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Hungary for knowledge? Life without pronouns

“I definitely think there is a common misconception, and the main one that I constantly hear is that Hungary is a Slavic country,” Jazmin says. “Whenever I'm hanging out with Russians, they call me their Slavic sister, but Hungary is not a Slavic country. It is surrounded by Slavic countries, but it doesn't have any connection to them other than past inhabitants in history, which leads me to my favourite thing about Hungary which is the language. Its closest relatives are Finnish and Estonian, which are still way too distant for me to be able to understand or comprehend. I've taken with me the longest Hungarian word written down: Megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért.

Wow! What does it mean?
“No idea. It’s like four words put together but it’s something about being blessed. Hungarian is ranked the fourth most difficult language to learn which I definitely agree with. I feel very privileged and lucky to be able to speak the language, but even though I am Hungarian, I sometimes have to ask about grammar rules - I probably write like a fifth grader. There's a massive variety of vocabulary and different ways of phrasing things that are so peculiar compared to the English language. You can completely switch the words around, like ‘pencil case red I have’ and the sentence works with the words in any order, which is cool. And Hungarian doesn't have pronouns: You can completely leave out ‘he’ and ‘she’ in sentences, which I think is really useful for modern-day life, like LGBTQ positivity. They don't even have to tackle that issue which is useful in itself.”

And yes: Jazmin is pointing to the Hungarian flag with its red-white-green horizontal stripes, not to be confused with the Italian flag with its green-white-red vertical stripes. (Another common misconception).