Magyar Hangtár / Hungarian Audio Database
Department for Hungarian Literature and Culture of the Humboldt University Berlin
Who is the audio database intended for
Learners of Hungarian who wish to improve their listening skills and teachers of Hungarian who wish to use more audio materials in their classes.
What you can find in the database
Audio recordings (conversations, short presentations) in mp3 format and related documents such as Hungarian/German/English vocabulary lists and, in some cases, exercises as well as transcripts.
How to find your way through the recordings
Click on "Media" on the menu bar above to display the list of audio recordings. Not all search results will appear on one page. To move back and forth between the pages use the "Back" and "Forward" buttons. You can select data by a specific criterion e.g. type (audio or written document) in the middle oft the page.
In “Simple Search” on the right-hand side you can search with key words, type of resources (audio, video, document), by topic (“Témakör / topic”) and by level (“Szint / level”).
What you can do with the materials
You can read and listen to them online or save them on your own computer or mobile device. Is the pace of the text too fast, you can slow it down by using Windows Media Player without losing quality. You can use the data according to the licencing terms.
How the audio recordings and written documents relate to each other
To every audio recording belongs a document with the same title. If you click on the recording, the related document is displayed in the field “Related Resources” at the end of the page. It also works the other way round: if you have a document, you will find the related audio recording in the list of “Related Resources”.
What A1, A2, B1 and B2 refer to in "Szint / level"
These letters and numbers correspond to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. They refer to the level of difficulty of the recordings but should be used for rough orientation only. They are:
A1 - Beginner
A2 - Elementary level
B1 - Intermediate level
B2 - Upper intermediate level
C1 - Advanced (Effective operational proficiency)
C2 - Mastery or proficiency
Some recordings are available in two different language levels.
How to see presentations
Presentations are placed in compressed folders. Save and unzip them on your computer. Click on the "Prezi" icon to display the presentation. Start the presentation with the "Play" button in the left-hand side corner below.