Ever Had the Feeling You Will Never Form A Correct Hungarian Sentence?
The Smart Hungarian Stories Course helps you master the essentials of applicable, real-life Hungarian through the magic of story.
Hello, you ambitious Hungarian learner,
Let’s dream big for a second.
- you could finally be sure what you’re learning is of actual use in the outside world?
- someone explained all your question marks about suffixes, prefixes, and the Hungarian sentence structure with more than just a shrug and simpler than your ruthless grammar book?📖
- learning Hungarian would at the same time be fun, engaging, and even had a magical touch to it?✨
- the hours you spend with learning Hungarian resulted in rewarding real-life scenarios with real people?💬
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HI, WE’RE JULI AND FLO👋,
We’re the founders of Catch Budapest, and run an online community of 3,000+ Hungarian learners.
Our first Hungarian Course (the Smart Hungarian Audio Course) sold hundreds of times.
We’re a Hungarian learner (Flo) and a native Hungarian (Juli) who loves to teach her language.
Juli first encountered the problems non-natives face when Flo started to learn Hungarian.
This is how Catch Budapest and our Hungarian-learning community was born.
We send about 50,000 emails per month with a daily Hungarian word and at the bottom of most of them, we ask people to directly reply to us with their questions and challenges.
We hear from lots of amazing people who want to learn because they live in Hungary, or to discover their roots, but even for the sake of family, love, or out of plain interest.
Mostly, it’s normal people like you who share their story and are looking for a little help:
On the same day, we’d also get emails from people who used our material and finally experienced real progress in their learning:
In the last years since 2017, we faced plenty of challenges to both learning and teaching Hungarian.
- Most Hungarian language-learners are highly motivated in the beginning. The real problems start once people achieve that basic level and feel “ready for the real world”.
- Many learners study without a plan – they download several apps and buy books but have difficulties to figure out what’s actually relevant to learn and know.
- Although Hungarian words can be unusual, learning vocabulary isn’t the problem for most. It’s to recognize the words in context and know which prefixes and suffixes to attach, when, and how.
- The Hungarian sentence structure leaves people so bewildered they often feel like they’ll never be able to form a correct sentence.
- Last but not least, learners have difficulties practicing their listening the right way which leaves them confused and frustrated whenever they try to follow an actual Hungarian conversation.
This email from one of our community members sums up these pains pretty well:
“I’m so frustrated with my slow progress. With learning and forgetting. With finding resources that are not too difficult. Children’s books/stories are just as difficult as adult material. I think I could be at a much higher level now if I could find native materials – lots of native materials – at that level. As it is, I am stuck with textbook materials.”
We completely feel you – Flo faced the exact same problems a few years ago. Luckily, through a lot of trial and error, we’ve figured out what makes an efficient Hungarian-learning process:
🗝️THE KEYS TO LEARN HUNGARIAN IN MONTHS, INSTEAD OF YEARS:
- The first key isn’t the most pleasant but we have to be honest: You have to put in the work. There’s no magic wand, no get-fluent-by-next week recipe, no way around it. You have to work a bit every day to succeed.
- Second, you have to cut through the noise and study what’s relevant, in the right order, with reality in mind:
- For that, you need the right pool of vocabulary, an understanding of how to use this vocabulary, and how these words can appear in context.
- You also need to listen to what you learn. Although it’s phonetic, spoken Hungarian is very different from written Hungarian.
- You need to understand the rules of the Hungarian sentence structure and become confident in forming sentences.
- To make this a reality, you need the right study material that’s engaging, true-to-life, challenging in multiple ways, and at the right level for you – a study material that motivates you to come back to it every day.
It’s a fact not all kinds of Hungarian material will be suitable for everyone. Let’s see if this one is right for you.
