Monthly Archives: February 2018

4th meeting: Writing Chinese

This week we decided once again meet at school due to my busy schedule with other school work. Today we wanted to improve our knowledge in Chinese and Finnish. I decided to teach Min some of the items of clothing in Finnish and vice versa.Min did a great job learning all the new words even though some of them (like farkut and pusero) are pretty tricky especially when it comes to pronunciation.

I on the other hand tried my best to remember the same words in Chinese. It was very surprising to notice that some of the words reminded English even though they are two completely different languages. For example, “jacket” is “jia ke”. Min told me that this is because some of those clothes are not traditional in China so they simply didn´t have the words for them. However, when they became popular in China, people started calling them the same as in English. Only the spelling changed a little bit.

I also practiced writing some words and short phrases in Chinese. And it was pretty difficult, I have to say. A lot of patience and precision was definitely needed. I did mostly okay but I still have a lot to learn.

All in all, I really enjoyed this meeting!

Reunion after years!

Hello again! The last meeting was amazing! Maris, Neea and I had a meeting after since last year so Neea invited us to her new home and catch up with our lives after the Christmas break. We bought pizzas for Neea and me, while Maris decided to eat a healthier lunch hahaha. We decided to make a culture learning meeting so we talked about differences between Finland and Spain in food, weather, people, we also talked about traveling, about what it means to us and future plans for the summer. Finañlly we play some typical Finnish games. One of them I played before, it was about finding the diamond in Africa and it was born in Finland but the other one I had no idea about it and it was fun although it´s not a Finnish game.

We really hope we can meet more often and we are planning to go skating some day or to some museums.

 

See you soon! BTW I leave here some photos of the lovely afternoon 🙂

Afrikan tähti and some snacks

It has been so long that we have been able to meet together. I think I haven’t been able to meet Neea in like 3-4 months and Teresa maybe in two.  I was so excited to see them after this long of a time. We all thought that the first meeting after this long of a time should be a little more casual than usual so we thought that we should meet at Neea’s and eat some snacks and play some board games. So I was the healthy one eating grapes and baby carrots and Neea and Teresa ate pizzas. At the same time it was so cool to see Neea’s place because she had just moved some time ago. After eating it was time to play some board games and what could be more Finnish that Afrikan tähti, the star of Africa. For our suprise Teresa told that she had already played the game before and she warned us that she is pretty good at that. Well we didn’t believe that Teresa could really have that good of luck with the game until she beat us two times in a row in about half of an hour I think. After that we had to admit that she is unbeatable at that! I also advised her to buy one and take it with her to Spain because she can beat her family members and friends. Well we did a little learning among playing Afrikan tähti, we told Teresa what is a gangster, money and some jewels were in Finnish. After all we had a really fun time again, and it was really cool that everyone could make it and we had a really nice reunion. Can’t wait to meet again soon.