way of learning. I hope I’m wrong in my assumption. I love you two and the wonderful lessons!
I again want to thank you for sending me information regarding the dates of Oct 25 and 26 for the homecoming celebration in Domoszlo. After much manipulation, I will be able to travel to Hungary during that time. I will be in Budapest and the surrounding area for 10 days Oct 20 thru 29. If you, or anyone who has visited this website will be available, I would love to meet for “kave” or palinka 😉 Please let me know.
Here is some of my history, for those who may be interested. Last year, exactly 100 years from the time my maternal grandparents left Domoszlo, Hungary, I became the first descendent to set foot on Hungarian soil. In the fashion of a Hollywood script, I traveled to that village, made the acquaintance of the mayor, and sat and prayed in the same “templom” that my grandparents did 100 years before. As time went on, more and more of my Magyar roots began to surface and I was abel to understand what was being spoken.
I was hosted in the homes of people who I met over the internet ( a wonderful organization at – http://www.couchsurfing.com/ ) and was able to experience the true feel of a day in the life of a Hungarian. In my heart, I felt like I truly belonged and that this was my homeland as well. A very emotional experience, to say the least.
Sorry for being so wordy – Szia!
Kris – You’re right, the show notes for each lesson can indeed be seen while listening to the podcast on an iPod, which includes the vocabulary and dialogue. I guess I should have pointed that out before. Thanks for the tip.
Paulette – thanks for your kind comments! We will do more podcasts once I see GyÃ¶rgyi again in September. Also I may meet MilÃ¡n again in a few days and we might do another podcast together. Stay tuned!
I do hope the move back to Hungary goes well Steve and i’m sure we all look forward to hearing GyÃ¶rgyi’s voice again.
I do have a problem though Steve and was wondering if you could help please. My girlfriend is Hungarian and she’s really keen to develop her English language skills, i was wondering if there were any podcasts, audiobooks or software that you could recommend that could help her develop. Maybe GyÃ¶rgyi and yourself could do a learn English in Hungarian podcast!!!
I hope you can help and good luck with the move.
I tried the ipod tip and it didn’t work. when I press the middle button, it ads the podcast to a playlist. How does it work? I download the podcasts through the itunes store.
I’m enjoying watching the Olympics and noticing many Hungarian athletes.
Here’s some vocabulary to help you follow the events in Hungarian:
Beijing – Peking
China – KÃna
United States – EgyesÃ¼lt Ãllamok
olympics – olimpia
medal – Ã©rem
gold medal – aranyÃ©rem
silver medal – ezÃ¼stÃ©rem
bronze medal – bronzÃ©rem
boxing – Ã¶kÃ¶lvÃvÃ¡s
cycling – kerÃ©kpÃ¡r
diving – mÅ±ugrÃ¡s
fencing – vÃvÃ¡s
gymnastics – torna
handball – kÃ©zilabda
judo – cselgÃ¡ncs
kayak-canoe – kajak-kenu
pentathlon – Ã¶ttusa (Ã¶t = 5)
rowing – evezÃ©s
shooting – sportlÃ¶vÃ©szet
swimming – ÃºszÃ¡s
long distance swimming – hosszÃºtÃ¡vÃºszÃ¡s
table tennis / ping pong – asztalitenisz (asztal = table)
tennis – tenisz
triathlon – triatlon
water polo – vÃzilabda (vÃz = water)
weight lifting – sÃºlyemelÃ©s
wrestling – birkÃ³zÃ¡s
Hi Steven and GyÃ¶rgyi! I wanted to thankyou for this podcast. I love learning and listening to you two teach me hungaian. I am finding it very easy to remember, and seem to be picking it up alright! My best friend is native Hungarian and so this is why i have decided to learn it. She speaks perfect english! but I just thought it would be a good challenge and I have always wanted to learn a third language as I already know Thai. I hope your move goes well Steve and hope GyÃ¶rgyi is settling in alright! I hope to travel to Hungary with my best friend Beata in the future. I work in a big Hungarian community here in Australia so thankfully some of my customers are Hungarian and I have been able to use what I have learnt with them!! thanks agin keep them coming I have all the podcasts!! 🙂
Let's Learn Hungarian! says
Rosalind and David, thanks for the nice words. I forgot to respond to you guys earlier.
Luke – I wish I knew of a good English-learning podcast/software/audiobook for your girlfriend. There are a lot of them out them out there though. GyÃ¶rgyi doesn’t really seem to be aware of any either. I’ll ask her about possibly doing a podcast for Hungarian English learners! But first we need to get settled back in Hungary and resume our own podcast.
Greg – do you have a video iPod? If you have a video iPod and you download the podcast through iTunes, then the show notes should come up when you press the center button a few times.
Jonathan – excellent list, thanks!!
Sarah – thank you so much! We’re really happy when people can apply the podcast to their real life, and how amazing that you can use your Hungarian in Australia!