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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 14! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography and Nature. These are five well-known Hungarian Geographical features. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at HungarianPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Brandon: Gergő, what’s our first word?
Gergő: Aggteleki Cseppkőbarlang
Brandon: Caves of Aggtelek Karst
Gergő: (slow) Aggteleki Cseppkőbarlang (regular) Aggteleki Cseppkőbarlang
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat,
Gergő: Aggteleki Cseppkőbarlang
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: This is the biggest Karst cave system in the north-east part of Hungary. A Karst is formed when layers of soluble rock below a landscape erode away, leaving an open area like a cave or a sinkhole.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Gergő: (normal) Az Aggteleki Cseppkőbarlang teljes hossza meghaladja a 25 kilómétert.
Brandon: The whole length of the Caves of Aggtelek Karst surpasses 25 kilometers.
Gergő: (slow) Az Aggteleki Cseppkőbarlang teljes hossza meghaladja a 25 kilómétert.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Gergő: Balaton
Brandon: Lake Balaton
Gergő: (slow) Balaton (regular) Balaton
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat,
Gergő: Balaton
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: Lake Balaton is the biggest lake in central Europe. It's a very popular Hungarian tourist spot.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Gergő: (normal) A Balaton, amit "a magyar tengernek" is neveznek 77 km hosszú.
Brandon: Lake Balaton, called "the Hungarian Sea," is 77 kilometers long.
Gergő: (slow) A Balaton, amit "a magyar tengernek" is neveznek 77 km hosszú.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Gergő: Dunakanyar
Brandon: Danube Bend
Gergő: (slow) Dunakanyar (regular) Dunakanyar
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat,
Gergő: Dunakanyar
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: The Danube Bend is a curve of the Danube River in Hungary that is close to the city of Visegrád. It's often considered one of the most beautiful stretches of the river.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Gergő: (normal) A Dunakanyarban a Duna folyásiránya nyugat-keletiről észak-délire változik.
Brandon: In the Danube Bend, the direction of the Danube's flow changes from west-east to north-south.
Gergő: (slow) A Dunakanyarban a Duna folyásiránya nyugat-keletiről észak-délire változik.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Gergő: Hortobágy
Brandon: Hortobágy, a national park
Gergő: (slow) Hortobágy (regular) Hortobágy
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat,
Gergő: Hortobágy
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: Hortobágy was designated as a national park in 1973, and was the first national park in Hungary. It was selected as a World Heritage site in 1999.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Gergő: (normal) A Hortobágy szépsége sok magyar költőt megihletett.
Brandon: The beauty of the Hortobágy inspired a lot of Hungarian poets.
Gergő: (slow) A Hortobágy szépsége sok magyar költőt megihletett.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Gergő: Margit-sziget
Brandon: Margaret Island
Gergő: (slow) Margit-sziget (regular) Margit-sziget
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat,
Gergő: Margit-sziget
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon: Margaret Island lies in the middle of Budapest. The island is mostly covered by landscaped parks, and is a popular recreational area.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Gergő: (normal) A budapestiek is szívesen töltik a szabadidejüket a Margit-szigeten.
Brandon: Budapesters also like to spend their free time on Margaret Island.
Gergő: (slow) A budapestiek is szívesen töltik a szabadidejüket a Margit-szigeten.
QUIZ
Brandon: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Gergő will give you the Hungarian – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Gergő: Aggteleki Cseppkőbarlang
[pause]Brandon: Caves of Aggtelek Karst
Gergő: Balaton
[pause]Brandon: Lake Balaton
Gergő: Dunakanyar
[pause]Brandon: Danube Bend
Gergő: Hortobágy
[pause]Brandon: Hortobágy, a national park
Gergő: Margit-sziget
[pause]Brandon: Margaret Island

Outro

Brandon: There you have it – five Geographical features 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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