I was really surprised that I could start conversations with my Hungarian family in Hungarian. I didn't realise how many words I had, and after a few days I could begin to understand them a little when they spoke to me.
It is like when a child starts to say words for the first time and you begin to get a fresh insight into their emerging personality. I feel that they are beginning to get a taste of who I am and I am beginning to get a sense of their personalities.
I even managed to say a few humerous sentences to break the ice just like I would in England.
It was a very brief real glimpse of my dream. Can't wait for the next trip.