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The ninth meeting – Months ,weeks Learning

13th, Dec.           Yun,Xia,Min,Kaikai

Today we learned about how to say months , weekdays,weekends and time in Korean and Chinese.

We have learned from Monday to Sunday in Korean, January to December,and how to decscribe years. An interesting point is the weekdays in Korean has the same pronunciation with the five elements (metal,wood,water,fire,and earth) in Chinese pronunciation!Asian countries always have some common things hahah ^_^ ~

So I think I can express the exact day in Korean now!

 

The seventh meeting – 100 years! The Independence Day !

6th,Dec.   Yun,Xia,Min ,Kaikai

The 6th of December 2017 is 100 years independence day of Finland and so we went to the central square  watched the firework and shows together!

The groud piled up with sick fresh snow and the light brightly across it,everything looks so beautiful.We watched an awesome show and firework together ,besides,all of us are excited about the special evening!By the way,Isac is amazing pop singer!

We took many photos that day but due to the cold weather we back home right away when finished all these events..This was also my first time to see so many people together in Tampere ..lol 🙂

The forth meeting ~ “song”ney day!

15th, Nov. Yun,Xia ,Min and Kaikai

We have learned two songs today!

During the first meeting,Yun has told us that the Chinese song <Tian MI MI> is very popular in China and that was also the reason why we taught her this song!And also we loved an episode from a Korean drama(picture below)called ,<걱정말아요 그대> which we really wanted to learn.

Both of us are familiar to the tune of the songs,the problems is the pronunciation of the lyrics.But with the help of each other,we can read the lyrics by ourselves,although,only one paragraph..

I really love this songs so that I have used half an hour to remember it!This songs reminded me of the warm pictures in the drama!

Our third meeting!Chinese delicacy weekend~

Our third meeting on 28.10.2017. Yun sungin,Kaikai Ji,Min Song ,Xia Chu.

We invited Yun to our home and cooked lunch together.The menu contained Chinese patties,Tofu,Scrambled egg with tomato,vegetable soup.

All the dishes was easy to cook except the patties. Honestly,I was not good at dealing with flour but luckily Min was!I cooked filling and then we made patties together. Korean also have similar food so Yun could do patties very well~We called the Chinese patties “Big dumplings” jokingly..LOL…Tofu is also a traditional chinese food which is made of beans.But that day,the dishes with tofu we cooked was a little bit salty T T !As to the Scrambled egg with tomato,I bet all the Chinese people can cook it and love it very much!

After lunch,we continued learning basic Korean and Chinese for one hour.We taught each other some word can used when eating and how to described weather.

Moomins Museum And Shopping

Last Friday we have been to Moomins Museum together!(Sungin Yun,Kaikai Ji,Min Song,Xia Chu)

Moomins museum is free to public from 3pm to 7pm on the last Friday of each month so we met each other at 3pm in front of the museun.We have took many group photoes which were helped by another cute Korean girl.Then we have looked around in the museum.Yun knew a lot about Moomins so she introduced to us briefly.There also voice introduction on each exhibition stand in English,Finnish and Japanese. Besides,we talked about the comic 《Up》,cause a moomins’ castle in the museum let us thought about the castle showed in the moive which seems very cozy!At last,we found a room where we can draw Moomin and stick our painting on the wall.We all draw it but it seems I am not a good drawer..

After about one hour,we left the museum and went shopping in downtown area.We have talked about the trend in our own country also.

Hope to see you guys next time !

Our First Meeting (20/09/2017)

  We have met each other on Wednesday!

(Sungin Yun,Min Song,Kaikai Ji,Xia Chu)

We met in the café and this was our first meeting for formal studying. Yun has already printed a table of vowel and consonant for us and the table clearly showed that how to combine them.And then,Yun taught us how to pronounce vowel,consonant,as well as the combination of them.She said this is foundation of learing Korean.Firstly,it’s a little difficult for us to pronounce them accurately cause there exists many differences between Korean and Chinese and our tongue was just like.. embarrased.But I do believed that we can overcome it with the skills which were taught by Yun!

What’s more,we were been taught some compression for daily use like :hello,bye,brother and sisiter(differ from different gender),I love you,welcome and so on.

Korean is really an interesting language and it’s pronounciation is very cute! Looking forward to the next meeting!

