Crowe, David. "The Gypsies of Hungary." In David Crowe and J. Kolsti, eds., The Gypsies of Eastern Europe , 1990.
About pálinka. Unfortunately, while it is generally true that homemade food is always better, one should typically try to avoid homemade pálinka. Everyone who has their own brand of pálinka is very proud of it (same with wine), but those things kill you for real. There are very fruity kinds of pálinka, made by real professionals. You can hardly taste the alcohol.
Deák, István. "Uncovering Eastern Europe's Dark History." Orbis , Winter 1990.
If your host is the real deal you’ll finish with dessert. Common confections include rétes (strudel), bukta (jam filled buns), diós rácsos (a sort of walnut coffee-cake), and dobos torta (a sponge cake with chocolate buttercream topped with caramel).
On the streets, it is customary for men to walk on the left side of women, ostensibly because in the past gentlemen kept their swords on the left side and women had to be on the opposite side of the sword. A Hungarian man enters first into a pub, restaurant, coffeehouse, or other public establishment.
Kereszty, András, ed. The Reliable Book of Facts Hungary '98 , 1999.
A woman paints a flower design which will be used to make a traditional Hungarian dress in Kalocsa, Hungary.
We have nice craft beer also, the breweries are getting better each year, you should try them.
It was early morning in September. My father-in-law and his friend, Zoli, had just slaughtered a pig; I thought I was going to puke. Steaming blood spilled across the cracked concrete. Zoli’s scruffy dogs began lapping it up.
It’s hilarious to read this as a Hungarian. I can agree with every word. However if you want straightforwardness, no one can beat the the Dutch.
Before the turks comes (early XVI. century), about 85% of the population in the Hungarian kingdom was hungarian.
What? Um yes they are! A sure-fire way to annoy a Hungarian is to argue with what many Hungarians consider to be a well-known, irrefutable fact.
This was my first disznóvágás — or pig slaughtering. From dawn to dusk the whole family participated in dismembering the sow: the men hacked and sawed; the women labeled and bagged; I stirred the massive pot of bubbling organs. The pig’s head occasionally floated to the surface. Together we made link after link of kolbász (paprika-rich sausage) and hurka (organ and rice sausage).
That must be because he tries to pose as a Hungarian.
——. "Hungary: From Aristocratic to Proletarian Nationalism." In Peter Sugar and Ivo Lederer, eds., Nationalism in Eastern Europe , 1969.
Sokan magyarorosodtak a betelepültek közül, lett magyar nevük, stb. Ilyesmikre gondoltam.
I’m a Hungarian and I hate pig slaughters (never been there) and dislike palinka 🙂
The official language of Hungarian is spoken by 98% of the 10.3m population. Minority languages have become more prominent in recent years, and they include German, Croatian, Romani, Slovak, Romanian, Serbian and Slovene. Attempts are being made to protect these languages, as many members of the ethnic groups actually do not speak them.
Archaeological findings (e.g. in the Polish city of Przemyśl) suggest that many Hungarians remained to the north of the Carpathians after 895/896. There is also a consistent Hungarian population in Transylvania, the Székelys, who comprise 40% of the Hungarians in Romania. The Székely people's origin, and in particular the time of their settlement in Transylvania, is a matter of historical controversy.
I’ve been coming to Hungary on a yearly basis for ten years now. Despite this, my Magyar is still elementary at best. I know a plethora of words and can express myself on a basic level. However, once a conversation goes deeper, I’m hopelessly lost. With its complex suffixes and vowel harmony, Hungarian is unlike any other language in the world. In fact, English has more in common with Russian and Sinhala (a Sri Lankan language) than it does with Hungarian.
