Hungarian Communication, Values, and Fun Facts

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Communication

Both men and women greet by shaking hands, although a man should usually wait for the women to extend her hand. The older generation may still bow to woman. Friends kiss one another lightly on both cheeks.

Hungarians prefer face-to-face meetings.  They like to invite others for dinners.

Values

The family is in the centre in Hungary. Generations of the family often live together. The grandparents help to raise the grandchildren. The family gives emotional and financial support to its members.

Fun facts

The official language is the Hungarian originated from the Finno-Ugric tribe languages.  It is one of the hardest languages to learn.

Hungary went through the worst inflation ever recorded. It is when everything becomes more expensive. In the end of the 40’ there were days when a man got his salary and next day he could buy an egg for that money. One of the banknotes was 1,000,000,000,000,000,000. pengő.

Only five more countries won more summer Olympic medals than Hungary in history. Hungary reached the 9th position out of 211 nations in total.

Hungarians are good at mathematics and technologies. They study it hard and enjoy it. Did you know that the famous puzzle game called Rubik’s cube was invented by a Hungarian?

Hungary like Austria, has a long tradition of classical music. it is often blended with folkloric elements. Composers Béla bartok, Zoltán Kodály or Franz Liszt were all Hungarians.

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