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Gopal gopal! 4th meeting

So we went to Gopal in Kuninkaankatu this past Thursday.  Some of us were hungry so it was the perfect chance to get some nice spice food. Jonna tasted some varied food like: curry-tofu riisiä ja kasvis pyörät . I tried the savutofu kasvis pirakka. Tuuli took some maito kahvi.  We plan a couple of meetings for the next weeks, so we will have the dates in advance.

9311524451_c98375f1e6_z This is how Gopal food looks!!

Se näyttää herkulliselta!

Then we got to the real deal! Some words and interesting translations:

Café – Kahvi

Café con leche – Maito kahvi

Té negro –  Musta tee

Galletas –  Keksit

Churros –  Churros ( this was fun to discuss)

Pan con mantequilla –  Voileipä

Vino blanco y tinto – Valkoviini ja punaviini

Pan de ruis – Ruisleipä

Avena –  Kaura

Fresa – Mansikka

Frambuesas – Vadelma

Mora Azul – Mustikka



#10 German-Finnish: Last meeting

Actually I can not realise that this was already my last meeting with Paula, the time was running so fast and I still could continuing to meet up and learn languages. On the other side I already see some success in my Finnish skills, the more often I try now to translate easy things I just said in English and after these months it is easier to express my thoughts in Finnish. I am not that “afraid” of the language anymore, sometimes I even think it is easy (but only in a few contexts!). I am so much quicker in finding vocabulary because I repeated it a lot of times.

For the last meeting we wanted to meet in the favorite café of Paula, Ravintola Kahvila in Tammela. As we arrived we realised that it is closed every monday, the same for the cat café next to it. So we went to the vegetarian restaurant “Gopal” next to there. I can highly recommend this place because it is very cheap for good quality food and you can choose what you want to eat from an open buffet and you pay by weight, so if you are not so hungry, you just take a small portion.

Yummy vegetarian snakcs at "Gopal"
Yummy vegetarian snacks at “Gopal”

On the walls was an interesting language written so I asked:

Mitä kieltä se on? – Which language is that? / Welche Sprache ist das?

Then I asked Paula to teach me the past tense because I think that is important for small talk:

minä oli, sinä olit, hän oli, me olimme, te olitte, he olivat – I was, you were, he was,…

minulla oli, sinulla oli, hänellä oli, meillä oli, teillä oli, heillä oli – I had, you had,…

–> Minulla oli kiva vikonluppo – I had a nice weekend / Ich hatte ein schönes Wochenende

And the negative form of the past:

minä en ollut (no, not beer – olut! ;)). sinä et ollut, hän ei ollut
me emme olleet, te ette olleet, he eivät olleet  – I haven’t been / Ich war nicht…

minulla ei ollut, sinulla ei ollut, hänellä ei ollut, meillä ei ollut, teillä ei ollut, heillä ei ollut
– I didn’t have/ I hadn’t / Ich hatte nicht

–> En ole rakastanut häntä – I didn’t love him. Ich habe ihn nicht geliebt.

Thank you Paula again and thanks to the organisors of the each one teach one course!

Sinä olet paras opettaja – You are the best teacher. Du bist die beste Lehrerin!