The Estonian language

Estonian is counted among the Finno-Ugrian languages. It is thereby related to Finnish and Hungarian. However, parallels to Hungarian are only slightly noticeable. Many think that Estonian is similar to Latvian or Lithuanian. That is completely false, however. Both of those languages belong to a completely different language family. Estonian does not have any grammatical genders. There is no differentiation between feminine and masculine. Instead there are 14 different cases. The orthography is not very difficult. It is determined by the pronunciation. This should definitely be practiced with a native speaker. If you want to learn Estonian, you need discipline and a little patience. Estonians are happy to overlook little mistakes made by foreigners. They are excited to meet anyone who is interested in their language!

Learn Estonian from your native language with our method “book2” (books in 2 languages)

“Estonian for beginners” is a language course that we offer free of charge. Advanced students can also refresh and deepen their knowledge. No registration is required and you can learn anonymously. The course includes 100 clearly structured lessons. You can set your learning pace.First you will learn the basics of the language. Example dialogs help you speak the foreign language. No previous knowledge of Estonian grammar is required. You will learn commonly used Estonian sentences and can communicate immediately in various situations. Learn Estonian during your commute, lunch break or workout. You can start immediately and will quickly achieve your learning goals.

Learn Estonian with the Android and iPhone app «50 languages»

With these apps you can learn more than 50 languages on Android phones and tablets and iPhones and iPads. The apps include 100 free lessons to help you learn and communicate effectively in Estonian. Practice your language skills using the tests and games in the apps. Use our free «book2» audio files to listen to native speakers of Estonian and improve your pronunciation! You can easily download all audios in your native language and Estonian as MP3 files. After downloading you can also learn offline.

Text book - Estonian for beginners

If you prefer to learn Estonian using printed materials, you can buy the book Estonian for beginners. You can buy it in any bookstore or online at Amazon.

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