For this meeting we decided to go through some vocabulary I need if I ever want to live and work on my field in Germany. We went through words in German and Finnish that had something to do with forestry. This was a good exercise for both of us. I got to learn the German words and Daniel got to learn the Finnish words. Here’s some of them:
- mänty = die Pinie = pine
- avohakkuu = der Kahlschlag = clear-cutting
- istuttaa = pflanzen = to plant
- harvennus = die Ausdünnung = thinning
- pienaukkojen laajentaminen = Femelschlag = the expansion of small openings in a forest
It was frustrating to notice how little I could remember these forestry words in English. This meeting made me brush up my English vocabulary with the German.