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INTRODUCTION
Brandon: Hi everyone, I’m Brandon.
Gergő: And I’m Gergő! Sziasztok!
Brandon: And welcome to Culture Class, Essential Hungarian Vocabulary, Lesson 11! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Society and Culture. These are five Hungarian Historical figures. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at HungarianPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Brandon: Gergő, who’s our first person?
Gergő: Szent István
Brandon: St. Stephen
Gergő: (slow) Szent István (regular) Szent István
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat.
Gergő: Szent István
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Stephen I, also known as Saint Stephen, was the last Grand Prince of the Hungarians between the year 997 C.E., and 1000 C.E., and the first King of Hungary from 1000 C.E. until his death in 1038 C.E..
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Gergő: (normal) Szent István volt a magyar keresztény királyság megalapítója.
Brandon: St. Stephen was the founder of the Hungarian Christian kingdom.
Gergő: (slow) Szent István volt a magyar keresztény királyság megalapítója.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Gergő: Mátyás király
Brandon: Matthias Corvinus
Gergő: (slow) Mátyás király (regular) Mátyás király
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat.
Gergő: Mátyás király
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Matthias Corvinus was a Hungarian king from 1458 C.E. His library, the Bibliotheca Corviniana, was Europe's greatest collection of historical chronicles, philosophical texts, and scientific works in the fifteenth century.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Gergő: (normal) Sok magyar népmese örökíti meg igazságos Mátyás király történeteit.
Brandon: Lots of Hungarian folk tales immortalize the stories of Just King Matthias.
Gergő: (slow) Sok magyar népmese örökíti meg igazságos Mátyás király történeteit.
Brandon: Okay, Who’s the next person?
Gergő: Gróf Széchenyi István
Brandon: Count István Széchenyi
Gergő: (slow) Gróf Széchenyi István (regular) Gróf Széchenyi István
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat.
Gergő: Gróf Széchenyi István
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Count István Széchenyi was a Hungarian politician, theorist, and writer, and one of the greatest statesmen in Hungarian history. István is a Hungarian name equivalent to the name Stephen.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Gergő: (normal) A Magyar Tudományos Akadémia alapításakor gróf Széchenyi István egy éves jövedelmét ajánlotta fel.
Brandon: Count István Széchenyi offered his annual income to the foundation of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Gergő: (slow) A Magyar Tudományos Akadémia alapításakor gróf Széchenyi István egy éves jövedelmét ajánlotta fel.
Brandon: Okay, Who’s the next person?
Gergő: Kossuth Lajos
Brandon: Lajos Kossuth
Gergő: (slow) Kossuth Lajos (regular) Kossuth Lajos
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat.
Gergő: Kossuth Lajos
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Lajos Kossuth was a Hungarian lawyer, journalist, politician, and Regent-President of the Kingdom of Hungary during the revolution of 1848–1849.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Gergő: (normal) Magyarországon Kossuth Lajosnak van a legtöbb szobra, a települések nagy részén közterület viseli a nevét.
Brandon: In Hungary, Lajos Kossuth has the most statues and public spaces dedicated to him.
Gergő: (slow) Magyarországon Kossuth Lajosnak van a legtöbb szobra, a települések nagy részén közterület viseli a nevét.
Brandon: Okay, who’s the last person?
Gergő: Nagy Imre
Brandon: Imre Nagy
Gergő: (slow) Nagy Imre (regular) Nagy Imre
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat.
Gergő: Nagy Imre
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Imre Nagy was a Hungarian communist politician and the Prime Minister during the revolution of 1956.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Gergő: (normal) Az 1956-os forradalom után Nagy Imrét kivégezték.
Brandon: After the revolution of 1956, Imre Nagy was executed.
Gergő: (slow) Az 1956-os forradalom után Nagy Imrét kivégezték.
QUIZ
Brandon: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the names you just learned? Gergő will give you the Hungarian – please say the English equivalent out loud! Are you ready?
Gergő: Szent István
[pause]Brandon: St. Stephen
Gergő: Mátyás király
[pause]Brandon: Matthias Corvinus
Gergő: Gróf Széchenyi István
[pause]Brandon: Count István Széchenyi
Gergő: Kossuth Lajos
[pause]Brandon: Lajos Kossuth
Gergő: Nagy Imre
[pause]Brandon: Imre Nagy

Outro

Brandon: There you have it – five Historical figures in Hungary! We have more vocab lists available at HungarianPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Gergő: Sziasztok!

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Do you know any other famous Hungarian historical figures?