Word for the Travel Wise (10/27/06)

Hungarian FlagIva touched on Central Europe’s woes last month around this very same time and if you’re the revolutionary type student protest and shady government scandal could make Hungary, Poland or the Czech Republic your destination of choice. On the flipside for those of us who don’t wish to experience any parts of the drama while vacationing, but happen to get stuck in smack dab in the middle of some yuck situation this word is for you.

Today’s word is a Magyar (Hungarian) word used in Hungary:

segítség
– help

The Hungarian lingo is a Finno-Ugric language, which you can learn more about at Wikipedia, right now let’s stick to the places you can learn it for free. Hungarotips is a completely free site with beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons. This impulzus web page has everything you’d basically find in a LP guide. There’s no audio, so read a little about the alphabet and then find someone who’s willing to make sure you speak like a local. The verbal exchange will be very rewarding I am sure. As always remember to scope out the BBC for basic lang downloads.

Past Hungarian words: köszönöm, vásárlók könyve, hangverseny, kijárat