Hungarian is a non-Indo-European language spoken in Central Europe. Speakers are found mainly in Hungary but also in parts of Austria, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine, Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia. It is surrounded by Germanic, Romance and Slavic languages, and while it borrows heavily from them it is ultimately unrelated. Hungarian's distant relatives in the Uralic family, mostly spoken in Europe, include Finnish and Estonian. It shares with those two the following properties:
Remember, differences in pronunciation or vowel length can often lead to misinterpretation.
Vowel length is indicated by the acute accent. Words are often distinguished only by vowel length: e.g., kór "disease" vs. kor "age".
Only the consonants having sounds different from those in English are noted here. Consonant length is distinctive: tizenegyedik "eleventh" vs. tizennegyedik "fourteenth". Consonants written with two letters are doubled by doubling the first letter: asszony "woman". Exception: tizennyolc is tizen-nyolc. Think of pronouncing 'Ben Nevis' with the two n's pronounced separately, with a split-second pause between them.
Unless you are seriously considering to master Hungarian, learning Hungarian grammar on your trip is not realistic. But it can help to at least recognize that the following verb conjugations and noun/adjective declensions are used. While some feel that the most difficult feature of Hungarian is the presence of 18 Grammatical Cases, the endings on nouns can also just simply be seen as postpositions (i.e. like prepositions tacked onto the ends of the words). Hungarian usually follows a Subject-Object-Verb word syntax, and like most Uralic languages, is an agglutinative language.
In Hungary as in many other European countries, it's usual to use a 24 hour clock, ranging from 0.00 to 24.00. Okay, 24.00 is actually the same as 0.00, but one day later.
Writing time and date
Bus and train
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