What to do at Lake Balaton

🇭🇺 A legújabb Daily Word szövegünk a Balatonról szólt. Ha még nem olvastátok, itt elolvashatjátok:

🇬🇧 Our latest Daily Word text was about Lake Balaton. In case you haven’t read it yet, you can read it here:

🇭🇺 A szöveghez kapcsolódó blogbejegyzésünkben tippeket adunk, hogy mit csinálj a Balatonnál. (És közben gyakoroljuk egy kicsit a felszólító módot is.)

🇬🇧 In our blog post related to the text we give you some tips on what to do at Lake Balaton. (Meanwhile we also practice the imperative form a little bit.)

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Hungarian dishes – Quiz

On Monday we’ll send out our second monthly newsletter, on the topic of Hungarian dishes.

One of the free resources will be a quiz on Hungarian dishes; here’s a little sneak peek to it. Answer the questions, collect the puzzle pieces and watch the video in the background. 🙂

In our July newsletter you’ll get…

  • the full version of the quiz above, with the reward video
  • vocabulary about Hungarian food
  • the audio version of one of our Daily Word dialogues related to a special Hungarian dish
  • a list of further resources in connection with Hungarian dishes

Sign up ASAP if you would like to get this in your inbox. 🤗

If you sign up, you’ll also get a huge pack of free resources as a welcome gift.

UPDATE: We have sent out our July newsletter. Sign up now if you don’t want to miss the next one and if you’d like to get the welcome resource pack. 🤗

Learn some words in connection with nature with a poem by Szabó Lőrinc

🇭🇺 A legújabb Daily Word szövegünk Szabó Lőrinc: Nyár című verse volt. Ha még nem láttátok, itt is elolvashatjátok:

🇬🇧 Our latest Daily Word text was a poem by Lőrinc Szabó, entitled Nyár (Summer). In case you haven’t seen it yet, you can read it here, too:

🇭🇺 A mai blogposztunkban pedig Szabó Lőrinc egy másik versét szeretnénk megmutatni nektek, ami az én (Barbi) kedvenc versem Szabó Lőrinctől. Ebben a versben nagyon sok természettel kapcsolatos szó szerepel, így ma ez lesz a fókuszunk.

🇬🇧 In today’s blog post we would like to show you another poem by Lőrinc Szabó, which is my (Barbi’s) favorite poem by Lőrinc Szabó. There are loads of words in connection with nature in this poem, so today this is going to be our focus.

Feladat / Task

🇭🇺 Először csak hallgassátok meg a verset, és figyeljetek a természettel kapcsolatos szavakra! Írjátok le, milyen természettel kapcsolatos szavakat hallotok.

🇬🇧 First just listen to the poem and pay attention to the words in connection with nature. Write down what words you hear in connection with nature.

🇭🇺 Most olvassátok el az eredeti verset és Leslie A. Kery fordítását. (A fordítás nem szó szerinti.) Ismeritek a kiemelt szavakat? A vers alatt megtaláljátok a szólistát.

🇬🇧 Now read the original poem and the translation by Leslie A. Kery. (It is not a literal translation.) Do you know the highlighted words? You can find the word list under the poem.

Szabó Lőrinc: Ima a gyermekekért

Ima a gyermekekért

Fák, csillagok, állatok és kövek,
szeressétek a gyermekeimet. 

Ha messze voltak tőlem, azalatt
eddig is rátok bíztam sorsukat.

Énhozzám mindig csak jók voltatok,
szeressétek őket, ha meghalok.

Tél, tavasz, nyár, ősz, folyók, ligetek,
szeressétek a gyermekeimet.

Te, homokos, köves, aszfaltos út,
vezesd okosan a lányt, a fiút.

Csókold helyettem, szél, az arcukat,
fű, kő, légy párna a fejük alatt.

Kináld őket gyümölccsel, almafa,
tanítsd őket csillagos éjszaka.

Tanítsd, melengesd te is, drága nap,
csempészd zsebükbe titkos aranyad.

S ti mind, él‹ és holt anyagok,
tanítsátok őket, felhők, sasok,

vad villámok, jó hangyák, kis csigák,
vigyázz reájuk, hatalmas világ.

Az ember gonosz, benne nem bízom.
De tűz, víz, ég, s föld igaz rokonom.

Igaz rokon, hozzátok fordulok,
tűz, víz, ég s föld leszek, ha meghalok;

tűz, víz, ég és föld s minden istenek:
szeressétek, akiket szeretek!

A prayer for the children

You, trees, you creatures, stones and stars above,
I ask you all: do give my children love.

Till now, at times when I could not be there,
I trusted you and they were in your care.

You always looked at me with kindly eyes,
do love my children after my demise.

Rivers, parks, winter, spring, the summer, fall,
give to my children love, I ask you all.

You sandy, stony, sealed road, hark a spell,
keep wisely leading girl, the boy as well.

Kiss them for me, you wind that blows aloft,
you stones and grasses, ‘neath their heads be soft.

You, apple tree, offer your fruit to them,
and starry sky, do teach them all you can.

You too, dear sun, instruct, with warmth enfold,
into their pockets smuggle secret gold.

And you of all kinds, living and no more,
teach them you cloud-banks, eagles as you soar,

wild thunderbolts, good ants and tiny snails,
you mighty world, give them what care entails.

Mankind is evil, I lack faith therein.
But fire, water, sky and earth are kin.
 
True kin of mine, I turn to you for I,
will be flame, water, sky, earth when I die;
 
flame, water, sky, earth, all the gods above:
I ask you, do love all the ones I love!

