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There was like a home-meeting

Yesterday I had my second meeting in our RUS-FIN group. I and Olga (the another member of our tandem) were invited in home Ranja . There was a very warm and cozy place. She has three cats. The cats are very friendly and I played and catch with them.
Ranja was cooking Karjalanpaisti (Karelian Stew) it’s the traditional Finnish food.  We spent a lot of time for conversation it was different topics about education in University, home cultures and habits and a little bit our plans for holidays. We found very interesting information about the Karelian language. In now time this language isn’t so popular maybe more part of cultures. One amazing fact that Karelian language is something a middle between Russian and Finnish.


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This time our group decided to meet again at Tuuli’s apartment. We studied lots of new words in both German and Finnish. I would like to share with you guys some few things that we had done so far.

1, Learning new words: Learning theme was food and clothes.

2, Culture exchange:

I have to say that I was quite amazed at how things working here in Europe. We discussed the Finnish schooling system, different types of high schools in Tampere and very interesting topic: kindergarten fee. It surprised me since I thought that it was very expensive to pay for kids in kindergarten here in Finland, however, it turned out that it would depend on parental income. We actually googled that and found out that the fee was actually not that high! German kindergarten also shared quite same system. I assume that it is standard system in Europe?

Siinä kaikki! This is all we did for the second gathering!