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Get closer to Russian language.

Hi!/ Moi!/Привет!

Y-campus it’s a lovely place to start a travel into the language world. Nice time to discover university recesses and language reaches. Our second meeting with Leila we spend by trying to get closer contact with Russian language. During this conversation, we were working with vocabulary part in general. For me, it was a good possibility to better understand Leila skills to used words and understanding possibilities. We practice numbers, colors, some daily life words, presenting phrases, question such us:


Ты знаешь?

Я знаю….

Я тебя знаю


Do you know?

I know…

I know you


Очень хорошо!

Подожди секунду.

Как тебя зовут?

Меня зовут Надежда

О чем?

О чем эта книга?




Very good!

Wait a minute.

What is your name?

My name is Nadiia

About what?

About what is this book?

To be


Will be






Голубой, зелёный,

красный, желтый,

черный, белый, коричневый, розовый, серый,  золотой, оранжевый, синий,

Любовь –










blue, green,

red, yellow,

black, white, brown, pink, gray, gold,

orange, dark blue












First we decided to meet at Cafe Aitoleipä 12.00. I was there one hour before (because of the Easter someone needed to find out is it open, because internet didn’t tell). At 11.45 I went there again, but it was full. I had time, so I tried to find a better place for us (place where we can at least sit). Just 200 meters from Cafe Aitoleipä there is Pyynikin munkkikahvila, and it was not full. I sent a message to every one and we decided to go to Pyynikin munkkikahvila. < —–There you can get Tampere’s best doughnuts by the way 😉

I went inside to wait others, because NYSSE (Tampere’s public buss) was late again. When everyone arrived we started to test our learning by using Quizzlet. We went through all our previous meetings and tried to remember words what we should have learned. I can tell you that mine were bit lost…

Diego did same thing (but of course he tried to remember Finnish words) and he was pretty good. Great job Diego and thank you for our learning 🙂

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-Minttu <3

New York cafè – Italian and German girls’ diary pt.3

On Tuesday afternoon, after a good coffee and a delicious cake, Anna, Marta and I started our third meeting of “Each one teach one” in New York cafè.

Last time we didn’t finished to explain all the numbers because we were a little bit tired from the practical training and the University, so for this time we decided to start from numbers between 11 and 1000. In Italian language, numbers are not so difficult, infact Anna was very good and she learned them very fast. In German language, in my opinion, they are easy until 10, but from 11 to 1000 they are very difficult and full of consonant! I think that I will train a lot on write them correctly and also on pronunce them in the correct way. After numbers we start to go through days and months and I learned how to say my birthday: “Ich habe am 16 juni Geburstag”. More or less months are very similar and i didn’t found problem to learn them (At least one thing is easy =D).

Time goes very fast when you like do something and for us is everytime in this way. I am very happy because, also if it is difficult, i am learning a lot of new words and how to make short sentences.

See you soon! Lot of kisses from the cakes’ addicted!


Tea time! – Italian and German girls´diary pt.2

With this cold and snowy weather, the best thing is an hot Tea at Cafe Europa! Here took place our second meeting of “Each One Teach One”.

Marta and I started to teach Anna some Italian useful words and numbers with a power point on the computer. Anna seems very interesting in learning Italian and she learns in very short time! Thanks to this course i realized that Italian language is very difficult to learn but also to teach and Marta and I hope to be a good teachers for Anna!

Today is also my first official lesson of German language and i am very determined in learn German because i think that is a very difficult but useful language. Thanks to Anna (I am not so good in pronunciation but, anyway Anna is very nice and patient with me =D) now i know a lot of new German words like “Hallo, Ich bin Melissa. Wie heiBt du?”, “Guten Morgen/ Guten Abend/ Gute Nacht/ Danke/Bitte”, “Ich bin 21 jahre alt, Wie alt bist du?”,  the verb TO BE and TO HAVE and numbers from 1 to 10.

I don´t see the time of next meeting. See you soon Girls!

Second each one teach one meeting

Maria and I are ambitious and we want to improve our languages skills fast. So we decided to meet one more time in the Toas city building. There we have good conditions to study focused.

In this class, we did some serious grammar and vocabulary training. In the first half, it was Marias turn. I challenged and tested her with what we have done the last time. She improved a lot and she was almost able to introduce herself alone. Even the spelling was really good.

After that little test, I taught her the numbers. Actually, she was already able to count until ten. So from my point of view I have to challenge her more because Maria is improving really fast and I think it is not so hard for her at the moment.

In the other half, I had to show my Spanish skills. We went again throw my mistakes from the previous lesson. After that I had to explain her my Trip to Helsinki in Spanish. That was really hard for me and I was able to learn a lot of new vocabulary.

We also repeated for me the number until 100 and the we did some Spanish grammar. She thought me the irregular verbs and the declination of them. I also got a short overview about the past. This part was extremely challenging for me. So after this class I have to study the past tense.

I am really looking forward to our next class when I can again challenge my Spanish skills.




15/09/2016 – 1st meeting Hungarian/French

Our first meeting was on the 15th of September. I met Tamás and Rebeka in my flat in the center of Tampere (TOAS Pinja). I was so excited to meet new people from another country.

I begin to learn the Hungarian alphabet (which is not the same as the French one), the numbers, the colors and some basics words of everyday life. You can read them at the end of my article. It was really interesting to meet them and to talk about different cultures.

