Magyarok

Magyarok

EGER, Hungary | He gasped at me, his eyes large in surprise. “How did you know what I said?” he asked.

I turned away from my computer screen and answered simply, “… because you said it in English.”

He stared at me curiously, “No. I said it in Hungarian.”

It is a strange sensation to have; to understand perfectly, but an inability to speak.

I am transported to my childhood where I was surrounded by this foreign language “köszönöm szépen”, “szeretlek”; did I learn more than I thought?

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