World's Toughest Language

BudapestThe Hungarian language is really unique in the middle of Europe! It does not belong to the family of European languages, as the surrounding Germanic, Slavic, and Latin languages, but it has an Asian origin. Similarly to Finnish or Estonian, it belongs to the Finno-Ugric language family, which is placed by some linguists into the same macrofamily with Turkish, Mongolian, Japanese, and Korean.

 

Hungarian (or Magyar) is often considered the most difficult language of the world. For the many sounds of the language, Hungarian alphabet contains several unusual letters, among them double ones or those with special dots and strokes. However, it is not writing but its complicated grammar which makes it so difficult, because there are so many irregular ways to form the words. That is why you cannot master Hungarian from coursebooks, only "through love".

 

Useful expressions:
Thanks = Köszönöm
Good morning/afternoon! = Jó napot!
Hello! = Szia!
Good bye! = Viszlát!
I don't speak Hungarian = Nem tudok magyarul
Sorry = Bocsánat!
Cheers! = Egészségedre!

 

 


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