see ya…hello!

See ya!

One of the things that gets me the most about Hungarian is something that correlates in a sort-of hysterical reversal with English.  When you enter a shop, for example, you generally say “szia!” (pronounced exactly like “see ya!”).  When you leave the same shop, it is very customary to exclaim “hello!” (meaning “bye!”).

Here is a wonderful cafe around the corner I can’t wait to go back to:

the inside of the cafe

the inside of the cafe

The tiny chair in front cracks me up.



Posted June 29th, 2009 in Uncategorized. Tagged: , , , .

One comment:

  1. Lauren:

    when you come home, let’s reverse talk like that, ok?!

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