Ever Felt Completely Lost Listening to Fast Spoken Hungarian?
Our Smart Hungarian Audio Course helps you to understand real-life spoken Hungarian and improve your listening skills in months instead of years.
Hello, ambitious Hungarian learner!👋
When you’re in the middle of a Hungarian conversation, it can be almost impossible to understand.
You know how it goes…
- You suddenly feel all those hours and weeks you studied Hungarian become useless once you step out into real life and try to follow a natural conversation with real people
- … Therefore, you become frustrated with your slow progress.
- You finally want to understand what’s going on around you – be it in the city, with your in-laws, or your Hungarian friends and colleagues.
- … But it’s more than that – you want to participate and follow along these conversations!
- And you might also want to establish a deeper connection to your Hungarian heritage through the understanding of the language.
- You probably know lots of words already and are somewhat familiar with the grammar. Nevertheless, when you listen to people you barely understand a thing.
- … So by now, you think you haven’t studied enough yet. That you need more time until you’re ready. So you go back to your textbook, but…
- … No matter how much you learn, understanding Hungarian never seems to happen in the crucible of conversation.
I’ll explain two things today:
- The reasons why you still don’t understand a word of Hungarian conversations;
- A new method that’ll help you overcome that problem in weeks instead of years.
I’m Juli, a native Hungarian and co-founder of Catch Budapest, a popular language-learning and cultural website. I first encountered the problems non-natives face when my partner, Flo, started to learn my language. Since then I talked to hundreds of people like you and him in our community of Hungarian learners. I started to see a pattern.
Flo had his fair share of ups and downs learning Hungarian. He wanted to give up more than once because he didn’t make progress. Today, he can follow along with most daily-life conversations. This transition happened within a few months after 1+ year of struggling). It happened after we realized the faults in his approach to learning a language.
The problem wasn’t with Flo and his language-learning abilities. Similarly, it’s not with you and not with Hungarian and its difficulty.
Here’s what happens:
Most Hungarian learners are highly motivated in the beginning. It’s easy to start – there are plenty of free and cheap resources online and offline; videos, and books that explain the alphabet and teach you basic vocabulary. The problems start once people achieve that basic level and feel “ready for the real world”. Although most Hungarian learners can have easy, slow and somewhat robotic conversations, they run into a massive brick wall when they try to unlock the next level – to understand natural, real-life conversations and follow along.
This is, where frustration and doubt kick in. It’s the point at which you start to question your abilities and whether all the effort is worth it.
I feel you. I saw it with my partner Flo and heard it often from the people in our Hungarian-learning community.
Here’s an excerpt from an email one of our community members sent us:
“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. I wish I could find more things with transcripts or subtitles.”
… This is one of the biggest problems you and other Hungarian learners face: The lack of proper, comprehensible material once you’re through the beginning stages.
Here are the problems with the current Hungarian study material on the market:
- A lot of it is old and obsolete.
- The material they teach is an unnatural, textbook-style of the language.
- The audio material comes at an unnatural and slow pace. It ignores the fast and often unarticulated style of daily-life conversations.
- The dialogues are boring and too short – they don’t prepare you for a full-blown conversation.
- The current material doesn’t teach you the terms, expressions, and slang of spoken language. However, these make conversations natural.
You heard the advice:
Immersion. You have to speak the language. Get more active with it. Grab every possibility to talk. You probably know someone who learned decent Hungarian in a reasonable time. However, these modal students spent huge amounts of time interacting with local Hungarians at work, at university or at home. They listen to the language day-in and day-out so their understanding improves quickly, followed by their speaking fluency.
Sounds great, right? But there’s a tiny problem…
Not all of us can do that!
If you live in Budapest, people usually know English well enough to switch back to it, once they see you struggle.
If your partner is Hungarian, you probably speak English with each other 99% of the time – Flo and I know this too well.
It’s even worse if you don’t live in Hungary, and don’t have Hungarian relatives you live together with – because you’re reason for learning is to discover and connect with your Hungarian roots.
How on earth are you supposed to become immersive with the language?
It’s a problem. Unless you’re lucky to have a strict Hungarian-speaking environment, you’re stuck with the current study material.
Once you find yourself in the crucible of conversation, you panic, lose track and lose your motivation.
What about the TV, the radio or Hungarian movies?
Although this is common advice, to watch Hungarian TV or movies or to listen to the radio is close to useless. It overwhelms you with thousands of new words and difficult topics. It’s a daunting experience predestined to leave you frustrated with little progress. Even if you find an interesting podcast or video, it doesn’t come with the supporting material you need for a proper listening experience.
Like a transcript.
