Already we had our fourth meeting. This time we met at Ruby and Fellas, which is near the Hämeenkatu Bridge. We went there for their Hobbit’s Treat – deep fried chocolate with ice cream.
This evening we also decided to use both languages equally. Elli spoke Finnish and I spoke Swedish. I think this is a concept we will continue with. Since we both have the basics in the language we want to learn we focus more on the understanding than learning new words and phrases.
I have to say that I’m proud of Elli, she does understand almost everything I say! And her being from eastern Finland, where Swedish-speaking Finns probably are considered fairy-tales, I am impressed. You are incredible!
After the yummy chocolate we walked to Torni, to sit down at the top floor and watch the sun go down over Tampere. I enjoyed my Irish Coffee and the view a lot.
Three hours after we’d begun the evening we said good bye.
Some words we translated today:
- Study Counsellor – Studiehandledare – Opinto ohjaaja (Opo)
- To get engaged – Att förlova sig – Mennä kihloihin
- Like a place/Feel at home – Trivas – Viihtyä
- Maple – Lönn – Vaahtera
- Lecture – Föreläsning – Luento
- Equation – Ekvation – Yhtelö
- Dusk – Skymning – Hämärä
- To dusk – Att skymma – Hämärtää
We also decided to start using the language we want to learn when texting. Which means I will only write to Elli in Finnish and she will reply in Swedish.
That was all for this time. No idea what will happen on our next meeting.