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Hungarian: An Essential Grammar (Routledge Essential Grammars) [Paperback]

Carol Rounds
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Book Description

16 Dec 2008 0415777372 978-0415777377 2

Hungarian: An Essential Grammar is a concise, user-friendly guide to the most important structures of this fascinating language.

All students of Hungarian, whether beginners or at intermediate and advanced levels, will welcome its clarity of presentation and jargon-free explanations. It is ideal for those studying independently or following a taught course.

Topics include:

  • verbal prefixes
  • aspect and tense
  • word-formation mechanisms
  • vowel harmony
  • the case system and its uses
  • word order
  • appendices include the formation of irregular verbs, complete noun declensions and irregular noun patterns

With numerous language examples bringing grammar to life, this truly essential reference work will prove invaluable to all students looking to master the patterns and irregularities of modern Hungarian.

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (16 Dec 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415777372
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415777377
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 432,367 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very useful book 4 July 2008
By Giraffe
I have been learning Hungarian for two years and am finding this book extremely useful. It's explanations are clear and the examples easy to follow. If you've bought a dictionary, buy this next.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but breaks with promise to be jargon-free 9 May 2014
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A good and complete overview of Hungarian grammar. I don't know of any other book that covers all topics in such great detail. The promise in the introduction text to be jargon-free is however a bit of a stretch. See for instance this quote from paragraph 16.5: "The verbs kell 'be necessary', akar 'want' [...] often occur in constructions with a second verb in the infinitive. When they do, they require that the preverb position be filled. In such sentences, the quasi-auxiliary is the conjugated verb (accordingly it occupies the verb position) and the preverb position is filled with the verbal complement or modifier of the infinitive - not of the conjugated verb."
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5.0 out of 5 stars readable, clear, well presented 31 Mar 2014
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i would have been lost without first having a fairly wide vocabulary

i needed to learn the grammatical terms in english first!

i found the book well structured, clearly presented and and readable

my top choice for anyone wanting/needing to speak, read, understand Hungarian more than just as a tourist
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