Every person and every nation has sensitive topics they would rather not talk about. Here are the ones you should not mention to Hungarians.
As the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Trianon approaches, it comes up more and more in conversations. And even a century later, it is still a touchy subject for Hungarians; many are still upset about the territories which were separated from the country, as well as about the people. It may be best not to bring this up in a casual conversation, unless you want to hear about conspiracy theories regarding the treaty, or how the territories should be reattached.
If you want to know more about how Hungarians feel about the Treaty of Trianon on its 100th anniversary, click HERE.
Budapest vs Bukarest
It is not so hard not to confuse the two. Surely, Slovenians and Slovaks, or Uruguay and Paraguay, are also upset if their countries are confused for one another. But I have seen people confuse Austria and Australia as well.
Are Hungarians Slavs?
Are Hungarians just “hungarianalised” Slavs? There are sayings both in Hungarian and Polish about the Polish-Hungarian friendship. But, in fact, they are referring to their actual friends, the Slovaks, as Hungarian and Polish people could not really communicate due to language barriers. Bottom line is, Hungarians and Slovaks come from two different countries – which happen to be next to each other – and speak two different languages.
I can promise you that all Hungarians have heard a few dozen jokes about having to be hungry if you are from Hungary. They were not funny the first time and they are not funny the 106th time either. Please come up with something else.
Source: Daily News Hungary
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