Learn Hungarian 1×08 – The Missing Attachments (In One Take)

Hello and welcome back to another exciting episode of “Learning Hungarian”!

Today is going to be a special episode because it is without any cuts.

Now, this is hard. First of all because I have no idea how I can talk fluently about something which is one thing, only one thing in the universe and don’t get distracted to others.

Now, we are going to have one or two cuts, obviously because it’s not shown, that is not shown on the whiteboard. So now I am going to cut and then we are going to learn Hungarian.

And now we are back!

I’m back with two words, and any of them can be familiar.
I mean – ÉRT and VARR, we have learned them.

But, we haven’t learned any attachments, at least any in the other group. And by other group I mean the object type attachments, for this one- VARR.
Because, you know, VARR is a low sound thingy… Word, thank you. Lord, thanks for no cuts, this is so not silly, absolutely not.

Now, I’m going to take my pen, and just write down – VARR, with all the personal pronounces, I mean the attachments for our personal pronouns, in the correct order, with the right attachments, in object mode. If there is anything like object mode. So…

VARR. You know… First of all, let’s take an imaginary situation about sewing, because – VARR means –I sewed something… I mean not, not past tense…

So, let’s take an imaginary situation and this situation is about, let’s say – I need new clothes and I intend to do it myself, I mean the sewing. So, I take a peace of clothes, and I intend to sew it. Now, this is an object, so in Hungarian language, if we have an object, we need to use, or we have to use object mode.

So I can not say VARROK a peace of clothes.
We don’t know yet but we have to learn this object thing and words and we will learn things in Hungarian.

But right now, we learn about VARR. 

So I took a peace of clothes, and I intend to sew it, now I just repeated myself, thank you… You are not that dumb, you are not dumb, you are beautiful, beautiful man, or woman, or animal, whoever watch this, or watch me. Okay, anyway, so…

VARR, in object mode.
Now, I should write down VARROK just to make sure we don’t screw up, but I won’t because you are not stupid so you have already learned that – VARROK, VARRSZ, VARR, VARRUNK, VARRTOK, VARRNAK. So it’s not news. But what is news is this:

VARROM – Now, I just replaced the K with an M, which is not very hard. But it is hard to remember. Because, like I said before, if you learn this, you’re allright. If you don’t then you can’t remember it. There is no rule why we do this. I can tell you the rules which apply to this, which apply to personal pronouns and how we can use it if I can talk about grammar, but, like I told you before Hungarian grammar book is this this big. And this is not the width, this is the thickness of the book, so yeah, it’s quite big and majority of the book is about attachments.
So let’s continue:


This is it. The length of this attachment is quite great honestly, but the truth is we know all four groups of attachments. I mean we know how to do attachments, or how to attach them to the high group, I mean the high pitch group, like ÉRTEM. And we know how to do the attachment thing with the low pitch words.

Now, what we are going to do next, because this is a quite short episode, is that we are trying to make more complicated sentences. We will learn the objects.
Now, objects, if you take a word, and put it in an object mode in a sentence, and I am not talking about verbs, I am talking about the objects, nouns. Like, there is a dog, and in English language, you have no such thing as object mode.  Because you don’t do any attachment thingies.
So, when I say – “I see a dog!” Then you don’t do anything with the dog word. You just put it there and it’s okay, it’s fine with me and it’s good. But in a Hungarian language, it’s a bit complicated.

Now, we are finished, thank God, it was a short lesson.

But I will take the time to thank you for watching me. I mean, it’s a quite big thing if you think about that. I mean, I see YouTubers being watched all the time, getting hundreds and thousands of subscribers and stuff, and I am not after subscribers, honestly. And I’m really grateful that I think almost more than ten people subscribed, that would mean that they watch me. And others wrote me e-mails which is absolutely fantastic and exceeds all my expectations, about this project. So I want to tell you that one of you, and I’m really , terribly sorry but I have no cuts here so I try not to search him or her, but he, or she had a great idea.

The idea was that I use subtitles, in my videos. Which is quite hard, because now I have ten minutes to record this, and I will have about an hour to edit it render it, so today I don’t have much time…
So if anyone has a good idea how to make subtitles on this videos, quite good subtitles I must add, then please share it with me. Because I have about ten, or twenty minutes to make subtitles and I don’t write down what I want to tell you in these videos. So that would be awesome. And YouTube have a solution, but I tried it, and yeah, it’s not good, it’s not writing what I’m telling.

Okay, anyway, even if you don’t have any ideas, thank you for having the time or taking the time to see me and watch me and yay…So thank you very much!

Next time we will make sentences!

Thanks, bye!

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About the Author: Chris Kovacs

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P.S.: some of articles are edited and co-written by a mysterious person called Tatjana. But I take all the credit.

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