“In Hungarian you can take any noun and make it a verb – she could say she was ‘Zaching’, meaning spending time with me – and she gets frustrated she can’t do that in English,” says Zach.
But can you actually develop a relationship without sharing a common language?
Bilingual couples can grow closer by sharing their language and culture.
What’s more, their children benefit from advanced linguistic skills and sharper cultural sensitivity.
The couple tend to speak English together which for Zach means simplifying.
Janka meanwhile struggles with the limitations of her second language.