Find YOUR best way to learn Hungarian #1 – What’s the best way to learn a language?

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These all sound amazing, right? Let’s stop beating around the bush; these are good marketing lines, but you shouldn’t take these promises for granted. The thing is, there simply CANNOT be ONE best way to learn a language, ONE perfect solution, and no one can guarantee that his or her method will take YOU from level A to level B in X amount of time. Let’s see why.

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Daily Word Text – Rubik-kocka / Rubik’s Cube

🇭🇺 A legújabb Daily Word szövegünk a Rubik-kockáról szólt. Hallottatok már a Rubik-kockáról? Esetleg próbáltátok is?
Olvassátok el a szöveget, és gyakoroljátok a kulcsszavakat Quizleten.

🇬🇧 Our latest Daily Word text was about the Rubik’s Cube. Have you ever heard about the Rubik’s Cube? Have you maybe tried it?
Read the text and practice the key words on Quizlet.

Szólista / Word list

világhírű = world-famous
logika = logic
játék = game
feltalál = to invent
eredeti = original
név = name
bűvös = magic (adj.)
kocka = cube

nevez = to name, to call
átnevez = to rename
év = year
nagyjából = more or less
darab = piece
elad = to sell
jelent = to mean

ember = person
rendszeresen = regularly
rendez = to organize
világ = world
bajnokság = championship
találmány = invention
egyik = one of

🇭🇺 Hallgasd meg a kiejtést és gyakorold a szavakat Quizleten.

🇬🇧 Listen to the pronunciation and practice the words on Quizlet:

🇭🇺 Hallgasd meg a teljes szöveget és a témához kapcsolódó podcastunk egy részét YouTube-on.

🇬🇧 Listen to the full text and our podcast related to the topic on YouTube:

🇭🇺 A teljes podcastot szöveggel és szólistával a Patreon oldalunkon találjátok.

🇬🇧 You can find the full podcast with script and word list on our Patreon site.

Did you know that one of our tiers on Patreon is called Rubik-kocka? In this tier, you not only get the audio version of the Daily Word dialogues, but you also get an extra resource (vocabulary, grammar, interactive tasks, audios etc.) to improve your Hungarian every single day. For details check out our Daily Dose of Hungarian project.

Daily Word Text – Lomb Kató tanácsa / Kató Lomb’s advice

🇭🇺 A legújabb Daily Word szövegünk egy tanács Lomb Katótól. Lomb Kató egy híres magyar nyelvzseni (habár ő magát nem tartotta annak): 16 nyelven fordított és tolmácsolt, és további 11 nyelven értett írott szövegeket.
Olvassátok el a szöveget, és gyakoroljátok a kulcsszavakat Quizleten.

🇬🇧 Our latest Daily Word text was an advice from Kató Lomb. Kató Lomb was a famous Hungarian language genious (although she didn’t consider herself one): she translated and interpreted in 16 languages, and understood written texts in 11 further languages. Read the text and practice the key words on Quizlet.

Szólista / Word list

foglalkozik valamivel = to
work on sth
mindennap = every day
nyelv = language
ha = if
jut idő valamire = to have
time for sth

legalább = at least
perc = minute
monológ = monologue
reggel = morning
óra = hour
különösen = especially
értékes = valuable

szempont = aspect
ki = who
korán = to get up
kel = to wake up
szókincs = vocabulary
ki korán kel, aranyat lel = the early bird gets the worm

🇭🇺 Hallgasd meg a kiejtést és gyakorold a szavakat Quizleten.

🇬🇧 Listen to the pronunciation and practice the words on Quizlet:

🇭🇺 Hallgasd meg a teljes szöveget és a témához kapcsolódó podcastunk egy részét YouTube-on.

🇬🇧 Listen to the full text and our podcast related to the topic on YouTube:

🇭🇺 A teljes podcastot szöveggel és szólistával a Patreon oldalunkon találjátok.

🇬🇧 You can find the full podcast with script and word list on our Patreon site.

Would you like to try Kató Lomb’s advice? Check out our Daily Dose of Hungarian project.

Make language learning a habit #3: 2 suggestions for guided daily practice

In the first part of our article series (you can read it here) we have shown you 5+1 tips on building a habit, and in the second part (read it here) we gave you 10 simple ideas that you can build into your daily practice.

Do you need guidance with your daily practice? In the last part of our article series we’ll show you two suggestions. 

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Make language learning a habit #2: 10 simple ideas that you can easily build into your daily practice

In the first part of the article series (you can read it here) we have shown you 5+1 tips on building a habit. We highlighted that daily learning does not necessarily have to mean language lessons and worksheets; the point is to do something, anything with the language as often as possible.

Now we would like to give you some simple ideas that you can easily build into your daily practice.

1.

Try to think in Hungarian; at the beginning of the day try to think about your to do list in Hungarian (Ma délután 5-kor fogorvoshoz megyek.), or at the end of the day, summarize what you did that day (Ma fogorvosnál voltam. Nem is volt nagyon rossz. Csak egy kicsi drága volt.).

2.

Try narrating what you are doing (Nincs itthon tej. Elmegyek a boltba és veszek tejet.) or what you are seeing (Ott sétál egy kutya! Nagyon cuki!).

3.

If you like journaling, write your daily journal entry (or a part of it) in Hungarian.

4.

