The Practical Hungarian Grammar Book

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This Practical Hungarian Grammar provides students and teachers with a useful, practical and long-lasting tool.

The book is organized into 110 grammar sections, allowing to quickly focus on key points of the language aspect in question (see picture below).
Rules are explained in a concise way, in both English and Hungarian. Such bilingual explanations help avoid ambiguities and provide additional useful vocabulary.
Numerous cross-references to other grammatical sections enable the student to easily access useful related information and to progressively connect together the various aspects of the language.
Important information is presented in separate boxes, with an exclamation mark next to them. Additional - usually more advanced - remarks can be found in the "Good to know" (Jó tudni) sections for further study.
Our Practical Hungarian Grammar focuses on the grammar and vocabulary required for the lower intermediate level (B1) language examination of the Common European Framework for Languages. However, as all the important aspects of Hungarian grammar are presented, it can serve as an effective resource from beginner to advanced levels. The book contains an answer key and many conjugation tables to facilitate self-study. It is also suitable for group lessons where grammar aspects can be studied and worked through with an instructor and fellow students.

Check out the table of contents, preface and a 30-page-long chapter from the book in our sample section below.

You can order the book at the MagyarOK website.

It is also available in all larger Libri bookstores (in Hungary).

Authors: Szita Szilvia and Görbe Tamás
Editor: Akadémiai Kiadó
367 pages
ISBN: 978-9630587037

Available online at:
- MagyarOK website

Also available (in Hungary)
in all bigger Libri bookstores

Table of contents


Sample pages: Past tense


- Introduction
- Lessons and exercises
- Review
- Verb types listed by their past tense ending

The following picture illustrates a typical lesson page.

About the Authors
  • Szilvia Szita founded Magyaróra in 2002. She has given several courses at the Debrecen Summer School and the University of Groningen in the past ten years. She is the co-author of Begegnungen , a series of German language and grammar books.

  • Tamás Görbe has been a lecturer at the Humboldt University (Berlin/Germany) since 2003. He is a devoted and experienced teacher who has been developing his own teaching material and method in the past six years.

Sample section

How to use this grammar book efficiently