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MAGYAR NYELV! The Hungarian Language is MINDBLOWING

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  • Langfocus
    Langfocus  3 жыл бұрын +419

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    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth 5 ай бұрын

      @Gibson Lavery A Kárpát-medencét nem kellett meghódítani, itt már magyar anyanyelvűek éltek, mikor Árpádék bejöttek. Lásd: László Gyula: Kettős honfoglalás, vagy legújabban a Magyarságkutató Intézet archeogenetikai eredményeit.

    • aria mohammady
      aria mohammady 6 ай бұрын

      @Caleb Berman 🤨🤨😑😑.

    • Caleb Berman
      Caleb Berman 6 ай бұрын

      Everyone that is reading this, has anyone ever told you that God loves you and has a great plan for your life? I want to tell you that 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ died on a cross for you to be saved and set free and that through Him there is forgiveness of sins. Everything you've ever done wrong can be forgiven because he loves you so very much. He died so that you could be reconciled to the Father God. If you want to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, the Bible says that if you confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. The power of sin can be broken off of your life, along with the power of guilt and shame. Confess your sins to Him and ask Him to forgive you, and he will. Pray to Him and give your life to him. Ask him to come into your heart and forgive you of sin, and to set you free. He loves you so very much! You can give your life to him simply by praying to Him from your heart, "Father, I confess that Jesus Christ died for me and is my Lord and Savior. I receive you right now. I confess that you, my Heavenly Father, have raised Christ from the dead. I call on you, my Lord, to save me. I repent of all sin and confess I've sinned. Forgive me, and set me free from everything that is not of you. Fill me with your Holy Spirit, a passion for the lost and a love for your Word. Give me holy boldness. Thank you for saving and setting me free. Use me to do great things for you. I thank you that I will never be the same again. In Jesus' name, Amen!"

    • Aranynap
      Aranynap 7 ай бұрын

      Hello from Hungary

  • Mokso
    Mokso 3 жыл бұрын +8739

    Only Hungarians and God can speak hungarian language

    • TheLazyWanderer
      TheLazyWanderer 3 күн бұрын

      I stand by that it's not very different from Greek

    • Alex
      Alex 22 күн бұрын


    • Ευσταθίος Δραγώνας
      Ευσταθίος Δραγώνας 29 күн бұрын

      Ἐἰ θεοὶ διαλέγονται τὴ τῶν Ἑλλήνων γλώττη χρῶνται

    • Taiya ♡
      Taiya ♡ Ай бұрын +1

      @K3csUP ez igaz szerintem a Magyar nyelv nyelvtana egy olyan embernek aki még nem hallott magyart beszélni felfoghatatlanul nehèz

  • スイ天野
    スイ天野 10 ай бұрын +307

    Watching this as a native Mongolian speaker, the Hungarian language seems really familiar and intuitively makes a lot of sense to me. A majority of the grammatical rules are essentially the same rules with just different sounds and even how the language sounds are familiar, too.

    • Ghola Tleilaxu
      Ghola Tleilaxu Ай бұрын

      @Wilhelm Tell More like orc tales than fairy tales.

    • Ghola Tleilaxu
      Ghola Tleilaxu Ай бұрын +1

      Hungarian language seem familiar to Mongolian because it is.

    • Gabor P
      Gabor P 2 ай бұрын

      @Tserenchimed Battulga Maybe so but what I wrote is what it means in Hungarian. Also, the HUN's half of my ancestors came from what is today Mongolia according to over 2000 years old Chinese history. It was about 2000 years ago when they split up 2 million went to Inner Mongolia/Manchuria today's northeast China. The other 2 million went all the way to central Europe. Left behind those so-called HU/Mongolia small horses and those wooden settles so the warriors can shoot the arrows while fleeing the recurved bows and the bright blue almost purple colour of cloth. Nomadic Mongolians still use it. Oh, and that famous round tent. Your people only inherited from the HUN tribes. So after the split of the HUN half become farmers the other half hunter-gatherer and warriors' Then in time the Mongolian tribes take over that grassland cause it wasn't good for growing crops on it wasn't fertile ad most wild animals were hunted down by the HUN's. Genghis Khan and his people came at least 1200 years later. This is why here and there some ancient Hugaria names the Mongolians still use today only sound a little different and yes the spelling. The HUN was not till the years 400 plus became literate by Attila who looked like any Mongolian today when he went to Rome to study and for architecture and a wife and bring in the Christian Religion cause they had only shamans back in the day that Mongolians still use today in their religion. Attila died around 453. In the mid-evil time, we had a king whose name was U Laszlo U meaning Ulan Laszlo meaning Leslie, Red Leslie. OH, the traditional hat and west and pants even the colours are very similar to what Mongolians also use today. But the bow and arrow date back to BC. Back then there were no Mongolian tribes ever existed. Just hundreds of years later when The HUN's moved away from that cold barren grassland. Oh, I can tell you even more cause on my mother's side my great-grandfather had little slanted eyes like those Oriental people. So other than me being a European mutt I have some ancient HUN blood in me too. lol.

    • Tserenchimed Battulga
      Tserenchimed Battulga 2 ай бұрын

      ​@Gabor P lol Ulaan means literally Red in Mongolian. The capital city changed its name from Niislel Khuree to Ulaanbaatar (Red Hero) after the revolution. It has nothing to do with Mulan or Wulan, or even brave.

    • Marc Winkler
      Marc Winkler 3 ай бұрын

      @Wilhelm Tell what a f shame

  • seantran69
    seantran69  Жыл бұрын +1082

    my history teacher is Hungarian and one tie one of my classmates to ask him to speak Hungarian, and he turned that entire lesson into a Hungarian lesson lol

    • CsZsolt
      CsZsolt 29 күн бұрын

      @Bellapple__ True story! I`m Hungarian, and I do that, as well. 😁

    • aranos
      aranos Ай бұрын

      @Uke Yaoi Fan yep, same in czechia, Slovakia etc. Father Xmas is, I suspect, another Yankee invention

    • Ale Goncalves
      Ale Goncalves 2 ай бұрын

      @Uke Yaoi Fan it's amazing that you say go back to Spain as a punishment for bad kids xd

    • The Seeker
      The Seeker 5 ай бұрын +2

      @Charlie Shaw-Pentek Many Hungarians see the belief in Santa Claus as an American thing only, as something that companies use for marketing to sell more stuff. In the region where I live, the Christmas belief is that it's an Angel that comes and brings the presents.

    • Tovarishch Eleonóra
      Tovarishch Eleonóra 6 ай бұрын +2

      @Caleb Berman What are you? A priest? 😆

  • Cristian Gaban
    Cristian Gaban 11 ай бұрын +260

    Hello from Transilvania , as a Romanian who grew up among ethnic Hungarians ,I can tell you straight that Hungarian is one of the hardest languages to learn .It's a beautiful and very complex language backed by a vast culture and tradition , but good luck trying to master it.

    • schnorpel
      schnorpel Ай бұрын +2

      I'm German and live in beautiful Mures and yes. Hungarian is a fucking difficult language and I won't even start to learn it. Romanian is way easier.

    • Ghola Tleilaxu
      Ghola Tleilaxu Ай бұрын

      What tradition?

    • NerdGlasses
      NerdGlasses Ай бұрын

      @Nagy Petra By the fact, we (the hungarians) are as so interesting as our language: We always know a way, to ensure for ourselves that we are the most poor people in mankind, and everything that we can do well is a worse copy of something, or related to eating or obscenity.

    • Emese Muranyi
      Emese Muranyi Ай бұрын

      :))) Én magyar vagyok.. Olyan szép ezt olvasni. Köszönjük!

  • Szabolcs Czada
    Szabolcs Czada  Жыл бұрын +1230

    As a Hungarian i am convinced, that we have the nicest sounding poetry in the world. Too bad only we can understand it.

    • The Mr Koxi
      The Mr Koxi Ай бұрын +1

      And nobody can swear like a Hungarian. We are definitely the first in that, I know this from a linguist.😂

      ROMANABSOLUT Ай бұрын

      @Szabolcz : "praise me mouth that I give you to eat" - Romanian saying which means praising yourself since you never made somebody else to do it.

    • István Gránicz
      István Gránicz Ай бұрын

      @流Ryu it is because you do not understand a single word of the language

    • axel pálfy
      axel pálfy Ай бұрын

      az egy akkora marhaság senki nem tudja osszehasonlitani az osszes nyelvet, ezálttal az ilyen kijelentések abszurdok, számomra smmi kulonos nincs a magyar nyelvben ha hasonlitom a tobbihez amit beszélek,

  • King Usurper
    King Usurper 25 күн бұрын +7

    I'm Romanian, and I still can't believe I've never visited that beautiful country. I 100% need to go to Budapest one day.

  • Dusan Pejcic
    Dusan Pejcic 4 жыл бұрын +4186

    Én tanulok magyarul más fél évet és nagyon szeretem a magyar nyelvet. Nehéz de szép és nagyon szép halgatni. Most lakom a Budapesten és én nagyon szeretek ez város. Sajnos töbnyire sok külfoldi emberek nem szereti tanulni magyarul.

    • K3csUP
      K3csUP Ай бұрын

      Well done! continue and you'll reach that What's your goal!

    • Nemeth Istvan Balazs
      Nemeth Istvan Balazs Ай бұрын

      Szervusz! Örülök neki hogy magyarul tanulsz. Esetleg ha segítség kell, állok a rendelkezésedre.

    • Gr3g0ry0104
      Gr3g0ry0104 Ай бұрын

      @GreenWolf14 Szerintem érteni fogja.Hiszen Budapesten él. :)

    • GreenWolf14
      GreenWolf14 Ай бұрын

      @Gr3g0ry0104 Na most ezt angolul is mert aki ezt írta angol : D

    • Gr3g0ry0104
      Gr3g0ry0104 Ай бұрын

      @Ádám Szőke menny

  • MaireadPeig
    MaireadPeig 2 жыл бұрын +781

    In the early 1900s, my Burgenland grandfather, attended school, where is his lessons were given in the morning in German, and the exact same lessons were given in Hungarian in the afternoon. Thus was bilingual education in the Austro- Hungarian Empire. He loved the Hungarian language, even though he was Austrian, because he found it more romantic, and saw that Hungarian men had an easier charm with the women, than the stiff Germanic people. He always attempted to emulate their charming ways with women. As children, we would try to get him to say something in Hungarian, even though we didn’t understand it, because it sounded so wonderful. My dad said, he realized later in life that my grandfather’s swear words were actual Hungarian and not German.

    • Mogyi Joc
      Mogyi Joc Ай бұрын

      :-)) Ez tetszett!

    • Running Singer 🎤
      Running Singer 🎤 2 ай бұрын

      This is awesome! Thanks for sharing a piece of your family history! ;)

    • Lysergic Acid
      Lysergic Acid 2 ай бұрын

      I wish more countries would teach bilingualism in the education system. It's like in Kenya where most people speak both English and Swahili. I've always been envious of people with foreign parents who grow up speaking both English and their mother tongue.

    • Harold Beck
      Harold Beck 3 ай бұрын

      There is no language that equals Hungarian for swearing in.

