This is one of my favorite expressions in Hungarian: “Ha lúd, legyen kövér!” Can you guess its meaning? Give your best guess below – the answer and explanation will appear after you click on “Submit”.
Beginning Hungarian – What is this store?
Here’s another somewhat unusual business I came upon in Budapest. What services do you think they offer here? Take your best guess on the quiz, then hit “Submit” and see the answer and explanation!
Movie dialogue: “Boldog születésnapot!”
In yesterday’s post we talked about different ways to say “Happy Birthday,” so it’s fitting that our video clip this week is from the 2003 film “Boldog Születésnapot!” (“Happy Birthday!”) This is a film that Györgyi and I actually saw in the cinema together when it came out. The movie follows András (Gergely Kocsis), who […]
Reader question: “Boldog szülinapot or születésnapot?”
We have another great question from one of our reader/listeners, Leanne! Leanne asks, Can you please tell me what the difference is between születésnapot and szülinapot? I notice when giving birthday greetings some of our relatives type “szülinapot” instead of “Születésnapot.” Also I am curious to know what is the translation for the phrase ‘Isten […]
Information sign at the Hungarian rail station
In yesterday’s post we visited a Hungarian train station, and we’re going to stay there for just one more day. These cool old-style mechanical train information signs are unfortunately being phased out in favor of more digital versions, but the Hungarian on them is still good to know! Have a look at this sign and […]
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