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  •  I hope you do say more, since my maternal (0+ / 0-)

    grandparents both came from Transylvania (while it was controlled by Hungary). My grandfather was born in Arad, and my grandmother in Temesvar (now Timisoara), both of them significant in the overthrow of Ceauşescu.

    I've never had the chance to visit, and I know no Hungarian--which might be just as well in Romania, no?--but the region still intrigues me.

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    by peregrine kate on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 08:35:14 PM PST

    •  Hungarian is still useful (1+ / 0-)
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      in many parts of the countryside, especially, oddly enough, the eastern half of Erdely near Piatra Neamt (and nowhere near the Hungarian border).  That's also the area where English is spoken least.  Everywhere else the signage is in Romanian and English for everyone else; in Piatra Neamt it's in Romanian and Hungarian.  So are the parking tickets, one of which we got because we couldn't read the signs!

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