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HUNGARIAN GRAMMAR LESSON - Alphabet and Pronunciation
The following are pronounced and written as in English:
b, d, f, g, h, k, l, m, n, p, r, t, v, z
g</b> is always hard as in 'gun', never soft as in 'gem'
r</b> is rolled off the tongue, though not really trilled
t</b> is pronounced with the tongue touching the back of the teeth (dental)
The following consonants are pronounced and/or spelled differently than
in English, and require special attention:
c</b> is pronounced like the ts in 'bats'
cs</b> is the English ch as in 'check'
gy</b> is one sound pronounced like dy, or the d in 'adulation'
j, ly</b> are both pronounced as y like 'yes'
ny</b> is pronounced like the Spanish ñ and like the ni in the English word 'onion'
s</b> Be careful! This is always pronounced like sh as in 'shun' and 'ship'