The theme of the sixth session was city. Sharon was familiar with many places in Tampere that have the word “keskus” in them which means center in Finnish. I explained how keskusta means the city center, Keskustori means the central marketplace in Tampere and Koskikeskus is a shopping mall in the center of Tampere and its name refers to the Tammerkoski stream that runs through Tampere. I told about the importance of Tammerkoski in the development of Tampere and how still the red brick buildings that are situated around it remind of the time when the power of the stream was used as a source of power to the factories.
Kaupunki = City
Missä kaupungissa asut? = In which city do you live?
Mikä on sinun kotikaupunkisi? = What is your hometown?
Keskusta = center
Paljonko matkaa on keskustaan? = How long is it to the center?
Keskustori = Central market square
Koskikeskus = Stream center
Tammerkoski = the name of the stream
Lakes of Tampere: Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi
Näsinneula = The needle of Näsi
Famous marketplaces: Tammelantori and Laukontori
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