Translation from Hungarian
ALBA Translating Agency is ready to do translation from Hungarian, as well as translation into Hungarian or Hungarian interpreting in Russia. The bilateral relations of Russia and Hungary are developing at a rapid pace, Russia remaining the most important economic partner of Hungary. Russian citizens acquire real estate in Hungary more and more often. The necessity in translations from Hungarian is caused by all these facts. Translation from Hungarian of documents of title to real estate, marriage/divorce certificates, customs declarations, transport documents, consignment notes, packing lists, supply contracts, tourist booklets and technical documents on energy, agriculture, public health and construction is the most popular Hungarian translation ordered at our translation agency.
Hungarian (the self-appellation is Magyar) is one of the Finno-Ugrian languages (the Uralic branch) and is not related to other Indo-European languages. Hungarian is mainly spoken in Hungary (9.5-10 million people), as well as in the territories which belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary until 1920: Romania (1.4 million people), Slovakia, Serbia, Ukraine, Croatia, Austria and Slovenia. Hungarian is the official language of Hungary and one of the official languages of the European Union.
Hungarian separated from other Finno-Ugric languages approximately 3,000 years ago, when Hungarian tribes started nomadic cattle raising instead of sedentary hunting. The Hungarians moved to the Carpathians approximately in 896, after which the interaction of Hungarian with Slavic and Romance languages began. After Stephen of Hungary founded the Kingdom of Hungary, a Catholic state, in 1000, Hungarian switched to a Latin script based alphabet and continued to develop under the strong influence of Latin. The Funeral Sermon and Prayer, written between 1192 and 1195 and included in the Pray Codex named after Gyorgy (George) Pray, is considered the first extant Hungarian literary text. The first poem in Hungarian is The Lamentations of Mary, written in the 13th century, which was discovered in a library of the town of Leuven, Belgium, in 1922. The first Bible translation into Hungarian was done in 1430s. The first book in Hungarian was printed in 1533. The distinguished Hungarian writer Ferenc Kazinczy played a great role in the development and beginning of standardisation of Hungarian.
Interesting facts about Hungarian
• Hungarian most of all resembles the language of the Khantys and the Mansis who live in Siberia, almost in 5,000 km away from the city of Budapest, the capital of Hungary.
• According to certain data, the word Hungarians comes from the name of the tribe of Ugrians, and, according to other data, from the name of a Turkic tribe of Onogurs, which means “ten tribes”.
• Hungary is one of the oldest countries in Europe. It was founded in 896, before the foundation of France and Germany.
• 13 natives of Hungary had been awarded Nobel prizes by 2007, which is more than those of Japan, China, India, Australia or Spain.
• The word with the meaning “house” in Hungarian sounds almost like those in other Germanic languages (cf. Hungarian haz, German Haus and English house), but it is only a coincidence.
• The word with the meanings “brother” and “sister” in Hungarian consists of two roots: test (“body”) and ver (“blood”).