Do Hungarian jokes translate to English?

Paul Simon Thomas

Lost in translation? Do foreign jokes work in English?

Budapest Mozsar utca

What makes Generation Y laugh in Germany, India, Hungary, Mexico and Brazil? Do these jokes work in English or is the humour lost in translation? Here is a selection of jokes submitted by Guardian readers across the globe, told by Guardian staff in the original language and then in English.

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2 thoughts on “Do Hungarian jokes translate to English?

    • Well, I’m not really sure. It is a very interesting topic to discuss, though. I think it depends on the joke itself, but you can never really get the true meaning (the real value) of something that has been translated. Anyway, I got most of the jokes, so I guess they can be translated after all. 😀 By the way, thank you for the post. It’s great!

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