Minorities in Budapest??

Old Aug 22nd, 2005, 04:07 AM
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I don't think you should let race stop you from visiting a country you really want to see.

If it's a matter of safety, maybe you could just join a tour, so you won't feel like you're totally on your own.

Enjoy!
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Old Aug 31st, 2005, 03:05 PM
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You will have no problems in Hungary. Their are many people of color there! Go to the markets "Piac" there are many vendors from all parts of the world!! And yes they speak Hungarian. I wish I were in Hungary right now! Then I could get the name of the very beautiful black Hungarian young lady, who is the weather reporter. She has been doing weather report for a few years. I was shocked that she spoke beautiful Magyar when I first saw her. I said to my aunt and uncle, she looks black America, how can see speak such perfect Hungarian? They looked at me and said she is Hungarian, she was born here. One of her parents is black, and the other is Hungarian. I know she was pregnant when I was in Hungary May-July. I was wondering what she had. Anyone out there know who I'm talking about?
I plan on bringing one of my young grandsons there in the future. He is HungaJam. Jamaican and Hungarian. I have You will have no problems in Hungary. Their are many people of color there! Go to the markets "Piac" there are many vendors from all parts of the world!! And yes they speak Hungarian. I wish I were in Hungary right now! Then I could get the name of the very beautiful black Hungarian young lady, who is the weather reporter. She has been doing weather report for a few years. I was shocked that she spoke beautiful Magyar when I first saw her. I said to my aunt and uncle, she looks black America, how can see speak such perfect Hungarian? They looked at me and said she is Hungarian, she was born here. One of her parents is black, and the other is Hungarian. I know she was pregnant when I was in Hungary May-July. I was wondering what she had. Anyone out there know who I'm talking about?
I plan on bringing one of my young grandsons there in the future. He is HungaJam. Jamaican and Hungarian. I have shown many family, friends, and people I met in Hungary pictures of my grandchildren, their Mom, my daughter, and their Dad my wonderful son in law. Everyone said they are beautiful. In fact my family and friends in Hungary are excited that I'm bringing my grandson there. Have a blast! You'll love Hungary. Learn a few important sentences first. Like, Thank you, pardon me, where is? please, I kiss your hand, this is to be said to older women, It's very respectful. You can borrow tapes from your local Library. Also please remember to offer your seat on any public transportation to the elderly, handicapped, or pregnant women. I have shown many family, friends, and people I met in Hungary pictures of my family, my grandchildren, their Mom, my daughter, and their Dad my wonderful son in law. Everyone said they are beautiful. In fact my family and friends in Hungary are excited that I will bring my grandson there. Have a blast! You'll love Hungary. Learn a few important sentences first. Like, Thank you, pardon me, where is? please, I kiss your hand, this is to be said to older women. it's very respectful. You can borrow tapes from the Library. Also please remember to offer your seat on public transportation to the elderly, handicapped, or pregnant women. just Go, and like I said, have a blast!!!!
Alice The Magyar....
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Old Sep 2nd, 2005, 08:57 AM
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Alice.... Your computer is stuttering. I really wish you'd send along the "I kiss your hand" phrase in Hungarian. I can't seem to find it in the Books/language tapes that I have been studying.... Thanks...Socal
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Old Sep 2nd, 2005, 09:10 AM
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Could it possibly be csókolom? I'm not telling you it is, but while you're waiting for someone to give you the answer, if this is a word you already knew and "csókolom" sounds right, maybe this is it. But I don't know Hungarian. There's a folk music group by that name, and I thought the name meant "may I kiss your name." I also think the actual word for "kiss" in Hungarian might start with csók__ (actually we can look that up).
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Old Sep 2nd, 2005, 02:51 PM
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Kiss=csók I just looked it up.
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Old Sep 2nd, 2005, 02:52 PM
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Correction: Where I said "may I kiss your name," I meant "may I kiss your hand." (No idea why I typed "name.&quot
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Old Sep 2nd, 2005, 03:46 PM
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CMT... We're getting close. Now all we need is the hungarian words for "hand" and "may I" I can't believe some one with a phrase book hasn't chimed in yet. Kosonom szepen
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Old Sep 2nd, 2005, 05:19 PM
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So what does "csókolom" mean?
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Old Sep 2nd, 2005, 05:24 PM
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Found the answer to my question on this page, and it seems to confirm what I said above (even though I didn't know what I was talking about): http://rudhar.com/musica/csokolom.htm.en#MayIKiss

<<About the group's name Csókolom:
It is a general Hungarian greeting, mostly used by men to address women, and by younger persons of both sexes to address older persons and express respect.
From a grammatical point of view, it is the first person singular definite form of the verb "csókol" (to kiss) which in turn comes from the noun "csók" (kiss). ("Csók" sounds roughly like "choke" in American or Scottish English).
Csókolom could be interpreted as a shorter version of "(Én) csókolom õt" (I kiss it) or "Kezét csókolom" (I kiss your hand).
Clearly, the title of Csókolom's first full CD, "May I kiss your hand" is in fact a free translation of the group's name>>
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Old Sep 2nd, 2005, 09:08 PM
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We lived in Budapest from 1997-2000 and jsut returned for a visit. The city has changed tremendously and for the better. It is a very cosmopolitan city with people of all colors. Go! Enjoy!

Now, if you want to experience a culture where your color will make a difference (though not hostile) come to Slovenia. You will get lots of looks.

Cheers,
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Old Sep 4th, 2005, 12:07 AM
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Hey, I've heard of that weather reporter. I've been doing my research, lol. I never expected this many replies on this post. But anyways, I'm sure I'll have no problems in Hungary. I even managed to contact a few native Hungarians by email and I've heard nothing but positive things.
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xxatti.... Have a really great vacation in BP. We leave in 3 more days and can't wait to try out the places and things to do that I've picked up on this web site and others. I'll try to post some of my recomendations/recollections when I get back.... Visonlatasra
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I'm African-American and had no problems. Budapest is an urban city with a healthy urban mix. However, once I started my cycling tour in northern Hungary...
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Old Oct 15th, 2005, 08:50 AM
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And as an aside, with the exception of St. Petersburg in Russia, it's hard to duplicate the superstar treatment of Barcelona.
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Old Oct 15th, 2005, 09:49 AM
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Back from Budapest in June...found it a very cosmpolitan city. Mostly beware of pickpockets on subways. Otherwise, just enjoy life as in any other4 city.
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