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7th Meeting: Forestry Vocabulary


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.