Duolingo introduced a Hungarian language course for English speakers in 2016, and it’s an effective, free way to study the language. The gamified program is heavy on grammar but light on vocab drilling (in our humble opinion). It’s worth noting that the web version of the service offers more content than the app — same levels, but on a computer you’ll get to see tips and notes on what you’re learning, like getting to peek at the textbook rather than only doing the homework as on the app.
For those who require more practice to get those foreign words to stick, we recommend combining Duolingo with another app, such as Memrise. Memrise offers user-created courses on an array of topics and includes some courses that specifically mirror the content and levels of Duolingo’s course.
A few other language apps we’ve used to learn Hungarian, some with free versions:
- Hungarian by Nemo
- Learn Hungarian — 6000 Words
- Lyrebird: Learn Hungarian
- Gus Learns Hungarian for Kids
- Mango Languages
And in case you’re curious, Rosetta Stone does not offer a Hungarian course. Someone once quipped they don’t offer it because they’d just have to turn around and issue refunds (presumably because Hungarian is so difficult to learn).
Is the Hungarian language too difficult or too obscure to bother learning? Not everyone thinks so. Judge for yourself!