I found this poem when I tried, spectacularly unsuccessfully, to learn Hungarian. This may seem an odd choice of language to learn, and well, it is, but since I had had members of a Hungarian folk band and dance group coming to stay with us since I was 12, it seemed polite to at least try.
I’ve managed to learn simple phrases like:
Yes – Igen
No – Nem
Thank you – Köszönöm
Please – Kérem
Good morning – Jó reggelt.
Good afternoon – Jó napot.
Good evening – Jó estét.
Good night/sweet dreams – Jó éjszakát.
Cheers – Egészségédre!
So at least it’s a start at the language, I can be polite, but the poem has become one of my favourites. It is about a couple, but since I have no boyfriend at the moment (or for the forseeable future) then I’m thinking it actually fits well with friends here and far away…