    • Caleb Berman
      Caleb Berman 6 ай бұрын

      Everyone that is reading this, has anyone ever told you that God loves you and has a great plan for your life? I want to tell you that 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ died on a cross for you to be saved and set free and that through Him there is forgiveness of sins. Everything you've ever done wrong can be forgiven because he loves you so very much. He died so that you could be reconciled to the Father God. If you want to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, the Bible says that if you confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. The power of sin can be broken off of your life, along with the power of guilt and shame. Confess your sins to Him and ask Him to forgive you, and he will. Pray to Him and give your life to him. Ask him to come into your heart and forgive you of sin, and to set you free. He loves you so very much! You can give your life to him simply by praying to Him from your heart, "Father, I confess that Jesus Christ died for me and is my Lord and Savior. I receive you right now. I confess that you, my Heavenly Father, have raised Christ from the dead. I call on you, my Lord, to save me. I repent of all sin and confess I've sinned. Forgive me, and set me free from everything that is not of you. Fill me with your Holy Spirit, a passion for the lost and a love for your Word. Give me holy boldness. Thank you for saving and setting me free. Use me to do great things for you. I thank you that I will never be the same again. In Jesus' name, Amen!"

  • Raestera
    Raestera 2 жыл бұрын +606

    This language is so different in Europe and foreigners rarely learn it that when I went to Budapest and said "koszonom" (thank you) everyone was blown away. I mean in other European countries locals will be pleased if you can say "thank you" but in Hungary it's another level

    • Mogyi Joc
      Mogyi Joc Ай бұрын

      Marhaság! Csak elakadt a szavuk, hogy végre egy külföldi, aki meg tudja magyarul köszönni!

    • brigiish
      brigiish 2 ай бұрын

      My boyfriend is Australian and he’s learning Hungarian so he can talk with my family because most of them don’t speak English. He can say the most basic things like köszönöm or egészségedre or say hi to my grandma as szia mama and everybody loses their minds about it. It is so rare that a non-Hungarian speaks the language we just love to hear it. 😊

    • Lysergic Acid
      Lysergic Acid 2 ай бұрын

      @Flora 20 As an American, I can also relate to how little people care about other languages. The one people learn the most is Spanish because of our neighbor Mexico followed by French because of our neighbor Canada but even then, most people don't care and a lot of people even get pissed when they hear people speaking other languages here. The whole "learn English or go back to your own country" bullshit. I've always been interested in learning another language but I've always found it difficult no matter what language I try and how "easy" it is to learn. I finally settled on Japanese because I just love their history and their culture and I'm envious of the respect and honor they tend to have in their society. I'm really sticking with it and one day I'll speak Japanese!

    • Janos Gotz
      Janos Gotz 4 ай бұрын

      We know how difficult this language is for someone who didn't learn it from the day he/she was born, so we truly appreciate if they try, even if it's just a couple of words.

    • Caleb Berman
      Caleb Berman 6 ай бұрын

      Everyone that is reading this, has anyone ever told you that God loves you and has a great plan for your life? I want to tell you that 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ died on a cross for you to be saved and set free and that through Him there is forgiveness of sins. Everything you've ever done wrong can be forgiven because he loves you so very much. He died so that you could be reconciled to the Father God. If you want to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, the Bible says that if you confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. The power of sin can be broken off of your life, along with the power of guilt and shame. Confess your sins to Him and ask Him to forgive you, and he will. Pray to Him and give your life to him. Ask him to come into your heart and forgive you of sin, and to set you free. He loves you so very much! You can give your life to him simply by praying to Him from your heart, "Father, I confess that Jesus Christ died for me and is my Lord and Savior. I receive you right now. I confess that you, my Heavenly Father, have raised Christ from the dead. I call on you, my Lord, to save me. I repent of all sin and confess I've sinned. Forgive me, and set me free from everything that is not of you. Fill me with your Holy Spirit, a passion for the lost and a love for your Word. Give me holy boldness. Thank you for saving and setting me free. Use me to do great things for you. I thank you that I will never be the same again. In Jesus' name, Amen!"

  • Olivia Pawlik
    Olivia Pawlik  Жыл бұрын +667

    That's easy, I'm from Poland, I saw my brothers and I watched it
    Polak, Węgier, dwa bratanki 🇵🇱❤🇭🇺

    • Stuart Morrow
      Stuart Morrow 5 ай бұрын

      It's just two brothers

    • Olivia Pawlik
      Olivia Pawlik 8 ай бұрын +1

      @László Gémes Dziękuję!😁❤️

    • László Gémes
      László Gémes 8 ай бұрын +2

      Cześć Olivia! Masz pięknie imię!

    • Dafrange
      Dafrange  Жыл бұрын +2

      Love from Hungary Poland❤️

      NEKED CSAK MILÁN  Жыл бұрын +6

      Lengyel-magyar két jó barát❤️

  • Tom Bombadil
    Tom Bombadil 3 ай бұрын +74

    I love in my language the amount of expressions. What a rain can be like with verbs? Esik: it rains. Szemerkél: a very light rain. Szitál: dense, but almost invisible rain. Csepeg: some drops of rain. Ömlik: quite heavy rain. Szakad: very heavy rain. Zuhog: dense rain with big raindrops. Etc etc etc 😂😂 Maybe that is why we love poetry.

    • Ana Bertescu
      Ana Bertescu 24 күн бұрын

      Nagyon szép

    • Tom Bombadil
      Tom Bombadil Ай бұрын

      @Alina 194 yes, I agree absolutely!!

    • Mogyi Joc
      Mogyi Joc Ай бұрын +2

      Könnyű neked, hogy magyarnak születtél! Ja, meg nekem is... :-)

    • Alina 194
      Alina 194 2 ай бұрын +8

      I speak Hungarian AND English. In Australia I have to convince Australians that English is NOT the hardest language in the world ...
      Then my father says the EXACT same thing to me as the above comment, and I have to say. "There are many UNIQUE things about Hungarian - being super expressive is NOT one of them"
      All the same words for rain
      'drizzling' 'spitting' 'raining' ' ' downpour' 'showers' 'pouring' etc...
      Just because a language is complex (which Hungarian IS more so than English) it doesn't make it more "beautiful" necessarily.
      Minden nyelv gyonyoru, a sajat modjaban! Nem maga a nyelv 'szep' es bonyolult, hanem annak a tehetsege/kepessege aki azt a nyelvet hasznalja.
      Do you know what I mean?!?!!

  • dog _adik
    dog _adik  Жыл бұрын +110

    I am a native kazakh, and I have been learning hungarian for year and I can attest to that it was easy. I believe that Altaic languages exist, and that hungarians and kazakh are related to each other.

    • Làszlo Szekere
      Làszlo Szekere Ай бұрын

      I'm related to some extent to Kazakh.part of my family is Kún.

  • Kuraama
    Kuraama 3 жыл бұрын +5876

    Azt mondják a *hatalmasok*
    Hogy akinek *hat alma sok*
    Az már egy *hatalmas ok*
    Hogy ne legyen *hatalma sok*

    • Alice Unicorne
      Alice Unicorne Ай бұрын

      @Redzs 😀 jah

    • Mogyi Joc
      Mogyi Joc Ай бұрын

      Ne szédítsd a népet, mert elijednek! :-))

    • Zsuzsi Jándék
      Zsuzsi Jándék Ай бұрын

      @Enes TEKİN that’s why I love turkish so so much (as a hungarian)🫶

    • Zsuzsi Jándék
      Zsuzsi Jándék Ай бұрын

      @Simó Laura valójában harmadik, de igen😁

    • Luise Straub
      Luise Straub 2 ай бұрын +1

      Et orobalja mas nyelven valaki mondani

  • Alpha993
    Alpha993 2 жыл бұрын +356

    As a native Hungarian speaker living in the US, I've had a few instances where I hear people speaking in Finnish near me. It's quite strange since to me it sounds as if they were speaking Hungarian but I can't understand anything they're saying. Some Finns have also said the same when they hear me speaking Hungarian with my family.

    • Tovarishch Eleonóra
      Tovarishch Eleonóra 2 ай бұрын +1

      @TheRongy I know. I'm hungarian too. But actually some people also use the word autó which just an international loan word.

    • TheRongy
      TheRongy 2 ай бұрын

      @Tovarishch Eleonóra It's Kocsi in Hungarian!

    • Caleb Berman
      Caleb Berman 6 ай бұрын

      Everyone that is reading this, has anyone ever told you that God loves you and has a great plan for your life? I want to tell you that 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ died on a cross for you to be saved and set free and that through Him there is forgiveness of sins. Everything you've ever done wrong can be forgiven because he loves you so very much. He died so that you could be reconciled to the Father God. If you want to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, the Bible says that if you confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. The power of sin can be broken off of your life, along with the power of guilt and shame. Confess your sins to Him and ask Him to forgive you, and he will. Pray to Him and give your life to him. Ask him to come into your heart and forgive you of sin, and to set you free. He loves you so very much! You can give your life to him simply by praying to Him from your heart, "Father, I confess that Jesus Christ died for me and is my Lord and Savior. I receive you right now. I confess that you, my Heavenly Father, have raised Christ from the dead. I call on you, my Lord, to save me. I repent of all sin and confess I've sinned. Forgive me, and set me free from everything that is not of you. Fill me with your Holy Spirit, a passion for the lost and a love for your Word. Give me holy boldness. Thank you for saving and setting me free. Use me to do great things for you. I thank you that I will never be the same again. In Jesus' name, Amen!"

    • Fügen Türkoĝlu
      Fügen Türkoĝlu 8 ай бұрын +3

      @ALEyZEEO- Aleyzee Exactly! First, I think they speak a Turkic language. Then when I hear more and don't understand then I know it's Hungarian.

    • András Rácz
      András Rácz 8 ай бұрын +4

      @Riitta Puhjo ice is jég in Hungarian, indeed similar (most of the common vocabulary is very basic short words)

  • Tursun Barthez
    Tursun Barthez 2 жыл бұрын +700

    Hello, I’m Uyghur and my language is very similar to Hungarian language. Now, i learning Hungarian, when you talk about the history of the scrip, i sawed the new conception.

    • alanOHALAN
      alanOHALAN Ай бұрын

      @Mehmet Ozturk proof?

    • romystumpy
      romystumpy 3 ай бұрын +2

      Nice to hear from an uyghur

    • alanOHALAN
      alanOHALAN 8 ай бұрын

      @Engin Korkmaz Turkic does sound like Korean to me, and I am Han Chinese. Turkish nomads used to live in Mongolia after the Huns left. Both the Huns and the Turks were threatening the Han Chinese, so eventually they were driven out of Mongolia. The Mongolians appeared after the Turks left. In Chinese history, there were dozens of nomadic tribes lived in Mongolia.

  • Matej Starčević
    Matej Starčević 2 жыл бұрын +546

    Love Hungary from Croatia 🇭🇷♥️🇭🇺

    • László Gémes
      László Gémes 8 ай бұрын

      Bok Matej! Mi kochamo Vas

    • Róbert Kökény
      Róbert Kökény 8 ай бұрын

      i ja volim hrvatski :) Baš prije nekoliko tjedana sam završio Krležu (životno djelo, sa Zastavama :), sad sam uzeo Rat i mir na Hrvatskome, mislim, da je to najbliže ruskom jeziku (pored srpskog), pa zbog prjevoda je bolje čitati. (Inače čitam i na ćirilici)
      Ali Otokar Keršovani mi se zarezao u pamet zauvijek: Na vrh hridi crne trne rani rumeni zrak ... od ovoga mi opadaju mađari :). Za njih je "Krk" već nemoguće i "Lj" ...

