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krissy
Why so many people want to learn hungarian? These days I realized that so many people want to learn hungarian and speak in hungarian. And I just can't understand this. Why? I mean...this language is freakin' hard to learn. First of all we have weird words and it's impossible to learn the grammar totally correct. (Yeah, that's hard for the hungarian people too.) There are so many rules in the grammar and so many things are much better in english. I don't get it. So dear members on italki, why do yo want to learn hungarian? I'm really curious. (Btw: I love hungarian and Hungary. I love to speak this language. I just really want an explanation. And please correct this text)
Dec 8, 2014 6:06 AM
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I thought about Hungarian the first time when I heard this song! I didn't understand a word, but because my heart melt, I thought the meaning of these words must be really good, and I was right! I've read it's a rare Hungarian dialect, but really I'm not sure about it. Here's the song and part of the lyrics:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5FvpgiRqB0

 

"For I picked once, but let it slip away, I picked once and let is slip away.
I would pick again if I found a good one, a good and nice one, if I found my past love.
What wouldn't I do for my past love? I’d spoon the water from the sea,
I’d pick the pearls from down beneath to bind a pearl wreath my past love, for thee."

December 10, 2014

There are rumours that you are practising mounted archery again (as a sport, or so you claim).

I think people are simply afraid you may be falling back into old habits as a horse people. They want to be able to negotiate, say about the bribe for saving their city.

December 9, 2014

"this language is freakingly hard to learn"............that's the reason why I'm interested in it!! :D

I like grammatically complex languages, because they're quite challenging compared to simpler languages, such as English, French or something like that, and we also should notice how special Finnish, Hungarian, Saami and Estonian are in the whole Europe (and of course basque, although which is not relative to Hungarian), they're non Indo-European languages and own different grammars and vocabularies...:P

December 8, 2014
I am moving to Hungary with my wife in a few years, so we are practice Hungarian for the future. My mom is from Hungary, and my grandparents still live there. So that is why I am interested.
December 8, 2014

In my country people say Hungarian is the demon's language. It's quite difficult to learn (read really really really difficult), so at least here I wouldn't say there are many people learning Hungarian, only in some specific cases. Particularly saying, I would learn it only if Liszt Ferencz were alive to talk to me, otherwise there's no reason for that :)

December 9, 2014
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krissy
Language Skills
English, Hungarian
Learning Language
English