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19th December, 2019

57% of Hungarians speak no foreign language

More than half of Hungarians do not speak any foreign languages, putting the country third on a list behind Great Britain and Romania according to a fresh analysis from website TheKnowledgeAcademy.

Some 65% of Britons admitted that they do not speak a language other than English. This compares to 64% of Romanians and 57% of Hungarians, followed by 50% of Bulgarians.

Swedes came in first place with 96.6% speaking at least one foreign language. They are closely followed by Denmark, Latvia and Lithuania.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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