About the Hungarian Language
Hungarian joins Finnish and Estonian as a Uralic language and is one of 24 official languages of the European Union. There are an estimated 13 million native speakers worldwide, with most of them residing in Hungary, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Serbia. Although it uses the Latin alphabet, it is more grammatically similar to Asian languages than most other European languages. Hungarian has a reputation as being a “difficult” language, due to its complex grammar and verb conjugation patterns as well as its lack of transparency in naming nouns.
The eight primary families of dialects for Hungarian are Northeast, Northwest, Plain, Danube-Tisza, West Danube, King’s Pass, Székely and West, with a ninth dialect called Csángó in eastern Romania. Except Csángó, the variations among the different dialects are minor and native speakers of each are capable of understanding one another. Nevertheless, our team includes individuals who are skilled in each of the distinct dialect families to guarantee your translations, transcriptions and interpretations accurately reflect each dialect.