You’re stuck between your unrealistic textbook material and the level of native speakers with nothing in-between to bridge the gap and get you to a decent level of understanding.
It took Flo and me a long time to become aware of this gap. Today, we know we need interesting and compelling conversations at the right length. They must come with a transcript and translation. They have to explain the difficult vocabulary, the slang, and colloquial expressions.
Once Flo and I realized what we missed, we acted quickly. We decided to fill this gap.
For him, for you, and for the sake of the Hungarian language – it deserves we tech it in a comprehensible, modern, and entertaining way!
First, we presented our smart audio material to hundreds of ambitious people in our language-learning community. We received amazing feedback. People told us this is exactly what they looked for. A girl told us she was on the verge of moving to a Hungarian family on weekends to get this kind of immersion.
We experienced firsthand, how listening to conversations at a natural speed and speaking style, accompanied by the proper study material can skyrocket your listening skills. It boosts your confidence.
Today, we can proudly present:
The Smart Hungarian Audio Course
The Smart Hungarian Audio Course is the immersion you looked for but couldn’t find.
It’s cutting-edge Hungarian language-learning material that helps you tackle Hungarian the right way. It removes the frustration with subpar material. It’ll transform your listening skills so you’ll finally be able to understand fast, spoken Hungarian in the crucible of conversation.
Together with our ambitious study group Flo and I put our hearts and souls into this project, so it can become the most amazing Hungarian language learning opportunity for independent learners.
In this Smart Hungarian Audio Course, you follow our main character, Judit, and her daily conversations with her friends and family. You meet her friend Anikó, who just decided to quit her job and travel the world. We also introduce you to her brother Balázs, who just came back from Berlin after years of life abroad and has a hard time to settle down in Budapest again. Judit loves to discuss movies, books, and current world events and frequently visits her family in the countryside.
Through our Smart Hungarian Audio Course, you have a chance to accompany Judit through twenty conversations. Each has its main takeaways (language- and also otherwise). Nevertheless, they don’t lose their natural, conversational character.
In other words:
Our Smart Hungarian Audio Course…
Immerses you in Hungarian efficiently, in a non-frustrating way, on your terms.
- is an entirely conversation-based, intriguing story told in 20 parts;
- fills a gap that until now seemed impossible to fill: a way to experience natural, spoken Hungarian at the right speed, the right length, and with the right vocabulary, phrases, and expressions
- comes with all material you need to train your ear and understanding.
We built the Smart Hungarian Audio Course so it transforms your listening skills if you follow our instructions.
What makes our Smart Hungarian Audio Course Special?
Good question, as lots of aspects make this course special:
- it’s based entirely on dialogues. People of different ages and gender speak to each other in Hungarian. This is the immersion-part. You feel as if surrounded by your Hungarian friends and family.
- it is story-based. Therefore, it’s interesting, compelling, and makes you come back for more of this immersion.
- It’s everyday colloquial speech with a lot of slang you won’t find anywhere else.
- The level is not too high (like the TV or movies). Each conversation is between 1,5 and 5 minutes, so you won’t get frustrated by endless sentences and vocabulary.
- You can identify your gaps with the transcripts. This is the key to training your listening skills without frustration.
- Nevertheless, you have the translation as the last resort.
- Plus a literal translation, so you can make sense of all the suffixes and prefixes.
- Each conversation comes with a vocabulary list of all colloquial terms and difficult words.
- Each conversation comes at three different speeds: a normal, natural, spoken speed, a medium speed, and a slow and articulated speed so you can train your ear at your own pace.
- Last but not least: Each conversation comes with grammar- and cultural tips that will make you not only learn but also understand why certain things are said or done that way.
If this sounds like a dream come true for an ambitious Hungarian learner… You’re right!
BURNING QUESTIONS (FAQ)
These are questions your fellow ambitious Hungarian learners asked before they grabbed their access to our course:
For which Hungarian level is this course? Am I at the right level for this?
You can’t pin this course to a certain level (A1, B2, etc.). This audio course is for everyone whose main goal and vision with learning Hungarian is understanding and taking part in natural, everyday conversations (with friends, family, on the streets of Budapest, or in search of your Hungarian roots).
If you’re not learning Hungarian for strictly academic purposes you came to the right place.
That said, the alphabet and a previous fair attempt at the language where you learned basic vocab and tried to tackle grammar aspects are solid prerequisites. If you’re a total beginner, we, therefore, suggest you come back to this course once you got familiar with the alphabet and basic vocab and grammar.
As an upper beginner or intermediate learner, our Smart Hungarian Audio Course is your ultimate resource. While material aimed at natives (TV, radio, movies) without any additional material is out of reach, this course bridges the persistent gap between beginners’ material and too difficult material.
