Welcome to the Hungarian Wikibook, a free online textbook on the Hungarian language. Hungarian is spoken by roughly 14.5 million people in Hungary and elsewhere. Hungary is a country in the south-eastern region of Central Europe, bordering the Balkan Peninsula. Hungarian is spoken in Europe but is not an Indo-European language, and bears little resemblance to languages of the Indo-European family. It is classed as a Finno-Ugric language, its closest relatives being Finnish, Estonian and some similar languages spoken in the parts of Russia adjoining Finland and Estonia.

Hungarian is spoken in a number of countries since the Treaty of Trianon redefined Hungary's borders in 1920 and because of the emigration that followed the outbreak of World War II and the Revolution of 1956:

Hungary (10 m. speakers) Romania (1.5 m. speakers) Slovakia (500 000 speakers) Serbia (300 000 speakers)
Ukraine (150 000 speakers) 1 000 000 speakers in other countries

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The building of the Hungarian Parliament is one of the most spectacular landmarks in Hungary.
Excerpt of Feszty's famous painting The Hungarian Conquest, exhibited at Ópusztaszer National Memorial Park, Hungary.


The letters and sounds of Hungarian
Alphabetical order
Basic functions
Vowel harmony
Subject pronouns
Words for everyday life
Basic nouns
Basic adjectives
Substantive verb
Compound nouns
Simple verbs and conjugations
Yes-no questions