Recently I decided that I would start to learn Hungarian, little did I realise the undertaking at hand. I have, however, had help along the way. A few weeks ago I purchased “Colloquial Hungarian” from the Routledge series, which is a good book, though it seems a little stagnant learning from it as a single resource for learning the language, mainly because you come across so much vocabulary in a short space of time that it becomes overwhelming! That’s when I decided to find a teacher through iTalki. For those of you who don’t know, iTalki is a website whereon you can find a teacher to teach you virtually any language! Here I found my teacher and began. It was amazing, learning the basics of an introduction, then came the prepositions and I was loving it! -t from accusative, -k for plural, -nak for dative, -bal for into, – ba for in, -böl for out of; these are just some of the basics of Hungarian grammar – the aspects that scare most people off but have only gotten me hooked! Unfortunately, due to starting university again on Monday, I have become out of practice but I am determined to continue with Hungarian! A friend at university is Hungarian, who has agreed to help me, plus part of my family are from Hungary so I want to succeed!
It has been such a long time since I last wrote a post but I hope soon to do an overview of Hungarian, what I’ve learned so far and see how that goes. I will get back into writing more about linguists soon!