We will learn something new every day or every other day!
First lesson: cirmos cica, macskajaj, elmacskásodik
Second lesson: sarok, Északi-sark, sarkon fordul
Third lesson: kert, kertészkedik, kertel
In my previous post I wrote you about how the native language means a barrier when we want to improve our pronunciation in a foreign language.
We learned to hear and to pronounce the sounds of our mother tongue. We learned to hear them, thus we exclude others. We identify sounds of a foreign language as the ones that we learned to hear – though they are not the same, but may be similar. Or totally different. It means we probably can’t exactly hear many of those sounds that exist in a foreign language. Also, our mother tongue is the restricted tool that we have when we produce the sounds speaking other languages. So yes, the sounds of the native language are the ones that we pronounce when we speak a foreign language. That’s why you can tell if someone is from Russia, France, Spain, etc….
So is this the end of the story? Is there no hope, really? I did not say that. But it takes a whole lot of practice!
At last. A blogpost from me, yaay! I want to give you some pronunciation tips.
What can you do to sound more like a native?
Today I’m going to write about the 1st thing on the list:
This post is in 2 languages. Please consider, the English part is not a translation, but rather an explanation.
December 31. Szilveszter napja. A barátok a szilveszteri buliban találkoznak és itt köszöntik az Újévet. Persze sokan – főképp a családosok – otthon maradnak. Én is otthon leszek a férjemmel és a gyerekkel! 🙂
This is a post in English, because if you want to learn the possessive singular, you must be a beginner 🙂
Possessive case in Hungarian is expressed mainly by personal endings attached to the end of the nouns.
In this post you’ll learn about the singular possessive which means one has one thing and not more of them.
E.g. in English:
John’s hat – singular possessive (one single hat he has)
John’s hats – plural possessive (2 or more hats he has)
In the table below you can see the endings for the possessive (which are very similar to the verbal endings in definite conjugation).
Before we continue you have to make sure that you are familiar with the front vowels and back vowels in Hungarian language. Vowel harmony is there everywhere!
In bold letters you can see the basic ending that have to be attached in each case. Below each one of them in brackets you can find other options as well.
Let’s see what it means!