By 1968 Hungary had become the "happiest barrack in the lager" as a result of the economic reforms of the New Economic Mechanism and with some social and political liberalization. In 1989, Hungary was the first Socialist Bloc country to open the "Iron Curtain," providing a transit route for thousands people emigrating from East Germany to West Germany, precipitating the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany.
with that = az + -val -> azzal in that = az + -ban -> abban into that = az + -ba -> abba from that = az + -ról ->arról onto that = az + -ra -> arra
2. There is a problem between the words when moving across the Fenno to the Ugric part of the language group. Hungarians and Finns always point to the same circa five words which are similar in both languages (one of which is the word for fish) but most words are completely different. In both cases almost all words need to be learnt as very few are based on words on other languages and thus can’t easily be guessed.
?? Who said the English language lacks nuisances? Learning it in the first twenty years is easy though. 😮 (That’s a bon-mot from Kató Lomb, the famous Hungarian interpreter who spoke about 25 languages).
The red, white, and green flag also is a powerful national symbol. The national anthem, written in 1823, is symbol of the eastern origins and history of the Hungarians in the form of a prayer that begs God to help the nation.
Throughout the years, many things have changed, although in a selfish sense, not necessarily for the better. Hungary is assimilating more with the West which does make the trip a bit more comfortable and familiar. But at the same time, Hungary is losing some of its exotic charm from our American perspective.
I do know you’re a Dutch libnazi junkie fag
nem, nincs értelme, nem lehet ezt az igét így halmozni.vmi idióta jópofa akart lenni, aztán kitalálta
People Of Hungary
Nem könyvekről beszélek. Nem hogy nekem de 4 generációra visszamenőleg senkinek nem volt idegen(ből átvett) neve, nyelve, vallása.
Then they started dubbing more and more of the children/family movies and big hits. With time dubbing became a standard for most of the movies in cinema as well – probably capitalism and the growing importance of income statistics had a great effect on this, but I don’t really know when was the turning point in cinema.
In Hungary, we (Hungarians) are invaders too. It originally was the land of slavic tribes, not of ours. And we have no invaders right now. But instead of doing something with creativity, hard work and solidarity, we create enemies and dream of untoucheable things, like the Great Hungray is.
And oh my Lord how I miss Hungarian food! If you were raised on Hungarian food that your mother made,everything else just sucks..So I have to cook for myself or if I order something,I have to put salt and a lot of spices in it.. And as a Hungarian if you see what gulyás in Germany looks and tastes like,you just want to cry for hours or punch the cook in the face.
Csepeli, György. Structures and Contents of Hungarian National Identity: Results of Political Socialization and Cultivation, , 1989.
As a Hungarian all words of the above are true. Eating is sacred, care for yourself as a pedestrian, pálinka is good for everything, if you ask how are you then be prepared for endless complaints, being over cautios and suspicious. Nicely done!
Sunday family lunch here is sacred, and is nearly always a three-course affair: You’ll likely have a soup, perhaps húsleves (clear broth with chicken, turkey and/or pork with vegetables), or maybe gyümölcsleves (chilled fruit soup with cream, cloves and cinnamon). Then a main course like pörkölt (meat stewed in onions, garlic and paprika), usually accompanied by savanyúság (pickles or sauerkraut) and served over nokedli (little egg dumplings).
The historical Latin term Natio Hungarica ("Hungarian nation") had a wider meaning, as it once referred to all nobles of the Kingdom of Hungary, regardless of their ethnicity.
From the upper Tisza region of the Carpathian Basin, the Hungarians intensified their looting raids across continental Europe. In 900, they moved from the upper Tisza river to Transdanubia (Pannonia), which later became the core of the arising Hungarian state. At the time of the Hungarian migration, the land was inhabited only by a sparse population of Slavs, numbering about 200,000, who were either assimilated or enslaved by the Hungarians.
Hungary continues to strive for friendly relations with the surrounding countries. Ethnic and national minorities are encouraged to set up their own self-governing councils, and their cultural and educational institutions receive state support.
But of course you weren’t writing that addition for me ….
Overall a good summary. I am actually quite surprised you only listed 9 things.