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pre-Christmas party @tamko office

Moro!!

On December 4, Mari and Joonas and I participated in pre-Christmas party held in tamko office. We intended to gather in the tamko office around 17:00, and I left the house. But I got on the No.25 bus for some reason, and arrived at Prizma when I noticed it. Yes, I got on wrong bus when I changed a bus. I was what stupid! I could choice that I did shopping, but I came back to the main street hastily and got on an regular bus, because I passed the meeting time.

Anyway, I got at tamko office around 18:30, and Mari and Joonas have already arrived there. Then, Germany and Japanese friends gather, too. So firstly, we played cards in all the member.

I was very happy that I could eat some snack or juice during we played cards.

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The game that we played first is called ‘murder game’. I was taught it from Joonas, recently, it’s a popular among me. This game’s rule is that first the using cards is K, Q, J and other number cards (1,2,3,and so on), and also means that “K = police, Q = spy, J = murder, and other number cards = citizen”. A person who is a narrator distributes one card to all the members. And finally if several some people could find out ‘’murder”, the entire member except the murder are winner. But if they couldn’t find out the murder or police is killed by murder, murder is winner. It is very strategic game because they don’t know who has which cards each other and can tell a lie. So that’s so interesting!!!

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The most of that day, we played cards. I enjoyed the pre-Christmas party because we could have chat not only usual partners but other partners.

P.S. The Hungarian traditional liquor was very strong. But it was so delicious!!

kiitos 🙂

#3 – Free talk in German

Updating with some older meetings now! 😀

Our third meeting was in Koskikeskus! We went to the café and donut shop called Arnold’s for practicing free talk/smalltalk in German with Maija and Kaisa 🙂

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While we were starting off easily with introducing ourselves again (this time in German only hehe) we went on to talk about more cultural topics like Christmas and childhood right after. It was so interesting to hear about Christmas traditions/rituals in Finland/Tampere! 😀 It made me look forward to the Christmas season here 🙂

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While talking, I found out (about my own mother tongue, right XD) that there were two phrases to describe ACTIONS (keep that in mind, it doesn’t always work out, but for ACTIONS, they do!!!) pretty easily in the past and the future:

Future:

Ich gehe _________(insert infinitive). = I am going to ___________ (inf).

Example: Ich gehe jetzt schlafen. = I am going to sleep now. (Requires the action of moving, initiating a process; you’re using the present tense but since you are not asleep or in bed yet, it has a futuristic meaning – same as in English, right? 😉 )

Past:

Ich war _______ (inf). = I was ___________ (inf).

Example: Ich war einkaufen. = I was shopping. (Also only applicable for actions/processes. Shopping requires moving around, selecting your stuff, paying, etc. – you see the ACTIONS in there? :D)

Maybe, some of you got something out of this post, it might help and come in handy when you are talking about everyday life in a smalltalk! I’d be glad if it helped! 😀 See you next entry! ♥

Theresa ♥