This is the perfect resource for you if you finally want to have access to natural audio with all the support you need: The opportunity to read along with the transcript, translation, and word lists that explain to you the nature of Hungarian colloquial speech.
As an advanced Hungarian learner, your goal is to refine your language skills and understand the fine nuances of the spoken language. This Smart Hungarian Audio Course will help you with just that, It finally provides interesting material to train your listening skills further.
How many hours will I be needing every week to get awesome results?
The Smart Hungarian Audio Course is a self-paced program, meaning you can work as many or as few hours as your schedule allows.
A good rule of thumb is a few hours per week in one piece of core, intensive study time when you actually work your way through the lessons. Support this by another few hours spread across your days of processing and feeding everything you learned to your long-term memory.
This is about the same time most Hungarian learners spend in figuring it out mode.
As with everything new you learn, the general rule of consistency applies:
It’s better to study 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 once I purchase your course? What is all the additional material about?
Our Smart Hungarian Audio Course consists of…
- 20 recorded natural spoken conversations between 2-6 people, ranging from 1.5 to 5 minutes, in three speeds (regular, medium, and slow);
- translations and a literal (syllable-by-syllable) translations;
- exhaustive vocabulary lists;
- grammar- vocabulary- and further tips;
- detailed instructions on how to make the most of this audio course depending on your current Hungarian level.
This sums up to almost 300 pages of additional text material for you.
This means you have all the necessary material available to work through the course independently.
The course comes with detailed instructions about how to best work your way through all the material, but that’s not all. We created a bonus vocabulary trainer along with the course to help you commit the vocabulary into your long-term memory and achieve quick results at your memorizing process.
To memorize Hungarian vocabulary is one of the biggest challenges of most learners, as the words are so fundamentally different from what you already know. Our bonus vocabulary trainer shows you a highly efficient method to memorize the unfamiliar and tongue-twisting words so you’re able to recall them for years to come. We also help you decide which words to learn and which ones to drop (not all words are created equal, for everyone!).
What if I still get stuck because the conversations are too hard for me?
While the audio course comes with all the necessary material you need to understand every word of the conversations, it can nevertheless happen you still have unanswered questions. That’s why we created the Smart Hungarian Learners’ private and exclusive Facebook group. It’s only open to students of our courses and you’re welcome to post any question you have. We moderate the group and are 100% committed to not leaving any of your questions open.
Additionally, our customers can reach out to us via email at any time. We don’t leave anyone hanging.
What’s the return policy?
We make a little deal, okay?
We’re 100% committed to the Smart Hungarian Audio Course as a resource to improve your listening skills and go through a learning curve you have only dreamed of so far.
However, this is not a magic wand and you have to put in the work. This course is about active listening. You must be ready to switch to and bite your way through a material fundamentally different (and a lot more challenging!) from what you’re used to from your textbook. To listen to the episodes while you cook or sleep does NOT count as active listening.
That said, if you put in the work, follow our instructions, and still don’t experience any significant improvement to your listening skills we insist you reach out to us within 30 days to get 100% of your investment back and keep the course – no questions asked. We trust you on this.
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If you think of all the frustration so far… all those hours spent at your desk, all those blank stares, and how often you lost track of conversations… If you think of how you promised yourself to learn Hungarian one day… If everything our Smart Hungarian Audio Course did, was to immerse you in the language and provide you with listening material that won’t frustrate you. Wouldn’t that already be worth it?
Of course, it’s about much more. It’s about a whole new experience of language learning to finally transform your listening skills so you 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 is to spend another week without effectively preparing yourself for real-life, natural, spoken Hungarian in the crucible of conversation.
See you there!
All Advantages of Buying Now at a Glance:
Instant access to the Smart Hungarian Audio Course which includes:
20 recorded natural spoken conversations each at three different speeds;
a transcript for every lesson;
translations, and literal (syllable-by-syllable) translations;
exhaustive vocabulary lists;
grammar- vocabulary- and further (cultural) tips;
a detailed, step-by-step instruction on how to make the most of this audio course depending on your current Hungarian level.
This sums up to almost 300 pages of additional text material for you.
BONUS #1: Instant access to our private, exclusive Smart Hungarian Learners’ Facebook group. There, you can ask all your questions about the course and learning Hungarian. We support you on your journey!
BONUS #2: The Smart Hungarian Vocabulary Trainer: A highly efficient memory method to help you memorize your Hungarian vocabulary for years to come. We also added flashcard decks for every lesson and teach you how to use them for optimal results.
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