Designate a movie-night once a week when you watch films in Hungarian with English subtitles, or if you are at a more advanced level, in Hungarian with Hungarian subtitles.

5.

Listen to Hungarian songs and read their lyrics or find a karaoke version – you can also try to sing along. 🙂 Check the meaning of some words and expressions that have caught your attention.

6.

If you live in Hugnary, keep your eyes open on the streets: read the advertisements (A legkisebb is számít – Tesco), signs (Napi ajánlat: tyúkhúsleves 500.-), etc.

7.

Keep your ears open on the streets: listen to announcements (A következő megálló: Kálvin tér), how people address each other (Elnézést, szabad ez a hely?).

8.

Watch videos about your topics of interest in Hungarian: do you like cooking? Watch cooking videos in Hungarian. Do you do yoga? Find Hungarian yoga videos.

9.

Take advantage of each and every opportunity to interact with natives, whether in person or in a message. What you CAN say in Hungarian, DO say it in Hungarian. Even if it is just the word “Elnézést.

10.

Find resources that motivate you and use them regularly. You can find a collection of resources for learning Hungarian here: https://padlet.com/hungarize/Resources

In the last part of our article series on making language learning a habit we will give you some ideas for guided practice.

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Make language learning a habit #1: 5+1 tips to make learning Hungarian a habit

Do you ever feel that you will never speak Hungarian? Or that your progress is painfully slow? Or that you are stuck? Or that although you would really like to speak Hungarian, you just feel it’s a pain in the neck? 

Try making learning Hungarian a daily habit. 

Why? Habits drive our behaviour in powerful ways. You never have to gather the motivation to brush your teeth before going to bed: it’s a habit which means it’s automatic. When you build language practice into your habits, you automate your learning without much effort.

In the first part of our article series about making language learning a habit we will give you 5+1 tips on building habits.

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Boost your Hungarian with dialogues #3: Finding dialogues for learning Hungarian

In the first part of our article series, The power of dialogues, we’ve shown you why dialogues are an incredibly useful tool to improve your Hungarian, and in the second part, 18 tips to make the most out of dialogues, we’ve given you some ideas on how to work with dialogues. In the last part of our first article series with study tips, we’ll show you some resources where you can find dialogues.

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Boost your Hungarian with dialogues #2: 18 tips to make the most out of dialogues

In the first part of our article series (here) we told you why dialogues are an incredibly powerful tool to boost your Hungarian. In this article we are showing you 18 tips on how to make the most out of dialogues.

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Boost your Hungarian with dialogues #1: The power of dialogues

If you are learning a foreign language, then you must have come across many dialogues on your language learning journey. Language learning methodology has changed tremendously during the past decades; however, you can find dialogues in almost every coursebook, no matter when they were published. Why are dialogues so important? The answer is easy: your ultimate aim with learning a language is to be able to communicate in that language. And what best resembles this goal? Dialogues.

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Learn some flavors with the cakes of the country

🇭🇺 A legújabb Daily Word szövegünk az ország tortájáról szólt. Ha még nem olvastátok, itt elolvashatjátok:

🇬🇧 Our latest Daily Word text was about the Cake of the Country. In case you haven’t read it yet, you can read it here:

🇭🇺 Nagy örömmel jelentjük be, hogy elértük az 5. célunkat Patreonon (35 támogató), így ahogy ígértük, elindítottuk a második YouTube lejátszási listánkat. Ezen a listán felolvassuk nektek a szöveget, és meghallgathattok egy kis részletet az aktuális témával kapcsolatos podcast beszélgetésünkből. A támogatóink pedig a teljes beszélgetést meghallgathatják, és megkapják a teljes szöveget szólistával. 🤩 https://www.patreon.com/posts/40197046

És íme az első videó:

🇬🇧 We are happy to announce that we have reached our 5th goal on Patreon (having 35 Patrons), so, as we promised, we have launched our second YouTube playlist. On this list we will read out the Daily Word texts and you can listen to a short extract from our podcast where we talk about the current topic. And our Patrons can listen to the full talk and get the full script with word list. 🤩 https://www.patreon.com/posts/40197046

And here is the full video:

🇭🇺 A mai blogposztunkban pedig egy pár ízt tanulhattok az elmúlt évek ország tortáinak segítségével. Lapozzátok végig a galériát! A bal oldalon az aktuális év ország tortájának, a jobb oldalon pedig az ország cukormentes tortájának főbb ízeit láthatjátok.

🇬🇧 In today’s blog post you can learn some flavors with the help of the cakes of the country of the past years. Flip through the gallery! On the left side you can see the main ingredients of the cake of the country, and on the right side you can see the main ingredients of the sugar-free cake of the country.

🇭🇺 A Patreon oldalunkon Quizlet listával és interaktív feladattal gyakorolhatjátok a szavakat: https://www.patreon.com/posts/40202229

🇬🇧 On our Patreon site you can practice the words with a Quizlet list and an interactive practice task: https://www.patreon.com/posts/40202229

Join us on Patreon for a huge Daily Dose of Hungarian

Would you like to listen to a short dialogue every day and learn more about Hungarian grammar, vocabulary, expressions and more?

Support us and help us get closer to our next goal (having 45 Patrons), and in exchange we provide you daily practice opportunity in a welcoming, encouraging environment. 🤗

If we reach our next goal we will launch our 3rd YouTube channel where we will talk about some of our Daily Quiz posts in detail.