Review: Lessons One to Four

Lesson One Review
Lesson Two Review
Lesson Three Review
Lesson Four Review
Exercises

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Page last updated December 8, 1997.


There was a lot of material covered in Lessons One to Four, so this review is just to help clarify things and get some practice using the grammar and vocabulary. Also some minor details will be given that were left out of the previous grammar lessons. The vocabulary in each section will be from all four lessons, plus maybe a few new words.


Lesson One Review

In Lesson One, you learned about the definite article A/Az, equational sentences, omission of the personal pronoun, and the verb Lenni 'to be'. These are all pretty easy grammar points, but perhaps the general sentence structure was a little confusing. So the following sentences are just for you to see more examples of Hungarian sentence structure in order to improve your understanding of how the language works. Remember though, that word order is very flexible and there is almost always more than one way to form the same sentence.

Remember, with the first and second persons, the verb 'to be' is needed. Also remember that the personal pronoun (I, you...) can be omitted. Here are a few sentences, with the optional personal pronoun in parentheses:

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Go To Lesson One


Lesson Two Review

In Lesson Two, you learned about the indefinite article egy, the demonstrative pronouns ez and az, basic greetings, the concept of vowel harmony. The lesson shouls seem pretty easy now, after having seen lessons three and four. The following sentences are just for you to see more examples of word usage and order.

Note the differences in the use of ez in these three sentences. Also note that in the first sentence 'nagy' is a predicate adjective and therefore follows the noun, while in the second and third sentences 'nagy' modifies 'autó' and therefore precedes it.

Here are two short dialogues using the greetings you learned:

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Go To Lesson Two


Lesson Three Review

In the following sentences, pay attention to the conjugation of the verb as well as the usage:

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Go To Lesson Three


Lesson Four Review

Lesson Four covered the accusative suffix -t, and the definite vs. indefinite conjugations.
There are a few details left to mention about the accusative before reviewing the definite conjugation. Look at the following sentences:

Re-read the explanation given in Lesson Four about when to use the definite conjugation. You really just need to practise. Here are some sample sentences to help you:

Have any questions?

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Additional Exercises

Translate the following sentences into English:
Translate the following into Hungarian:
In the following sentences, give the appropriate Hungarian translation of the English in parentheses:
Conjugate the verbs tudni, érteni, and olvasni along with the personal pronouns in the indefinite and definite forms.

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