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on 14 July 2013
You want to chat someone up in Hungarian? This little book has select phrases. More still, little boxes provide a note of caution: mi ujsag means what's up, not a caveman's invitation for 'me-you-shag'. It's not all fun and games, though: serious phrases and words are included, for use at the doctor's, shops, at dinner with Hungarians, and general travelling. There is also a very useful dictionary at the back, including some wayward words and phrases, such as blocked nose; the front few pages also provide extra information, on the language and very basic grammar. A grand book to take with you to Hungary, although, if you wish to make your sentences more flexible, you will need to take a grammar book!
If you wish to take your Hungarian to another level, the next stop is 'Dirty Hungarian' which makes this book's phrases, such as, 'let's go to bed', seem tame, and actually provides very colloquial phrases, from meeting people to other situations. And if you want get serious about Hungarian grammar (a bold plan), try Hungarian Verbs and Essentials of Grammar, or for the more ambitious, Routledge's Descriptive Grammar, or Carol Round's Hungarian Grammar!