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 ^^
Topic for our 9th meeting was cooking.
We didn’t want to be so boring anymore, so we decided to make some dessert together.
Here you can get a recipe for a delicious spanish dessert:
Recipe = receta
Incredients = ingredientes
Cocoa = cocoa
Butter = manteca
Cookie = galleta
Sugar = azucar
Egg = huevo
Freezer = refrigerator
Spoon = cuchara
Fork = tenedor
Knive = cuchillo
Bowl = bol
Plate = plato
See you next time 🙂
Another lovely meeting with Ida behind! This time we
finally headed to the place where we could get some deep fried chocolate. It was delicious! During our time there we decided to talk with our mother languages, so we could learn by just listening to each other. That was a really good decision ’cause it felt like I’m really starting to learn stuff!
Ida is really really good at Finnish already, and she understands me quite perfectly (I think). There’s still some words every now and then that she doesn’t know yet. I on the other hand have to interrupt her quite a lot when she speaks Swedish to me, but it’s okay you know, we’re here to learn! This really is the type of learning I need. I just told Ida that I’m really bad at learning things by myself, so she’s the biggest help possible to me with Swedish studies.
After the desserts we went to Torni for drinks. The view was beautiful and calm and the atmosphere was super relaxing. We continued to talk in our languages and had a really nice evening!
This meeting was definitely harder than the others since I had to understand the fast Swedish coming from a native Swedish talking person. But like I said it taught me a lot and I’m really looking forward to our next meetings!
Whoa I can’t believe I’m excited about learning Swedish!!
From now on we will be texting in the languages we’re trying to learn, so now I have to write in Swedish and understand spoken Swedish. I haven’t spoken Swedish yet but I’m on my way there. Maybe after a few meetings..? We’ll see!
Here’s a little list again of a few words that felt important:
- Student counsellor – opinto-ohjaaja – studiehandledare
- To get engaged – mennä kihloihin – förlova sig
- Enjoy/feel nice – viihtyä – trivas
- Maple – vaahtera – lönn
- Lecture – luento – föreläsning
- Dusk – hämärä – skymning