Balaton bei Dämmerung


Hungarian is related to the Estonian and the Finnish languages.
Lake Balaton at dusk
Image: Sándor Hegyi – pixabay

Although Hungary is located in the centre of Eastern Europe its language is not Slavic; rather it is part of the Finno-Urgic language family. Thus, it is closely related to Finnish and Estonian. It is a highly complex language system that is very different from the Indo -Germanic languages. As with Japanese and Finnish, Hungarian works by agglutination, i.e. it changes the meaning of the words or adds meaning to them by adding suffixes. There are also many grammatical cases, all adding to the complexity of the Hungarian language. Learning Hungarian thus requires perseverance and engagement.

You can find our current courses and all related information in the online administration system Friedolinde. We provide a short course overview.

Head of the Eastern European Languages Section

Dr. Daniel Karakaschew
Room 517
Ernst-Abbe-Platz 8
07743 Jena
+49 3641 9-401810
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