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INTRODUCTION
Brandon: Hi everyone, I’m Brandon.
Gergő: And I’m Gergő!
Brandon: And welcome to Culture Class, Essential Hungarian Vocabulary, Lesson 9! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Society and Culture. These are five well-known examples of Hungarian Pop and Traditional Culture. 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: magyar népzene
Brandon: Hungarian folk music
Gergő: (slow) magyar népzene (regular) magyar népzene
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat.
Gergő: magyar népzene
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Hungarian folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival. The term originated in the 19th century, but is often applied to music that is older than that.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Gergő: (normal) A magyar népzene motívumait egyre több modern zenekar beépíti a dalaiba.
Brandon: More and more modern groups are building motifs from Hungarian folk music into their songs.
Gergő: (slow) A magyar népzene motívumait egyre több modern zenekar beépíti a dalaiba.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Gergő: Liszt Ferenc
Brandon: Franz Liszt
Gergő: (slow) Liszt Ferenc (regular) Liszt Ferenc
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat.
Gergő: Liszt Ferenc
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Franz Liszt was born in 1811, in Doborján. He was a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, and teacher.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Gergő: (normal) Liszt Ferenc már kilenc éves korában közönség elött zongorázott.
Brandon: Franz Liszt was already playing piano for audiences when he was only nine years old.
Gergő: (slow) Liszt Ferenc már kilenc éves korában közönség elött zongorázott.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Gergő: Neoton Familia
Brandon: Newton Family
Gergő: (slow) Neoton Familia (regular) Neoton Familia
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat.
Gergő: Neoton Familia
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Also known in some countries as Newton Family, this group was one of the most successful Hungarian pop bands, and spanned several decades, with some changes in their line-up. Most active from 1977 to 1989, they released albums and toured in several countries including Japan, Spain, and Argentina.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Gergő: (normal) A Neoton Familiát sokan úgy emlegetik, mint a magyar ABBA.
Brandon: Newton Family is referred to as “the Hungarian Abba” by a lot of people.
Gergő: (slow) A Neoton Familiát sokan úgy emlegetik, mint a magyar ABBA.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Gergő: Kodály Zoltán
Brandon: Zoltán Kodály
Gergő: (slow) Kodály Zoltán (regular) Kodály Zoltán
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat.
Gergő: Kodály Zoltán
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Zoltán Kodály, who was born on December 16, 1882 and died on March 6, 1967, was a Hungarian composer, ethnomusicologist, pedagogue, linguist, and philosopher. He is best known internationally as the creator of the Kodály Method.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Gergő: (normal) Kodály Zoltán utazásai során nagyon sok magyar népdalt gyűjtött össze.
Brandon: Zoltán Kodály collected a lot of Hungarian folk songs while on his journeys.
Gergő: (slow) Kodály Zoltán utazásai során nagyon sok magyar népdalt gyűjtött össze.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Gergő: magyar csárdás
Brandon: Hungarian csárdás
Gergő: (slow) magyar csárdás (regular) magyar csárdás
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat.
Gergő: magyar csárdás
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Csárdás is a traditional Hungarian folk dance, whose name derives from csárda, which is an old Hungarian term for a tavern.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Gergő: (normal) A csárdás eleje lassú. de a tempója a végére felgyorsul.
Brandon: The beginning of the csárdás is slow, but its tempo speeds up by the end.
Gergő: (slow) A csárdás eleje lassú. de a tempója a végére felgyorsul.
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: magyar népzene
[pause]Brandon: Hungarian folk music
Gergő: Liszt Ferenc
[pause]Brandon: Franz Liszt
Gergő: Neoton Familia
[pause]Brandon: Newton Family
Gergő: Kodály Zoltán
[pause]Brandon: Zoltán Kodály
Gergő: magyar csárdás
[pause]Brandon: Hungarian csárdás

Outro

Brandon: There you have it – five examples of Pop and Traditional Culture 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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Which one of this lesson's traditional activities would you like to watch when you go to Hungary?