This time we met at TAMK with just Elina because Tilda was not free. We chose now to meet each other twice a week to do as many meeting as possible before the end of the year.
So we spoke a bit about our holidays in France for me and in Belgium for Elina and then it was time to work on Finnish. As I mentioned before I never spoke Finnish so everything is just discovery for me.. She asked me what I wanted to learn and I said that I would like to learn something useful, something I can use I my everyday life in Tampere so we began with the weekdays:
Viiko = Week = Semaine
Päivä = Day = Jour
Maanantai = Monday = Lundi
Tiistai = Tuesday = Mardi
Keskiviikko = Wenesday = Mercredi
Torstai = Thursday = Jeudi
Perjantai = Friday = Vendredi
Lauantai = Saturday = Samedi
Sunnuntai = Sunday = Dimanche
She said me that almost all the day finish with “tai” and the most important is to learn the beginning of each day. I notice the “Keski” which means here middle of the week but can also be used in “keskustori” for example to say center of the city. I wrote the days in French just next to English because as usual when I learn words in Finnish, Elina is able to find the right words in French easily.
Then we went to how ask the time: Mita kello on? – Kello on… This should be useful even if almost all the Finnish people speak English!
Finally we went through the really basics verbs as “To be” And “To have” and of course just before we made the subject pronouns
Minä/Mä = I = Je
Sinä/Sä = You = Tu
Hän/Se = He/She = Il/Elle
Me = We = Nous
Te = You = Vous
He = They = Ils/Elles
It was a good meeting and I have a lot to study at home to really remember all these new words !