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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A Drone?

Seasoned Expat Experiences A DRONE? – Seasoned Expat Experiences With 10 million inhabitants, Hungary has a relatively small population. It’s even more impressive how many Nobel Prices Hungarians have won since 1905 (13!) or, more recently, how many good films Hungarian filmmakers have made (Eg. Oscar winning Mephisto and Son of Saul). In 1981, another […]

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How useful is Hungarian for Executives?

𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗶𝘀 𝗛𝘂𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗘𝘅𝗲𝗰𝘂𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀? 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗗𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗔. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻, 𝗖𝗘𝗢 𝗼𝗳 𝗦𝗶𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘀 𝗛𝘂𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗿𝘆 Sitting on the rooftop terrace of Siemens’ offices in Budapest, I asked President and CEO Dale A. Martin how useful it is for him as an executive that he speaks Hungarian. He should know, given that almost all of the […]

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Corona – Корона (RU)

We are trying to make Expat life more pleasant. That includes helping you in difficult situations. On the following pages we created a mini-dictionary with terms in Russian that you might need in the current Corona crisis. Some deal with everyday situations related to the coronavirus, asking for a face mask or searching for disinfectant. […]

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Coronavirus Dictionary (EN)

We are trying to make Expat life more pleasant. That includes helping you in difficult situations. On the following pages we created a mini-dictionary with terms that you might need in the current Corona crisis. Some deal with everyday situations related to the coronavirus, asking for a face mask or searching for disinfectant. Other terms […]

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Corona-Pandemie Wörterbuch (DE)

Unser Ziel ist es, das Leben von Expats zu verschönern. Ein entscheidender Faktor ist, sich in relevanten Situationen verständlich machen zu können. Hier haben haben wir ein Mini-Wörterbuch mit relevanten Vokabeln zur Corona-Pandemie zusammengestellt. Wie fragen Sie nach einer Gesichtsmaske? Wie beschreiben Sie mögliche Symptome?

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Dictionnaire Coronavirus (FR)

Nous aidons des expatriés à Budapest à se sentir plus à l’aise. Un aspect important est de savoir communiquer dans les situations rélévantes. Ici, nous avons construit une liste avec les termes les plus rélévants par rapport au Coronavirus. Comment demander pour une masque faciale? Comment décrire des symptomes?

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Fluent in Events & Everyday Situations

Fluent in Events & Everyday Situations Interview with Klaus Windheuser, outgoing CEO of Commerzbank Zrt. | How long have you lived in Budapest? | By the end of March, we will have lived for almost five years in Budapest. We moved here with my family in August 2015, I first visited in May 2015. | […]

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Very Pleasant Surprise

Seasoned Expat Experiences During my first year in Budapest, I was taken by surprise not only once, but twice. The first surprise was the beautiful Christmas markets. Having grown up in Germany, I do know and like Christmas markets. But those in Budapest are particularly beautiful I find. The second surprise were the ice rinks. […]

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Come Sweetie!

Seasoned Expat Experiences When you are out and about, you pick up certain expressions. “Gyere ide” was one of those. You can hear it regularly on the playground, but also on public transport. Now I knew quite early on what ‘gyere’ means: ‘Come!’ But ‘ide’? Well, what do you do when you have no idea? […]

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