    • XDomyX
      XDomyX 11 ай бұрын +2

      @Gábor Sztárcsevics Hi Gabor! Starcevic gens are probably originally from Lika in Croatia. Didnt know there are hungarian Starcevic people :D

    • Nom
      Nom  Жыл бұрын

      ayo my man give our coastline back lmao

    • Hédi Fendrik
      Hédi Fendrik  Жыл бұрын

      @Gábor Sztárcsevics nem, a végén -ty van a vezeték nevén

  • No Yes
    No Yes  Жыл бұрын +70

    As an albanian. I give this language 11/10. Hungarian language is certainly the language to writte ancient texts

    • peasantcore
      peasantcore 7 ай бұрын +3

      I think the same about your language :D cheers from Hungary

  • XX X
    XX X 4 жыл бұрын +854

    I am Austrian, I speak some languages fluently and really like foreign languages.
    Hungarian is my favourite foreign language. It's the most elegant and creative foreign language for me. Also the Hungarian Culture is very rich and special.
    Én osztrák és magyarul az én kedvenc idegen nyelvem. :-) Különösen szép nyelv és nagyon érdekes a Magyar Kultúra is.

    • TheRongy
      TheRongy 2 ай бұрын

      Köszönöm szépen!

    • Herr Krake
      Herr Krake 7 ай бұрын

      If you like elegant and creative languages then try Russian. It's like Hungarian, but from the other side.

    • susan Legeza
      susan Legeza  Жыл бұрын

      @Ferenc Cseh magyar vagyok de nem szeretem a “becezgetest”, e.g. ko”szi. No grammar, silly slang!

    • Mics
      Mics  Жыл бұрын +1

      @SJM84HU osztrákot akart mondani

    • Mics
      Mics  Жыл бұрын

      @pálinkás szilárd az "egyik"-et csak 1 gy-vel írjuk.

  • narkoface
    narkoface 2 жыл бұрын +584

    "digging into Hungarian a little bit"
    -> proceeds to explain like 90% of the grammar more in-depth than Hungarian schools do, leaving me feel uneducated about my own language
    (respect though, great video)

    • Mogyi Joc
      Mogyi Joc Ай бұрын

      @acca effe Jól látod. Ha valaki a saját nyelvét sem ismeri, nehéz egy idegen nyelvet elsajátítania, de mint ahogyan pár perccel ezelőtt egy hozzászólásomban megemlítettem, elsőre hirtelen nem célszerű a nyelvtan legmélyére ásni, mert csak elmegy az ember kedve az egésztől! Itt is a fokozatosság elvét kell betartani és menni fog!

    • decalco137
      decalco137 Ай бұрын

      @mike padurjan Wrong. Ukrainian is a mixed, Russian and Polish language.

    • mike padurjan
      mike padurjan 3 ай бұрын

      To sum it up Hungarian is a mixed language Finnish mongol Turkish and some German slavick

    • 2.0 Mmffrrr
      2.0 Mmffrrr 9 ай бұрын

      Nekem is kb. ez a gondolatom volt XD

    • Virág Károly
      Virág Károly  Жыл бұрын +2

      Ok, I must defend our schools. We do learn our grammar in school, and this video is a great summary of the surface of the Hungarian grammar. Although, it is always a choice if we learn it or not. This particular individual probably chose not to learn of their mother tongue.

  • Marci Profiツ
    Marci Profiツ 5 ай бұрын +28

    Köszönöm Istennek, hogy ezt a gyönyörű nyelvet beszélhetem!😇

  • ellevehaler
    ellevehaler Ай бұрын +8

    As a Pole, I’ve been attempting to start learning Hungarian. I’m already learning Korean, Japanese and Finnish and I’m doing pretty well and I love how unique Finnish is and how… expressive it is? I like learning languages with rich vocabulary because one of my main passions is songwriting so I appreciate languages that let you express your thoughts very precisely. Korean, Japanese and Finnish are wonderful when it comes to means of expressing yourself, you can even express very specific nuances in countless ways! I thought Hungarian would be good for that as well because supposedly Hungarian poetry is really interesting.
    The pronunciation is a little hard though, like it’s confusing. 😅 For example, s is pronounced more like our Polish sz and sz is pronounced like our Polish s. So confusing lol

    • Fritzier
      Fritzier Күн бұрын

      Im also learning japanese. been doing it for over a year but cant seem to progress :/ . Good luck on your hungarian tho! Sikerülni fog!
      Also love from Hungary

  • Rafał Maciejewski
    Rafał Maciejewski 2 жыл бұрын +37

    Polak, Węgier - dwa bratanki,
    i do szabli, i do szklanki,
    oba zuchy, oba żwawi,
    niech im Pan Bóg błogosławi.

  • Alexander Lange
    Alexander Lange 4 ай бұрын +23

    Thank you for this post (Magyar Nyelv) that is extremely well done ! I was born in Paris from Hungarian parents (political refugees ,1956) and my first language up until I was 7 years old, was Hungarian. Very early on, I became fascinated with different cultures and languages (Marco Polo's fault). So much so, that nowadays, I am a French, English, Latin teacher . When I hear Hungarian (Magyar) I have chills in my spine even though the journey of my life has brought me from France to the U.S and back to France. I can't help being proud of my origins , my culture, my language. Büske vagyok ara hogy magyar szàrmazas vagyok.

    • Csaba T.
      Csaba T. Ай бұрын

      Büszkék vagyunk rád és a szüleidre!

    • xerxen100
      xerxen100 2 ай бұрын

      Akkor te pont az ellentétem vagy, én egyetlen idegennyelvet se beszélek :D

  • Lea Tóti
    Lea Tóti 2 жыл бұрын +2303

    I'm watching this as a hungarian, and I've just realized how difficult our language is hahaha

    • istván csősz
      istván csősz 2 ай бұрын

      I learn English . I say that english more difficiult. :)))

    • Re_di_Roma_is_back
      Re_di_Roma_is_back 2 ай бұрын

      E' molto difficile: ai livelli del finlandese. Il turco è leggermente più facile.

    • αλείφ
      αλείφ 2 ай бұрын

      It is difficult but so are other languages. I find these features of Hungarian really interesting.

    • Babsiri
      Babsiri 3 ай бұрын

      @asziiee Hát, mivel ez a mindennapi nyelvünk, amit mindennap használunk, és nekünk már annyira könnyű, így nekem sem tűnt fel😂

    • Tundehorvathova
      Tundehorvathova 5 ай бұрын

      @ArturM Bitemo 🤣🤣 hát igazad van

  • Lux Ferre
    Lux Ferre 2 жыл бұрын +232

    In modern Ukrainian, Hungary is still called Угорщина (Ugorshchina), hinting the Ugric ancestry.

    • Róbert Kökény
      Róbert Kökény 8 ай бұрын

      Just to mention: MAGYAR (or similar pronouncing) in old proto magyar language mean: HUMAN
      magyarul = "In human (language)" :D

    • Bálint Sitkei
      Bálint Sitkei 10 ай бұрын +6

      @Яна Рихліцька Your reply was the best on this page. new name Magyar is = Magiar, our older name was Hun (Hun=Hán (Chinese asked wise Hun the be there leader, the first emperor (from Ordos (Erdős = in English Foresty(or Forestie)), we were also Scythian = Szittya = Székely = Sekler, we are from the Scythian empire from that from Media (you wrote Mad... = Méd) (and before Zarathustra and Persian mages, there was Med magis (magician = mágus) still in west a healer is called medic (actually Persian mages only cared about the fire elemets, our Hungarian culture had 4 +1 elements, the older was more complete) In Hunnic and Scythian empires Magiars were the cleric class, leaders, it was a dual leadership a Hun was a military leader a Magi was a spiritual leader. We existed in the previous world-months, now about our history there is a big confusion as in this end of era it was predicted already at the switch in time of Jesus (Iesus) That was the Fish (Piesces) world month beginning... the problems are big but we slowly going to Aquarius (Water Bearer) in less than 100yrs. (before Jesus was Aries (Ram), and Taurus (Bull)) All these "world-months" are 26000/12 = 2166 years long) Even Old Egyptians stated Scythians were the oldest. Probably it is not like Turkish and Korean or German or Finnish were impact on Hungarian language but exactly the opposite way... We didn't wrote down knowledges, our myths and tales and our language has the keys to unlock self-awakening, most of still not much materialist, we have the oldest writings in runatic but thats not important, we didn't wrote down into stones that is not our mentality, nowadays Europeans at west were nowhere when we already knew the world and they will be nowhere we will still exist. (E-úr-ó-pán it is from Hungarian words by-the-way...)

    • Яна Рихліцька
      Яна Рихліцька  Жыл бұрын +20

      And I remember that my granny from Podilskiy region (Ukraine) also called the Hungary as "Madyary" )(мадяри)

  • VolkishElf
    VolkishElf 2 жыл бұрын +149

    Poland and Germany often hold grudges against each but whenever we see the cute little Hungary our hearts melt together

  • Sally Reid
    Sally Reid  Жыл бұрын +49

    Now that I’ve been learning Turkish for a few weeks, Hungarian doesn’t actually seem that complicated. I was quite surprised to see how similar they are in some aspects, such as the way that words are made possessive. But maybe that’s because these are the only 2 agglutinative languages I really know anything about

    • Yeet
      Yeet 16 күн бұрын

      ​@Merve Yildirim bu dil ailesi sadece bi öneri olarak ortaya atılmıştır, resmi bir dil ailesi değildir.

    • romystumpy
      romystumpy 3 ай бұрын +1

      @Altan BERK interesting to hear your take on Magyar language

    • Altan BERK
      Altan BERK 7 ай бұрын

      @Haji Azizov Well, Azerbaijani for you, Turkish for me :) I am from Urmia.

    • Haji Azizov
      Haji Azizov 9 ай бұрын

      @Altan BERK Are u azerbaijani, qashqai or turkmen ?

    • Altan BERK
      Altan BERK  Жыл бұрын +7

      I am Turkish from Iran and we speak Turkish at home and everywhere expect the school where Persian is used only, we almost do not study Turkish, I remember I started to study Turkish at the age of 16 and I was shocked to see the strange grammar it has, vowel harmony for example and I was thinking how I spoke this language for one and half decades without thinking of its grammar! Also it was funny and not easy for me to pronounce "ü" and "ö" separately and not in a word even though I was speaking this language for 15 years almost :))) Now I can see there are similarities between Turkish and Hungarian, to me Hungarian sounds like a Siberian Turkic language which has been heavily Europeanized.

  • Kartsu
    Kartsu 2 жыл бұрын +39

    Such a beautiful language!! 🇫🇮🇭🇺

  • Kotejs
    Kotejs  Жыл бұрын +18

    I'm Polish and I know only polish and english. I visited Hungary once and it was my best travel ever. I find hungarian language so strange, so different, so fascinating because of totally different language logic. English is quite similar to Polish when comes to grammar logic so I never wondered how different other languages can be. I know it is stupid but I wonder how is to learn English in school as a kind when your native language is Hungarian (or in general its language family). Even asian languages like Chinese, Japanese or Korean are not that strange for me like Hungarian is. As a person who speaks an indo-european language and live in central Europe where that huge language group dominates, it's obvious for me that they are somewhat similar (not even mentioning group of slavic languages) so I never really had to think that there are more ways to build language than this one known from indo-european ones. Idk.
    I don't know, I feel that I write stupid things now because it should be more obvious. Anyway, Hungary

    • Ferenc Mori
      Ferenc Mori 18 күн бұрын

      @Ekes Andras I'm Hungarian and I find it intriguing how you described the Hungarian logic. We certainly have a very different mindset and logic; I only understood this when I reached advanced level in English. Although I don't know what you meant by "they often build sentences without a verb"... I don't think it's true. Sometimes there are lots of words at the beginning of the sentence to specify the topic, but eventually there's always a verb in the end. E.g.: Megannyi értelmes, okos és művelt emberrel találkoztam. It means that I've met so many different smart, intelligent and educated people... in which "találkoztam" is the verb I met, "ember" is people and the rest is just a quantifier and adjectives. Or the other thing you might have thought of was our 1-word sentences, which could be confusing for non-Hungarian speakers. Such as "Megvehetitek", meaning You can buy it.; or "Megjavíttatják" meaning They will get it fixed. But these are not sentences without a verb, these are actually conjugated verbs that carry so much meaning that make them valid sentences by themselves. Although I'm just guessing since I'm not sure what you meant by that. It was interesting to read about it, though.