 

#3 Learning basic French and Korean

4.2 Sat, 17:00-20:00 Learning basic French and Korean

After Guillaume’s perfect lecture, we had time to learn French and Korean from each other. For me, French is hard from the first time. I cannot read any word written in French in a right way. He explained that French often ignores the last letter of the word for convenience in some cases like it has some successive consonant. However, he tried to make us understand each things and gave us many basic expression which are useful for us. Even after the class, he sent a video to help us learn French. And three of us taught Hangeul(Korean alphabet) to Guillaume. It is composed of basic 14 consonants and 10 vowels and we use them combining different ways like ㄱ+ㅏ+ㅇ=강, ㄴ+ㅏ=나. After practicing those, we also practiced some simple expressions and words.

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Here is the short list of what I learned from this class

Bonjour = Hello

Je m’appelle Daye = My name is Daye

Comment t’appelles tu? Comment vous appelez vous? = What is your name? (familiar/respectful)

Ravi de te rencontrer = Nice to meet you

Merci = Thank you

Pardon = sorry

Au revoir = Goodbye

Il fait froid = It’s cold

Il fait chaud = It’s hot

C’est na nuageux = It’s cloudy

Il pleut = It’s raining

1=un 2=deux 3=trois 4=quatre 5=cinq 6=six 7=sept 8=huit 9=neuf 10=dix

#1 First meeting for Ice breaking

25.1 Wed, 16:00-18:00 First meeting and Ice breaking

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Actually this was the first time that we met together. There were Guillaume, Jieun and me. And we just noticed that Hyunsoo would join our group. After the formal meeting for Each One Teach One class, we went to the cafeteria in TAMK and had time to know each other more than only introduction.

Guillaume seemed very interested in Asia and he can even speak some Japanese already. He introduced himself as a big fan of K-pop and he knew plenty of songs and singers more than Jieun and me. We talked about basic things about each culture and Finnish life here. For example, fashion, weather, politics and so on. Guillaume also showed us the video of Ma Yun, the founder of Alibaba showing his nice philoshophy.

Hyunsoo, Jieun and me already knew each other. Hyunsoo came from the same university in Korea as mine and we had had dinner together in TOAS city with other friends. Jieun is also the same and we were friends from 3 years ago. I felt so comfortable by the reason that I was already familiar to them and and he was a lot greater than I expected. I looked forward to other meeting following later.

Several meetings later

Hi all,

I will walk you through our first four awesome meetings with Anna with a post that is a bit longer in attempt to compensate for my initial inactivity (sorry about that).

First we met over a delicious meal of hot wings in the city. We discussed our preliminary plans and what each of us wants to get from the course. The plan was simple: Anna was going to teach me basic Korean words, expressions, customs and behaviour; and I was going to help her out with more advanced things in English. During that meeting we learned important things, like how to say cheers in Korean for example.

Our second meeting was the most awesome so far. We went to the Sky bar on top of the Sokos hotel. We got down to some serious language learning, coffee drinking and scenery observation. Anna showed me the Korean characters and we started practising reading and writing with simple words like mom, dad, hello and others.

please don't mind my handwriting... it's difficult with a whole new alphabet
please don’t mind my handwriting… it’s difficult with a whole new alphabet

After Anna showed me how to write in Korean, I showed her the Bulgarian alphabet and she was interested to learn that. It was lots of fun to talk in English and to write in Korean and Cyrillic. I showed her some basic words and she tried to read them out loud and I was amazed how fast she was catching on – way faster than I was with Korean. The top of my evening was when she could read Благодаря /blagodaria/, meaning Thank you in Bulgarian. Suddenly our plan changed and Anna was much more interested to learn things in Bulgarian. This is fine by me, because this way I can show her typical things for my language and country and she would still be improving her English skills as we are talking in English anyway.

The next two meetings we had in the kitchen in Lapinkaari. First Anna and a friend of hers cooked Japchae and a soup with egg and leek. It was all delicious and I can’t wait to show how it’s done to my friends and family back home in Bulgaria and the Netherlands. The other time I cooked for them some typical Bulgarian things. Lots of other people joined us for the meal and it was fun.

Japchae korean soup

In a nutshell, I am really happy with our arrangement with Anna and I am looking forward to learning more and teaching more.

First meeting at Pyynikki Observation Tower

Today we had our first meeting. We met at Stockmann and took the bus to the Pyynikki Observation Tower. First we went upstairs to take some pictures and enjoy the view. After that we had coffee, tea and munkkis. During eating we fixed the dates for our next meetings and I started to write down some important words and phrases in German for introducing. Eunhye and Mi Hyeon tried to pronounce them and they did a really good job.

After that we changed and they decided that it’s the best to start teaching me the Korean alphabet. It was really hard for me to keep it in my mind but I’ll try to learn it until our next meeting so that we can continue with the first words. Next time we’ll go shopping groceries for the Austrian cooking session.

Looking forward to our next meeting.