BudapesteN = a magyar fovarosban

a BudapestBeU = a Budapest Szallodaban (a Hotel Budapestben)

a Vaci utcaBaN, a Szilagyi Erzsebet fasorBaN, az Erzsebet kbrutoH - when the exact address (the name of street, avenue, boulevard etc.) is given as well;

az utcaN = hungarian intensive course budapest outdoors, not in a hotel, a building (the name of the street etc. is not used in this case)

The adverbials of place itthon - otthon also fit within the system of the trinity of directionality:

Hungarians are very proud of their musical heritage. When visiting Hungary, you can take part in a variety of musical events. Folk music and anthropology meet at the door of the tanchaz (‘Dance use’) gatherings. Dance hungarian intensive course district 20 houses are modem adaptations of old age traditions and their aim is to bring village music and dance the city. The origins of the tanchaz come from Transylvania.

Visitors to Budapest who prefer classical music may enjoy the performances of the Operahaz (‘Opera house’) or Zeneakademia Music Academy’) where they can listen to pieces by world-famous Hungarian composers, Zoltan Kodaly and Bela Bartok. The Music Academy in Budapest is named after Ferenc Liszt, whom Hungarians consider their own - he lived, translation hungarian district 19 after all, at the time of Austro-Hungarian monarchy. On the more popular side, Zsuzsa Koncz is one of the nation’s favourite performers, loved for decades representatives of several generations. Her songs of social justice are often veiled in symbolism. She almost always performs one h song, Ha en rozsa volnek (‘If I were a rose ...’) written by János Brody at her concerts with her fans singing along. While observing the abundant use of the conditional in the first and last verses of official english hungarian translation the song, you may discover the political suggestion between the lines.

Although you have already learned how to express his/her birthday’ or ‘their birthdays’, where the possessor is a pronoun often enough the possessor is a noun, e.g., ‘the children’s birthday', hungarian english translation rates or ‘Gyula’s birthday’. You use the possessive suffixes you already know - they are the third person singular forms (corresponding to ‘his/her’); if what is possessed is plural, you use the appropriate plural possessive endings for his/her. The table below spells it all out.

In English, we have two ways of expressing this kind of possession by a noun. In some instances, there is an apostrophe, as in the above examples. Often, however, nominal possession II expressed with an ‘of’ phrase hungarian translator budapest district 10, e.g., the capital of Hungary, the day* of the week. In Hungarian the possession is formed in only one way, but you may need to think for a minute about who is the possessor and what is the possessed item: in English the possessor is marked either by the ’s or is in the ‘of phrase. In Hungarian, the possessor is not marked, the possessed item is; and the possessor precedes the possessed item. Sounds confusing? It’s not always easy, but here are some more examples to help you get it straight.

2.1.2  Is there a one-to-one relationship between word and meaning?

If you consider a word such as rebuild, you will note that there are two distinct elements of meaning in it: re and build, i.e. ‘to build again’. The same applies to disbelieve which may be paraphrased as ‘not to believe’. Elements of meaning which are represented by several orthographic words in one language, say English, may be represented by one orthographic word in another, and vice versa. For instance, tennis player is written as one word in Turkish: tenisgi; if it is cheap as one word in Japanese: yasukattara; but the verb type is rendered by three words in Spanish: pasar a maquina. This suggests that there is no one-to-one correspondence between orthographic words and elements of meaning within or across languages.

2.1.3. Introducing morphemes

In order to isolate elements of meaning in words and deal with them more effectively, some linguists have suggested the term morpheme to describe the minimal formal element of meaning in language, as distinct from word, which may or may not contain several elements of meaning. Thus, an important difference between morphemes and words is that a morpheme cannot contain more than one element of meaning and cannot be further analysed.

To take an example from English, inconceivable is written as one word but consists of three morphemes: in, meaning ‘not’, conceive meaning ‘think of or imagine’, and able meaning ‘able to be, fit to be’. A suitable paraphrase for inconceivable would then be ‘cannot 12 In other words be conceived/imagined’. Some morphemes have grammatical func­tions such as marking plurality (funds), gender (manageress) and tense (considered). Others change the class of the word, for instance from verb to adjective (like: likeable), or add a specific clement of meaning such as negation to it (unhappy). Some words consist of one morpheme: need, fast. Morphemes do not always have such clearly defined boundaries, however. We can identify two distinct mor­phemes in girls: girl + s, but we cannot do the same with men, where the two morphemes ‘man’ and ‘plural’ are, as it were, fused together. An orthographic word may therefore contain more than one formal element of meaning, but the boundaries of such elements are not always clearly marked on the surface.

