Watch a few short video about Hungary
2. I flinch when people pronounce or even write Hungary as Hungry.
Well, let me tell you that Hungarians are very well fed, and they're hungry when they go on a diet after a holiday feast.
About the "Hungarian goulash" that is nothing more than elbow noodles cooked with ground beef and tomato sauce, I assure you that it's not Hungary's national food the "gulyas".
The gypsy music is part of the Hungarian culture, but there is so much more. Watch the videos below about Hungarian music, dance and my favorite composer, Ferenc Liszt
The Gabor sisters were not the only Hungarian born celebrities and famous people. Watch these videos, you will be surprised how many of your favorite actors and famous people and inventors were either born in Hungary, or the descendants of Hungarians.
I am proud to be an American, and also proud of my Hungarian heritage. People don't know much about this small country in Europe. They don't know the history of Hungary or where this beautiful country is located,
Usually goulash, gypsy music and Zsazsa Gabor pops into people's minds when Hungary is mentioned.
Well, there is so much more to the place where I was born.
I have to admit, I flinch when people tell me:
1. Oh, Hungary is that Eastern European country
Nope, Hungary is located in Central Europe.
About the Hungarian language:
It is a fact the the English is considered to be the richest of languages with a vocabulary of 600,000 to 800,000 words.
But, I found this bit of interesting fact:
In a book entitled Hungary, Essential Facts published by MTI Media Bank a journalist, Tamas Vladar, states that ''the Hungarian vocabulary is estimated to be between 800,000 and 1,060,000 words'' and,
being an agglutinative language, ''computer analysis has shown that Hungarian has some 27 billion inflected, affixed words and word fragments''.
Ancient Hun writing called "Rovasiras"
Thank you for taking time to learn a little bit about Hungary.
If you're in the mood for some reading after watching the videos, check out my "The ancestors' Secrets" series and read about ancient Hun legends that I included in this fantasy tale.
Erika M Szabo
Author of epic fantasy/magical realism novels and children's books, Publishing Coach at
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