✔️THIS IS THE RIGHT COURSE FOR YOU IF…
- you’re a beginner or intermediate Hungarian learner;
- you already know the Hungarian alphabet;
- you’re looking for immersive material that’s engaging, fun, and exciting;
- you feel like suffixes, prefixes, and the Hungarian sentence structure are among your biggest challenges;
- the idea to learn Hungarian through the magic of story gets you excited.
THIS IS NO ORDINARY HUNGARIAN COURSE. LET US EXPLAIN!
We’ve designed it to teach Hungarian in the most immersive way we know: Through the art of story.
Most Hungarian courses are structured in a way they take a bunch of grammar rules, put them together in a certain order to teach them one by one in a series of lessons. This is boring and hence ineffective.
In the Smart Hungarian Short Stories Course, however, the stories itself become the course syllabus. The vocabulary and grammar you learn are based on the gripping content; the learning happens while you read.
In this course, your main task is this: To read and enjoy the short stories!
This means you actually get to enjoy Hungarian without being dragged down into a vortex of grammar rules and random vocabulary lists.
At every stage of the course, you’ll be immersed in real Hungarian with both the written stories and the corresponding audiobook.
Plus, you don’t have to worry about learning a bunch of unnecessary words, as it often is the case with language apps and textbooks: All short stories consist of the 2,000 most frequent Hungarian words. No fluff.
These are the words that make out a significant part of all Hungarian conversations, and written material. Just think about it – around 300 words make out 65% of all written material in English and with 2,000 words you have 80% of all conversations and texts covered.
This means once you’ve worked your way through the short stories you’ll not only have the largest part of the necessary Hungarian vocabulary covered, you’ll also know how to use these words as you’ve learned them through an engaging context.
Additionally, you’ll have many hours of listening practice so following spoken Hungarian will be a lot easier.
A Hungarian-Learning Experience Like No Other
Here’s what this course will exactly do for you:
✅ Teach you the most frequent Hungarian words through the engaging context of short stories.
✅ Help you understand the meaning and applied usage of all prefixes and necessary suffixes long the way through the clickable interactive ebook.
✅ Aid your understanding of the stories even further with translations and even literal translations (word-to-word / prefix-to-prefix / suffix-to-suffix).
✅ Explain how the Hungarian sentence structure works and teach you how to finally form correct sentences with the help of real examples straight from the stories.
✅ Train your listening through the audiobook (combined audio & text).
✅ Give you plenty of room to practice with a separate workbook dedicated to comprehension, word formation, and sentence construction.
✅ Help you learn natural Hungarian: We’ve carefully crafted these stories to be both natural, but also suitable for a beginner and intermediate level.
For an even better idea, have a look at the following direct excerpts from the course:
Short Story in the Interactive Ebook
Clickable Content with Explanations (Interactive Ebook)
Translation & Literal Translation
Excerpt of the Vocabulary List
Anki Flashcards (with Audio)
WE DIDN’T DO THIS ALONE.
The Smart Hungarian Short Stories Course is also the work of a beta group of close to 100 ambitious Hungarian learners who helped us create a course which covers exactly their needs.
Here’s what the first students have said about this course so far:
YOU’LL GET ALL THE SUPPORT YOU NEED
The Smart Hungarian Short Stories Course is a course designed for self-study, at your own pace. However, we never left anyone hanging. As a student, you’ll get extensive support to help you make the most of your learning.
✅ Downloadable material: Everything of this course is fully downloadable and you can take it anywhere and use it on any device.
✅ Lifetime updates: Any improvements or additions we make to the course in the future are free. What’s more, we welcome your feedback on the course and your learning: If you don’t like something and it’s within what’s feasible, we change it.
✅ Customer support: We’re proud to say there’s not a single email from a student of any of our courses we left unanswered. We personally answer every email with questions from our learners.
✅ You also get access to our private, exclusive Facebook group. We personally moderate this group but this is also the place you can ask questions and find fellow ambitious Hungarian learners who study with our courses.
HERE’S WHY YOU NEED TO GET YOUR HANDS ON THE SMART HUNGARIAN SHORT STORIES COURSE TODAY:
“The best time to start practicing with the right, engaging material was yesterday… The next best time is today.”
