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Hungarian: An Essential Grammar (Routledge Essential Grammars) by [Rounds, Carol]
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This is a user-friendly guide to the structure of the Hungarian language. It contains jargon-free explanations and can be used by those studying independently or following a taught course. Topics covered include verbal prefixes; aspect and tense; word-formation mechanisms; linking vowels; the case system and its uses; and word order. Appendices feature the formation of irregular verbs, complete noun declensions and iregular noun patterns. With numerous language examples bringing grammar to life, this reference work should be valuable to students looking to master the patterns and irregularities of modern Hungarian.

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This user-friendly guide to modern Hungarian clearly introduces the most important structures of this fascinating language. Suitable for beginning, intermediate and advanced students, it can be used by those studying independently or following a taught course. Topics include:
* verbal prefixes
* aspect and tense
* word-formation mechanisms
* linking vowels
* the case system and its uses
* word order.
Appendices include the formation of irregular verbs, complete noun declensions and irregular noun patterns.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 994 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0415777372
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (13 Jan. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001Y35IF4
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
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I bought this book (together with other, related books) in order to produce a translation of a single medical document (I am a medical translator and doctor). It is much less turgid than many of the grammars I have used for my other 20 languages: and each section of the grammar is studded with excellent examples of usage. There are 17 chapters, each dealing with a different aspect of grammar (for example, the verb conjugations, the case system, pronouns, time expressions, suffixes and sentence structure). Things are explained simply and logically. All that the reader has to do is to assimilate it - a daunting task. For most students I would advise that it be used as a reference book and not be read cover-to-cover. I'm glad I bought it.
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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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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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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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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!
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