Includes 2 audio CD discs and a 167-page textbook. Beginner's Hungarian with 2 Audio CDs provides basic instruction in conversational Hungarian, presenting grammar, vocabulary, and common phrases in clear, concise lessons. Review questions and exercises accompany each lesson. Historical and cultural material gives insight into customs and everyday situations. It is an ideal companion for students, travelers, and businesspeople. Hungarian, also known as Magyar, is a Uralic language unrelated to the other, primarily Indo-European, languages of Central Europe. It has therefore always been of great interest to linguists, who trace the beginning of the Hungarian language back to 1000 B.C. Today it is spoken by about 9 million natives of Hungary, as well as by 4 million Hungarian speakers in 7 neighboring countries, Canada and the U.S. Beginner's Hungarian contains 10 lessons, each of which centers around a common situation, such as going through customs, checking into a hotel, dining out, accepting invitations, and using local transportation. Also included are dialogues, grammar points, vocabulary lists, and exercises. The audio CDs accompany the lessons, providing correct pronunciation of the dialogues and vocabulary, with pauses for repetition by the student. The book also includes an exercise key, a Hungarian-English glossary, and an introduction to Hungarian culture, geography, history, politics, the arts, and everyday life among the Hungarian people.
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