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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Speak up! 7 of the world’s most intriguing languages

Babbel's language enthusiast Steph Koyfman reveals the most fascinating and lyrical languages on the planet, from a whistling bird language in Turkey to the clicking consonants of Xhosa in South Africa...

1. Hungarian is a complex but beautiful language to learn. It is spoken by about 14 million people in Eastern Europe. 
The Hungarian language contains many puns and idioms, making everyday speech entertaining. However, many people do struggle learning Hungarian, but here are a few reasons why it is worth it: Hungarian has 35 distinct cases (like accusative), many of which are remnants of the Latin language. Word order is often flexible, and you can even create an independent word from just a prefix and a suffix, or from two suffixes.

You have to have a complete understanding of Hungarian grammar in order to nail the precision and subtle inflection it requires to convey what you mean.

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