Szólista / Word list

fa = tree
csillag = star
állat = animal
kő = stone, rock
tél = winter
tavasz = spring
nyár = summer
ősz = autumn
folyó = river
liget = park

homok = sand
út = path, road
szél = wind
fű = grass
gyümölcs = fruit
almafa = apple tree
csillag = star
éjszaka = night
nap = sun
felhő = cloud

sas = eagle
villám = lightning
hangya = ant
csiga = snail
világ = world
tűz = fire
víz = water
ég = sky
föld = ground

További gyakorlás / Further practice

On our Patreon site you can listen to two other recitals of the poem and a song adaptation and also do an interactive gap-filling task. Moreover, you can get access to a Quizlet set with the words above, where you can listen to the pronunciation of the words and practice them. https://www.patreon.com/posts/38883622

Related resources

Daily Word dialógus / dialogue

We shared the dialogue below on Facebook and Instagram on the 2nd of June.

You can listen to the dialogue and talk about the question at the end of the dialogue in a safe, encouraging environment on our Patreon site:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/daily-word-37705351

🇭🇺 természet

  • Mit csinálunk a hétvégén? Nem megyünk el egy érdekes kiállításra?
  • Hát, én inkább a természetben szeretnék lenni, túrázni, sétálni.
  • Én valami érdekeset akarok látni. Tudod mit? Akkor menjünk el az állatkertbe! Ott van természet is, és érdekes dolgokat is megtudhatunk az állatokról.
  • Na ez a tökéletes kompromisszum! Imádom az állatkertet!

Te is szeretsz a természetben lenni?

🇬🇧 nature

  • What will we do at the weekend? Shall we go to an interesting exhibition? (Literally: don’t we go to an interesting exhibition?)
  • Well, I would rather like to be in nature, to hike, to walk…
  • I would like to see something interesting. You know what? Then let’s go to the zoo! There’s nature there, and we can learn (literally: get to know) interesting things about animals.
  • This is the perfect compromise! I love the zoo.

Do you like being in nature, too?

Daily Quiz – Időjárás / Weather

You can find more useful information and practice tasks about weather on our Patreon site:

  1. Weather-related words on Quizlet and an interactive practice task:
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/vocabulary-36879250
  2. A collection of useful expressions about weather:
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/useful-about-37019752
  3. Interactive practice task about the -s/-os/-as/-es/-ös suffix:
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/interactive-task-37377582

How much do you know about “Hungaricums”?

🇭🇺 Elértük a negyedik célunkat Patreonon: amíg van legalább 30 támogatónk, rendszeresen fogunk blogbejegyzéseket készíteni nektek. 🙂 A blogbejegyzéseink általában a Daily Word szövegekkel lesznek kapcsolatban, de tervezünk más témákról is írni. Most a hungarikumokról készítettünk nektek egy cikket, hiszen a legutóbbi Daily Word szövegünk a hungarikumokról szólt. Ha még nem olvastátok, itt is elolvashatjátok.

🇬🇧 We have reached our 4th goal on Patreon: as long as we have at least 30 Patrons, we’ll write blog posts for you regularly. 🙂 The blog posts will usually be in connection with the Daily Word texts, but we are planning to write about other topics as well. We’ve written an article about Hungaricums, as our latest Daily Word text was about Hungaricums. In case you haven’t read it yet, you can read it here, too:

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Hungarian names – Quiz

Tomorrow we’ll send out our first monthly newsletter with a free resource collection, on the topic of names.

We have created a short quiz for you to test how much you know about Hungarian names and expressions about names.

All of these questions will come up in a way in the monthly free resource, in which you’ll find…
▪️ 5 short texts about Hungarian names, with word lists;
▪️a Daily Word dialogue with audio in connection with traditional Hungarian names;
▪️some useful expressions for telling your name and asking for somebody’s name;
▪️a list of further resources about names.

Sign up ASAP if you would like to get this in your inbox. 🤗

UPDATE: We have already sent out this newsletter. Sign up if you don’t want to miss the next one: 🤗

Learn some adjectives with Gombóc Artur

🇭🇺 A legújabb Daily Word szövegünk Csukás Istvánról szólt, aki idén hunyt el, 84 éves korában. Ha nem láttátok még a szöveget, itt is elolvashatjátok.

🇬🇧 Our latest Daily Word text was about István Csukás, who passed away this year, at the age of 84. If you haven’t seen the text yet, you can read it here, too.

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Newsletter launch :)

Thanks to our Patrons we have reached our third goal on Patreon and we could launch our monthly newsletter. 🙂

If you sign up for our newsletter, you’ll get…

  • a huge selection of resources as a welcome gift
    (audios, interactive tasks, vocabulary development task, etc.)
  • the latest news in a monthly newsletter
    (new videos on YouTube, blog posts, events, etc.)
  • one free resource a month in the monthly newsletter
    (audios, videos, skills development tasks, etc.)

You can, of course, unsubscribe at any time, but we hope you will like our monthly resources. Are you ready to try?

Official launch of our YouTube channel

We are happy to announce the (official) launch of our YouTube channel. 😊

We have already shared some videos with you on YouTube, and we regularly create content for our Patrons on YouTube which are not public, but from now on you can expect some regular public posts from us on YouTube as well.

We have created our first playlist: Daily Word Project – Favorites. In April we will share the audio version of 7 popular Daily Word dialogues, together with a tiny comprehension task, and from 1st May we will regularly upload the most popular Daily Word post on YouTube.

We are working on some other playlists as well, so subscribe if you want to be the first to see what’s new on YouTube. 😊