Hungarian Phase 1, Units 1-30

Hungarian Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Hungarian with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442320840
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Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

Hungarian is spoken in Hungary and by the Hungarian minorities in 7 neighboring countries. The Hungarian name for the language is Magyar. Pimsleur's Hungarian teaches the "standard" Hungarian, which is based on the North-Eastern dialect spoken throughout Hungary.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Hungarian Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.


Reading Lessons begin in Unit 11 are also combined at the end to provide you with an introduction to reading the Hungarian alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and reading booklet

Hungarian is spoken in Hungary and by the Hungarian minorities in 7 neighboring countries. The Hungarian name for the language is Magyar. Pimsleur's Hungarian teaches the "standard" Hungarian, which is based on the North-Eastern dialect spoken throughout Hungary.

The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Hungarian Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons.

  • In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
  • In the final 10 lessons of Phase 1, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this phase, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.


Reading Lessons begin in Unit 11 are also combined at the end to provide you with an introduction to reading the Hungarian alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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  • Easy to use (6)
  • Perfects accent (5)
  • Portable (5)
  • Fun (4)

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    5.0

    Excellent course in Hungarian

    By PKT

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Traveler

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Extremely Effective
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent

    Cons

    • Only 30 Lessons Available

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Hungarian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I have tried to learn Hungarian 3 times in the past using language training books and some "tourist" audio courses. I failed each time, mostly due to the difficulty of proper vowel pronunciation and understanding the structure of the language. What a difference using Pimsleur!! I have been successful at pronunciation, and am understanding more of the language structure just by using and hearing the language. The Pimsleur method is effective, easy, and enjoyable. I would highly recommend it for any language.

    My only complaint is that there are only 30 Hungarian lessons, and no further courses are available. I've completed these lessons, and now I am straggling to continue to advance my skills using language books. However, these do not provide the "spoken" language, and they use the traditional memorization method of learning. I hope Pimsleur will develop advanced learning in Hungarian. I will be their first customer!!!!

     
    4.0

    Hungarian - beginner lessons 1-30

    By Turbo

    from Denver, CO

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family background/Heritage
      • Travel

      Comments about Hungarian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      I had tried to learn Hungarian from traditional language books in the past, and failed miserably. I could never master the correct vowel sounds or intonations. The Pimsleur course has been just the opposite of my previous experience. By hearing the language and repeating words and conversations, and not reading until lesson 11, allowed me to concentrate on correct pronunciation and inflection. My Hungarian husband agrees that I'm doing well and am on my way to actually learning the language. Thank you Pimsleur!

       
      4.0

      Excellent Introduction to Hungarian

      By Al

      from New York

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      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Hungarian, Comprehensive:

        The course takes a challenging language and breaks it down into manageable, but not too easy, components. The last ten lessons were significantly more difficult than the first ten. However, it worked. Basic Hungarian can be learned in less than a month!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great intro to a fascinating language

        By RogueMD

        from Virginia

        Pros

        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Self-improvement

        Comments about Hungarian, Comprehensive:

        Really great introduction to this very interesting language that is so different from others.
        Pronunciation is great and grammar is learned almost as an aside. Really enjoyable learning format, and very effective!
        Looking forward to Levels 2&3!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Way to Learn Hungarian!

        By Pete K

        from Springfield, VA

        About Me Business person, Traveler

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        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Fun
        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family background/Heritage

          Comments about Hungarian Phase 1, Units 1-30:

          This is my second Pimsleur course where I started from scratch (French being my first). Unlike French, Hungarian is a complex language with a very different sentence structure, yet the Pimsleur course makes it very intuitive and understandable. By the time you reach Lesson 30, you will have a good working vocabulary and a basic understanding of Hungarian grammar. This is true even if you start Lesson 1 not knowing a word of Hungarian!

          I have Hungarian roots and feel it's important to have at least a working knowledge of the language. It has already come in handy in my travels. Now I'm just chomping at the bit for Level 2!

          For half-hour long commutes, this is a perfect way to pass the time. Or just break up a lesson into two if that works better for you.

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          More lessons, please!

          In Lesson 20 and higher, there should be a little more recall from the early lessons.

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