Duolingo is the most popular way to learn languages in the world. Best of all, it's 100% free!

https://www.duolingo.com/BartiBar

Congrats + a question regarding pronunciation

BartiBar
  • 20
  • 14
  • 8
  • 8
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3

Hey guys,

First of all congrats for launching into beta! I'm very very excited to learn Hungarian on Duolingo! :D

Second, I was wondering what is the pronounciation of "gy", as in "vagyok" and "egy"

Thank you so much for that course!!! :D

2 years ago

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/avrichard
avrichard
  • 14
  • 13
  • 12
  • 12
  • 11
  • 11
  • 11
  • 11
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • 18

Hi Dvir, it's /ɟ͡ʝ/. It's a very rare sound in languages worldwide... It's similar to English J, but with the middle/back of your tongue against the hard palate, instead of the tip.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BartiBar
BartiBar
  • 20
  • 14
  • 8
  • 8
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3

Thanks!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Olbapz
Olbapz
  • 14
  • 14
  • 14
  • 12
  • 11
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2

I also want to say congrats! I must admit I have never really had much exposure to Hungarian before, but I really dig the sounds! WOW! Seriously, I think I might be getting hooked.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Irusejka
Irusejka
  • 25
  • 14
  • 10
  • 6
  • 2

It is a soft "d", it is pronounced like "dy".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/daauyi
daauyi
  • 10
  • 9
  • 9
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 3

It is a little similiar to polish DŹ, but the front of the tongue touches the teeth.

2 years ago