TikTok Hungarian
Photo: TikTok @jansamayoa

Hungarian is a challenging but not impossible language. The pronunciation, in particular, is a massive challenge for learners, and for some strange reason, the internet (including us) loves hearing non-natives speak Hungarian. YouTube is already full of videos, and the trend is continuing on TikTok.

Hungarian is one of the most difficult languages in the world, even according to the American government’s Foreign Service Insitute (FSI) responsible for the language training of diplomats. It is definitely a unique and complicated language, which causes the most trouble for language learners all over the world.

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Why is the language so difficult?

Hungarian is difficult because it does not have many related languages, unlike Germanic or Latin languages, so the words and the rules will be entirely new for most learners. The difference between subjective and objective conjugation, the unique use of verb prefixes and all those different suffixed forms do not make it any easier either. There are at least 18 cases (like dative, instrumental and terminative), and there is no specific word order. If something stands at the beginning of a sentence, it tends to be emphasised. Furthermore, there are 14 vowels and 30 consonants in the Hungarian language.

Hungarian on TikTok

There are many videos on TikTok of people attempting to learn or just read out loud in foreign languages. For some reason, the internet particularly loves hearing people trying to speak Hungarian on the app.

Here is a collection of some decent attempts.

Jan Samayoa @jansamayoa

She made a video of her trying to pronounce Hungarian words she thinks are impossible to pronounce, including ásványvíz (mineral water), diákigazolvány (student ID), and gyógyszertár (pharmacy).

@jansamayoa

Why Hungary? Why? 😭🇭🇺 You playing games Hungary😒 ##hungarianlanguage ##sodifficult ##foryou ##foryoupage ##cantrelate

♬ original sound – jansamayoa

 

She even attempted to conquer the longest Hungarian word ever: megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért. Respect.

@jansamayoa

You guys asked for this, now I deliver😅🤣 I was practicing all week😝 ##thelongestword ##hungarianlanguage ##foryoupage ##foyou ##learningfast

♬ original sound – jansamayoa

She summarizes her struggles with the language in a funny clip below:

@jansamayoa

Learning Hungarian 😝 where my expats at? ##hungarianlanguage ##sodifficult ##comedу ##foryou ##foryoupage ##learnin

♬ original sound – benin.2000

Aleja Tello @alejatello

@aletello.r

Is my pronunciation any good? 😁 ##hungarian ##hungary ##fyp ##hungarianlanguage ##tiktokhungary ##magyarorszag ##foryou ##expatlife

♬ Hungarian dance nº5 – Paul mauriat

ValeriaB CabinCrew @valeriabragarenco8

@valeriacabinattendant

My development goals in hungarian language after two years of Hungary! ##languagechallenge ##budapest ##tiktokhungary ##girlpower ##love_tik_tok ##fyp

♬ sunet original – valeriabragarenco8

Emily @iamiabdr

@iamiabdr

i asked you to send me texts in hun, which i didnt read before! ##magyarország ##fy##foryou ##tiktokhungary##hungarianlanguage ##budapest

♬ original sound – iamiabdr

Argyll C-Rice @argyllcrice

@argyllcrice

🇭🇺 Hungary I’m sorry. I’m dead tho! ##fyp ##languageoftheweek ##houseoftiktok ##languagelearning ##hungary ##hungarian

♬ original sound – argyllcrice

 

We at Daily News Hungary think that the girls did a fantastic job speaking Hungarian. Keep the videos coming.

Source: TikTok

1 comment
  1. While it is certainly true that Hungarian, in particular the grammar is difficult to learn, getting english right is no mean feat. This is clearly demonstrated by article that appears today on the Daily News Hungary about the Nyugati railway terminus. It is littered with grammatical and syntax errors that can but make a native english speaker either laugh or despair (or both).

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