2011. február 4., péntek

Language lesson Nr. 1 - Alphatbet and first words

Want to learn hungarian? well im not a teacher but heck i spoke it for 23 years so maybe i can get you started.
Well i have to say i dont like to hear my taped voice and it is hard to pronounce the words in hungarian so it is a great help, whoever made the wikipedia sites, but did a great job.

It is hard because we have formal and informal language. Informal what you use with your family and friends and formal is the rest of it. Like in german or if im correct brazil has it too. But good news: things dont have genus.
I - én
you - te
she/he/it - ő
we - mi
you - ti
they - ők

Now the basics from what you'll seem really cool if you use it here[contains how to pronounce]:
Hi! or Hello - Szia [see ya but not seperatly say it fast like seeya] or hello [international i think :P] only informal
Good morning! - Jó reggelt kívánok! - The kívánok is optional, means 'whis' and more and more often ppl left if down.
Jó napot! Its like Buenos tardes, you dont say Jó reggelt after 9 or 10 o'clock.
Good evening! - Jó estét!
Good night! - Jó éjt!

To pronounce is hard to teach you i mean really. If you really want it i can make you some voice track just leave a comment, okay? The good thing about our language that there is no tricky way to say words. Once you learned what sound a letter make you just put them together. Till then i think she is the best on the internet, french is her mother language but she is doing a much better working then i do.

Bad stuff

I so do not want to make a bad impression about the country but there are some bad stuff for tourist everywhere. Even when i was in Paris there were those annoying people who grabbed my friends arm starting to make bracelets not accepting no as an answer and they were expensive. Well here you see them with charts. Not speaking of the Greenpeace guys or the WWF they are great, but those who take advantage of those are kind enough saying that they are raising money for Charity, sadly they are lying. The only charity on the streets are the book selling Red Cross members and those who are selling the Homeless Magazine (they are homless and that is what they do to earn living) called Fedél Nélkül or just like FN. So if someone wants you to buy a calender for charity or stickers just say no. And remember its just 10-20 people in Budapest while almost 2 million people live here. And have to say: they aren't half as bad as the french bracelet sellers, they get the hint if you give it. :P

Me again

So i had some incident with college so im finished with it searching for a job. Meanwhile i have a little time for the site. So first im sorry i havent updated lately i realized there have been changes around the links i gave you. So the new links are: is the route planner now in english, finally :)
http://www.bkv.hu/en/ the english site of BKV which is suprisingly is at least as good as the hungarian. I explained a lot of ticket type earlier, well they are still the same so dont worry about that. The bus route site is still working, i mean yet i dont know how long from now but i guess you can figure it out.

2010. október 4., hétfő



I know i havent wrote anything lately but dont know what to write about. Maybe I'll start language lessons, if you are interested. Haven't tried this before but who knows maybe i would be a great teacher.

Thanks :) And tell me what you wanna hear more about.

2010. július 28., szerda


Would be nice if i knew somebody think its useful what i do and not just a wrong site you open. Maybe you could post a hi or something.

How to get to the Hungaroring /formula 1 racing place/

Well some of you asked how to get there. So during the race its simple just get off the train at the temporary stop: Hungaroring. Or follow the fans, well you can see who are fans mostly from the clothes and flags. But if you just wanna visit it, there are to way:
1. get off the Hév at Szilasliget, which is actually part of Kerepes, only the stop has a different name cause it already stopped at Kerepes the stop before. So here is a map for that: http://www.hiszi-map.hu/catalog/displayimage.php?pid=6817&fullsize=1  the black and white line is the Hév line, there is a yellow street way and next to it a V form street called Állomás u. (it means Station street so i guess its the street where you found the hév stop,so you starts there) and up and left there you can see the buttom of the Hungaroring, so all you need to do is go like: Állomás u. then Béke utca then József Attila street and there you are. BTW you can see the József Attila streets end in the Mogyoród map which i already posted aerlier.Pronounce of Szilasliget: See lash lee get, just say it in one.
In my earlier post i already told you how to get there from Mogyoród. Sometimes there are paying little buses for tourist, dont know how much they cost, but its a straight way from the station, just look up the map i posted. Mogyoród pronounce is a but difficult... I think there is no word with english that equals the voice of GY which is a special hungarian charakter, but if you say like this, maybe they understand: Mow Joe road, in one.

Did you know, that the trains of the line of HÉV are from the 1970's? They look pretty cool from the inside. They are green, i love green.

