Learning Hungarian

  • Hungarian Dialogue Opportunities

    Our Hungarian Dialogue Opportunities come in three levels! Which one works best for you is determined by your speaking level! Are you relatively new to Hungarian? If you are familiar with the pronunciation of the the letters but want to participate in early and easy conversation practice, then we have some fun learning opportunities for […]

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  • Hungarian Language Lessons

    I have been actively, though irregularly, learning Hungarian for the last 10 years or so. I have tried to have the self discipline to be regular about my learning but life gets in the way! I have been taking weekly Hungarian lessons online since May and it has made a huge difference. The regular exposure […]

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  • Hungarian Treasures

    This was my grammar book when we lived in Hungary from August –  December, 1973. I went to school every day while we lived in Budapest for those months, but I was only in third grade so I don’t recall much. I remember being very thankful that my Art and Math teacher could speak some […]

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  • Three Hungarian Folk Songs

    Are ready for spring? Are you ready to be distracted from the stresses of the day? Music can be a wonderful way to add to your Hungarian knowledge. It also can have a calming effect. Here are a few of my favorite folk songs from some of my favorite current artists. I have found that […]

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  • Hungarian Themed Valentine Printouts

    Do you have friends or family who would be sweetly surprised if you made an effort to learn something in Hungarian? Even though Hungarian is a tricky language, you can learn a few phrases and surprise your family or a special friend. You don’t even have to be Hungarian to have fun with these folk […]

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  • Learning Hungarian

    Here is a little history of my exposure to Hungarian and some practical ideas for incorporating some Hungarian into your life. Three of my four grandparents were born in Hungary and came to the USA in the early 1900s. My parents were both born in the US but, with Hungarian being the most comfortable language […]

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  • Hungarian Folk Songs

    Our family originally came from Hungary between 1890-1927. Three of our grandparents were born in Hungary but came to the United States as children. One of our grandmothers was born in the United States but most of her siblings were born in Hungary–she just happened to be towards the end of the line. Naturally, my […]

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  • The Hungarian Project

    We hear from a lot of folks who miss hearing Hungarian and are interested in brushing up on their skills. But you might want to learn Hungarian but have had very little exposure. We hope this post will be helpful. I have compiled a number of the lessons from the Hungarian Project so you have […]

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  • Common Table Prayer in Hungarian

    Here is the version of the Common Table Prayer in Hungarian we used in our home as I was growing up: Kedves Jézus légy vendégünk áldd meg amit adtál nékünk. Ámen. Dear Lord Jesus, be our guest. Let this food by thee be blest. Amen. I taught this to our four children (ages 4-12) as […]

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  • DIY ~ Hungarian Scrabble®

      We are always trying to find new ways of improving our language skills and this idea can be applied to a number of different languages. Playing this game helps me to make a connection with the letters and sounds and my vocabulary. We aren’t very competitive. It’s just fun to gain a little more […]

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  • A Magyar Himnusz ~ The Hungarian National Anthem

      Magyar Himnusz (first verse) by Erkel Ferencz Isten áldd meg a magyart. Jó kedvvel bőséggel, Nyújts feléje védő kart Ha küzd ellenséggel. Bal sors, akit régen tép, Hozz rá víg esztendőt, Megbűnhődte már e nép, A múltat s jövendőt. Hungarian National Anthem (first verse) Translation by F. Kolcsey Gracious God, bless the Magyar With good […]

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