Moving to Budapest can be overwhelming if you’re stressed about the language. It is said that Hungarian is one of the hardest languages to learn. While that statement is true, there are a few things you need to know that will help get you by.
First off, if the person looks under 30, oftentimes they speak English.
If you’re on the Pest side, most people speak English.
And with google translate you can get by with any task you need to get done.
But there are those moments when you absolutely need to have basic Hungarian.
That’s why I started taking classes with Hungarian For Expats. The courses put you in real-life situations where you will have to use Hungarian. The courses are niche courses that also cater to Expat experiences.
This past summer I took a Playground Chit Chat class. Before I took the course, I often didn’t know how to communicate with the other kids and their moms. I was able to learn the various names for play structures, form a sentence where I can ask the children to share, and so much more. My basic Hungarian at the playground often tricks people into thinking I know more Hungarian than I do…. and that’s okay!
There are courses for every expat situation you could think of. From ordering ice cream in the summer to learning how to order a drink at a bar. It even goes more serious into health or finding your way around the city. The best part is that the last class always takes you to the actual location where you will be able to practice what you learn in a real setting.
You’re going to love it. Don’t forget to tell them I sent you!