Cultural Ignorance

Seasoned Expat Experiences When I looked around in the bus, I saw several of hostile faces, especially from elderly people. “Don’t talk so loud in German!”, I thought, while my two daughters were happily commenting on everything that passed by the window. My idea of Hungarians was that a huge proportion of them was racist, […]

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NO BUTTER NO PROBLEM?

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 […]

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