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Essential and fantastic,
This review is from: Hungarian: An Essential Grammar (Routledge Essential Grammars) (Paperback)
This book is both essential and fantastic: numerous examples are given to illustrate every grammatical point, and the points themselves spread across every part of Hungarian grammar. What's more, the few irregular verbs - such as lenni and menni - are conjugated fully at the back of the book, where all the irregular nouns are also given, including any further irregularities i.e. targy 'object' is under the category 'monosyllabic nouns' but can be 'tar(a)t in the accusative. There is a bright, cheery introduction, with both learned and unpretentious guidance throughout. The only difficulty comes in mastering all the rules and taking less than 5 minutes to spin out a fairly easy Hungarian sentence - certainly all the material is there. Recommended to be bought with Round's 'Colloquial Hungarian".
Every struggling Hungarian learner has been offered the graceful and learned hand of Round to guide them through this thorny path of grammar: my sincere thanks to her and those involved in this book's production!