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INTRODUCTION
Simone: Hello everyone and welcome to Absolute Beginner, season 1, lesson 17: Making Weekend Plans in Hungarian. This is Simone.
Gergo: And this is Gergo.
Simone: In this lesson, we’re going to learn about how to make future plans.
Gergo: The conversation takes place on the street.
Simone: ...between Anne and Balázs.
Gergo: They are of course using the informal conjugations.
Simone: Let’s hear the dialogue.

Lesson conversation

Balázs: Mit csinálsz hétvégén?
Anne: Megyek egy koncertre. Akarsz jönni?
Balázs: Én megyek haza a szüleimhez.
Anne: Mit csináltok otthon?
Balázs: Eszünk, beszélgetünk, aztán veszekedünk.
Anne: (laughs) Jól hangzik.
English Host: Let's listen to the conversation one time slowly.
Balázs: Mit csinálsz hétvégén?
Anne: Megyek egy koncertre. Akarsz jönni?
Balázs: Én megyek haza a szüleimhez.
Anne: Mit csináltok otthon?
Balázs: Eszünk, beszélgetünk, aztán veszekedünk.
Anne: (laughs) Jól hangzik.
With Translation
Balázs: Mit csinálsz hétvégén?
Balázs: “What are you doing on the weekend?”
Anne: Megyek egy koncertre. Akarsz jönni?
Anne: “I’m going to a concert. You wanna come?”
Balázs: Én megyek haza a szüleimhez.
Balázs: “I’m going home to my parents’.”
Anne: Mit csináltok otthon?
Anne: “What are you doing at home?”
Balázs: Eszünk, beszélgetünk, aztán veszekedünk.
Balázs: “We eat, talk than fight.”
Anne: (laughs) Jól hangzik.
Anne: “Sounds good.”
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Simone: It sounds like she’s going to the concert alone...
Gergo: Well, how do you know she doesn’t have other friends around when we’re not recording?
Simone: (laughs) Could be, could be. So can you tell us a bit about concerts and festivals in Hungary Gergo.
Gergo: From around the second week of June the festival season kicks in. This is not an official thing, but recently so many places have started their own concerts, festivals, and other parties that you can actually call the entire summer festival season.
Simone: Where can we find these?
Gergo: Budapest of course, but smaller towns like Sopron, Siófok and Szeged all have some kind of musical festival. And we haven’t even mentioned all those very small places that dedicate a day to a certain food.
Simone: Yeah, I’ve been to a goulash festival. You get to try a lot of different types of the same thing, essentially.
Gergo: Right, right. And besides all the food, there are wine weekends and pálinka...
Simone: ...”brandy”...
Gergo: festivals and so on.
Simone: All these combined make up a very unhealthy summer.
Gergo: But fun, nonetheless.
Simone: All righty, let’s hear the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
Gergo: csinál
Simone: “do”
Gergo: csi-nál
Gergo: csinál
Gergo: hétvége
Simone: “weekend”
Gergo: hét-vé-ge
Gergo: hétvége
Gergo: szülő
Simone: “parent”
Gergo: szü-lő
Gergo: szülő
Gergo: otthon
Simone: “home, at home”
Gergo: ott-hon
Gergo: otthon
Gergo: haza
Simone: “home, to home??”
Gergo: ha-za
Gergo: haza
Gergo: eszik
Simone: “eat”
Gergo: e-szik
Gergo: eszik
Gergo: beszélget
Simone: “talk”
Gergo: be-szél-get
Gergo: beszélget
Gergo: veszekedik
Simone: “fight”
Gergo: ve-sze-ke-dik
Gergo: veszekedik
Gergo: jól
Simone: “well, good”
Gergo: jól
Gergo: jól
Gergo: hangzik
Simone: “sounds”
Gergo: hang-zik
Gergo: hangzik
Gergo: aztán
Simone: “after that, and then”
Gergo: az-tán
Gergo: aztán
KEY VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Simone: You know the drill, we are gonna start out by explaining a bit of vocab.
Gergo: The first word we want to talk about in this lesson is otthon, which means “home.” As you may have seen in the lesson note, we used two words, otthon and haza.
Simone: Let’s talk about otthon first.
Gergo: Otthon is used in sentences like “Are you at home?” or “Otthon vagy?”
Simone: How do you say: “This is my home.”
Gergo: Please repeat: Ez az otthonom.
{pause}
Gergo: Ez az otthonom.
Simone: All right, what about the other word?
Gergo: Haza. This word is used when you talk about your home country. For example: “My home is America.”
Simone: Please repeat.
Gergo: A hazám Amerika.
{pause}
Gergo: A hazám Amerika. In our lesson it is not used as a noun, but an adverb. When an adverb, it means “towards home,” in sentences like “megyek haza.”
Simone: Please repeat.
Gergo: Megyek haza.
{pause}
Gergo: Megyek haza.
Simone: As you can see and hear, there is a different form used when you say “at home” and “towards home.” Are there many of these?
Gergo: No, don’t worry, this is just an irregular word used often.
Simone: Anything else for vocab?
Gergo: Yes, we heard the word aztán. It means “after that” or “then.”
Simone: Please say “finish working then come over.” Listeners repeat!
Gergo: Fejezd be a munkát, aztán gyere át!
{pause}
Gergo: Fejezd be a munkát, aztán gyere át!
Simone: OK Gergo, let’s go to the grammar section.