We all wish that we ALREADY had the level of Hungarian we’ve been working and studying for so hard.
That we were already able to confidently form Hungarian sentences.
That we finally understood what’s going on around us.
That we already felt the confidence and tranquility we aimed for when finding ourselves confronted with Hungarian.
That we already felt the connection to the language of our ancestors which we have been looking for.
That we finally felt that sense of actual, applicable, real-life progress with the language.
But to get there, we need to take stock of where we are TODAY and take the actions necessary that will finally get us to where want to be. Otherwise, we self-sabotage and stagnate for yet more weeks and months by studying with subpar material.
We don’t want you to look back in 6 or even 12 months from now, still being frustrated by your slow progress, learning and forgetting and not being able to follow along.
Instead, we want you to finally feel that confidence when speaking Hungarian… proud of your fast progress and effective and fun learning style with your friends, family, and other Hungarians complimenting you for your achievements.
And we want to thank you for the decision you made TODAY.
PLUS, YOU’LL BE BACKED BY A TRY IT – TEST IT – APPLY IT – 30-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
If you’re on the fence…
Or if other Hungarian learning material left you skeptical… Then we want to give you EVERY opportunity to try the Smart Hungarian Short Stories Course and experience how useful and exciting it can be to finally study with the RIGHT material.
We’re 100% committed to the Smart Hungarian Short Stories Course being a resource that will really improve your Hungarian skills and go through a learning curve you have only dreamed of so far when it came to your Hungarian studies.
Please note, however, that this is not a magic wand and you will have to put in the work. This course is about reading and immersively working your way through the unique nature of the Hungarian language – vocabulary- and grammar-wise.
That said, if you put in the work, followed our instructions, and still haven’t experienced any significant improvement to your Hungarian skills we insist that you reach out to us within 30 days to get 100% of your investment back – no questions asked.
BURNING QUESTIONS (FAQ)
These are the questions your fellow ambitious Hungarian learners asked before grabbing their access to our course:
For which Hungarian level is this course? Am I at the right level for this?
The short stories consist of the 2,000 most frequent Hungarian words. This makes them a perfect resource for beginner and intermediate learners. The only prerequisite is to know the Hungarian alphabet.
How many hours will I need every week to get awesome results?
The Smart Hungarian Short Stories Course is a self-paced program, meaning you can work as many or as little hours as your schedule allows.
A good rule of thumb would be a few hours per week of core, intensive study time when you actively work your way through the stories, making an effort to understand and learn the underlying vocabulary and grammatical context.
(Pretty much the same amount of time most Hungarian learners spend in figuring-it-out-mode.)
The rest of the time, treat the Short Stories as a book like any other – enjoy the stories whenever you’d pick up any other book.
As with everything new you learn, the general rule of consistency applies:
It’s better to study for one hour each day, every day, than to pull two all-nighters before and after a month of doing nothing. 😉
What exactly will I get when purchasing your course?
The Smart Hungarian Short Stories Course consists of:
The Reading Book:
8 Short Stories
These stories are the beating heart of this course. We’ve incorporated a wide range of genres, ranging from drama and romance to adventure and fables.
Each short story consists of strictly the 2,000 most frequent Hungarian words (with very few exceptions). This means you’re constantly reading relevant vocabulary you’re likely to encounter in everyday-speech. No highbrow language, no useless terms – only plain, simple, and engaging Hungarian.
Each chapter comes with an English translation. Additionally to the conventional English translation, you’ll also find a so-called literal translation (prefix-to-prefix and suffix-to-suffix).
The Interactive Ebook:
This is the highlight and biggest perk of the whole course. All short stories are also interactive, meaning you can click on each and every pre- or suffix and instantly see more information (in the form of a pop-up window) about the corresponding grammar and why this word or affix is used, in this particular case.
