Tag Archives: Hungarian

Immerse Yourself in these 5 Oscar-nominated Foreign Films


Oscar season is always an opportunity to discover new things to watch; especially those epic movies of the year that win despite not one member of the general public having seen them to determine whether they really are epic or not. As language lovers, we’d like to take a look at the Oscar nominees for(…)

Travel Tuesday: Get Lost in the Streets of Budapest


Szia! Welcome to the beautiful city of Budapest straddling the river Danube in the fascinating country that is Hungary. If you are looking for a perfect few days in a fascinating location that is ridiculously cheap, look no further than here. Got your forints? And your tram tickets? Then let’s go and see some of(…)

The Most Confusing Consonants in Europe


When you are learning a new language or even just travelling to a new country, you can find yourself wrapping your lips around tongue twisters that you never even expected. Letters are not necessarily pronounced the same abroad. Adventures in paella To illustrate that point, take the humble paella. To an English speaker who has(…)

Could This be Hungary’s Greatest Invention?


  Fact: The Rubik’s cube is a Hungarian invention   When Erno Rubik first created the best-selling puzzle in history, he was not actually thinking about toys or making millions of dollars; rather, he was trying to solve a structural design conundrum: “How could the blocks move independently without falling apart?” This was his initial(…)