2010. július 23., péntek

Hugaroring, Forma 1, Formula 1 grand prix Hungary

Well I don't know how you call it, we call it Forma 1, but im sure you know its coming real soon. I myself am not much of a fan. (Try to live in Mogyoród since you were born and when you cant get a sleep for a week cause of the races and the after parties, you get it why. Ppl living here may like it, but mostly those who have a share from it, if you know what i mean) I mean yeah the town is whole living and lovely and everything, im just not a party girl. :P Also when i was a kid (10) i had to explain a really drunk german man, that he doesnt have a room at my house but in the neighbours. I dont speak german better now. But doesnt matter.

Here we go: How to get here?
Ferihegy: At tourist information you can get 24 and 72 hours Budapest card. You can buy tickets two penny-in-the-slot machine, the first is at the terminal point of the bus E200, and works with coins, and the other is at the exit of the A2 terminal and you can use it with bank note, coins or creditcard and you can buy there ticket, 24 and 72 hour ticket and family ticket.
I give you the list of the ticket-offices where you can buy anything: http://www.bkv.hu/jegyinfo/nyitvatartas.html. Ker. is a shorty for district, tér means square, híd is bridge, Hév-végállomás is the last station of the HÉV, metrobejárat is entrance of the subway/metro, kisföldalatti is a little subway so you should search for those ticket offices underground. http://www.bkv.hu/busz/200e.pdf here you can see the E200 bus stations (If you didnt know yet, this is the only bus by BKV which can get you out of there), at Kőbánya kispest you can see a big M logo, which means there is a subway, and there you can buy everything. By the way if you are on surface you should look for a logo just like that in blue to find the station place underground, or if you see an underpass just go down and most certainly there it will be.
 To feel the real feeling of the Formula one grand prix i suggest to have quarters here, at Mogyoród, cause when you are not at the  race, still you can hear it, and its near. You can camp here several places, and even at the last minute there are always some nice ppl offering room, mostly with the words: "Zimmer frei". I guess it would be better to write this post in german, but im really bad at that one. And of course our little "hotel", the Ring Fogadó, its really homey and as i heard the food is great, and as i tasted the food is also great at the Pipacsárda (earlier post i think i told you in the Mogyoród section which Bus stop) if you are camping but want some good food. If you already here, plan to stay a bit longer and visit the Sisi Castle at Gödöllő, or the famous church at Fót.
So if you wanna get here right after arriving to Ferihegy, i suggest to take E200 bus till the end, called Kőbánya Kispest. There you can buy any ticket you want at the subway station (good thing about staying at Mogyoród that the traveling are cheaper, you dont have to use ~300Ft tickets, for an adult person a bus cost 125Ft till HÉV, and one stop with Hév is well less then 135ft and there you are with a few walking, but i think you can walk by my earlier posted map all along, or just using the bus till other way till Mázsa tér) so you can buy your family/24hours...etc. tickets then use the subway till Deák Ferenc tér (if you really dont understand the hungarian words, in the train there are some billboards telling the stops) just make sure you are headed to Örs Vezér Tere, and not the Déli pályaudvar. At the Örs vezér tér use the underpass and straight ahead and there it is the Hév. Choose the one with the name Gödöllő, the big thingie not far from the train where lots of ppl are in lines, most of the time is the ticket buying place. You can buy the outland ticket there, but if you already have the orange ticket, or any other Budapest ticket and dont wanna wait just get on the train its totally legal to buy from the controller when he/she comes. Then just make sure to get off the train at the good station, maybe even ask someone if you lost counting them.

If you are coming by car well just check google maps, needless to say and if you use the highway dont forget to buy Vignette http://www.motorway.hu/ is your site.

If you use train to get here just use alway subway till deák tér and change if you not coming from Déli pályaudvar and the same as the airport way

If you use other options, use my first post and find out the perfect way to get here and back every day :)
Well to finish a give you a link: http://www.hungaroinfo.com/formel1/index_en.htm here are some good information (its a shame that they are talking about it as it just a bit far from Budapest when actually is nowhere near to that, but almost in heart of Mogyoród, and they dont even mention the hotels (oh i almost forgat the hotel next to Ring fogadó called Kék Laguna or something like that) or anything) but they have some good info for you.

Hope i helped. And special thanks to Tanya who made me realized that this would be an interesting topic to write about. :)