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Buying groceries for tomorrow

This morning we went to the Lidl and bought some groceries for tomorrow, because we’r going to bake something  tomorrow. We’ll keep you guessing on what we made and tell you tomorrow what we made. We realised that christmas had come to lidl. So much christmas candies, stuff and baking things. We decided that nearer christmas we would like to have some Glögi.

You can try to guess what we’re going to bake from the ingredients in this picture.

There is eggs, cream, potatoflour and almond flakes.

After the Lidl we went to the Tiger. Danish gift to the world. Cheap, cute and unnecessery stuff for the people who already have everything. Okay just kidding. In Tiger there was also very much christmas stuff. We found everything funny and stupid here. Maybe we also found something that we need. Tabea bought some christmas presents, Hang got for herself a new waterbottle and I bought  expendable plates and LP cover frame.

 

 

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 !

Shopping for a chinese dish

One of the many good things of other cultures is their food! This is why we decided to cook a chines dish. But of course, if we want to eat something, we have to buy something first. This is why we met in the city for some shopping activity.

First station was the Asia-shop. There we could get the ingredients; a normal store here does not sell. For example, they have a large variety of soy sauces, rice noodles, chilies and some special vegetables. And there were many more things to discover, such as special cooking gear or Asian candies. We bought all the things we needed (rice noodles, soy sauce, choy sum chilies and some candy 😉 ) and continued to the next store.

It was the S-market we went next. There we found meat, egg-plant, garlic and chives.

With this, we are all set and looking forward to the cooking!

Here some easy vocabulary:

English                     Chinese                         German                       Spanish

Soy Sauce                酱油 (sheng chou)     Sojasauce                    Salsa de soja

Meat                           肉 (Rou)                          Fleish                             Carne

Pepper                      胡椒 (Hujiao)               Pfeffer                            Pimiento

Egg plant                  茄子 (Qie zi)                 Aubergine                    Berenjena

Garlic                          蒜 (suan)                       Knoblauch                   Ajo

Chili                             辣椒  (Lajiao)              Chillischote                  Chili

Noodles                     面 (mian)                      Nudeln                           Noodles

Vegetables                菜 (cai)                          Gemüse                          Verduras

Rice cracker              米糕 (mi guo)            Reiswaffel                     Toritas de arroz

Salt                               盐 (yan)                        Salz                                  Sal

Sugar                           糖 (tang)                      Zucker                            Azúcar

Strolling along Hämeenkatu

This meeting’s aim was to speak as much German as possible. We spent the day strolling along the main street Hämeenkatu and popped into some clothes stores to find new clothes and to learn new vocabulary. I realised that I didn’t know the clothes vocabulary that well, so I even made some notes about the words I learnt:

coat = die Jacke
stockings = die Strumpfhose
business coat = der Blazer/ das Saku
top = das Oberteil
bottom = das Unterteil

As usual, I didn’t find anything nice that fit me, so I left the stores empty-handed. After an exhausting few hours we decided to go for a dinner in New York. It’s a burger restaurant with student friendly prices and delicious food. I feared that we might not be able to have a proper conversation in German, but my fears were soon proven wrong. If I didn’t know a word, I’d ask it in English and the conversation went on. All in all, a great meeting!

Reetta

5th meeting – shopping together

Our meeting took a place in Prisma market. We prepared the list of products we had needed in our language and Elisa did it in Finnish. We were walking through the shop and discovered new Finnish products. We also found some Polish products there!

On our list there were:

  • Jajka – eggs – munat
  • Mięso – meat – liha
  • Bułki – rolls – rullina
  • Chleb – bread – leipä

And we also added some extra words:

  • Ser – cheese – juusto
  • Marchew – carrot – porkkana
  • Ogórek – cucumber – kurkku

We found in the shop Polish brewery beer called “Pierwsza pomoc” what means “First aid”. We were really surprised.  As everyone knows, Easter Holidays are coming. That’s why we found Mämmi in the shop! Of course, we bought it, to try something typical for Finland. As Elisa said, we prepared it with cream. Mämmi is traditionally made of water, rye flour, and powdered malted rye, seasoned salt, and dried powdered Seville orange zest. Yummy!

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Hola, donte esta la leche?

Our sixth meeting was in the supermarket. We made some common sentences what you need when you are looking for some products or if you want to know can you use cash.

Can I pay by cash = Puedo pagar con dinero?

Can I pay by card = Puedo pagar con tarjeta?

This is more cheaper = Esto es mas barato

better = mejor

healthier = saludable

 

After shopping we went to my house to study some products together. Here is some of them:

MEAT = CARNE

CHEESE = QUESO

VEGETABLE = VEGETALES

WATER = AGUA

JUICE = JUGO

YOGHOURT = YOGURT

STRAWBERRY = FRUTILLAS

PINEAPPLE = PINA

COCONUT = COCO

-Minttu <3

 

Session 3: Lets go shopping!

In our third each one teach one lesson last Friday we went shopping together in Tampere. The goal of this lesson was that Maria can ask for the price and is able to remember some clothing vocabulary. My goal was  to speak with her all the time in Spanish and try to repeat as much vocabulary as I can.

