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Simone: Hi everyone and welcome back to HungarianPod101.com. This is Lower Beginner, season 2, lesson 22, Making Hungarian Small Talk About the Weather. I’m Simone.
Csaba: And I’m Csaba. Sziasztok.
Simone: In this lesson you're going to learn to talk about the weather.
Csaba: The conversation takes place at Anne’s apartment.
Simone: It’s between Anne and Balázs.
Csaba: And they use informal language.
Simone: Let’s listen to the conversation.
Simone: Here you go, a bit of elevator chitchat for you.
Csaba: The weather. Talking about it is just as lame in Hungarian, as it is in English. But it is a good time filler and it always provides things to complain about.
Simone: That’s for sure, especially spring weather in Hungary.
Csaba: Right. Early spring days can go from snow to rain to heat in one day. Summer is just hot, not much variation there.
Simone: Well, it is the middle of the continent, and you can’t expect exotic weather in Europe.
Csaba: That is true. All in all, the weather is pretty tolerable, not too cold in winter and only super-hot for a few weeks in summer.
Simone: Fair enough. Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson. The first word we shall see is
raining or fall
bored by
such as this
Simone: Let's have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson. And finally, we've reached the vocab section.
Csaba: Finally! In Hungarian: végre! Try to master the tones well. Végre!
Simone: Could you use in a longer sentence?
Csaba: Végre itt a nyár!
Simone: “Finally, summer is here.”
Csaba: Végre itt a nyár!
Simone: We wish. Anyway, let’s move on.
Csaba: We also heard ilyen.
Simone: Which means “such, like this.” Put it in a sentence, please!
Csaba: A good idiom first: Ilyen az élet.
Simone: “Such is life” or “life is like this.”
Csaba: Ilyen az élet. This is used when something bad happens to you but you are already content with all that. You just note that...
Simone: Ilyen az élet.
Csaba: “That’s life for you.”
Simone: Let’s move on.
Csaba: There is also olyan, which means “like that.”
Simone: Can you use it in a sentence?
Csaba: Az enyém nem olyan.
Simone: “Mine is not like that.”
Csaba: Az enyém nem olyan.
Simone: All right.
Csaba: Finally we had the verb unja.
Simone: “Bored of.”
Csaba: In Hungarian, “being bored of something” is expressed by using a verb and its object.
Simone: Let’s hear one.
Csaba: Unom az iskolát.
Simone: “I am bored of school.”
Csaba: Unom az iskolát.
Simone: The first person singular is unom.
Csaba: Right. Another example is unja az előadást.
Simone: “He is bored of the lecture.”
Csaba: Unja az előadást.
Simone: Alright, let's go to the grammar point.
Simone: In this lesson, you're going to learn to talk about the weather.
Csaba: Weather phenomena are always a bit irregular in every language, but in this lesson we’re going to make it all clear.
Simone: How do you say “weather” in Hungarian?
Csaba: There are two words you may use, one is időjárás, and the other one, a more spoken language version, is idő.
Simone: Give us a simple sentence. “It's nice weather.”
Csaba: Jó idő van.
Simone: “It's nice weather.”
Csaba: Jó idő van.
Simone: All right, let’s go to bad weather now.
Csaba: Rossz idő van.
Simone: “It's bad weather.”
Csaba: Rossz idő van.
Simone: From now on, you can just put any kind of relevant adjective into this sentence.
Csaba: When it’s raining, you say: Esik az eső.
Simone: This means: “it’s raining.”
Csaba: Esik az eső. This is often shortened to: Esik.
Simone: Esik.
Csaba: Right. The literal translation of this one word is “it falls.” Now, when you talk about snow, you want to say: Esik a hó.
Simone: “It is snowing.”
Csaba: Esik a hó. Hó is snow. This also shows up as a verb: Havazik.
Simone: "It's snowing." Repeat that please.
Csaba: Havazik.
Simone: Finally, let’s hear a question too. “What’s the weather like?”
Csaba: Milyen idő van?
Simone: Again, please.
Csaba: Milyen idő van?
Simone: Milyen is “what is it like,” right?
Csaba: Well remembered.


Simone: Okay, that's it for this lesson. Make sure you read the lesson notes, and we'll see you next time.
Csaba: Sziasztok.