A Warm Welcome
Approach any settlement or residence in Hungary and you are likely to hear or encounter the following words - Isten hozott (pronounced Ish-ten ho-zoat). A welcome greeting expressed upon one's arrival, the saying can be roughly translated as God has brought you.
Unlike most European languages, which thank God when the guest leaves! (Goodbye, adieu, vaya con Dios, etc.)
@ Wm - Ha! Good point!
And this is the equivalent in our langauge round here:
@ Bruce - Yes, that brings back memories; but I had no idea what the expression meant the very first time I heard it in Morpeth. In fact, it took about three exposures until I got it.
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