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The Hungarian language is one of the most difficult languages to be learnt by non-natives. This makes the fact that a Polish girl decided to go ahead and face the challenge of learning to speak the language, documenting her journey online and securing followers from both Poland and Hungary in the meantime, all the more impressive.

Her channel offers refuge to those seeking to learn more about Polish-Hungarian relations and about the friendship that exists between the two countries. She found the perfect balance: some of her videos are in Polish, to help spread information about Hungary and Hungarian culture among Polish people, while some of her videos are in Hungarian, to gain Hungarian viewers and to help with her language learning journey.

Olga majored in Hungarian studies at university; however, due to other obligations, she could not finish her degree – reports Femina. She is working at the moment but does not want to forget everything she learned at uni.

That is why she started the channel – to practice the language and make progress with it anyways, even if it cannot be in an academic setting.

Her first video served as an introduction to her background and motivations for learning the language.

She posted a short note on Reddit to share her journey:

“Hi, my name is Olga, and I am from Poland. I started my channel a few weeks ago, where I speak Hungarian. I want more people to see it, so I thought I could write about it here. I would be grateful if you helped me find other places to share it on the ‘Hungarian web’, and please subscribe.”

She received encouraging messages and a lot of support on her videos. By now, she has over three thousand subscribers, and some of her videos have tens of thousands of views already. She offers content from various fields, dealing with both Polish and Hungarian culture.

She knows a lot about Hungarian literature, for example. Her favourite authors include Sándor Márai and Péter Esterházy. She is also fascinated by Hungarian history, especially the events of 1956, but she also follows current Hungarian politics closely.

However, there is one aspect of Hungarian life she is not a fan of – gastronomy. Although Olga admits Hungarian dishes taste good, healthy eating is important to her, so she is not crazy about the greasy and fatty foods of Hungarian cuisine.

Like anyone else of her age, she is also a fan of films and music. She has lots of Hungarian artists on her playlist, but she also actively participates in any Hungary-related event organised in Poland. She recently founded an online portal with her friends, focusing on programmes and events in Hungary as well as anything Hungary-related, all written in Polish. Their aim is to bring the two nations closer together, and they seem to be on the right path – the just three-people editorial staff had to be expanded and now employs about fifty people.

When it comes to living in Hungary, it is not in her plans right now. She visited the country a few times already and had the opportunity to get to know Budapest quite well when she worked in a hostel. Later, she and her friend hitchhiked all the way to Pécs, Siófok, Székesfehérvár and Győr, too. Nevertheless, she is still passionate about the culture and making the ties between the two countries stronger.

We wish good luck to her journey! 😉

For more news, check out this article about a Polish artist’s works of beautiful Hungarian landscapes.

Featured image: www.youtube.com/user/olgagroszek94/videos

Source: femina.hu

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  1. Hello, Marta…I’d like to make an Offer to this nice Gal about a Job as a Liaison between Poland & Hungary on a big “Club Carpathia Project.”

    No Need to print This for Everyone…Thanks, DY

    “Club Carpathia”, Issue 563…The Agricultural Citadel of Europe”
    “I would rather the States should withdraw which are not for unlimited Commerce & War…& confederate with those alone which are for Peace & Agriculture.”
    Thomas Jefferson, 1816

    “Paper is Poverty…it is only the Ghost of Money…& not Money itself”
    Thomas Jefferson, 1788

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    Distinguished Friends,

    Most People, I would guess, when they see an aerial View of the Courtyard of Spis Castle in Slovakia…

    Image result for spis castle images

    cannot imagine it becoming the “agricultural Citadel of Europe”.

    For me it’s a “Given”…Budapest as the “Media Capital”…”EFTA-Bratislava” as the “Political Capital”…& the Courtyard at Spis Castle, the “Agricultural Capital”.

    What 1st caught my Eye when ceuising the Internet was its passing Resemblance to the Shape of my native State of Illinois…

    Image result for illinois map

    Curious to see if the Photo was on the same north-south Axis as the Map…& seeing that it wasn’t…

    https://www.google.com/maps/place/053+04+Spišské+Podhradie,+Slovakia/@48.9986873,20.7649695,637m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x471460b9ae7cc67f:0xcd6b6167b1723a7

    I was then struck by a Resemblance to the due, east-west Layout of the diagonal Road running through the Courtyard resembled the “Ghost of the Layout of Noah’s biblical Ark…

    Let’s have a Look…

    Noah’s Elevated Barn

    The world’s first multinational Empire, it is generally agreed, was Akkad…based in what today is Iraq, but extending well beyond the current Iraqi Borders.

