The participants of this two-year program, christened Hungarobox – Survey of Hungarian online glossaries and vocabulary exercises, developed their six-language glossary within the confines of the GRUNDTVIG learning partnerships program.
The aim of the project was to collect the most frequent terms and expressions used in everyday electronic communication. This collection serves another potential purpose: to serve as foundation to a more ambitious future learner dictionary. The equivalents of the terms are given not only in the mother tongues of the partners, but also in English. In addition to English being the official language of the project, this helps its user identify the Hungarian terms and differentiate between meanings. The glossary contains 359 entries and provides equivalents in all five other languages, including articles in the case of Italian and German.
In line with the idea of lifelong learning, the e-communication glossary uses Hungarian as a base-language and was created with primarily adult B1-B2-level learners of Hungarian (as a foreign language) in mind. Through mastering the terms and acquainting themselves with the definitions, language learners will, as is the central aim of the glossary, have an effective tool at their disposal which helps them to develop their communicative skills and to use computers, phones and the internet in a Hungarian context.
Information about using the glossary
In addition to the equivalents provided, the learner may gain additional useful information about the terms:
- Their word class of the Hungarian term;
- In case of verbs, their past tense and imperative forms in third person singular and their compulsory suffixes (on verbal complements); for example: archivál vmit, áthelyez vmit, átnevez vmit, beállít vmit;
- In case of nouns, their accusative, plural nominative forms and their possessive suffix in third person
- their definition in Hungarian
Suggest a word.
Which word would you like to add to the ICT glossary? Thus, the online glossary will contain 365 words, one for each day of the year. Suggest your word.