A story has been spreading around on the internet for a while which gives some invaluable insight to the Hungarian lifestyle . We collected the 20 funniest one.


You know you’re Hungarian when…

1. you know the phrase “three is the Hungarian truth”
2. you can swear for 5 minutes straight, with one breath, not using the same word, ever
3. you never heard anybody say anything positive about politics
4. you don’t know at least half of the people at family celebrations
5. you love Túró Rudi but can’t really explain to foreigners what the hell it is until they try it
6. for every meaning there are about 5 words
7. you have at least one relative who’s named Attila. Or József. Or János. Or László. Or István.
8. zou cant tzpe on and English kezboard because y and z are mixed up
9. any foreigner’s passing mention of Transylvania will set off a twenty-minute rant about the Treaty of Trianon
10. you, being a girl, smell like a mixture of 20 different perfumes on Easter Monday
11. you, being a boy, run around with your mother’s old perfumes to earn more red Easter eggs on Easter Monday
12. you love Mákos Guba but you can’t explain what MÁK is, neither GUBA to anyone… and if you finally can, everyone thinks that you’re some kind of weirdo for eating that
13. you know your Name Day!
14.you call a 79 km long lake (the Balaton) the Hungarian Sea. And you are able to swim across it!
15.Santa brings you presents on the 6th of December and not at Christmas
16. you know how to open a bottle of wine with only a screw and a pair of pliers
17.you call the triagle shaped cheese that comes in a circle shaped box a cheese cube
18.you know how to tell the age of an apple
19.you think that a glass of ‘pálinka’ or ‘forralt bor’ is better than medicine
20. you can say “megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért” – the longest Hungarian word


Source: http://dailynewshungary.com/

  1. 2nd: I dont like and cant swear for 5 minutes
    4th: I havent talk or seen my cusin and aunt for years… Im sure, many families dont keep in touch.
    10th: dont forget the preparation and the hours we take just for wait you guys!!!!!
    11th: Its not true for me coz Im girl, but my brother did the same… soooooo true.
    14th: first part is true but you can walk it through, you dont have to swim so much.
    18th: … OMG I had to think it over, but now, I can remember. In school we always played a lot, compeeting who’s apple is older. XD
    19: there is no illness, what pálinka doesn’t cure.
    20th: I never could say it right. I always mess it up in the middle, but I can say our other favourite word: “megkelkáposztástalaníthatatlanságoskodásaitokért.
    All the others I agree and are true. No question, they are just natural things for Hungarian people.

  2. Töredezettségmentesítőtleníttethetetlenségtelenkedhetnékem támadt.

  3. you are consoling yourself, if you lost something, that “We lost even more at Mohács!” (Loss of the battle against the Ottoman Empire’s Army, in 1526 AD)

  4. 2. I’ve heard about a few people who can swear up to 10 minutes without repeating anything… but I don’t know if that’s true
    3. wait… is there anything POSITIVE about them?
    5. true, true, true
    8. not true, you see I’m using a Hungarian keyboard 😛
    9. not for all the Hungarians so this is bullshit!
    14.I’m way too lazy to swim across it 😛
    15.Bullshit again, on the 6th of December kids only get candy, apples, peanuts, chocolate etc… on the 24th of December they get the presents
    18.HOW exactly?
    19.True, but only for a good ‘pálinka’ and some good ‘forralt bor’ 😛

  5. I would add several points : You know you are Hungarian when:

    21) That touches you to the bones when you see the old big map of Hungary
    22) Balaton lake is the sea for you and you visit it every year
    23) At least once in your life you have hided bottles with alcohol in the ground befor Sziget festival so that you could drink it there and not to spend mney

  6. 1. Sounds well only in hungarian.
    2. Seems like a sport for some people, but it’s the most fun when it’s serious. 😉
    3. I’v heard… I just haven’t believed it.
    4. I haven’t even met most of them… so sad. :,(
    5. Actually I could, but that would be a way too long story from our nomadic ages. 😀
    6. You are sooo right, i’m speechless.
    7. Damnit! How did you know?
    8. I just can’t tipe, only with two fingers, but i’m really good at it.
    9. In any minute of passing through Trianon the Treaty can set off twenty mention about foreigner’s rent in Transylvania. 😛
    10. I smell like a mixture of 20 different boozes on Easter Monday.
    11. I anoint myself with lubricant, and crawl on the floor like a snail on Easter Monday… or not that day?…
    12. Am I really? Because of some Mákos Guba?…
    13. All hail the Queen of the Andals and the Seven Kingdoms etc.!
    14. I would definitely drown in it. I prefer sitting on the beach with a Hekk, out of catfish if it’s possible.
    15. Láncos Miklós comes for us on the 6th of December:
    16. C’mon Screw and pliers!? What for? I can open a bottle of wine with only one thumb.
    17. Never heard about that. It’s “Bear Cheese”.
    18. The only I know is the smell of an apple.
    19. Pálinka is life (and death).
    20. I can, but I don’t want to.

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