The time of googling every single sentence is over. The interactive ebook helps you make sense of Hungarian’s pre- and suffixes as you read along.
The interactive ebook also includes the translations and literal translations of each sentence (click the asterisk after the sentences) as well as the audiobook.
This means you can give your full attention to what really matters – the story itself – without constant confusion about why things are phrased a certain way.
Mere reading, of course, is not enough. Hence, the course is packed with exercises to help you grasp the most frequently misunderstood concepts of Hungarian:
We’ve included comprehension questions for every sub-chapter so you can test your understanding and formulate your answers.
Additionally, the workbook comes with several exercises for
• sentence structure,
• suffixes, and
Grammar Cheat Sheets
We don’t leave you hanging when it comes to solving the exercises. Our grammar book comes with detailed explanations for the Hungarian sentence structure, the most important suffixes, and the usage of prefixes.
The short stories consist of only the 2,000 most frequent words. Hence, the course comes with a list of these words (including the translations).
The Audio Book:
Right pronunciation is a crucial part of language learning. Hence, we recorded each short story so you can learn the pronunciation of the words in context.
BONUS Anki Flashcards
Anki is a program for your computer or mobile device which is a tremendous help to remember vocabulary. It uses the so-called “spaced repetition system”.
We created an Anki deck for you which includes the 2,000 most frequent Hungarian words plus audio.
You can find detailed instructions on how to install and use Anki in the Anki Folder of the course. It’s simple!
What if I still get stuck because the stories are too hard for me?
We personally answer every email with questions from our learners. Plus, you’ll gain access to our private, exclusive Facebook group for students of our courses only. We moderate the group and this is also the place to share your experiences and ask questions to your fellow Hungarian-learners.
In short: We don’t leave anyone hanging.
What’s the return policy?
We’re 100% committed to the Smart Hungarian Short Stories Course being a resource that will not only improve your Hungarian skills but will make learning also fun and enjoyable.
However, this is not a magic wand and you will have to put in the work. This course is about reading and immersively working your way through the unique nature of the Hungarian language – vocabulary- and grammar-wise.
That said, if you put in the work, followed our instructions and still haven’t experienced any significant improvement to your skills and Hungarian-learning experience we insist you reach out to us within 30 days to get 100% of your investment back – no questions asked.
Let’s Dive Straight in and Transform Your Hungarian Skills
If you think of all the frustration so far… all those hours spent at your desk, hammering random words into your brain, learning grammar rules you didn’t know how to apply… If you think of how you promised yourself to learn Hungarian one day… If everything our Smart Hungarian Short Stories Course did, was to immerse you in the language and provide you with interactive reading material that won’t frustrate you. Wouldn’t that already be worth it?
But of course, it’s about so much more. It’s about a whole new experience of language learning that’ll allow you to learn while you enjoy the experience of reading and listening so that you’ll never want to go back to your textbook again.
And sorry for the cliché, but…
With the 30-day money-back guarantee, the only thing you risk right now is spending yet another week of biting your way through words and rules hard to make sense of from a textbook.
See you there!
All Advantages of Buying Now at a Glance:
Instant access to the Smart Hungarian Short Stories Course which includes:
- 8 exciting short stories which consist of the 2,000 most frequent Hungarian words
- an interactive ebook in which you can click every suffix and prefix and directly see what it does to the word
- translations, as well as literal (syllable-by-syllable) translations;
- a workbook packed with cheat sheets and exercises about the Hungarian sentence structure, as well as the prefixes, and suffixes
- step-by-step instructions on how to make the most of this course depending on your current Hungarian level.
BONUS #1: You’ll receive instant access to our private, exclusive Smart Hungarian Learners’ Facebook group where you can ask all your question regarding the course as well as learning Hungarian. We will support you on your journey!
BONUS #2: The Smart Hungarian Vocabulary Trainer: A highly efficient method that’ll help you memorize the vocabulary for years to come, along with the ANKI deck of the 2,000 most frequent Hungarian words
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