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Alphabet in Hungarian Language

Learning the Hungarian alphabet is very important to learn the Hungarian Language. Hungarian alphabet composition is practiced in a day-to-day conversation. Without the Hungarian alphabet, it is extremely hard to speak the Hungarian phrases correctly even if a person know how to write those phrases in Hungarian. Learn More

As in any language, the better anyone pronounce a letter in a word, the easier understood you’ll be in talking the Hungarian language. Listed here are links which redirects you to the Hungarian alphabet and exactly how it can be pronounced in English.
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Vowels in Hungarian Alphabet

Vowel length is indicated by the acute accent. Words are often distinguished only by vowel length: e.g., kór "disease" vs. kor "age".
alike 'o' in "not" (a very deep "o") → [SYMBOL: å]
álike 'a' in "father" → [SYMBOL: a]
elike 'e' in "let" → [SYMBOL: e]
élike 'a' in "say" → [SYMBOL: ey]
ilike i in "machine", but shorter → [SYMBOL: i]
ílike 'ee' in "seem" → [SYMBOL: ee]
olike 'o' in "or" → [SYMBOL: o]
ólike 'o' in "so" → [SYMBOL: oa]
ölike 'ö' in German "schön" or English "shun" (with rounded lips) → [SYMBOL: ø]
őlike 'ö' but longer → [SYMBOL: ø̱]
ulike 'u' in "Luke" → [SYMBOL: ou]
úlike 'oo' in "moon" → [SYMBOL: oo]
ülike 'ü' in German "über" (like "ee" with rounded lips) → [SYMBOL: ů]
űlike "ü" but longer → [SYMBOL: ů̱]

Consonants in Hungarian Alphabet

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.
clike 'ts' in hats → [SYMBOL: ts]
cslike 'ch' in chair → [SYMBOL: ch]
dzslike 'dg' in badge → [SYMBOL: j]
gylike 'd' in duty or 'de y' in made your → [SYMBOL: dj]
jlike 'y' in yes → [SYMBOL: y]
lysame as j
nyas in canyon or 'ñ' in señor → [SYMBOL: ny]
ralways rolled like as in Spanish "María: less guttural than German
sas in sugar → [SYMBOL: sh]. It is easy to confuse this with sz!
szlike 's' in see → [SYMBOL: s]
tylike the t in tube [SYMBOL: ty]
zslike 'g' in genre or 's' in pleasure → [SYMBOL: zh]

Semi Vowels/ Diphthongs in Hungarian Alphabet

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.

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