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Shopping

On a pretty Saturday morning, me and my chinese friends + Tony, met on Sokos. They had wished I could teach them finnish names of the basic foods, drinks, desserts and so on. I had already prepared a paper for them with most common finnish foods.

As we learned, we disscused diffrences between Chinese cusine and finnish cusine. I learned that in China, chocolate is very bad compared to Finnish chocolate. Maybe it’s because Finnish chocolate is pretty preservative free and made in Finland?

It was also intresting to learn, that unlike in finnish, chinese words are based on something. Like Blueberry (Mustikka) is in chinese Lánméi, meaning blue colored berry. “-méi” means berry. Also that “Huang” means yellow.

We didn’t plan our next meeting yet, but it will hopefully take place this week. We are already half way done with our course! I hope we will still keep in touch after it ^^

5th – Shopping List

19th of April at Passion’s bar

This was a lesson that would’ve actually been the most useful right when I arrived, but I did learn things I hadn’t known before or which hadn’t even been mentioned in my Basic of Finnish classes. It revolved around grocery vocabulary, like different vegetables, fruits and the most essential edibles we buy. Looking at the notes I still find it easy to read, but I can guess Kaisa and Tiiu will struggle a bit more since each word is pronounced in a specific way, that also happened with English in a way, but since they are facing a language which, just like Finnish is alien to me without much reference points, they don’t have a deep understanding/experience with Latin derived languages.

5. Ideapark

Today we went to Ideapark. I had two birthday gifts what I supposed to buy. But first we went to Burger King and Färhad ordered some food for himself. Also we tasted these really good Oreo shakes! Färhad ordered in Finnish and it went well. We talked about saluting for generally. It is really funny how many times some people gives a handshake during the day. In Finland we shakes hands so much less. And in France cheek kisses are really common. They could give four cheek kisses for a person. I haven’t heard from that before.  We had really fun during the conversation!

After Burger King we go to the shops to find birthday gifts what I wanted to buy. We talked all the time in English and my spoken English was good today! I explained words if I didn’t remember or then I thought longer other way to say what I wanted to say. It was really good meeting for that. Also I talked faster than before and I didn’t notice that did someone listen us.

When we drove back to home, I spoke Finnish because we noticed that Färhad didn’t spoke much Finnish during the meeting. I asked questions about evening and Färhad answered to me. Some sentences were hard. For example when I asked which way was better to go back home. But it went really good. I translated sentences to English if there was something what was hard to understand. When we meet next I thought that I could answer to Färhad with Finnish and translate sentences to English if needed. It can be hard for me because I have to think both languages but Färhad could learn more Finnish!

 

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