    The Akkadian language was Semitic, related to Hebrew, & written in Cuneiform.

    Around 2200 BC, the Akkadian Capital, Agade, disappeared, overnight, without a Trace, its Location, today, is unknown.

    The Akkadian state, as one might expect, went under with it

    The going Theory of the Disappearance of Agade & its Akkadian state is one formulated by Dr. Harvey Weiss of Yale, who claims that volcanic Activity in eastern Anatolia (eastern Turkey today), caused a three hundred-year Drought that brought down Akkad.

    (Why a 300-year Drought would cause an Imperial Capital to disappear, with No-one today, even knowing where it was, he doesn’t mention).

    What he has discovered over a Period of about a quarter Century of Digging, is that Akkadian Ruins are covered by a quarter inch Layer of volcanic Dust, which in turn, is covered by a couple Feet of Silt…replete with Debris, but devoid of Worm Holes.

    The Layer of Silt, he believes, is the Result of Windstorms that occurred during the three hundred years of Rainlessness…though how volcanic Activity could change the regional Climate for three Centuries, he, himself, admits is a Puzzle.

    Another Mystery of the overnight Disappearance of Agade & the subsequent Collapse of its State, is that this Phenomenon does not appear to be mentioned in the Bible, even though the Authors of the Bible were not unfamiliar with Akkad.

    In my Opinion, the Bible Does mention the Event, which is not a Story of three centuries of Rainlessness, but that of Noah & the Great Flood.

    The Reason this has not registered with Scholars so far, is, for one Thing, is that they appear not to be aware that Drought is an “Edaphic”, not a meteorological Condition…that is to say that Drought means only that “the Soil is dry”…not that it has not been raining…&…if the Ground is covered with a hydrophobic Dust, even if it is raining normally, a Drought will persist…even for Three Hundred Years.

    The Nile Valley, for Example, throughout 3000 Years of Dynastic Egypt, had rarely experienced Rainfall or Drought

    If volcanic Activity in eastern Anatolia caused Volcanic Ash to pile up in the Tributaries of the Tigris…& if the Area was then Subject to a forty-day Monsoon, the Ash could then have impounded a huge amount of Water.

    If the Ash then became supersaturated & gave way, Agade, downstream, a Sumerian-built, adobe-brick City, might well have been wiped out by a towering Tsunami of Mud.

    The Reason that the Authors of the Story said the Ark “floated” to its post-flood Location, knowing very well that the Ark was a 4-cornered Barn with no Floor, was that a few hundred Miles upstream to where they knew the Ark was located…namely, where Diyarbakir Fortress surrounded by Hevsel Gardens is today, was the Existence of a very “Wonder of the World”…a fossilized, Atlantean Cargo Ship, also made of Wood & also 150 meters Long…which could only have made it to where it was by floating.

    Even though the 2, 150-meter wooden Structures both had to deal with cataclysmic Floods…even though the 2 Floods were 8,000 Years apart…given that the Story was about how “Righteous makes 1 Lucky” the Authors made it into a Story of a single, Flood & a single, “floating Barn”.

    the biggest Difference in the 2, being that Noah’s Ark existed at an Altitude of 670 Meters while the Altitude of Spis Castle is only 645 Meters.

    For me…that’s close enough.

    And this brings us to the Subject of here the Headquarters of “Club Carpathia”…in Anticipation that during the Summer Months of June through September there may well be a half-million Finns & Swedes in Hungary & Slovakia… working on Sister-City Grocery Plantations…& during the “4-nation “Club Carpathia, Folk-Arts Fair” from the Middle of August to the Middle of September…(especially if supermarket Shelves throughout Europe have gone empty), with tens of Thousands of Visitors every Day.

