One of the Hardest Languages?
Seasoned Expat Experiences For the last 1.5 years, I’ve been learning the hardest language I ever learned, and I can still not speak or understand it. You think I mean Hungarian? No. The language is called Sophiesh. Sophie is my younger daughter. And entrepreneurial as she is, at 2 years and 4 months she speaks […]
NO BUTTER NO PROBLEM?
Seasoned Expat Experiences I put the muesli and the milk on the cash register. It was Sunday and I was at the Prima supermarket under Fény Piac (Fény Market), next to Mammut. The cashier looked at my two daughters, smiled and said somethings nice about them. Still smiling, she addressed me. And boom. The smile […]
Seasoned Expat Experiences When we practice a new language, we often say nonsense. This happened to me. The bus abruptly stopped, and a young woman bumped into me. “Bocsánat”, she said, “I am sorry.” “No problem, semmi vaj”, I replied smiling, proud to show off my Hungarian – or so I thought. For me, the […]