I know that in Hungarian 'van' means: to be, is. For instance: Ház van. = The house is. In Turkish the word 'var' has the same meaning, for instance: Kolay var. = It is simple. ( I 'm not sure if you can use it in this way, but I believe so, if I 'm wrong though, please correct me. ) My question was, did the Hungarians used the word 'var' from the Turkish and did it change into 'van' after a while, or did the Turks use the word 'van' from the Hungarians and did it change into 'var' after a while, or aren't the words related at all? I always found it quite surprising how similar these words are, how they are gramatically similarly used (often at the end of a phrase) and how they have the same meaning.