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Fun lessons with Steve and Györgyi

Fun lessons with Steve and Györgyi


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Fun lessons with Steve and Györgyi




Lesson 18 – I have a surprise!

In Lesson 18, Noémi has a big surprise for Bernard after a trip to the doctor’s! What could it be?? This lesson gives you lots of great new vocabulary, especially some common and useful family-related words. We also have an introduction to how possession is expressed in Hungarian, and we also cover the noun ending […]


Lesson 17 – A monthly pass, please

Would you be able to use your Hungarian to buy a monthly transportation pass? In Lesson 17, we can listen to an authentic recording made “in the field,” in which Steven purchases a monthly pass from a cashier. This lesson will show you how to buy a monthly transportation pass in person, and we also […]


Lesson 16 – Are we going to the theater today?

Check out our new lesson! In Lesson 16, Bernard and Noémi plan on going on a date to the theater. There’s only one problem: they don’t know when it’ll be! This lesson gives you some basic time expressions, two different ways to say you are sure about something, and more useful vocabulary and grammar forms. […]


Survival Lesson 2 (updated)

Survival Lesson 2 is here – again! Our survival lessons are designed for short-term visitors to Hungary to help them get around with basic phrases while in the country. This audio lesson was originally done several years ago with only Steven. Now it’s finally been rerecorded, with Györgyi’s voice doing the Hungarian pronunciation. We hope […]


Lesson 15 – What lovely weather!

At long last we have a new lesson, and one celebrating lovely summer weather. Lesson 15 has Bernard and Noémi enjoying a picnic outside at Normafa, but something goes wrong… We had a lot of fun putting this lesson together, as you can hear! Download the MP3 file for this lesson below, as well as […]


Lesson 14 – BÚÉK!

We’ve finally got a new lesson for you! In Lesson 14, two friends meet up in the new year and talk about New Year’s Eve. You’ll also learn how to wish someone a happy new year in Hungarian, and we talk about traditions in Hungary relating to New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The […]


Lesson 13 – Christmas atmosphere

In Lesson 13, we have a slew of new words and phrases for you. We also continue our story with Yuki and Attila, and talk about the amazing Christmas markets in Budapest at this time of year, as well as answer a few listeners’ questions. BONUS: we also have a Christmas surprise and a […]


Advanced Lesson 1 – Magyarország és a magyarok

With this installment of the podcast, we bring you our first Advanced Lesson! In this lesson, Györgyi talks about Hungary, and tells you a little about the people who live there, all in Hungarian. Don’t worry, we also have the English translation in our lesson notes. Using this material: Try to repeat everything she says, […]


Lesson 12 – the 4-6 tram

Have you ever taken the 4-6 tram in Budapest? It’s actually two different tram lines that both start at Széll Kálmán tér in the Buda part of the city, and circle around Pest before returning to Buda, where the no. 6 line ends at Móricz Zsigmond körtér, and the no. 4 line ends at Újbuda-központ. […]


Lesson 11 – I’ve finally made it to Hungary

WE’RE BACK!! Thanks to so many people who have written us over the years, we’ve finally come out with a new podcast. A huge thank you to all of you who took the time to write an email or leave a comment on our website. I hope you all find the new lesson useful as […]


Lesson 10 – There’s a problem!

Lesson 10 is finally here! Thanks for the long wait, everyone. This lesson’s dialogue relates an actual situation that happened to us recently, so there’s a lot of authenticity to it (unfortunately). Also, we have a review of the previous lesson’s material, listener questions, and Györgyi recites from the great Hungarian poet János Arany! See […]


Survival Lesson 1

We introduce a new format to our podcast this time – the Survival Lesson! It’s designed for short-term visitors to Hungary to help them manage while in the country. We hope you like this format, which will be offered occasionally throughout the summer. The next lesson will continue with Lesson 10 in the regular format […]


Lesson 9 – Where’s Szentendre?

Lesson 9 introduces a new native speaker to our podcast – Milán! Milán has a great voice for podcasting and we’re really pleased to have his assistance for this lesson. Hopefully we’ll have him on the podcast again and get the chance to know him a bit more. See below for the script for this […]


Lesson 8 – Happy Mother’s Day!

Lesson 8 is between a mother and her son on Mother’s Day, and the son’s embarrassing admission about his gift to her. We answer several listener questions on this lesson, and also discuss the tradition of Hungarian name days and other odd tidbits of Hungarian culture that you might not have been aware of. See […]


Lesson 7 – I don’t drink coffee anymore

Lesson 7 brings us a dialogue between two old friends, Csaba and Katalin, who unexpectedly run into each other in a restaurant after not having met for a long time. Katalin wants to have a drink with Csaba, but he has a surprise for her! See below for the script for this lesson’s material and […]


Lesson 6 – What time is it?

Lesson 6 presents some very useful phrases for the traveler to Hungary! Have a listen and try to memorize as much as possible. This lesson’s dialogue isn’t as long as in previous lessons, so it shouldn’t be that hard to memorize it all. We also discuss some Easter traditions in Hungary, and present the winner […]


Lesson 5 – I’d like a mineral water

Lesson 5 shows us a conversation between Ági, a customer, and a waiter. Ági just wants a drink, but has a hard time getting one! Please see below for the dialogue and vocabulary for Lesson 5 below. Try your best to learn all of the new expressions, and see if you can memorize the dialogue […]


Lesson 4 – Everything hurts!

Lesson 4 introduces you to Zoltán and his Aunt Erzsi, who insists she is fine even though everything seems to hurt! This is another informal language dialogue with a number of useful, everyday expressions. We enjoy reading your comments and finding out how you enjoy the podcast and why you’re interested in learning Hungarian. Feel […]


Lesson 3 – Shall we go to the movies?

Lesson 3 is packed with lots of useful, everyday expressions, so make sure you learn them well! See below for the new dialogue, vocabulary, and some simple grammar forms. It’s a lot of new material, but try to learn it all if you can, and see if you can memorize the dialogue too. We love […]


Lesson 2 – Buying a ticket

Lesson 2 is available here! It is a bit longer than the first lesson with A LOT of new vocabulary and grammar, so make sure you listen several times, follow along with the script below, and try to memorize as much as you can. Thanks for all your comments on the first lesson, we really […]