In this Issue
Letters to the Editor
Write to Us
Spread the Word
Back Issues

Hungarian or Hunglish?
Borrowings and false friends
between Hungarian and English

What we talk about
when we talk about

Focus on Language


Fixed combinations:
idioms and phrasal verbs
UK version  US version

New word of the month
The language of the European Union

Top Tips for the CD-ROMs
Phrasal verbs practice
using the CD-ROMs


In this Issue

Welcome to the May 2004 issue of MED Magazine, the webzine of the Macmillan English Dictionaries resource site!

On 1 May 2004 ten new member states joined the European Union. To mark this occasion in the regular new word column we explore vocabulary related to the EU.

The feature article takes a closer look at the language of one of the new member states: Hungarian. In this article you can read about borrowings and false friends between English and Hungarian.

The metaphor series explores the language used when we talk about friendship and the similarities and marked differences between talking about a friend and a lover.

Collocation and fixed expressions are the topic of the Language Study article. Find out what collocation is, why it is important, and what the main types of fixed phrases are.

The top tips follow on from the Language Study article and explain the ways in which you can search for phrasal verbs on the CD-ROMs, and how the electronic dictionaries can help create classroom activities.

If you would like to browse the articles published in MED Magazine so far, why not take a look at the index page. You can find the covers of all issues on the back issues page.

Let us have your comments and suggestions by filling in and emailing this form. If you would like to find out what readers have said about MED Magazine, you can read a selection of their comments on this page.

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