Inspired by an email by listener Kathy and mentioned in the last lesson, here is the short rhyme that Hungarians use to practice rolling their “r” sound: Répa, retek, mogyoró, korán reggel ritkán rikkant a rigó. Carrot, radish, hazelnut, The blackbird rarely chirps in the early morning. Although the version Kathy mentioned was slightly different: […]
Lesson 5 – I’d like a mineral water
Lesson 5 shows us a conversation between Ági, a customer, and a waiter. Ági just wants a drink, but has a hard time getting one! Please see below for the dialogue and vocabulary for Lesson 5 below. Try your best to learn all of the new expressions, and see if you can memorize the dialogue […]
Irigy Hónaljmirigy video
As promised in the last podcast, here’s a video of the Hungarian rock parody band Irigy Hónaljmirigy (“Jealous Armpit Gland”). Not sure of the name of the song exactly, but the title of the video says “kocsma dal,” or “pub song.” The video basically consists of two drunk guys humorously beating up everyone in a […]
Online translation and Mac OSX dictionary app
Listener Olivér has just provided us with two useful links. 1) Online Hungarian-English, English-Hungarian translation and multi-language dictionary: http://www.webforditas.hu/index.php I’m not too sold on machine translation yet, but it’s free, and certainly better than nothing. 2) An interesting looking pop-up dictionary application for Mac OSX (free for home use): http://www.progikon.hu/swifttranslate_en.html#letolt Közsi szépen, Olivér!
Lesson 4 – Everything hurts!
Lesson 4 introduces you to Zoltán and his Aunt Erzsi, who insists she is fine even though everything seems to hurt! This is another informal language dialogue with a number of useful, everyday expressions. We enjoy reading your comments and finding out how you enjoy the podcast and why you’re interested in learning Hungarian. Feel […]