Learn Hungarian – Zoltán Bánhidi, Zoltán Jókay, Dénes Szabó, 1975, Budapest, hardcover, 4th ed., p.: 530, with tables and b/w drawings, format: 243 x 172 mm, circulation: 11,000 copies . Condition: perfect!
Hungarian language textbook for foreigners (in English).
Each lesson includes an original text of socio-political and everyday content, lexical and grammatical explanations, exercises to activate vocabulary and grammar, as well as keys to most of the exercises at the end of the textbook...
The texts introduce students to the life, life and culture of the Hungarian people.
In this book we have paid special attention to the grammar of Hungarian. It has been written for students who already possess the elements of general grammatical knowledge and we have tried to explain the grammatical phenomena and to point out the most striking differences between English and Hungarian.
We cannot promise that the student will find Hungarian an easy language to learn. The aim of the book is to build up the student's knowledge step by step and the grammatical phenomena are explained as fully as possible. The book provides a comprehensive guide to those who are prepared to make a serious effort to learn Hungarian. The method used, however, demands longer and more detailed chapters on grammar than one usually finds in popular language tutors.
The reading exercises combine vocabulary in everyday use with selected points of grammar. Each lesson requires about six to eight hours' work and with continuous daily study the book can be finished within a year. This time can be varied at the student's discretion.
The proverbs, folk songs and jokes form an integral part of the book. It is essential that the exercises should be carefully written out since they are designed to consolidate the student's knowledge. Good results can only be achieved by constant repetition.
The book is intended for the use of teachers of Hungarian and for private study. A key to the exercises is provided on page 433 for students who intend to teach themselves.
After working carefully through this book the student should be able to speak and to write simple but idiomatic Hungarian and to read original texts.
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