German – Korean : Second meeting – Spicy Chickpea

Group: Jeongmin Kang, Clemens Ebeling, Rosa Koch

For our second meeting, we decided to cook something while we start to discuss the triggers. I found a recipe for a chickpea vegetable rice online which after eating we realized isn’t traditionally Korean food but we used what we had and it was delicious. While cutting and preparing the vegetables, we talked about culture differences in food. We translated each vegetables to our mother tongue which is always fun in my opinion. Then we started with the beginners Trigger. 

German – Korean : First meeting – Apple Pie Time

Group: Jeongmin Kang, Clemens Ebeling, Rosa Koch

For our first meeting, we decided to learn the Korean and German Alphabet and baked a vegan Apple Pie. Because the Korean alphabet is so different from the latin alphabet, we started simple with the letters. Min showed us the letters and then started a game for Clemens in which she wrote down words and he had to find letters in it. Meanwhile, because I already knew how to read, I began with the dough for the apple pie. We also prepared a similar game for Min in which she had to try to read out loud some longer German words for us. And soon the apple pie was finished and eaten by us. It was a successful first meeting with language practice swell as delicious food.

Chinese-German 5th

13th December 2019

Today is our last meeting. It is really a good language exchange experience in this semester. The topic for the last meeting is public transportation including the different words and phrases.

Here are some of the words and phrases:

train—Zug/Bahn                   airplane—Flugzeug

ferry—Fähre                            bicycle—Fahrrad

port—Hafen                            taxi—Taxi

car—Auto                                scooter—Roller

My bus is late—-Mein bus ist verspätet

I bought a ticket—Ich kaufte ein Ticket


Chinese-German 4th

16 November 2019

This is our 4th meeting and we met in the Pella’s Cafe. The topic is to learn how to express the spending. We learnt how to say ‘I paid xxx euro’ , ‘I spent xxx euro’ and the other expression for the same meaning. By the way, the cake is really good.

Fifth meeting _hotpot

Date: 14.12.2019

time: 12:00-15:00

Address: siping’s home


Because we have already tried Monika ’s hometown traditional food,  so this time we chose Chinese traditional food -hotpot.

Monika couldn’t eat so spicy food,  so this time we ate the hotpot not so spicy. Inside including beef, goat meat,  vegetables and so on, for Chinese it’s delicious food,  also for Monika it’s good. We were very happy that Monika like to eat hotpot. And we talked about Chinese and Bulgarian cuisine.

Russian-German fifth meeting

For the fifth meeting, we decided to cook and to do the last – third trigger. While we have done triggers I also started to cook as I am a pretty multitasking person. My family members really love cooking, so that is why we talked about what we cook and for me, it was quite scary to instruct someone and most of the time, we were doing something together. I am not used to working in a kitchen with someone and it was a useful experience, I think, for both of us.

Russian-German fourth meeting

As I love cooking for me it was easy to speak about food, so that is why for our fourth meeting we went to the k-market and besides being some food to cook the next day we talked about common food in our cultures. Despite the fact we went to a pretty small grocery store we managed to find all the products and gave them translation to Russian and German. It was ridiculous. As I was complaining a lot to the fact that in Finland food is much more expensive as in my home country David agreed, but I am still complaining about this fact.

Russian-German Second meeting

We met on the 26th of October, so it was our second meeting. We spoke about David’s trip to Russia and all that happened during it. Our main topic was cultural diversity in Russia and Germany. We completed one trigger by drawing a mind-map describing out cities in the target languages. We talked about our home cities and looked-through them on the map.
David wrote words in Russian using Cyrillic and I was surprised by his ability to pronounce words without an accent and we made a conclusion that it is because of similarities in Russian and German language pronunciation. I tried to remember some words in German from the time I studied it in school, but I failed.

CHI-GER 5th Meeting

On this day of meeting, we are working on the third and final trigger. We had decide to be working on the “open trigger” and the topic chosen are transportation. We are required to collect at least 50 words which are a little bit overwhelmed at first but sooner and later it gets better and easier.

Here are some of the word and phrases I had learn in German:

My bus is late. Mein Bus ist verspätet.
I bought a ticket. Ich kaufte ein Ticket.
I have a suitecase and a backpack. Ich habe einen Koffer und einen Rücksack.
My Bus/xx goes at 11:00 Mein Bus/xx fährt um 11:00 (los).
My flight takes 3 hours. Mein Flug dauert 3 Stunden.