The above theoretical distinction between words and morphemes attempts, by and large, to account for elements of meaning which are expressed on the surface. It does not, however, attempt to break down each morpheme or word into further components of meaning such as, for instance, ‘male’ + ‘adult’ + ‘human’ for the word man. Furthermore, it does not offer a model for analysing different types of meaning in words and utterances. In the following section, we will be looking at ways of analysing lexical meaning which will not specifically draw on the distinction between words and morphemes. It is, nevertheless, important to keep this distinction clearly in mind because it can be useful in translation, particularly in dealing with neologisms in the source language (sec (i)).


3.3  Internal resources

Some international companies may have their own staff translators either in-house or at their various international subsidiaries. This is ideal if the people concerned have the appropriate training and experience, and translate into their mother tongue. If it is not cost-effective to retain such resources than the obvious step is to establish a beneficial working relationship with an external resource.

3.4  External resources

There is a variety of external resources available but the challenge is how to select the best translation services provider for your particular needs. This choice is particularly difficult if you do not have the staff to assess the quality of the translations provided - you have to rely on the integrity of the service provider.

3.5  How to find a translation services provider

If you look in the section for Translators and Interpreters in the London Business Pages, for example, you will find literally hundreds of firms from ‘one-man bands’ to translation companies with a significant number of permanent staff. Faced with this dilemma, it is difficult to know whom to choose. If you really want to play it safe, ask a translation service provider if its quality management system is accredited to ISO 9002. Probably fewer than 10 such firms exist in the UK. However, on this basis you may wish to extend your search a little.

Most advertisers offer much the same in terms of the range of services, speedy delivery, and number of languages. Very few offer differentiated services and the statement ‘all languages, all subjects’ often belies the actual resources available. There are three principal types of translation service provider:

1.   the individual freelance translator or practitioner working from one or more languages and into one target language

2.   translations agencies who, as the name suggests, act as an agency or broker. These are sometimes staffed by as little as two or three administrators, and

3.   translation companies who have their own staff translators, administrators and project managers.

Let’s look at these in turn.

3.5.1  The individual freelance translator

This may be the best option if you need translation into a single language. It is natural that the individual practitioner will have limited resources but, if you can work within these limitations, then your requirements can be met. Refer to the table on Page 34.



3.5.2 Translation agencies

There are good and bad agencies. If you are an uninitiated buyer of translation services it is useful to have a list of questions to ask when asking for details. Again, refer to Table 2.

3.5.3 Translation companies

Translation companies have their own in-house translators and quality controllers who work under what might be considered ideal conditions. Staff translators can discuss linguistic challenges with colleagues and have a greater advantage in this respect over individual practitioners. Many of the latter work in isolation - one of the dilemmas of working as a freelance. Those who shun isolation and network with colleagues are at an advantage.

In the appendix you will find many useful learning aids.
•       Lesson Vocabulary: With the help of the Lesson Vocabulary, you will be able to increase your Hungarian vocabulary lesson by lesson.
•       Answer Key: In this section you will find the answers to all the exercises.
•       Tapescripts: Here you can look up everything you hear on the CDs that is not already printed in the lessons. You will also find the English transla­tions for all the dialogues.
•       Grammar: Find answers to all of your grammar questions in this systematic presentation of Hungarian grammar.
•       Hungarian-English Vocabulary: Have you forgotten a particular Hungarian word? With the help of this vocabulary list, you will quickly find the lesson in which the Hungarian word appears.
•       English-Hungarian Vocabulary: Would you like to know the Hungarian equivalent of an English word? Just look it up here!
The following icons will refer you to the appropriate supplementary materials:
Consult the systematic grammar.
Listen to the accompanying recorded material (Dialogues and Exercises, Vocabulary Trainer).
Enjoy the challenge of learning Hungarian, a fascinating language, which is inspir- ingly different from Indo-European languages (e.g. English, German, French or Russian).
The difficulties of.Hungarian are balanced out by several learner-friendly features such as:
•       the familiar Roman script with easy, phonetic spelling and pronunciation,
•       the absence of grammatical gender,
•       no need to memorize stress in each word: it is always on the first syllable,
•       effective communication by using just two verb tenses.
Learning a new language is an enriching experience. When you meet Hungarians, your smallest effort with their unique language will be very much appreciated.
So get going and speak Hungarian!
Have fun and good luck!