Language Matters

EROS PAPRIKA

The two most common associations to the adjective ERŐS (meaning strong as well as spicy hot) are Luther’s famous line ERŐS VÁR A MI ISTENÜNK (lit. strong fortress our God i.e. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God), an inscription you can see on most Lutheran churches. The other one is ERŐS PISTA (lit. Hot Steve), a […]

By |January 25th, 2016|Language Matters|0 Comments

LIBERTY or FREEDOM?

Visitors to Budapest come across the word SZABADSÁG at least on three occasions when they study the city map: SZABADSÁG HÍD (Liberty Bridge), SZABADSÁG-SZOBOR (Liberty Statue) and SZABADSÁG TÉR (Liberty Square). The green bridge between the Great Market Hall and Gellért Hotel (named Franz Joseph Bridge until 1946) reminds us of the SZABADSÁG Hungary gained […]

By |January 15th, 2016|Language Matters|0 Comments

HOW TO MULTIPLY IN HUNGARIAN?

Christmas shopping is a nightmare for many people. The art of giving a present starts with knowing what the presentee would appreciate. The Budapest Christmas Market on several locations provides ample innovative and challenging gift ideas. Foreigners may not understand what things are for sale. We’d like to help and explain what the story is […]

By |December 8th, 2015|Language Matters|0 Comments