Keeping Distance

Although scientists are quite clear about the importance of social distance and wearing the mask in order to prevent the Corona virus from spreading, and this is repeated by public entities, the reality looks different. Many people either don’t keep distance or wear the mask right under their nose (sorry, but that doesn’t look cool, […]

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First Words

Most expats are amazed when they come to Budapest. Such a beautiful, welcoming city! And then you enter a bakery and suddenly feel like an alien: How do you express yourself? Here are the most basic words you need to know: ✅ Szía – this word is used like the Italian ‘ciao’, for coming and […]

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Hungarian Wine

Have you tried to buy Hungarian wine in a German town of about 100,000 inhabitants? Our director tried to do so once, as a gift. How shocked was she when she realized that was almost impossible! Eventually, she did get two bottles in the second wine shop she went to, but it was not the […]

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Offended

This had never happened to me before. Every time I talk to Hungarians, they are happy that I speak to them in their mother tongue. It does not matter whether it is the vendor at the bakery, who really does not speak much English, the waiter in a restaurant who speaks English well, or my […]

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Sommer at Balaton

Chances are that you are not going to travel far this summer – and go to Balaton for vacation just like two-thirds of Budapest. Which expressions do you need to know? Fagylaltot szeretnék I would like an ice-cream. The long form is fagylalt – if you use the long form, it would be fagylaltot szeretnék. […]

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