Hungarian: The language with over 200 noun forms
10 facts about the Hungarian Language
Origin of the language
Hungarian originated in Asia
History of the language
It is thought that Hungarian originated during the 1st millennium BCE.
Learning the language
It takes 600 hours to learn Hungarian as an English speaker.
Hungarian language for beginners
Ten basic words to start learning in Hungarian:
I am a great admirer of mystery and magic. Look at this life - all mystery and magic.
Illusionist, magician and escape artist
The only things you regret are the things you didn't do.
Film director and filmmaker
In London, November isn’t a month, it’s a state of mind.
Fun facts about the Hungarian language
Consisting of 44 letters, megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért is the longest word in Hungarian, meaning “for your behavior as though you could not be degraded.”
Two words for red color
There are two words for the color red, piros and vörös. One denotes the color while the other denotes intensity.
In the Hungarian language, people write their surnames first and then their first names which may seem like an uncommon practice to many.
Unlike other European languages, the Hungarian language has significantly been influenced by Asian languages.
True name of the Hungarian language
Magyar is the actual name of the Hungarian language and is used to refer to speakers of Hungarian.
The Hungarian language can easily create a world record by creating words longer than 100 letters.
Presence of vowels
The Hungarian language has 14 vowels which is far greater than the vowels of English or other languages.
Flexible word order
Hungarian has a flexible word order, and there are several ways to join different words and create a sentence.
A strong connection to the roots
Hungarian has stayed true to its roots and contains 68% of its original words in contrast to other languages.
Its true roots are in America
Hungarian was found on the Runic Stone at the Yarmouth County Museum and may have been the first language.