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INTRODUCTION
Michael: In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Hungarian learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native speaker. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then, through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.

Lesson focus

Michael: In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question How long have you been studying Hungarian? In Hungarian this is...
Lena: Mennyi ideje tanulsz magyarul?
Michael: The first part of the question is
Lena: Mennyi ideje
Michael: meaning “how long” in English.
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) mennyi ideje
Michael: Listen again and repeat.
Lena: Mennyi ideje
{Pause}
Michael: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Lena: tanulsz
Michael: meaning “you study”
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) tanulsz
Michael: Now repeat.
Lena: tanulsz
{Pause}
Michael: Listen to the the first 2 parts of the question and repeat.
Lena: Mennyi ideje tanulsz
{pause}
Michael: And after that
Lena: magyarul
Michael: meaning “in Hungarian”.
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) magyarul
Michael: Now repeat.
Lena: magyarul
{Pause}
Michael: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Lena: Mennyi ideje tanulsz magyarul?
{pause}
Michael: You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies. Master the following pattern and responses to the question How long have you been studying Hungarian?
Lena: Egy hónapja.
Michael: “For 1 month." Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Lena: (Slow) Egy hónapja.
{pause}
Michael: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Lena: egy
Michael: means “one.”
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) egy
Michael: Now repeat
Lena: egy
{Pause}
Michael: Next is
Lena: hónapja
Michael: meaning “month ago.”
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) hónapja
Michael: Now repeat.
Lena: hónapja
{Pause}
Michael: Listen to the speaker say, “for 1 month” or literally “one month ago”, and then repeat.
Lena: Egy hónapja.
{pause}
Michael: To use a different phrase, replace “one month ago” with “three months ago.”
Lena: Három hónapja.
Michael: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace “one” with “three” Say, “three months ago.”
Lena: Három hónapja.
Michael: for three months
Lena: (slow) Három hónapja. (regular) Három hónapja.
Michael: Say “For three months.”
{pause}
Lena: Három hónapja.
{pause}
Michael: To expand on the pattern, replace “For three months” with “For half a year”.
Lena: Fél éve.
Michael: “For half a year”
Lena: (slow) Fél éve. (regular) Fél éve.
Michael: Listen to the phrase again.
Lena: Fél éve.
Michael: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Lena: fél
Michael: means “half.”
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) fél
Michael: Now repeat
Lena: fél
{Pause}
Michael: Next is
Lena: éve
Michael: meaning “a year” or “a year ago.”
Lena: (Slow, by syllable) éve
Michael: Now repeat.
Lena: éve
{pause}
Michael: Say “For half a year.”
{pause}
Lena: Fél éve.
Michael: To expand on the pattern, replace “For half a year” with “For a year.”
Lena: Egy éve.
Michael: “For a year”
Lena: (slow) Egy éve. (regular) Egy éve.
Michael: Listen to the phrase again.
Lena: Egy éve.
Michael: Say “For a year.”
{pause}
Lena: Egy éve.
QUIZ
Michael: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you’re visiting Hungary and someone asks you how long you’ve been studying Hungarian. You have been studying it for 1 month. Respond to the question.
Lena: Mennyi ideje tanulsz magyarul? (five seconds) Egy hónapja.
Michael: Imagine you've been studying it for three months Respond to the question.
Lena: Mennyi ideje tanulsz magyarul? (five seconds) Három hónapja.
Michael: Imagine you've been studying it for half a year. Answer the speaker's question.
Lena: Mennyi ideje tanulsz magyarul? (five seconds) Fél éve.
Michael: Imagine you've been studying it for one year. Respond to the question.
Lena: Mennyi ideje tanulsz magyarul? (five seconds) Egy éve.
Michael: Now you want to ask someone how long -they- have been studying Hungarian. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Lena: Mennyi ideje tanulsz magyarul?

Outro

Michael: This is the end of Lesson 6

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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How Long Have You Been Studying Hungarian?

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Thursday at 02:45 PM
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Szia Paweł!


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Paweł Szczurek
Wednesday at 07:17 PM
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Szia

Paweł vagyok. Lengyelországból származom. Fél éve tanulok :)


Szeretettel üdvözlöm :smile:

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Szia Csaba!

Én harminchárom éve tanulok >> I wish I could give this 10,000 Likes :smile: :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:


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Hi Cat!


Very good! Szép munka!


Én harminchárom éve tanulok :) :smile:


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Cat
Thursday at 04:35 PM
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Öt hónapja tanulok :smile: