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 szeretnรฉk I would like an ice-cream. The long form is fagylalt – if you use the long form, it would be fagylaltot szeretnรฉk. […]

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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?

๐—›๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—›๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—˜๐˜…๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€? ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐——๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—”. ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป, ๐—–๐—˜๐—ข ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—›๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† Sitting on the rooftop terrace of Siemensโ€™ 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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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 Wรถrterbuch (DE)

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

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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. โ€œBocsรกnatโ€, she said, โ€œI am sorry.โ€ โ€œNo problem, semmi vajโ€, I replied smiling, proud to show off my Hungarian – or so I thought. For me, the […]

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