Daily Word Text – Budapest születésnapja / The Birthday of Budapest

🇭🇺 A legújabb Daily Word szövegünk a Budapest születésnapjáról szólt. Tudjátok, mikor van Budapest születésnapja? És hogy mióta Budapest Magyarország fővárosa?
Olvassátok el a szöveget, és gyakoroljátok a kulcsszavakat Quizleten.

🇬🇧 Our latest Daily Word text was about the birthday of Budapest. Do you know when the birthday of Budapest is? And since when is Budapest the capital of Hungary?
Read the text and practice the key words on Quizlet.

Szólista / Word list

tud = to know
régen = in the past, long ago
külön = separate
város = city
habár = although
század = century
történelem = history

kezdődik = to start, to begin
egyik = one of
fiatal = young
főváros = capital
azóta = since then
gyorsan = fast, quickly
fejlődik = to develop

számos = numerous
közlekedés = transport
hálózat = network
híres = famous
látnivaló = sight
épít = to build

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

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

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Kapcsolódó tananyagok / Related resources

Listen to the dialogue on our Patreon site:

https://www.patreon.com/posts/daily-word-43114195

  • Mit írsz?
  • Egy listát Budapest látnivalóiról.
  • Miért?
  • Az egyik diákom, Ania, most jön Budapestre Lengyelországból. Felírom, mit szeretnék megmutatni neki. Pesten sok látnivalót ismerek, de Budával bajban vagyok. Mi van ott a váron kívül?
  • Hát, igaz, hogy a vár a leghíresebb látnivaló Budán, de azért vannak még ott szép dolgok. Például a libegő, a Normafa, a Gellért fürdő … és van az a szoborpark is ott Budafokon. Jaj, hogy is hívják…
  • Tényleg, a Memento Park! Köszi! Ennyi látnivaló már biztosan elég lesz egy hétre.

A te városodban sok látnivaló van? Melyik a kedvenced?

  • What are you writing?
  • A list about the sights of Budapest.
  • Why?
  • One of my students, Ania, is coming to Budapest from Poland. I’m writing down what I would like to show her. I know many sights in Pest, but I’m in trouble with Buda. What’s there besides the castle?
  • Well, it’s true that the castle is the most famous sight in Buda, but there are many other beautiful things there. For example the chair lift, Normafa, the Gellért Bath… and there is that statue park in Budafok. Oh, what’s it called…
  • Indeed, the Memento Park! Thanks! This many sights will be definitely enough for a week.

Are there many sights in your city? What’s your favorite?

Daily Word Text – Halloween Magyarországon? / Halloween in Hungary

🇭🇺 A legújabb Daily Word szövegünk a a halloweenről szólt. Tudjátok, hogy ünnepeljük-e Magyarországon a halloweent?
Olvassátok el a szöveget, és gyakoroljátok a kulcsszavakat Quizleten.

🇬🇧 Our latest Daily Word text was about Halloween. Do you know if we celebrate Halloween in Hungary?
Read the text and practice the key words on Quizlet.

Szólista / Word list

habár = although
hivatalosan = officially
ünnepel = to celebrate
a 2000-es évek = the 2000s
az eleje = the beginning of
szokás = habit, custom
(el)kezd = to begin
itthon = (here) at home

népszerű = popular
elsősorban = mainly, partciularly
valami miatt = because of something
bolt = shop
megjelenik = to appear
téma = topic, theme

témájú = themed
termék = product
hely = place
szervez = to organize
jelmez = costume
jelmezes = costume (adjective)
buli = party
ellenez = to oppose
követ = to follow

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

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🇭🇺 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.

If you like our work and you would like to support us, and get daily practice opportunities in exchange, join us on Patreon for our Daily Dose of Hungarian project!

Kapcsolódó tananyagok / Related resources

Listen to the dialogue on our Patreon site:

https://www.patreon.com/posts/daily-word-43114195

  • Lesz Tominál egy halloween buli. Eljössz velem?
  • Ööö… Az attól függ.
  • Mitől?
  • Jelmezes buli lesz?
  • Persze.
  • Akkor nem.
  • Miért, mi bajod van a jelmezekkel?
  • A frász jön rám minden jelmezes embertől.
  • Azt hittem, csak a bohócokkal van bajod.
  • Az a legrosszabb. De semmilyen jelmezt nem szeretek.
  • Ó, én imádok jelmezben lenni. A tavalyi Superman rucim volt az eddigi legkirályabb.
  • Superman? Igazán kreatív…

Te szereted a jelmezes bulikat? Milyen jelmezt viseltél már?

  • There’s going to be a Halloween party at Tomi’s place. Will you come with me?
  • Uhm… It depends.
  • On what?
  • Is it going to be a costume party?
  • Of course.
  • Then no.
  • Why, what’s your problem with costumes?
  • I get freaked out by people in costumes.
  • I thought you only had a problem with clowns.
  • That’s the worst. But I don’t like any costumes.
  • Oh, I love being in costume. My Superman dress last year was the coolest so far.
  • Superman? Very creative…

Do you like costume parties? What costumes have you worn?

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

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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.

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🇬🇧 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

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🇭🇺 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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