https://www.duolingo.com/PetraPetrich

Too hard?

Hello, I really appreciate all the work you put into creating a Hungarian course. However, I feel like it is not for beginners. I practice every day, and very often I take training lessons to practice some things I learned before. I find them to be very difficult, not the same level as regular lessons. Maybe you should put easier and simpler sentences in the beginning? I find it difficult to create complex sentences while i haven't learn correct grammar which stands behind it. I learned portuguese, which I was a total beginner at, just like hungarian, but it was more consistent and i had no such problems. Thank you and keep up the good work!

September 28, 2016

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jessorro

"I speak Hungarian, what's your superpower?"

Maybe look forward to (eventually be) wearing that t-shirt one day ;)

October 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/vytah
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I agree that this course loves its unusually long and weird sentences and ruminating about the grammar a bit too much.

But there is a limit to this craziness. From what I've seen so far, this is the worst it gets:

September 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JanTatouse

Haha yes :D This is the one insane sentence that tests your dedication to the course and strengthens your love for Crtl+C Ctrl+V. I didn't even seriously try to translate this one from Hungarian to English because I knew there would be some kind of glitch somewhere.

September 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/anonymityp

There are so many long sentences on this course! I know I need practice listening but I already have to listen to even a short sentences 3-5 times to hear it so when I get something like this there is basically no hope. The most annoying thing is it makes the timed practice basically impossible.

November 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/dmagyargirl

Keep practicing...I too am new at this course even though I have spoken Hungarian since a child. Many words I never heard before, different dialect maybe but I find it still challenging.

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PetraPetrich

Thank you all for your support. I wont give up. One more thing i would like to be improved, when practicing on my phone, not many words are translated when clicked on so it prolongs my practice since i need to write something incorrect to get the correct answer, if you know what i mean.

October 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PatsyLaird

I have always wanted to learn Hungarian (the language of my paternal grandparents). I tried a different online course a few years back but got very frustrated. Duolingo has been awesome! I write down all the new words because that's how I learn. I'm getting used to the weird syntax and pronunciation. The hardest thing is still sometimes trying to hear the words. Thank you for helping me fulfill a lifelong dream!

October 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mobyuniverse

I love this course , I am italo-ungarian, but I have never known ungarian because I live in italy ,with duolingo I can learn a piece of my origins , the only matter is that i have to put english like my language, because there isn't a course from Italian to ungarian, but doesn't matter also I refresh some english so...

October 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/vvHills10

YAme,YAme,

January 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/81cheney

Hungarian is known to be one of the hardest languages in Europe. It's not an Indo-European like most others on the continent. The other main Uralic languages in Europe are Finnish and Estonian. The accents may seem difficult, but practise will eventually pay off. There's also those eighteen or so cases in the future that you'll need to deal with. English only has two cases, so it is a major adjustment.

September 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/marekpolacek

It's not the language, it's the course. I speak hungarian fluently, but I had hard times finishing the course : (

November 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

Really? what are the two english cases?

October 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Werrettich

The Genitive-s in English is sometimes considered a case, accordingly, the two cases in English are nominative and genitive. But that's debateable.

October 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ErikAnderson3

There's also accusative/dative (which have fused), but that only shows up for pronouns (she in the nominative → her in the accusative/dative, he in the nominative → him in the accusative/dative, who in the nominative → whom in the accusative/dative etc.).

October 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Werrettich

That's right, a oblique form is still intact there. I forgot considering pronouns. Thanks for pointing this out.

October 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AKicsiMacska

Oh haha I see :)

October 10, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/OmariOr

Hungarian is one of the hardest language in the world. Good luck, it's a big challenge ;).

September 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ErikAnderson3

The difficulty of learning any given language is entirely relative to the languages you already know. :) If someone already knows Finnish or Estonian, Hungarian will be much easier to learn than English. If someone already knows Korean, then Japanese will be much easier to learn than Swahili. If someone already knows Navajo, then Tlinchon will be much easier to learn than German. Etc., etc.

November 20, 2016
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