    • Ekes Andras
      Ekes Andras 23 күн бұрын +1

      No, I had exactly the same experience. I am from Austria, but live in Transylvania so I very often have to travel through Hungary and also here in Transylvania it is useful to know the language, so I started to learn it a bit. But you really have to completely change your way of thinking, because Hungarian uses such a different logic than the one we are used to - us indo-european speakers. I also noticed that they very often build sentences without a verb, which is totally strange. They understand me, when I speak my broken Pidgin-Hungarian with our grammar logic, but they say the same things completely different.

    • mogytamas2
      mogytamas2 Ай бұрын

      To also answer the question as a Hungarian, as a kid, its absolute chaos XD In many respects German is easier for a Hungarian, the creation of words and sentences is like a cleaner Hungarian so it's kind of just the matter of knowing the German equivalent of a word and some basic grammar. I did not go down that path though :D English is my first foreign language and it is somehow more difficult to wrap a kid's head around it.

    • basyki
      basyki  Жыл бұрын

      Fascist Femboy uwu thats amazing! What are those 5?

    • basyki
      basyki  Жыл бұрын +1

      Heya! To answer your question about learning languages as a hungarian: I personally live in slovakia but I am a hungarian, and in school we had to learn Slovak, Hungarian, English, German. For me it was always really weird to learn otther languages, like slovak and german having genders in them, and english with all the exceptions. I didnt learn basically any language from school cuz of this, only by myself. English I learned from games and YT while growing up, I always tought its really easy to speak it, but in grammar i was always bad (in school with grades basically) xd Slovak I never liked, for me the otther slavic languages always sounded better, but ofc I had to learn it since they force you to use it in official situations here. German I absolutelly hated, made no sense for me, hard to pronounce words etc. I dunno..me as a hungarian native speaker, I cant seem to grasp the genders in language gramatics (since hun doesnt use it). Anyways, I always tought that hungarian is a language wich makes so much sence, and as in the video was said: its not that hard if you start to learn it. I wholehearthedly recommend learning it, once you understand it its sooo nice to just talk :D (except when you are under the influance of some kind of substance, than you ll just rather speak english xD) its really nice for writing novels or poems, rap etc ,also you can really spot the differance in people who speak hungarian, for example you know if someone young/elderly is talking/writing or that person is a non native speaker, if that person is really smart/dumb, in general you can just recognise the person from the way he/she talks. Btw if someone would like to I can try to help anyone learn hungarian. Right now I can speak in 3 languages(speak and not write :D so ofc i make mistakes) but im going to learn more. My first goal is japanese since I think it has lot of similarities to hungarian, and after that mandarin and latin myb. Sorry for making this so long, have a nice day!^^

  • Billy
    Billy 4 жыл бұрын +8471

    Hungarian grammar is quite simple: Subject + Predicate + Bazdmeg

    • Sandor Hodi
      Sandor Hodi 6 ай бұрын

      @- Hungarian MElsa Channel - Fuck it

    • György Klutsik
      György Klutsik 8 ай бұрын

      you are very primitve

    • Vivien Takacs
      Vivien Takacs 9 ай бұрын

      @Александр Воробьёв bazdmeg means fuck you and idk if it's because I'm Hungarian but it actually sounds harsher than English 😭😭 I'm laughing so hard though I can't

  • ZephyrLily2002
    ZephyrLily2002 2 жыл бұрын +169

    Native Hungarian, English teacher here, bit of a linguist nerd. This video is amazing, great work. Well done.

    • Siberian Girl
      Siberian Girl 5 ай бұрын

      @Szeretemahansant is it because you learned it young?
      I do think most people around the world have access to the English language now with so much global travel, I was in some remote parts of Asia in the early 80’s & almost everyone had some English & were enthusiastic about speaking/ practicing it (except Japan-they didn’t really want to speak English). I do think it would be much harder to learn Hungarian as there isn’t much similarities to other info European languages. -Finnish maybe, but who speaks that🙂

    • Szeretemahansant
      Szeretemahansant 5 ай бұрын

      @Siberian Girl english is so easy for us hungarians like everybody can speak it😭😭😭

    • Caleb Berman
      Caleb Berman 6 ай бұрын +1

      Everyone that is reading this, has anyone ever told you that God loves you and has a great plan for your life? I want to tell you that 2,000 years ago, Jesus Christ died on a cross for you to be saved and set free and that through Him there is forgiveness of sins. Everything you've ever done wrong can be forgiven because he loves you so very much. He died so that you could be reconciled to the Father God. If you want to receive Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, the Bible says that if you confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. The power of sin can be broken off of your life, along with the power of guilt and shame. Confess your sins to Him and ask Him to forgive you, and he will. Pray to Him and give your life to him. Ask him to come into your heart and forgive you of sin, and to set you free. He loves you so very much! You can give your life to him simply by praying to Him from your heart, "Father, I confess that Jesus Christ died for me and is my Lord and Savior. I receive you right now. I confess that you, my Heavenly Father, have raised Christ from the dead. I call on you, my Lord, to save me. I repent of all sin and confess I've sinned. Forgive me, and set me free from everything that is not of you. Fill me with your Holy Spirit, a passion for the lost and a love for your Word. Give me holy boldness. Thank you for saving and setting me free. Use me to do great things for you. I thank you that I will never be the same again. In Jesus' name, Amen!"

    • Siberian Girl
      Siberian Girl 8 ай бұрын

      I would think (American) English is a difficult language, having borrowed words from so many different languages. Is it?

  • Qazet Asqat
    Qazet Asqat 2 жыл бұрын +87

    I am very surprised by the similarities between Hungarian and my native tongue Kazakh in the grammar system. Please make some videos about Turkic languages.

    • Michał S
      Michał S 9 ай бұрын +1

      Kazakh is similar to Turkish etc, they are in one family, Hungarian is further away though there are some analogies

    • Maria Almasi
      Maria Almasi 10 ай бұрын

      Don't worry is not some of the Kazar and Turkish

    • Blue Spaceman
      Blue Spaceman  Жыл бұрын +1

      That would be good, I hope so.

  • Candice Huggins
    Candice Huggins  Жыл бұрын +60

    I’m so glad I stumbled on this video! I grew up mostly in Hungary, and I miss it dearly. It’s getting harder and harder to remember words when speaking… now that I’ve been removed 16 years, but I still understand enough to get by. The village of Sülysáp is where I learned Hungarian. But the town of Tata is where I learned to love Hungarian. ❤️🤍💚 Much love from the US

  • Jaro
    Jaro 3 ай бұрын +16

    I’m simple polish man I see Hungarian flag I’m clicking video 🇵🇱♥️🇭🇺
    Greetings from Poland

  • It's shrimp in a bag!
    It's shrimp in a bag! 6 ай бұрын +21

    Need to learn Hungarian pronunciation fast to sing Maradj Velem for my Hungarian friend who might not live much longer. 😭 Thank you for this awesome video and for making me more in love with the Hungarian language and people.

    • Csaba T.
      Csaba T. Ай бұрын

      Do you need any help?

  • E Mansini
    E Mansini  Жыл бұрын +52

    I traveled to Budapest and before arriving I tried to study Hungarian for simple conversation. I just couldn’t wrap my head around it. I only knew the most simple words, thank you, hello goodbye etc. beautiful city, and very welcoming people.

    • Barnabás Szőke
      Barnabás Szőke  Жыл бұрын

      I think for other countryes it's a torture to spell hungarian words

    • golden feathers
      golden feathers  Жыл бұрын +4

      It's ok, it you know a few words like köszönöm, jó napot, viszlát we will appreciate the effort anyway because we know it is very hard for foreigners to learn and pronounce even a few words in Hungarian.

  • Driver Night
    Driver Night 4 жыл бұрын +2015

    Most jöttem rá, hogy tényleg kurva nehéz a magyar nyelv xD

    • Csaba istvan Vitalyos
      Csaba istvan Vitalyos Ай бұрын

      @Bianka Ponyokai mint például a különbség a j és ly között

    • Alice Unicorne
      Alice Unicorne Ай бұрын

      szerintem pedig nem, csak ök máshogyan vizsgálják, Máshogyan elemzik, a saját nyelvük szerint. Miért nincs magyaroknak az iskolákban hogyan irjuk le a szavakat versenyük? Mint pl az angol nyelvüeknek? Mert nálunk kb mindent ugy irunk ahogy ejtjük. A lényeg, ha magyarul gondolkodsz, akkor tök egyszerü, azaz, ha logikád a magyarul gondolkodás szerint müködteted.Remélem érted, a magyarázatom ellenére😃

    • Erika S
      Erika S 7 ай бұрын

      @Hansen Max kavezoban mast is lehet enni nem ugy mint Magyarorszagon ahol kave es suti a fo kaja.

    • Erika S
      Erika S 7 ай бұрын

      Igen nehez de van nehezebb is. Peldaul Japan. Ha nem hiszel nekem probald meg.

    • CoolKoon
      CoolKoon  Жыл бұрын

      @Vera Bolton Mióta szláv nyelv a román? Nem véletlenül említettem SZLÁV nyelveket és nem a románt. Ugyanis az angolban nagyon sok a francia behatás (olyan sok, hogy egyesek szerint az angol igazából nem is germán nyelv, hanem egy germán-latin keveréknyelv/kreol), így nem meglepő, hogy hamarabb megtanul egy angol románul mint magyarul.

  • HELH
    HELH 2 жыл бұрын +377

    Greetings to Hungary from Ireland 🇮🇪🇭🇺

    • TheRongy
      TheRongy 2 ай бұрын

      Right back at you!

    • CreatiVIA
      CreatiVIA 7 ай бұрын

      My Irish finacee is learning Hungarian. He's enthusiastic, but boy, he's in for a ride :'D
      Greetings to you too!

    • Reeanna S
      Reeanna S  Жыл бұрын +1

      O' Magyarország 😂🙃😁

    • Mózes Dévényi
      Mózes Dévényi  Жыл бұрын +1

      Greetings from hungary!

    • Botond Pongrácz
      Botond Pongrácz  Жыл бұрын +3

      Greetings my deer ire friend

  • Sovix
    Sovix 2 жыл бұрын +142

    When I was in Finland, it was shocking how even thou, I did not understand them, the way the words sounded and were used were so familiar.

    • Erika S
      Erika S 7 ай бұрын +1

      In Finnish language víz=number 5 😊

    • Viki Máté
      Viki Máté 2 жыл бұрын +9

      I experienced the same thing among estonians. So cool!😊

    • golden feathers
      golden feathers 2 жыл бұрын +24

      It also surprised me how Finnish sounded a bit similar to Hungarian. I was in a queue in Helsinki when I heard people talking behind me and for a moment I thought it was Hungarian. Obviously there are some similarities in how the languages sound. But then when I carefully listen people talking in Finnish I don't understand a single word they say. It is probably the same when foreigners when they hear Hungarian, they don't understand anything (we barely use any words from Latin and also don't mix English words into Hungarian unlike many other languages).

  • Noise Energy
    Noise Energy  7 ай бұрын +11

    Thank you for this! My mother's side of the family is Hungarian and I plan on becoming a Hungarian citizen and currently tackling the language! Wish me luck :)

  • Kiyo
    Kiyo 2 жыл бұрын +143

    Hungarian is mostly logical, but it is far from being as simple as this video makes it out to be (no offence, really, I think this was an excellent summary as far as short overviews go). Autó behaves in a nice, regular way while there are many many words that do not. When it comes to nouns, adjectives and pronouns, 12 different types of stems can be distinguished. Although most of these only mean 2 different variations for a stem, these variations make conjugation a lot harder. Here are a few examples of nouns with different stems:
    stems with one form only: asztal (table) - asztalt (table as object) - asztalok (tables) - asztala (his table)
    stems with 2 or more forms:
    iker (twin) - not ikerek but ikrek (twins)
    kehely (chalice) - not kehelyek but kelyhek (chalices)
    híd (bridge) - not hídak but hidak (bridges)
    alma (apple) - not almak but almák (apples)
    hosszú (long) - not hosszúbb but hosszabb (longer)
    mező (meadow) - not mezője but mezeje (his meadow)
    mű (works in an artistic way, this has a singular form in Hungarian) - not műk but művek (works in plural)
    and the list goes on. If you pay close attention to these, all display different types of changes when receiving their suffixes, and verbs have their own categories when it comes to stems (e.g. megy (go) has 4 different stem-variations). So you have transforming stems on top of vowel harmony, and this is just one extra variable in the equation...
    On the other hand, Hungarian writing system is really easy, and I really don't think it is impossible to learn Hungarian, although it would take a lot of time, I imagine. Either way, if you decide to do so, good luck! :)

    • Know Thyself
      Know Thyself 6 ай бұрын

      @அவானி உயர்ந்தது English language was never chosen to be the "universal tongue" 🤨
      It has been set this way through amercian cultural imperialism, economic system and mostly by the generalization of new technologies like internet of course.

    • Jéesdé TripleK
      Jéesdé TripleK 6 ай бұрын

      @Kiyo I'm telling you again, this does not matter at all. If you know the basic rules of suffixing, you can ignore "varjak" and say "varjúk" instead. What do I mean by that? Well let's say you want to add more suffixes to this. An example, "for the crows" would be "varjaknak" it is "nak" not "nek" because "varjú" has "a" and "u" in it. The suffixes are based on vowel harmony like in turkish, korean, japanese... A, u and o are 'low/deep vowels', therefore you use the suffix "nak" to get your meaning through. If the vowels were 'high vowels' (e i ü ö) - and their long variants, since hungarian always has long and short pairs to each vowel - you would say "nek" at the end. This is why suffixes are not always straightforward in hungarian, therefore the reason this suffix is listed as "-nak/-nek".
      But again, if you say "varjúknek" (incorect) instead of "varjaknak" (correct), we would still understand you. Also, chances are high that you will not make 5 or more mistakes in a word if you learn the grammar rules, at which point your sentence should be repeated for native speakers to grasp what you mean. So yes, this is like saying "runed" instead of "ran" in the past tense of english. They might smile at you but they would completely get the point. The same is true for hungarian grammar, don't scale this problem larger than it actually is.
      Furthermore, if your native language is european, hungarian will be quite easy for you to learn... The only hard part about hungarian is becoming fluent.
      Edit: By the way if it was not clear, nak has "a" in it and it is the pair of a o u vowels, while nek has "e" in it, which matches with e i ö ü. Hungarian language has very few exceptions, yes, it is a very logical language grammarwise. If you want to see an incosistent grammar with a lot of exceptions, take a look at french, english or albanian.

    • Kiyo
      Kiyo 6 ай бұрын

      @Jéesdé TripleK I think you have completely missed my point. You have provided the reason why these stems undergo transformation, meanwhile I was only talking about the different types of transformations. Híd --> hidak and alma --> almák might change for the same reason but they do not change the same way! And that's exactly the aspect I have based my grouping on. I have merely provided examples for the grammatical groups. (I'm providing a source here as well, to back up what I'm talking about: Magyar grammatika by Keszler Borbála)
      Teaching people that 2 different transformations happen for the same reason might help them with understanding the underlying logic of the language, but if the realisation of the cause is different for different words then it won't be too helpful when it comes to using the said language in a grammatically correct way.
      I do not try to refute anything that you are saying, but when it comes to looking at Hungarian from a non-native speaker's or a language teacher's point of view, the differences between all 12 groups do count.
      Edit: with hosszú, the word is counted as an adjective that drops its final vowel and then gains its suffix. Hosszabb doesn't come from hossz. The same group contains varjú, which also drops its final -ú "in exchange of" its suffix in the case of varjak.

    • Norman Ingrassia
      Norman Ingrassia 6 ай бұрын

      You started saying it's a logical la guage, then provided a dozen examples that prove it the furthest away from logic of all human languages....lol

    • Jéesdé TripleK
      Jéesdé TripleK 7 ай бұрын +1

      @அவானி உயர்ந்தது My entire comment was about breaking down agglutination in the hungarian language, indeed. I brought up finnish and estonian. Tuekish, philippino or swahili are also good examples.

  • Mihai Mihai
    Mihai Mihai Ай бұрын +3

    My grandpa knows Russian perfectly and Hungarian at an intermediate level ! And he said that if he was able to learn Hungarian, he will certainly be able to learn English and he started learning English 2 months ago and he is really making progress! He is 85 years old and said that it is never too late! and honestly he is right! (We are from Romania)!

  • Eric Decamps
    Eric Decamps 3 жыл бұрын +4923

    Germans: We made our grammar über complicated
    Hungarians: Hold my palinka

    • minyita
      minyita Ай бұрын

      german grammar is not complicated, ye it‘s my native language, but I learned spanish up to B2, and fr, spanish is for example relatively easy to learn imo, but it‘s only slightly less than other romance language and some of the harder ones grammatically from those, mainly french and romanian, I‘d say are roughly on a level with german in terms of difficulty of grammar.

    • tama rama
      tama rama 4 ай бұрын

    • GaslightGatekeepGirlboss
      GaslightGatekeepGirlboss 8 ай бұрын

      german grammar is so easy it’s basically the same as english

    • Michał S
      Michał S 9 ай бұрын

      @Jiyukan but the English neglected their grammar for hundreds of years and the cases disappeared, similar for verb conjugation. Germans were very detailed and still have the Germanic complicated system

    • Gergő Vida
      Gergő Vida 11 ай бұрын

      Mikor bemész a kocsmába és nem tudsz magyarul:edj pohar shurt kajrek 🤣

  • Potato M
    Potato M 2 жыл бұрын +58

    I am half Hungarian, and I can both understand and speak a little bit. I once asked my dad if he could help me learn it a bit better, and I literally cried through out the whole explanation because I didn’t understand anything. It is so confusing hahaha

    • teo vu
      teo vu  Жыл бұрын +2

      Hungarians share words with Mongols and Turks like Hungarians bathory(Hero/warrior) and Mongolian Bator(hero) and Turkic Bayatur(hero)

    • Sanyey
      Sanyey  Жыл бұрын +3

      I dont think it can be learned in school.. U simply need to use it to figure it out :D My childhood friends mother is Polish, and she's been living here for almost 40 yrs.. its still hard to understand her :D

  • Ioan Bucur
    Ioan Bucur 6 ай бұрын +11

    I spent all my young life in a romanian-hungarian area, I grew up hearing hungarian all around but unfortunately never got to speak more than a few words. I agree it's quite an extraordinary language but a hard one to learn.

  • Doom Bringer
    Doom Bringer  Жыл бұрын +71

    I must say, it's a one of most beautiful languages i ever heard.

    • Barnabás Szőke
      Barnabás Szőke  Жыл бұрын +1

      Every word in German can be spelled as swearing
      Every word in Hungarian is a swear

    • Barnabás Szőke
      Barnabás Szőke  Жыл бұрын

      @áki f 20

    • áki f
      áki f  Жыл бұрын +6

      Yeah its beautiful until you meet " Lakatos Romászkó" on the street and he swears you out 17 different ways

  • Steven Churma
    Steven Churma 2 жыл бұрын +10

    Magyar was the first language I learned, and spoke it reasonably well for around 4 years. I lived with my Grandparents and an Uncle during the week, and was home on weekends as both my parents worked at the time. I then learned English, and then went to French School, so at one point I spoke 3 languages. Not so much today, most of my Hungarian relatives have long since passed away, and I have forgotten almost all the Hungarian I once knew. Today I might know 300 to 400 words or so, and can only make a few rudimentary sentences. But I still know all the swear words LOL ....... Viszontlatasra for now !!!!!!

  • Biri
    Biri Ай бұрын +4

    As a Turkish speaker the similarities between Hungarian and Turkish was very suprising. First of all both have aglutination and vowel harmony. The possesive suffix in Turkish is basicly the same with Hungarian. And in the examples he gave varoş is a Hungarian loan word in Turkish and cseb is a Turkish loan word in Hungarian (it actually originates in Arabic).
    So "varosom" in Hungarian would be "varoşum" in Turkish,
    "varosomban" ="varoşumda"
    "csebem"="cebim" (c is pronounced the same way as cs)
    "csebemben" ="cebimde"

  • ijndtrt
    ijndtrt 4 жыл бұрын +344

    I'm Ukrainian our countries don't have the best relations right now but I have a great respect for Hungarians, you guys have a great country. Hopefully Ukraine and Hungary will leave all the misunderstandings behind (also your language seems to be crazy hard)

    • decalco137
      decalco137 Ай бұрын

      @m j joseph USA

    • Csaba B. Stenge
      Csaba B. Stenge 6 ай бұрын

      @Godrip I guess I have some history videos in my channel which are interesting for you.

    • 2.0 Mmffrrr
      2.0 Mmffrrr 9 ай бұрын

      As a Hungaryan: yes the language is hard ngl

  • Miles Wetherington
    Miles Wetherington 2 жыл бұрын +23

    I've lived in Hungary for two years now. After this time I would consider myself to be an upper intermediate speaker.
    The lack of vocab overlap with English has been the greatest hurdle. Many other aspects make it a challenge, but this jumps out to me.

  • YurioNice -
    YurioNice - 2 жыл бұрын +23

    As a Hungarian, this video is really interesting! It shows how complicated and hard our language is, it must be really hard to learn😅

  • deadlandsghul
    deadlandsghul  Жыл бұрын +9

    I'm not a native speaker, but i learned Hungarian for about five years. As far as I can tell, the closest similarities I have discovered with Turkish, more than with Finnish.

  • Aenon E. Moss
    Aenon E. Moss 2 жыл бұрын +853

    I studied Hungarian for a few months. BAZAAR! Definitely NOT indo-european. I would place it somewhere between Klingon and old Southern Hemishere Martian.

    • Erika S
      Erika S 7 ай бұрын


    • Vivien Takacs
      Vivien Takacs 9 ай бұрын

      @Charlie Brady There's a magazine called BAZAAR (I think it's a Chinese magazine, but not sure), maybe it was mentioned there? Lol

    • Smit Karl
      Smit Karl  Жыл бұрын

      @Ahmet kağan Yaldızlı all turkish languages from Siberian to Azerbaycan says BAZAR

    • Jollet.
      Jollet.  Жыл бұрын

      why does it sound like Swedish to me??? I hear a similarity...

    • sillyguy
      sillyguy  Жыл бұрын

      @Charlie Brady Bazaar? I think they meant bazar, but it's actually bizarr!

  • Adrienn Vágási
    Adrienn Vágási  Жыл бұрын +11

    Hey guys!
    I'm twelve years old and I'm live in Hungary, I learning English since I was six years old and now I can speak English very well. I hope you all want to learn Hungarian because It's a complex and pretty language, but a little bit hard to learn it. I really love every language because each has its own specialty, and when I was a child I always dreamed of traveling around the world once I hope that my and everyone else's dreams will come true.
    Love you guys❤️

  • Jairo Monge González
    Jairo Monge González 3 жыл бұрын +2005

    🇪🇸 Italia
    🇬🇧 Italy
    🇫🇷 Italie
    🇮🇹 Italia
    🇵🇹 Itália
    🇩🇪 Italien
    🇷🇺 Италия (italiya)
    🇳🇱 Italië
    🇮🇱 איטליה (italia)
    🇸🇪 Italien
    🇯🇵 イタリア (itaria)
    🇩🇰 Italien
    🇳🇴 Italia
    🇨🇳 意大利 (yidali)
    🇪🇪 Itaalia
    🇺🇦 Італія (italiya)
    🇬🇷 Ιταλία (italía)
    🇹🇷 İtalya
    🇮🇳 इटली (italee)
    🇫🇮 Italia
    🇸🇦 إيطاليا (iitalia)
    🇭🇺 Olaszország
    Enough said!

    • Ghola Tleilaxu
      Ghola Tleilaxu Ай бұрын

      @supernes Floci and floki your ancestors maybe!

    • Ghola Tleilaxu
      Ghola Tleilaxu Ай бұрын

      That is on purpose, pure meanness. You don't get it but I'm Romanian, I have been living with these horse-eaters for 1000 years.

    • vassilopoula
      vassilopoula Ай бұрын

      add Polish :Wlochy- Wloski (Italy-italian)

    • Alice Unicorne
      Alice Unicorne Ай бұрын


    • tilla bakos
      tilla bakos 2 жыл бұрын

      @Overdoze of the demoscene They dropped the I from Italján (Italian) hance talján.

  • PetrS
    PetrS 2 жыл бұрын +10

    Very interesting language, i am czech and my exwife’s father is Slovak but till 8 years of his childhood he basically spoke Hungarian with his mother and i was always fascinated by his ability to speak and understand this language 😁. Otherwise I love Hungary and food there , i spent several vacations there... fortunately many food names are similar like in Czech/Slovak so ordering in a restaurant is not a problem 👍. Nice video.

  • Batuhan Kala
    Batuhan Kala  Жыл бұрын +42

    I wanna show you guys the effect of Turkic languages on Hungarian. Pocket in Hungarian is "zseb", in Modern Turkey Turkish, it's "cep" which is phonetically almost the same. "My pocket" is "zsebem" in Hungarian and "cebim" in Turkey Turkish which is also almost phonetically the same(Try using Translate to hear the phonetic). Even the god damn suffix is almost the same. Alma which means apple in Hungarian is "alma" in most of the Turkic languages like Kazakh but Turkey Turkish and "elma" in Turkey Turkish. Teve is "deve" which means camel, "kék" which means blue is "gök" (or as in archaic version, kök) which both means sky and blue, kapu which means gate is "kapı", "Orozslan" which means lion is "aslan or arslan" in Turkish and "araslan" in Chuvash. And there's a sentence which blows my mind: Hungarian sentence "zsebemben sok kicsi alma van" which translates to Turkish as "cebimde çok küçük elma var".

    • Szabó Levente
      Szabó Levente 11 ай бұрын +1

      yes, thats an interesting sentence. there are of course similarities, but you can do the exact same with the manysi language and another sentence. hungarians picked up a lot of agricultural and cultural terms from turkic and slavic languages. but the core words and structure of the language still resembles the ugric languages rather than turkic ones. im not trying to talk shit, please dont take it that way. its just how it is, you cant just retrace a language using a single sentence. best wishes!

    • Sarah means KN
      Sarah means KN  Жыл бұрын +3

      @áki f bro I think this is more than a little impact.

    • Peter James
      Peter James  Жыл бұрын +1


  • Greg
    Greg  Жыл бұрын +11

    I've just finished watching about Polish language and switched to our brothers' Hungarian. Amazing how different from other European languages it is.

  • 즐거운생활
    즐거운생활 9 ай бұрын +12

    I'm interested in magyarul, and it's way harder than any other language I've ever studied (Korean/English/Russian/Japanese/Magyar).
    However it's fun to learn them while it's challenging!

    • Fritzier
      Fritzier Күн бұрын

      Can we get an update on your Hungarian learning journey?

    • Tom Meiner
      Tom Meiner 6 ай бұрын

      "I'm interested in magyarul" - That's sounds so stupid (and incorrect) you wouldn't even believe. Just say you're interested in Hungarian and don't mix the languages.

    • Turkish Language
      Turkish Language 8 ай бұрын

      @즐거운생활 I have a video list named Türkiye. I put there videos of other channels (i did not uploaded them). There are touristic places and some cultural things (such as historical bird houses on Ottoman buildings' walls etc).
      what makes Turkish easy to learn
      1-Alhapbet ; Each Turkish letter has one exact sound and it does not change word to word. so once one learns alphabet, s/he can pronounce any Turkish text even if s/he does not know the meaning. and even s/he can write any Turkish word that s/he hears even if s/he does not know the meaning.
      2- There is no gender in Turkish grammar and objects/jobs etc. English is nearly genderless language %90 , English has she/he,waiter, waitress, blond, blonde etc. But Turkish is %100 genderless language.
      3-memorizing new words; once you know root word's meaning and suffixes meanings you can guess new word's meaning. to make a new word suffixes are used (not prefixes). for example
      bilgilen=get informed
      bilinç=the conscious/consciousness
      bilişim=Information technology
      There are more words that are made with "bil" root word but i did not write all.
      Turkish numbers are easy as English numbers
      numbers 1-9 each has one word
      example= bir=1 iki=2 üç=3
      then 10-90 each has one word
      example= on=10 yirmi=20 otuz=30
      üç yüz yirmi bir bin iki yüz otuz iki=321232
      three hundred twenty one thousand two hundred and thirty two.
      to make order number we add only ıncı suffix acording to vowel harmony.
      to ask the nominal number we add ıncı suffix to Kaç (how many), so
      Kaçıncı=how manyth (this is fake English because English asks nominal number with Which word.)

    • 즐거운생활
      즐거운생활 8 ай бұрын

      @Turkish Language thanks for your info about Turkish. Actually I was interested in Turkiye long before too, but I didn't study it yet because of my lack of will. I'm planning to travel Turkiye next January, and it would be useful if I learn Turkish. It won't be challenging as Russian or Hungarian, right? :D
      *I'm planning as Ankara - Izmir - Bursa - Izmir - Edirne - Kirkralelli (confusing) course then straight up to Bulgaria and Romania. Are there more great cities that I don't know yet? (I can't travel Gazientep or Trabzon due to schedule problems. I'm planning to put Nemrut too. )

  • Darkest Darker
    Darkest Darker  Жыл бұрын +10

    I have traveled to Budapest a couple of times recently, fell in love (with it), and now I am trying to learn Hungarian. As a language teacher for decades already, I must admit that it is - by far - the most difficult language I have encountered. I am not giving up yet, though.

    • Erika S
      Erika S 7 ай бұрын +1

      Try Japaneese it is much harder plus you have to learn the writing which is drawing like little houses etc. But so rich culture. Love it.

    • peter nagy
      peter nagy  Жыл бұрын +1

      It would take a lifetime to learn it but you still wouldn't master it.

  • Zsolt Dé
    Zsolt Dé 4 жыл бұрын +1011

    When Paul makes you understand your own grammar better in 22:29 than any primary or secondary school teacher in 12 miserable years.

    • Mónika Bajkó
      Mónika Bajkó 24 күн бұрын

      Yeah 😁😁

    • romystumpy
      romystumpy 3 ай бұрын

      😂I don't fully comprehend English

    • annarboriter
      annarboriter 10 ай бұрын

      This comment speaks to me and a whole generation who learned more from Grammar Rock on Saturday mornings than from any English teacher.

    • Katica Forgó
      Katica Forgó 2 жыл бұрын

      Exactly the same w me

    • Gilbert Tibor Jakub
      Gilbert Tibor Jakub 2 жыл бұрын

      It's true. This guy is a pure genius.

  • Bianca Hotca
    Bianca Hotca 2 жыл бұрын +58

    Well in Romanian, we say, Unguri. Yes we were watching a movie in Turkish a few years ago. I was telling my mom how much Turkish sounds like Hungarian. She was attesting to that. Now I understand why. We have some Turkic words in our language as well.

    • Miklos Hajma
      Miklos Hajma  Жыл бұрын

      Genetic and linguistic ancestry shouldn't be mixed together, especially in an area like the Carpathian Basin which was always a cauldron of DNA mixing :) Our language's structure is indeed Finno-Ugric which, like it was shown in the video, had split into different branches 4000 (!) years ago. Even a few hundred years can make languages differ to a point where two speakers of the same origin won't understand each other, let alone several thousands. Almost all the areas we were living in (Kazárok, Levédia, etc.) was ruled mostly by Turkic tribes, therefore we had hundreds of years of Turkic influence on our language (not only that 150 years of Turkish rule, which is of Turkic origin, but shouldn't be simply mixed together). We also have a ton of Slavic and German loanwords, still no one thinks that Hungarian is a Slavic language.

    • Ihavenoidea
      Ihavenoidea 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Zoltán Pál Kovács well yes, they are cute

    • Zoltán Pál Kovács
      Zoltán Pál Kovács 2 жыл бұрын

      @Ihavenoidea Polish girls

    • Ihavenoidea
      Ihavenoidea 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Zoltán Pál Kovács uhm who are you talkong about?😅

    • Zoltán Pál Kovács
      Zoltán Pál Kovács 2 жыл бұрын

      @Ihavenoidea Beloved them so much for long ago :) Their blond hair is sooo sexy!

  • ヤンカ
    ヤンカ  Жыл бұрын +7

    Dear Paul, thanks a lot for this video, very well prepared and presented! I feel honoured that you made a video of my native language and that a lot of people liked it. Now that you explained some grammar, I realised how complicated my language is. 😂 No wonder we learn grammar for years in school, still many Hungarians' spelling is dreadful. Thanks again and take care! Xx

  • Arnaud J
    Arnaud J  Жыл бұрын +10

    I've lived in budapest for three years, between 2001 and 2004. At the end I was fluent in .... english as my parents had put me in an english speaking kindergarten.
    Today I love hearing hungarian, even though I understand nothing. I find it one of the most beautiful languages. I'd like to learn it but I think I'll never do that, as it is so difficult

  • Addictive Wellness
    Addictive Wellness 2 жыл бұрын +71

    I couldn’t understand the difference between ertem vs. ertek for YEARS until seeing this video! Thank you!

    • James Mako
      James Mako 8 ай бұрын

      @Dafrange there is. It's 'I understand'. i.e 'I understand English'.

