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First: Dutch-Italian lunch in a Finnish ravintola!

Me and Sanne had our first Dutch-Italian lesson in the canteen of our campus (Campusravita). According to our preliminary plan we tried to start from the basic things of our languages… and we discovered how hard it is to go step by step! Every time we were skipping to more difficult grammar rules and words and then we realized that we were going too fast. It is indeed that the more you learn, the more you desire to know. In this quite messy (but very funny) way I learnt some words (mostly related to the food we were eating at that time). Dutch determinative articles and I tried for the first time in my life the sound of the Dutch “g” which is very complicated and sounds very weird! in my notebook I wrote it as /chr/ to memorize how to say it! So:

  • Articles:  De or Het… every word has it’s own sepcific article but there no other rule to decide which one you have to choose!
  • Wortel = carota (carrot);
  • Brood = pane (bread)
  • Vork = forchetta (fork)
  • Bord = piatto (plate)
  • Twee = due (two)
  • Schnitzel = cotoletta (cutlet)
  • Water = acqua (water)
  • Salade = insalata (salad)
  • Aardappel = patata (potato)
  • Stoel = sedia (chair)
  • Bloem = fiore (flower)
  • Melk = latte (milk)

Carlo Soregotti

Several Italian-Dutch lessons all together!

Hey everybody!

I’m Carlo Soregotti, an Italian student of Social Work, here in Tampere as an Erasmus+ exchange student.

During these months here in Finland I have been experienced a new language ( a part of Finnish of course): Dutch!

My EOTO partner is Sanne Klapwijk, from the Netherlands and we really enjoyed our lessons during which we compared our languages and customs, cultures and hobbies. We have always been practising both languages throughout our lessons.

Luckily we are quite advantaged, both me and Sanne speak English (she speaks much better than me but I’m Italian, so probably it’s normal 🙂 ), but  she also speaks very good French Spanish and German, while I can speak German as well and I can easily uderstand Spanish and French.

Unfortunately, due to our busy lives we both were not able to write on this blog every time so now I will make up for those be-lated posts to show what we have been learning until today.

Carlo Soreogtti