Learn to master languages like the famous Hungarian polyglot Kató Lomb. Discover her self-learning formula!. some 16 languages. See Wikipedia: %C3% B3_Lomb. Kato Lomb’s 10 Suggestions for Successful Langugage Learning. Polyglot has ratings and 97 reviews. Erica said: It was very refreshing to read Lomb’s language-learning tactics. Just about everything else I’ve rea.

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It therefore also has a mystery: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The joke states that coffee in Budapest has no coffee substitute but no coffee bean, either. The techniques introduced in the book are nothing new, so I gave just three stars, but I was reassured because those are what I have been doing for many years. Sometimes I think of it with a certain joy that I can even learn Chinese at my ancient age and that I can recall the bygone pleasure of childhood when I first uttered in the superstitious, old language “mother,” and I fall asleep with this word: Early in the book she says she will describe how she learned Chinese, but she never actually gets to it.

Through her books, published in Hungarian in several editions as well as in some other languages, interviews in print and on the air and conversations, she tried to share this joy with generations.

Polyglot: How I Learn Languages by Kató Lomb

The Secrets of Polyglots. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. I found is extremely interesting, because I love hearing about the languages other people can speak, and I felt validated, because I use much of the same methods, I agree with a lot of the advice given out. I now say, “I don’t think you know the make — it’s an Ikarus.


Through her books, published in Hungarian in several editions as well as in some other languages, interviews in print and on the air and conversations, she tried to share this joy with generations. Agree with kzto reviewer that she should’ve gone into greater detail on how she managed languages that don’t use conventional western scrip I felt the author was a bit disingenuous here.

Hell yeah, every time phone rang in living room we my brother and little sister leaped and run away until my mother answered and everything back to normal as usual. No, but I have admiration and respect for Lomb, and maybe just the tiniest bit more motivation on my own.

It would also be a great supplement for the serious language student studying in the classroom. Who hasn’t desired to climb back to the sunlit sand? She’d practise listening slower speech at first and speaking, and she’d get corrections for her writing free essays at first, later translations.

She didn’t let herself be put off from her set objective by mistakes, failures or the ceaseless demand of perfection, but she always clung to the joyful, enjoyable side of language studies—maybe that’s where her success lay. But I am lfarn satisfied enough…….

-Totally Free Read- Kató Lomb’s “Polyglot: How I Learn Languages”

It was also inspiring to read that she learned most of her languages in her 30s and 40s. No wonder they soon get bored of reading and end up sighing with relief when it is time for the news so they can turn on the TV.

But it encouraged me to find what really I am in language. She didn’t let herself be set back by rare or complicated expressions: Though I tend not to skim books, preferring to savour them, skimmers beware, this book is not for you. But by the time she was able to move onto more interesting reading, it wasand Hungary was a target of daily carpet bombings.


In my opinion, learning a foreign language depends on two “dedications”: Lomb usually only looked up words if they kept appearing and seemed important.

This, obviously, is not an actual guide on leagn to learn languages, but rather an individual’s story on her own adventure. This obviously serves to disprove the myth that languages can only be acquired to fluency in childhood.

Hungarian polyglot’s secret formula to language self-learning

Do not think of this book as a guide on how to teach yourself a language; you will be disappointed. She points out that most of the languages that she mastered, were acquired in adulthood, and after the age of forty.

Later, lomn, in her chapter on advice for learning a new language from scratch, she says not to do that, but start with a “teach yourself” book and supplemental grammar referencebefore tackling actual reading.

May 21, Vivian rated it really liked it. Follow me on Twitter My Tweets. By the time we got used to answer telephone, whoever he was, and mostly English Man kaato called us could understand our obstacle in language. Yes, it was around 4 years ago.

I read this in Hungarian and Lesrn was blown away by the language used by her. This is the elixir of my life. She touches on the history of polyglots and interpreting.