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Former British Ambassador Recites in Hungarian on Day of Hungarian Poetry

Márton Jász 2021.04.12.

Iain Lindsay delighted his followers with another video in Hungarian on the day of Hungarian Poetry, April 11th. The recordings were posted on the official Instagram page of the former Ambassador to Hungary. Although Lindsay now lives in Bahrain, he has still not forgotten the Hungarian language.

This time, the ambassador chose the work of Scottish poet Robert Burns entitled A Red, Red Rose, which was translated into Hungarian by László Kálnoky, a two-time Attila József Prize-winning Hungarian poet and translator.

 

A bejegyzés megtekintése az Instagramon

 

Lindsay Nagykövet (@ambassadorlindsay) által megosztott bejegyzés

After Iain Lindsay’s appointment in 2016, he repeatedly recorded greetings in Hungarian, and read Hungarian poems and novel excerpts on his Instagram and Facebook pages. On the occasion of the Day of Hungarian Culture last year he read an excerpt from Ferenc Molnár’s masterpiece novel The Paul Street Boys

 

A bejegyzés megtekintése az Instagramon

 

Lindsay Nagykövet (@ambassadorlindsay) által megosztott bejegyzés

The former ambassador announced his departure last February and currently lives in Bahrain. Paul Fox, former Consul General in Dubai, took his place in Hungary in September 2020.

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Iain Lindsay, the British Ambassador to Hungary, with his vibrant social media presence, keen interest in Hungarian culture, as well as outstanding Hungarian, is one of the more colorful members of the Budapest diplomatic corps. He is leaving his office in Hungary at the end of summer, as well as his diplomatic service at the British Foreign […]Continue reading

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