Thx for this course!
Thx for this course "Hungarian from English" team!
The Ottoman Empire (at the time) did rule over Hungary from 1541 to 1699. As you can imagine, this caused the Hungarian language to get some Turkish loanwords. One of them was alma, which in Turkish is elma. In fact, over 9% of our words are of Turkish origin! Then again, that does happen when we were ruled for over 150 years or so. This is not to mention on how our culture evolved as well due to the Turks :). As children we even learn a little song that is about a Turk called Mehemmed who never saw cows before, and when he does, he pulls one of their tails (and then faces consequences, the Ottoman rule did have negative effects as well). This reminds me, when you (or anyone in general) get further acquainted with the Hungarian language, you can go on this website made for Hungarian children to play around with: http://egyszervolt.hu/