    The “4-Nations Fair”, as I see it, would pressage “municipality-based, 21st Century Agriculture” the Successor to what passes today as agribusiness-dominated, CAP-style AG which has reduced the European Farmer into a Kind of “Corporate Serf”…good for setting off Something like the “Mad Cow Epidemic” of the late 80s & early 90s…but not having the least Resistance to Disruptions in the Global Economy.

    The Way I would organize the Spis Castle Grounds would be as Follows…
    A pre-cast concrete Replica of Noah’s Ark running due East & West would divide the Grounds of Spis Castle North & South…with the Walls of both Parts lined with shipping-container Art…the upper part for Horticulture, human Habitation & a summer Film Festival.
    The lower Part would be dedicated to iconic, horned Animals
    The south-facing Wall of the Ark would be dedicated to an Orangerie like the 1 at Versailles.
    The Inspiration for the Possibilities of this Citadel Arrangement derives from the Play, “Love’s Labors Lost” in which “Don Adriano de Armado” (which means, like “Sancho Panza”, a “Veteran of the Battle of Lepanto”), describes the pentagonal Garden-Park to be found in the Citadel at Pamplona, Spanish-Navarre….which is the Setting for the Entirety of “Love’s Labors Lost”.
    (What you have just read here, you will never learn from Anyone at Oxford, Cambridge or Madrid.)

    Now for the ground which; which,
    I mean, I walked upon: it is y-cleped thy park. Then
    for the place where; where, I mean, I did encounter
    that obscene and preposterous event, that draweth
    from my snow-white pen the ebon-coloured ink, which
    here thou viewest, beholdest, surveyest, or seest;
    but to the place where; it standeth north-north-east
    and by east from the west corner of thy curious-
    knotted garden:

    Related image

    Skanska Slovakia could do the Work itself…or, if Precast is not a Skanska Specialty it might subcontract to Kynningsrud of Uddavalla, a Specialist in Pre-Cast…

    https://www.kynningsrud.com/about-us/

    Ideally, Club Carpathia would form a Consortium with the Slovak Armed Forces of General Milan Maxim…whereby Club Capathia & its Sister Cities would have the Time-Share of the Castle from June through September…the Slovak Army the Time-Share from October through May.

    Here are the Sister Cities of Club Carpathia…

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    Gyor & Kuopio
    Sopron & Seinajok
    Szolnok & Riihimaki
    Debrecen & Jyvaskyla
    Szeged & Turku
    Pecs & Lahti
    Nyiregyhaza & Kajaani
    Kecskemet & Hyvinkaa
    Szekesfehervar & Kemi
    Kaposvar & Rauma
    Miskolc & Tampere
    Eger & Fiskars
    Szentendre & Kauhava

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    Banska Bystrica…
    Banska Bystrica & Helsingborg
    Banska Stiavnica & Sigtuna
    Brezno & Boras
    Kremnica & Eskilstuna
    Rimavska Sobota & Enkoping
    Zvolen & Oxelsund
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    Bratislava…

    Bratislava & Uppsala
    Hurbanovo & Stafffanstorp

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    Kosice…

    Kosice & Gothenburg
    Spisska Nova Ves Borgholm
    Trebisov & Vaxjo

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    Nitra…

    Komarno & Ystad
    Nitra & Lund
    Nove Zamky & Kristianstad
    Topolcany & Skoevde

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    Presov…

    Bardejov & Skansen-Stockholm
    Holcikovce & Visby
    Humenne & Sundsvall
    Kezmarok & Esloev
    Poprad & Umea
    Presov & Malmo
    Stara Lubovna & Katrineholm
    Strbske Pleso & Drottningholm
    Vranov nad Toplou & Stockholm-Danderyd
    Vsoke Tatry & Umea

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    Trencin…
    Lednicke Rovne & Orrefors
    Povaska-Bystrica & Sandviken
    Prievidza & Kalmar
    Trencin & Pitea
    Lednicke Rovne & Orrefors

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    Trnava…
    Dunajska Streda & Stromsholm
    Hlohovec & Aengelholm
    Trnava & Trollhattan
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    Zilina…

    Martin & Kristianstad
    Ruzomberok & Uddevalla
    Zilina & Soedertaelje

    Best Regards,
    David Yuhas
    Boulder, Colorado

    “There’s a Reawakening in the Air…
    File:Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale, 1800.jpg

    have you felt it?

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