Lesson focus

Simone: In this lesson, we’re going to learn how to express future plans.
Gergo: And as usual, we’re trying to give you listeners some ready-made examples here.
Simone: All right, the most important sentence in the dialogue was “what are you doing on the weekend?” Please repeat.
Gergo: Mit csinálsz hétvégén?
{pause}
Gergo: Mit csinálsz hétvégén? Basically, one of the ways of expressing future intentions is using a present tense sentence, like mit csinálsz or “what are you doing” and than adding a time adverb referring to the future.
Simone: That really is simple. Is that all there is for future tense?
Gergo: No, there is something like “will” in English, but we’ll come to that later.
Simone: Another example please. “What are you eating tomorrow?” Please repeat.
Gergo: Mit eszel holnap?
{pause}
Gergo: Mit eszel holnap? Holnap is “tomorrow.”
Simone: “I’m having pizza.”
Gergo: In Hungarian that would be Pizzát eszem.
{pause}
Gergo: Pizzát eszem. Now, there are other ways to inquire about someone’s intentions. You can also use the word akar.
Simone: Which means “want” in English. How do you say “do you want to take a break?”
Gergo: Akarsz pihenni?
{pause}
Gergo: Akarsz pihenni? If you’re talking to somebody familiar, you can always just start by saying akarsz... or “do you want to?” and then add an infinitive.
Simone: How do you say “do you want to have a beer?”
Gergo: You’ve been talking about pizza, now beer, you’re not living a healthy life Simone.
Simone: Haha, just translate the sentence.
Gergo: Akarsz inni egy sört?
{pause}
Gergo: Akarsz inni egy sört?
Simone: And how do you answer?
Gergo: You say akarok, akarok. Of course only if you really want to have one.
Simone: Why would you not? But let’s hear a negative sentence too. “I don’t want to” is...
Gergo: Nem akarok.
{pause}
Gergo: Nem akarok.
Simone: All right, that about covers it for today.
Gergo: Yes, but we’ll be back soon with episode 18.
Simone: That’s right, see you next time.
Gergo: Sziasztok.

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Hello everyone! Share with us!

Mit csinálsz este? - What are you doing tonight?

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Monday at 10:25 PM
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Hi Jessica!


"Beszél" is simply "talk" (about something)

"Beszélget" means "chating" (with someone)


I hope it makes sense.


Zsuzsanna


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Jessica
Tuesday at 05:42 AM
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what is the different between beszél and beszélget?

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Sunday at 12:09 AM
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Szia Mocha!


Köszönöm szépen for your great questions!


The part "a szüleimhez" means "to my parents." However, in Hungarian when using a noun in possessive, we use it very often with a definite article. A straightforward way to view this rule is by first transforming the English sentence from "I go home to my parents" to "I go home to the parents of mine" (which is broken English but symbolizes the logic quite well). As you can see, now the English uses a definite article (whose equivalent is a/az in Hungarian) as well and sticks the possessive pronoun at the end (whose equivalent is the -m suffix in Hungarian).


Regarding your second question:

"veszekedik" => "to quarrel"

"verekszik" => "to (physically) fight"


So the first is a verbal action, while the second is physical. If two people argue, we call it a "veszekedés" = "quarrel (noun)" and if the parties involved are not quite great in conflict resolution, the situation might easily turn into a "verekedés" = "(physical) fight." This second word comes from the verb "ver" = "to beat / to hit."


Hope this helps. If you have any more questions, please let us know. 😇


Good luck with your Hungarian studies! Sok szerencsét a magyar tanulmányaidhoz! ❤️️


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Levente

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Mocha
Tuesday at 03:32 AM
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Hello!I would like to ask some questions about this lesson:


In "Én megyek haza a szüleimhez." what does "a szüleimhez" means, especially what does the "a" work for?

Secondly, what is the difference between "veszekedik" and "verekszik" which appeared in an sample sentence in one of the previous lessons?


Thank you!

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Thursday at 03:45 PM
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Hello George!


Thank you for posting!

I'm glad you find this cool :innocent:


Please let us know if you have any questions!

Engla

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George
Tuesday at 05:28 PM
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This is so cool! :sunglasses:

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Thursday at 09:38 PM
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Hi Shin,


Almost correct..:wink:

"Először irok." and "Ez helyes?" sound more Hungarian.:smile:


Szép napot!


Gergő

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Shin
Sunday at 10:10 PM
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I tried to write " This is my first time comment on this board." and second means. "Is it right?"

I think that wasn't correct. :sweat_smile:

Thanks~:smile:

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Monday at 08:36 PM
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Hi Shin,


Thank you for you comment!

Köszönöm, jól vagyok! És te, hogy vagy? :wink:

What did you mean by: Az első irom. and az igaz? I didnt get them, sorry!:wink:


Szép napot!


Gergő

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Shin
Sunday at 09:58 PM
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Az első irom. Jól vagy? Csak nézem a tvet ma este. az igaz? :smile: