by Sean
(Milton Keynes, England)

I started visiting Hungary about 5 years ago. My first memory of hearing the Hungarian language is of my former work colleague talking on the phone, and I thought they were having trouble hearing the person they were talking to, because they kept saying (what I thought was) "again, again, again." I now know that they were saying "igen, igen, igen"!

Sometimes I don't know whether I am coming or going in Hungary, because Hungarians sometimes say "szia" for hello and "allo" for goodbye!

I have noticed that some internet translation programs struggle to translate Hungarian into English so I usually end up having to use a dictionary anyway.

I think that Hungarian is a very poetic language to listen to thanks to the vowel harmony.

I am finding it very hard to learn - I only know the very basics even after 5 years. I have a couple of Szekeres Adrien CDs; listening to those has helped me with the pronounciation. It does not help that my Hungarian work colleagues speak very good English and I do not practice my Hungarian as often as I should.

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Nov 18, 2011
Simply great...
by: Tibor (Webmaster)

Hello Sean,

many thanks for your valuable comment. I'm very happy to see that you are so much intrested in Hungarian language, that you have bought Hungarian music CDs :).

Greetings to your Hungarian colleagues as well! :)

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