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Are all languages as difficult as Hungarian? I am having a difficult time trying to get my tongue to cooperate! It does not want to trillllllll... what should I do?

December 28, 2017



Hungarian is not the simplest language, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes easier. Also, I recommend watching YouTube videos about Hungarian pronunciation and practice often.


I think Hungarian might be tricky because it is not linguistically related to any other languages, accept a possible slight relatiinship to Finnish, so it is probably very different from anything else you have learned. There is not much crossover with any ither language you might be familiar with. Hungarian is my mother tongue an I have spoken it at home my whole life and I cannot trill my r’s despite speaking hungarian at home since I was a child. I have a ‘canadian’ accent when I speak but it’s not a big deal. I am sure trilling r’s is a handy skill but I wouldn’t worry about it too much. The trilling of r’s in hungarian is not as dramatic as in french for example. I think it’s more just a harder R sound then we have in english (which again, I can’t make) The bright side is the spelling is actually very phonetic and regular, so words always sound like how they are written, once you get used to the spelling.


Well it is different for many people. Some people are really good at certain languages. There is nothing you can really do except for keep trying! No one accomplishes anything without some hard work. You will get it just keep trying!


No, certainly there are many languages easier to learn than Hungarian :)

I'm no expert in Hungarian pronunciation, but here are some examples of the Hungarian "r." It's pretty familiar sounding in most of these examples.

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