Autumn has hit here in the northeast US with a vengeance! Thus, the title Nem áll készen az ősszel which roughly translated means: I’m not ready for autumn!!
Hungarian, sadly continues to take a backseat to life. Everything is crazy-busy, plus hosting my family in town last week meant not much time for Magyarul. Over the past week I have exclusively been working through the Assimil course. I have managed to get through the first 16 lessons; although they are mostly a review of what I have learned from the other courses. What is nice about Assimil is each lesson is very short and very manageable. One is only supposed to do one lesson a day and then move on to the next one. True, it doesn’t have the degree of drills and intensivity that FSI/DLI have, but I don’t have 90 minutes a day to devote to Hungarian either at this point! The Assimil dialogues continue to be very entertaining!
“De mit csinál a ferjad délután öttól este nyolcig? “
“- Ez maganügy!”
“So what does your husband do every evening from 5 until 8?”
“That’s a private matter!!!”
Ahhh….you gotta love the French!! 🙂
I’m happy to say that I have been listening to several Hungarian podcasts each week and I can actually understand them now! Again, certainly not every word but definitely more than a few weeks ago. For the news stories, I can now tell what the story is about from listening alone without having to read the title.
I also watched an interview in Hungarian from Benny Lewis’ Fluent In 3 Months blog. I nearly wet myself when I discovered I could understand a good 90% of the interview! ( Ok , maybe wet myself is a bit strong… but I was pretty psyched..)
Again, it is good to have these little confidence rewards when life gets in the way of good, hard studying.
Until next week… légy boldog