OF COURSE! WE WENT TO AUSTRIA!

Seasoned Expat Experiences One day, I met with my friend Luca*. We talked in German as we always do, and I was curious where Luca learned to speak German so well. Sure, she makes a grammatical mistake here and there, or she uses the wrong word. But even specialized words such as “Autowaschanlage” (car wash), […]

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SHE DOESN’T SPEAK HUNGARIAN!

Seasoned Expat Experiences Dring! I picked up the receiver for the door and said “Hello?” “Hejdalhfejlsahjsköhjs könyv hifedkslhödkolsohifjedlak”, I heard. Könyv, book, is the only word I understood. The man from the library again? A couple of months ago, someone had come to collect books for the library. I opened. When the young man came […]

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Friday is Monday – Or Seriously Embarrassed

Seasoned Expat Experiences I pushed the door open to the small hairsalon. “Tessék?”, a lady said, turning from making a client’s hair to face me. In that moment, I realized that I had no idea how to say that I wanted a haircut – but then, isn’t that obvious in a hair salon? “Egy rendelöt […]

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