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.