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. […]
How useful is Hungarian for Executives?
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 […]
Coronavirus Dictionary (EN)
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 […]
Corona-Pandemie Wörterbuch (DE)
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 […]
NO BUTTER NO PROBLEM?
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?
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 […]