Second meeting “Games”

For our second meeting, we had planned to teach to rest of our partners a typical card game of our home country, and also play. Our aims were learning more the culture of each one, knowing at least one of the typical card games of the country, and also learning a bit of vocabulary related with the card games in each of our languages.

We met to play cards in the Sky bar, situated in the center of the city in the top of the tallest building of Tampere, on the 11th of October. However, we didn’t have enough time to teach the Spanish and French games because we were playing to the German game a lot of time. Sometimes, the decks are different depending of the country such as Spain, we have a similar deck, but the design of the cards are different.

Rummikub game
Rummikub game

The name of the typical German game was “Rummikub“, I had never played before, and it wasn’t really a card game, it was a board game. But somehow, it was similar that a card game you had a lot of game tokens with numbers written, wildcards, and also 4 different colors for each series of numbers.

 

Therefore, I can say that we learnt a lot of useful German vocabulary that day, such as colors, numbers, and card jargon. After my first German lesson I think that it’s going to be difficult to learn it because almost every word are completely different to the Spanish words, like the pronunciation.

Colors

  • Black        =  schwarz
  • Red           =  rot
  • Blue          =  blau
  • Yellow      =  gelb

 

Numbers

  • One           =   eins
  • Two           =   zwei
  • Three        =   drei
  • Four          =   vier
  • Five           =   fünf
  • Six             =   sechs
  • Seven       =  sieben
  • Eight         =  acht
  • Nine          =  neun
  • Ten            =  zehn
  • Eleven      =  elf
  • Twelve     =  zwölf
  • Thirteen  =  dreizehn

Cards jargon

  • Deck                              =   spiel
  • Card                              =   spielkarte
  • Board game               =   gesellschaftsspiel
  • Color                             =   farbe
  • Numbers                     =   nummern

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