Complete Hungarian: A Teach Yourself Guide

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January 12, 2011


Paperback, 464 pages


0071756698 / 9780071756693


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It's easy to teach yourself Hungarian!

Complete Hungarian: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Hungarian, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Hungarian with confidence.

Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society.


  • One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started
  • Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience
  • Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress
  • Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language

    Table of contents

    Pronunciation / PART ONE / 1. Your passport, please! / 2. Would you like a black coffee? / 3. Waiter! / 4. How much does it cost? / 5. Where’s Blaha Lujza Square? / PART TWO / 6. How are things? / 7. We're moving house on Monday! / 8. I love going to football matches. / 9. Are you cold? / 10. I'll be there at 7. / 11. What size do you want it in? / 12. How long are you staying? / 13. I'll be fishing with Dad. / 14. And where did you learn to dance? / 15. Dear Rita, / 16. I had a very good time. / 17. What's wrong with you? / 18. What were your parents like? / 19. I much prefer it. / 20. It would have been better if... / 21. Where shall we go? / Key to the exercises / Hungarian-English vocabulary

    Author comments

    Zsuzsa Pontifex was born in Hungary and runs Pontifex Language School, her own Hungarian school in Budapest. She has been teaching Hungarian to diplomats, business people and private individuals since 1989.

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