I suspect there are many aging Hungarian speakers in the US either homebound, in an assisted living facility or in a nursing home. I would like to encourage you to get 3 or more people together who enjoy singing (they don’t even have to be Hungarian) consider learning and singing a few Hungarian Christmas carols this Christmas season for people who might truly appreciate them.
It’s not easy to learn Hungarian! We have gathered resources and ideas to help but get started because it doesn’t get easier the longer you wait.
DIY ~ Hungarian Scrabble®
We are always trying to find new ways of improving our language skills and this idea can be applied to a number of different languages. Playing this game helps me to make a connection with the letters and sounds and my vocabulary. We aren't very competitive. It's just...
Magyar himnusz ~ The Hungarian National Anthem
On January 22, 1823, Ferenc Kölcsey, a Hungarian poet, completed the manuscript of his poem “Himnusz." Ferenc Erkel set this poem to music. It was many years later that it was officially declared the National Anthem of Hungary. This anthem is played throughout the...
The Bell of Jásztelek
If you are a part of our Hungarian Living Genealogy Group on Facebook, you might remember when Laszlo (Les) Josa went to see the bell while it was in Louisiana in an antique shop. Here is what he wrote from that day in early February 2022:
Language Learning Podcast Episode Roundup!
Learning any new language is so rewarding, but it can be challenging. In this post, we present all of the podcast episodes that we’ve created about learning Hungarian for the Hungarian Living Podcast podcast. Some of these tips are relevant for any language you’re interested in learning!
Aliens, Appalachian, and Americans
The two largest ethnic groups that migrated to the Appalachian South were Hungarians and Italians. Practically every coal mining county in southern Appalachia contained immigrants from both Hungary and Italy. These immigrants generally lived in coal camps constructed by operators, some of whom were immigrants themselves, to house workers enticed to the Mountain South to mine coal.
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