Our first stop was at the big shopping mall in Tampere Keskustori. In the mall, we went in different shops for example to H&M, the sport stores and some other fashion stores. After that we went to buy some food and discussed our next lessen what we are going to cook. Because our next topic is Austrian food.

For me this lesson was so much fun and I really enjoyed it. I could speak with Maria a lot in Spanish and I learned a lot of new skills. Every time when I made a mistake Maria corrected me and I tried to repeat the sentence again in the correct way at a different time. For me this was one of the most effective classes because I spoke the whole time in Spanish.

I think for Maria it was a bit harder. Maria learning style is different and she needs to write down the new vocabulary. Therefore, I think Maria didn’t gained so German languages skills from this meeting. Nevertheless, we repeated the numbers with the price tags and the introduction in German.

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For the upcoming classes, we discussed that we are going to divide the two parts strict. Maria needs a table where she can write down the vocabulary and the grammar and for me we will make it more practical because than I can speak easier and learn more.

All the Best Christoph

The 3rd meeting: Fazer Cafe and Lukulaari book store

So, this time Ida and I decided to meet in the city centre, because she wanted to explore Lukulaari, as she’d heard about from a friend and wanted to take a look. I’d been to Lukulaari several times already, so I promised to take her there – even though a used books and disks store is a dangerous place for me and my purse 🙂

But first, we met at Fazer cafe and talked – wise choice, as it turned out, since there wasn’t much talking at the store, just searching through all those shelves 🙂 On the other hand, we did speak only Finnish that time, but decided to make the next meeting purely Swedish.

In our meetings, we don’t seriously study grammar or make word lists, but just talk and correct each other, because casual conversation practice is what we both need the most. However, we did have a chance to see how differently Finnish is taught in Russia and Finland (meaning, to Finnish Swedes). For, example, cases. In Russia – and, actually, in most language textbooks – there are terms such as yksikön partitiivi, monikon partitiivi etc. Ida was taught in her school that there are 1st, 2nd etc object forms. SO, we sometimes had a difficulty understanding each other’s explanations at first, before we realised what it was all about 🙂

And then, at Lukulaari, there was a lot of stuff to silently look through. I did not even dare approach the bookshelves – Ida went there. Instead, I looked through the dvds for some specific movies. The selection is huge, and they do not even have the time to place the arriving stuff in some kind of order, so one has to look through everything! It is exciting, but takes a lot of time. But, yes, Lukulaari is a place I would definitely recommend for someone who wants used books – they have books in Finnish, English, Swedish and other languages – and dvds and cds etc.

Prisma Supermarket – Italian and German girls’ diary pt.4

Today is Sunday and like all Italian people use to do, we went to the supermarket.

I really like do the Grocery shopping because is a good way to spend time with your family/friends. Today we learned a lot of food’s name and how to have a “shopping conversation”. At the beginning it was easy because more or less fruits’ names are similar (Banana is my favourite word because more or less is the same in all the world), but when we started to go through meat and other shelves, it was no longer so simple. In Italy there are a lot of kind of pasta and Anna was really interesting about it so we spend more than 15 minutes just to explain her all the pasta’s shapes that you can find in Italy (I really like to show people  typical italian food because is one of the most famous thing in Italy and also because i really like cook Italian food). I never imagined that a so easy and short word like PIG, could be so long and difficult if traslated in German: SCHWEINEFLEISCH. Anyway i really had fun today because it’s a very good and alternative option to learn food’s name having fun and in this way it’s also easier to remember because you can associate the name to the object. It was a very useful day also because we made our grocery shopping all togheter.

See you at the next meeting! Tschüss!

4th meeting with Ryoko / 07.11.2016

After over a month of no EOTO meeting, we finally could adjust our schedules to match on this Monday. 🙂 Ryoko and I met in the city center. We first had lunch at UTA and while eating discussed our next meeting which needed some preparation beforehand…!

Then we went to Tullintori where I showed Ryoko the East Asia Mart. That’s where I mostly buy my Japanese food items so I thought Ryoko might be interested as well. The store is not very big, but it’s packed with all kinds of food items from various Asian countries – mostly Japanese, Korean and Chinese though. They apparently also serve lunch, so I totally recommend checking it out if you like Asian food. 😀

Off topic but… Another great store in Tullintori is the small gift shop next to Arnold’s. Christmas season is coming up and I think you could find some nice gift ideas from there!

After strolling around the mall for a while, we sat down at Cafe Brander’s to study while enjoying a cup of coffee. I had brought my Japanese book in which I had marked words or kanji that I didn’t really know or understand and asked Ryoko to clarify those for me. Most kanjis have multiple readings which makes it kind of tough to remember them.

Here’s some words she taught me:

生きがい (ikigai) = purpose in life

だらしない (darashinai) = lazy

割合 (wariai) = comparatively

下取り (shitadori) = trade in

やかましい (yakamashii) = noisy

After that Ryoko showed me her Finnish homework and we went through the text and questions together. The text was about winning in the lottery and what you would do with the money.

Ryoko’s homework
Not a very great photo but.. Cafe Branders 😀