    • Dafrange
      Dafrange  Жыл бұрын

      @Sad Asd menje ma magadnak az ekezeteiddel

    • Adipapi77
      Adipapi77  Жыл бұрын

      @Addictive Wellness He told you, you should put on the little thing above the e so like that é ( also he is not a very cultural man or child because he write behind the "ékezetet" a very ugly word.

    • Addictive Wellness
      Addictive Wellness  Жыл бұрын

      @Sad Asd you'll have to translate that for me, I'm still trying to learn your amazing language.

  • Janovszky Zsolt
    Janovszky Zsolt 11 ай бұрын +2

    Watching this as a native speaker of Hungarian some information surprised me. I wouldn't have thought our language has 18 cases while we were shocked by the four cases of German at first sight. This video helped me to understand why is it considered one of the most challenging language to learn for others. Couple information were brand new for me even a native speaker with twelve years of nyelvtan óra (grammar or Hungarian classes/lessons) where not a single word was heard about emphasize in sentences. Appreciation to Paul for making this video. (Of course answering to end question, for me learning a few languages and watching content about languages I found no such language as Hungarian and that's make it unique I think.)

  • elektroencefalografista
    elektroencefalografista 3 жыл бұрын +2024

    Just wanted to say "Hi" to our Hungarian bros from Poland
    Lengyel, magyar két jó barát

    • Eszter Vtx
      Eszter Vtx 7 ай бұрын

      Lengyel, magyar - két jó barát, együtt harcol, s issza borát.

    • Alex Bakcsi
      Alex Bakcsi  Жыл бұрын +1

      Poland- Hungarian Brotherhood Forever!!!

    • Zsombor Sütö
      Zsombor Sütö  Жыл бұрын +1

      Polak węgier dwa bratanki i do szabli i do szklanki

  • Miles Honey
    Miles Honey 2 жыл бұрын +12

    this video is amazing, i have spoken limited hungarian my entire life and been learning more in the past few years and this video helped me understand a lot more! brilliant explanations.

  • Gabriel Vinícius Morais de Andrade

    As a learner of Hungarian, a few things stood out during my learning process, while I lived in Budapest: First, it was simply how different the words are, as it made memorizing the words much more difficult than it was for me when I learned English, or other Latin languages (I'm Brazilian). Then, after a few months, I guess the most challenging thing was the word order, as it's so different from the other languages I knew that I had to think about what I wanted to say in a whole different order.

  • The Atlantis Report
    The Atlantis Report  Жыл бұрын +140

    Amazingly enough the word for pocket : zseb is the exact same word as in arabic ....but it could have come from turkish , as turkish itself took a lot of arabic words

    • Roland Deschain
      Roland Deschain 6 ай бұрын

      @Vera Bolton Even the grammer is same. We´re not trying to look Hungarian as Turkish, but the fact. And both tribes/nations were spread from the same spot.

    • Kedar Awachat
      Kedar Awachat 10 ай бұрын +2

      In India, most of the north Indian population also says "Jeb" which comes from Urdu and is assimilated into normal Indian speech

    • Serdar Servet
      Serdar Servet  Жыл бұрын +4

      @Vera Bolton It is not a political view. Paul and many of us are "descriptive" linguists, we just describe what happened many years ago. Also, many of the words Hungarian borrowed from Turkish are not from Turkic origin, they are generally from Arabic and Persian origin. Hungarian and Turkish, even before Common Era, shared linguistic structure to some degree. And of course, there are also Hungarian-sourced words in Turkish, but including those words in a video that focuses on Hungarian language as a whole would be weird, and off the point.

    • Gökçe
      Gökçe  Жыл бұрын +1

      @Laszlo M ben Türküm ve yazdığın cümle Türkçeye çok benziyor çok iyi anladım 😁

    • Vera Bolton
      Vera Bolton  Жыл бұрын +2

      @Langfocus Can it be that Turkish took it from Hungarian? Why do you make it look as if Hungarians are the ones who adopted words from other languages and never the other way around?

  • Skrat
    Skrat 8 ай бұрын +5

    I want to learn hungarian so badd but it's way too hard for me. Love from Poland

  • worrywirt
    worrywirt 4 ай бұрын +2

    As a Hungarian who has travelled to Nordic countries, the most surreal moment for me was coming across a Sami poem in North Norway and understanding a couple of words after re-translating it from the English translation to Hungarian in my head. It was like walking on the street and seeing someone who looks exactly like an old friend, just for a moment before you never see each other again. And of course, as other people have pointed out, Finnish and Estonian have a similar feel but are still almost completely different.

  • meszke meszke
    meszke meszke 3 жыл бұрын +238

    I'am a simple Polish I see Hungary I like it
    "Polak, Węgier dwa bratanki oba zuchy oba żwawi niech im pan Bóg błogosławi"

    • Rado Jambrich
      Rado Jambrich 2 жыл бұрын +1

      l l cavalli sforza madari no exist hungary speak spievak slovakian rusin dialect

    • Oraculium
      Oraculium 2 жыл бұрын

      będę szczera, pierwsze słyszę, zawsze słyszałam "Polak, Węgier dwa bratanki i do szabli i do szklanki"

    • Richárd Gonda
      Richárd Gonda 3 жыл бұрын +5

  • Heydar Aqayi
    Heydar Aqayi 2 жыл бұрын +4

    Hungarian shares at least two basic features with Turkic languages: 1: Agglutination 2: Vowel harmony( What you said in 8:50). These features especially agglutination can't happen accidental and independent from each other. I would appreciate if you make a separate video telling the reason for that.

    • Anikó Márton
      Anikó Márton  Жыл бұрын

      @mbasir k

    • mbasir
      mbasir  Жыл бұрын

      Stupid comment. Several other languages have both vowel harmony and agglutination. Norwegian and thai do not have wovel harmony and agglutination. According to your "logic" that should mean the norwegian and thai are related. They're not.

    • AnotherHistoryEnthusiast
      AnotherHistoryEnthusiast 2 жыл бұрын

      They can happened independently. Zuslu and Swahili are agglutinative too. I don't think they have anything to do with turks.

  • bordoraux
    bordoraux 2 жыл бұрын +90

    We need a Finnish-Hungarian comparison video, since they belong to the same linguistic branch and there is no video about it yet.

    • Oleg Taktarov
      Oleg Taktarov  Жыл бұрын

      @Andrea Bíró 🤣😂. Rossz lehet neked.

    • Andrea Bíró
      Andrea Bíró  Жыл бұрын +2

      @Oleg Taktarov Borzasztó indulatáradat van benned és kisebbségi érzés.

    • Oleg Taktarov
      Oleg Taktarov  Жыл бұрын

      @Andrea Bíró Nem egyenlőre, hanem tèny.
      Magamat? Magamat nem kell, mert aki HUN, az tudja hova tartozik, neked azt kell tudnod, HOVA NEM! Ide biztos nem.

  • NoemiChillt
    NoemiChillt  Жыл бұрын +2

    I tried to explain to my friends, that if you know how to pronounce the letters, you could easily read a hungarian text within no time (read, not understand… that’s another topic). For example: In English and also in German the letter „e“ in „Peter“ has two different pronunciations. In hungarian we write „Péter“ (pronounced like the german name) and the pronunciation is pretty obvious (if you know the Hungarian alphabet). There are no cases, where the same letter in one word will sound differently. But somehow nobody seems to understand, they get discouraged when everyone says Hungarian is a difficult language. In every language there are parts that just have to be learned by heart. Hungarian is no different. In the end, after realizing the logic behind the grammar and after learning the alphabet, you just have to practice speaking, add new words every day, read a lot, etc. like every other language.

  • Ruben Sinka
    Ruben Sinka 2 жыл бұрын +18

    Magyarként köszönöm ezt az össze hangolt remek videót. Sok sikert kívánok továbbra is.

  • Lajos Szél
    Lajos Szél 9 ай бұрын +1

    Congratulations! You must have really dug deep into Hungarian as a lot of stuff here about my language I wasn't aware of, like 'vagyok' is an exception as it's based on the 2p sing. But I guess it's normal, people usually just use their language without thinking too much about the why.
    Another way of expressing future is using the word 'majd'. Similar to fogni but it's not even a verb so you don't have to conjugate it and the verb is in present tense.
    Majd megcsinálom / meg fogom csinálni (I'll fix/repair/make it)
    (in many cases, like the above, majd functions like the Hungarian equivalent of mañana, I'll take care of it just don't remind me every five minutes)
    Majd meglátod / meg fogod látni (you'll see)
    A többit majd holnap esszük meg (we'll eat the rest tomorrow)

  • Richárd Horváth
    Richárd Horváth 4 жыл бұрын +176

    I am Hungarian and seeing all these rules makes my language seem so convoluted. I guess you don't feel how complicated your language is until you try to explain it to someone.

    • Adam Kusza
      Adam Kusza 4 жыл бұрын +1

      True that haver :D

    • shyhuludyong
      shyhuludyong 4 жыл бұрын +9

      You are right. You say something in hungarian, and someone asks why did you say it in that way? now that is challenging part of it!

  • Strellox
    Strellox 2 жыл бұрын +5

    Végre, valaki aki megtiszteli a mi országunk nyelvezetét 🙂

  • Zoltan Smartphone
    Zoltan Smartphone  Жыл бұрын +3

    Wow, just the fact that you were able to make this video just by "digging into it a little bit " is already impressive! Im a native speaker and I almost lost track of the combinations you were explaining at some point. :)
    One thing i noticed though we do not use/consider (or at least i was not taught that way) the "cases", like dative, accusative etc. I learned those in latin, and some slavic languages, whereas in Hungarian we just make them by adding the prefixes, suffixes etc, without naming them as such or creating unified rules. But I agree the grammar can be somewhat complicated for a foreigner.
    On the other hand many things in Hungarian are more logical than in other languages, eg. no gender differences, only 3 basic tenses (past-present-future, not 7-8 like in English for example: past perfect continuous :] ), but also the alphabet is quite celever, and straighforward, becasue those "strange" sounds (ü, cs, gy) are usually pronounced in other languages too but without having their own symbols, why? Instead putting 2-3 symbols in order, or making rules such as the following letter defines how you pronounce the previous one...we dont have that in Hungarian. Just mark every sound with its own unique symbol so you always know how to pronounce it.
    For vovel harmonization, an easy trick to remember is the word AUTÓ (car), these vovels always are harmonized with each other, while any other vovel not included in autó, are harmonized with each other :)
    And finally to answer your question: no, I havent met any language similar to Hungarian :) especially not Finish!! For vocabulary many words are similar to german and loval slavic languages, but the grammar is very different. I hear that Japanese and Turkish are somewhat similar - curious to know if its true.
    Thanks , great video (you look very much like Roger Federer btw) :)

    • Langfocus
      Langfocus   Жыл бұрын +1

      Thanks! I’m glad you liked it. And yes, lots of people tell me I look like Roger Federer 😄

  • Edina Hodos
    Edina Hodos 4 ай бұрын +1

    Having learned Hungarian as a mother tongue, I still recall the difficulty in learning word order in English. I found it illogical even as a child. Now that I understand the technical parts of grammar thanks to you - Konkretan allithatom, a Magyar nyelv logikusabb mint az Angol!

  • NotJoKing
    NotJoKing 2 жыл бұрын +39

    This was absolutely worth watching as a Hungarian. I learnt more from this 20 minute video (from not a Hungarian) than all my Grammar, Literature and History teachers. Thank You

    • Barnabás Szőke
      Barnabás Szőke  Жыл бұрын

      I think that the most funniest thing in hungarian is that ,,halolaj" is much more beautiful to hear than ,,szerelem" (halolaj=fish oil szerelem=love)

    • ALEyZEEO- Aleyzee
      ALEyZEEO- Aleyzee  Жыл бұрын

      Linguistics in this structure is a hilarious thing that no country teaches it at schools cuz kids really do not need it. But the Linguistics students in universities study this deep. And it's a very beautiful knowledge.

  • Tamás Hercz
    Tamás Hercz  Жыл бұрын +4

    One other iteresting part of the Hungarian language is the different levels of respect. For example "you" has atleast 5 versions (1 informal and 4 different formal). The most similar thing I came across was the Japanese language regarding "hidden" respect. Also Hungarians write their Family name before their given name, same as in Japanese and other asian countries suggesting that we have really do have asian roots.

  • クりスCris
    クりスCris 4 жыл бұрын +118

    Hungarian is one interesting language. Greetings from neighboring Romania, let’s not let the conflicts divide us :) 🇷🇴🇭🇺

    • balazs daroczi
      balazs daroczi 10 ай бұрын


    • Xander Yman
      Xander Yman 4 жыл бұрын +1

      Thank you for commenting it, i agree.

    • CătăVlad 21
      CătăVlad 21 4 жыл бұрын +2

      @Xander Yman This is only a conflict for those who never put a foot inside Ardeal/Erdely from both sides, souuthern/eastern Romania and Hungary, and for the immoral politocians bringing a potential war into election debates in both countries! For whoever lives/has lived or even passed by the major cities in Transilvania, or spent a vacation in the Ținutul Secuiesc/Székelyföld area resorts, it's pretty damn clear that both ethnics leave peacefully and harmoniously together and the rare conflicts that happened over the past 30 years had a STRONG political background! And by political i mean politocal class members involved, not political views! There is no discrimination, the hungarian ethnics have acces to everything a romanian ethnic has, but yeah, we all live in the same underdeveloped country, with a few exceptions in major cities, so its not like just the Tinutul Secuiesc area is doing a bit harsh, most of the damn country is!
      Romanian and hungarian ethnics, as well as every other ethnic group living here, has the same common enemy preventing us from evolving to the standard western Europe is at currently, and that is the systemic corruption we cannot seem to get rid of! Else, we getting along pretty well with each other in Ardeal! Hopefully it stays this way or even improves where there is place for improvement, but in the current geopolitical context, we do have reasons to fear a bit for the peace in the region...

    • Xander Yman
      Xander Yman 4 жыл бұрын

      Many hungarians not. But many of them yes. Just watch the latest voting. Fidesz won by 2/3-d. And jobbik got 10 %. These 2 are about 75 % of total voters.
      Surely, Fidesz voters are not clearly nationalists, many people only voted for them because of the immigrant situation and because of the bad socialist leaders.

    • Xander Yman
      Xander Yman 4 жыл бұрын +1

      It is only said by blind nationalists, not by all hungarians. Those people, who know history, know the statistic numbers, how many romanians lived in Transylvania in the 19th century and before this century.

  • Gary Weaver
    Gary Weaver 9 ай бұрын +2

    I came in direct and ruthless touch with the Hungarians and Hungarian language just a few days ago by going and staying there for a few weeks.
    Being a speaker of some Slavic languages as well as English, German and French and always getting by on the similarities the languages I knew had with other European languages I was absolutely bewildered and flabbergasted by this lingo alien in Europe - the Hungarian language.
    I could not buy a bus ticket from a ticket automat without finding a translator for me first just because it all was in Hungarian and none of the words rang a bell, or I could not get my message across at a small hotel where I was going to stay because they spoke only Hungarian there. A real pain in the neck (and in some other body part!-)
    Hungarian language and Hungarians too are out of this world. And I wouldn't say my being around them was always a pleasant experience-)

    • Shi Raz
      Shi Raz 8 ай бұрын +1

      @Gary Weaver Sorry for the hard time you had in Hungary. Where were those ticket automats? Bc in Budapest you can switch languages on automats. Also not being able to speak or understand a language is always an opportunity to being creative. My mom has zero sense for foreign languages, but she was wonderfully talented in expressing herself during her travels in Europe. People always understood what she wanted, it was pure magic lol and brought the cutest anecdotes to our family history.

  • Kale Horvath
    Kale Horvath  Жыл бұрын +3

    Great video, loved the history aspect! The most difficult part so far for me has been learning the definite & indefinite conjugations, as well as when to use the accusative case.

  • Nincom
    Nincom  Жыл бұрын +1

    The question at the end already contains the answer: What 'aspects' of the language did you find the most challenging learning Hungarian?
    For me it was verbal aspects, i. e whether an action is perfective (= punctual) or imperfective (= ongoing). This distinction is completely absent from my native German, so it was quite a hard thing to wrap my head around.
    It might be easier for English native speakers, since English does have aspect at least on a syntactic level (she does vs. she's doing). Hungarian uses prefixes instead (csinál vs. megcsinál).
    However, this feature isn't as unique to Hungarian as the features mentioned in the video. Right now I'm learning Polish and now there are perfective and imperfective verbs haunting me in my nightmares once again ...

  • Clara Bartha
    Clara Bartha 2 ай бұрын +1

    Wonderful video. It's hilarious that "Michael" was used instead of Miklos, or some Hungarian substitute.😉Also, Hungarian poetry is exceptionally beautiful and lyrical because of it's phonetical and grammatical composition allowing for natural rhyme and rhythm.

  • Sticky Steve
    Sticky Steve 10 ай бұрын

    Yeah, it's pretty straightforward as a language, not as intimidating as people think. It also looks great in writing!

  • janis666
    janis666 3 жыл бұрын +1756

    greetings from Poland friends!
    Lengyel, magyar - két jó barát,
    Együtt harcol s issza borát!

    • Barnabás Szőke
      Barnabás Szőke  Жыл бұрын

      Lengyelek a Magyarokkal

    • Dafrange
      Dafrange  Жыл бұрын


    • Tobrim
      Tobrim 2 жыл бұрын

      @stormrs12 "Bor" is the simple word. "BorÁT" is one of the suffixed form🙂

    • Julius Toth
      Julius Toth 2 жыл бұрын

      @LeeBaliano Recently I checked out the Polish alphabet and it seem a lot more complex than the Magyar

    • frog
      frog 2 жыл бұрын


  • Peter V
    Peter V 3 ай бұрын +3

    Thank you for the video. I would add two major aspects: Magyar is based on about 3000 root concepts/feelings, each mainly expressed by a single root syllable that also sort of sounds like the concept itself. Ex. The l sound is used in light feeling concepts: lehel, lélek, élni, élet, … . Esni, eset, esö, vizesés, ..relating things that fall. Egy, együtt, beegyezni, egyesült, … 2nd aspect is that, because of the inflections, you can have major large sentences, the period seemingly serving more as a para ending. Hebrew is a bit like that as well, and Chinese too, where the order of syllable sounds determines the meaning of a collective noun or verb. Brief tip of the iceberg here, I know.

  • Vivien Takacs
    Vivien Takacs 9 ай бұрын +1

    As a native Hungarian speaker, I say (as far as I know the languages, that is) two of the similar languages are Chinese and Korean. I'm learning Chinese (though I'm a beginner, so my view could change later on) and it's REALLY easy learning how to spell the words, because I already had to learn the different ways that letters need to be 'emphasized' (it's not the correct word I think but I couldn't think of anything else). Also the lack of the gendering of words and stuff is kind of similar (though as a language coming from Asia, it shouldn't be that surprising I guess). The other one is Korean. I've learned Korean very briefly, but the word structure and how they add words after a verb and such are very similar to Hungarian, which honestly surprised me. There are a lot of letters that we say similarly (say the j in Korean is similar to the Hungarian dzs, like a softer way of saying the j in English). Idk, maybe I'm making baseless assumptions because these are the two languages I'm learning aside from English, German and previously Spanish (which I cannot speak at all so lol), that have no similarities to Hungarian aside from the loanwords that have been used. So again, this might be a very biased comparison. I take any criticism from other native Hungarian speakers as well as Chinese and Korean speakers about this (just please don't be rude). These are purely my observations.
    (Btw- I know that Turkish has had a lot of influence on the language, but I've had many Turkish classmates and not the way they speak nor how they use the words sounded in any way similar to me. The only other one I could think of was a classmate who was Bosnian, but we only knew each other for a short while and didn't really speak about the languages, so I'm not sure about that, though when I heard him speak the way he spelled the words sounded similar to how we do in Hungarian - though that was a good 4-5 years ago so I might misremember it horribly.)

  • Erika S
    Erika S 7 ай бұрын

    Wow that was incredible. I was bourn in Hungary and lived there 27 years than I emigrated to Australia. Watching this video just made me realize how complex is Hungarian language. I am very proud to speak it after many years speaking mainly English. I love languages love to learn more. Thank you very much explaining to me my own language😊. Much appreciated. 👌👍

  • Benno Walle
    Benno Walle 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Why did so many people give this a thumbs down? I found the video very informative though I might never learn the Hungarian language. At least now I feel that I know how the language came into existence and how it developed. One has to keep an open mind and has to continue to learn.

  • Anita Turcsanyiova
    Anita Turcsanyiova 2 ай бұрын

    Hi, thanks for this interesting video😀. It was really nice to see it. My native language is hungarian, I speak Slovak and English. I was Learning Germain and Italian in past. You are absulutely right, Hundary is like an island in the middle of Europe language wise. I am interested in more your videos. Well done!

  • jcarty123
    jcarty123 4 жыл бұрын +425

    It's said that J.R.R. Tolkien modeled his "Black Speech" (language of the Nazgul and other evil characters) after Hungarian. Which is a problem for those who translate _The Lord of The Rings_ into Hungarian, because he intended the Black Speech to sound menacing, but to Hungarians it sounds perfectly normal.

    • Barrandoff
      Barrandoff 9 ай бұрын +1

      For me, Black Speech sounds more Turkic than Hungarian.
      Anyway, once a time I encountered a Kyrgyz woman named Nazgul. She said it's a common Kyrgyz given name.

    • PlaysOnTheStation
      PlaysOnTheStation  Жыл бұрын

      They actually speak Hungarian gibberish very funny

    • SokkingBTtulaj
      SokkingBTtulaj  Жыл бұрын

      He used HURRIAN, not Hungarian, FFS

    • alphadios2003
      alphadios2003 4 жыл бұрын

      So it will have an even deeper effect when read by romanians.

    • Erkan Sar
      Erkan Sar 4 жыл бұрын +1

      Nazgul is a Turkish name :)

  • MrK3NnZ0
    MrK3NnZ0 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Definitely not the most similarities but I found one with english :)
    I was raised as a bilingual child in Slovakia. My parents are both Hungarians born in Slovakia so I spoke Slovak and Hungarian since I can remember. There was a thing I noticed learning english, my classmates, who spoke only Slovak had a hard time wrapping their heads around articles, which we don't have in Slovak resulting in misplacing or leaving them out completely. However I found it quite easy because of my knowledge of Hungarian (a/az definite articles - the, and egy - a/an). The logic behind using the articles is more or less the same, if not completely the same in both languages.

  • TaiFerret
    TaiFerret 9 ай бұрын +1

    The fact that verbs are marked for the definiteness of the object is pretty mind blowing indeed. Are there any other languages with that feature?