During this meeting, we also played a Hungarian card game called ‘ZSÍR’. We had to play in team so I was with Rebeka and Tamás was with Béla (another Hungarian friend in my flat). Sometimes, card games are similar between different countries but not that time. So it was really interesting to discover the ZSÍR game.

My first impression of the Hungarian language is that it is really difficult to pronounce because it is not the same sounds than in French. There are forty-four letters in the Hungarian alphabet while there are twenty-six letter in the French alphabet.

The numbers in Hungarian:

  • 0 = nulla ; 1 = egy ; 2 = kettő ; 3 = három ; 4 = négy ; ­5 = öt ; 6 = hat ; 7 = hét ; 8 = nyolc ; 9 = kilenc ; 10 = tíz.
  • 11= tizen + egy ; 12 = tizen + kettő, etc.

Some basics words:

  • Good morning (before 10 am): jó reggelt
  • Good afternoon: jó napot
  • Good evening (after 7 pm): jó estét
  • Hello / Bye: Szia
  • boy: fiú
  • girl: lány
  • father: apa
  • mother: anya
  • dog: kutya
  • cat: macska
  • horse: ló
  • chicken: csirke
  • cow: tehén



  • white: fehér
  • black: fekete
  • red: piros
  • green: zöld
  • blue: kék
  • yellow: sárga
  • orange: narancssárga
  • grey: szürke
  • brown: barna
  • pink: rózsaszín
  • purple: lila


Food and drinks:

  • bread: kenyér
  • butter: vaj
  • ham: sonka
  • cheese: sajt
  • milk: tej
  • salt: só
  • pepper: bors
  • cucumber: uborka
  • tomato: paradicsom
  • apple: alma
  • pear: körte
  • pear: körte
  • water: víz
  • beer: sör
  • wine: bor


Other basics words:

  • chair: szék
  • bed: ágy
  • table: asztal
  • window: ablak
  • door: ajtó
  • fridge: hűtőszekrény
  • microwave: mikrohullámú sütő


Basic discussion:

  • Hogy vagy? (How are you?
  • Jól, köszönöm. és te? (Fine, thank you. And you?)
  • Szívesen. (You’re welcome)

жизнь means life

Today we had our first lesson in russian. We met in Wayne’s coffee and drank hot chocolate while we learned the cyrillic alphabet. It’s really hard because it’s there are so many different letters than in ours.


For remembering the letters better, we wrote down one word for each letter. These words were all similar to the english words, so it was easier for us.

Letter Russian Word Translation
A Алина Alina
б банан banana
В Вячеслав Viacheslav
г гитара guitar
д дом house
E Ереван Yerevan
Ё Ёлки christmas tree
ж жизнь life
з заяц hare
И икра caviar
й йога yoga
к кактус cactus
Л лимон lemon
M Мама mom
Н нет no
O Олимп Olymp
П Папа dad
P Россия Russia
C Сибирь Siberia
T Телефон telephone
У Украина Ukraine
Ф Финляндия Finland
X ха-ха ha-ha
ц цунами tsunami
ч чашка cup
ш шарф scarf
щ борщ borsch
Э Эдвард Edward
Ю Юлия Julia

I learned also to write my name in russian and the numbers from 1 to 10. My name is written like this: Сабрина. Here is a great video for you to learn the numbers.


Numbers, clocktimes etc

On September 30th we had a second and third session. The first session was at her place and now I invited her to our house. We continued on basic things. Numbers, clock times, €-prices. She brought a German learning book with her and that helped me quite much.


Numbers and clock times were quite easy to understand although there was a quite big difference between languages.

For example thirtyfive in English was “five and thirty” in German.

Weird 😉


The most difficult part of grammar was the question words. I think we will continue with that topic in next next session.

More Dutch basics!


Fourth meeting took again place at Y-campus. Bryan thought me more basic Dutch like numbers, colours, some verbs and personal pronouns. He had again made nice learning sheets for me. 🙂

We also talked about Belgian towns and cities, which ones I should visit when going to Amsterdam for exchange and of course travelling while in there. Seems like everything is right next to each other. So I will deffo visit those recommended places. I also told Bryan that I’m a big fan of films and rock music too, so he gave me few names to listen to as well as some films that he thought are good to watch.


I’ve had a go with the recommended music and I quite like this band called Gorki. I don’t really understand anything yet, obviously but at least my ears get used to Dutch language. 🙂

And here’s also nice video from them with subtitles:

Spanish Class and Korean alphabet

Our second meeting was a Spanish/ Korean class with Haley.

First Haley and I went to dinner to the Italian restaurant, Napoli  in downtown of Tampere, in order to meet each other better. We were talking about our experience in Tampere, and also we decided the objectives that we will want to achieve in this Spanish lessons.

Went we finished the dinner we went to Haley’s resident, TOAS city, and there we started our Spanish class.

First of all, I tried to explain to Haley how to pronounce Spanish, I explained that my language only has 5 vowels (A, E, I, O, U) and the pronunciation of each one is always the same. Then I wrote different and easy sentences like Cómo estas? (How are you), Hola, me llamo Haley (Hello, My name is Haley)…  And I taught how to read Spanish sentences, because the sounds in Spanish are always the same ones, and are really easy to read them.

The most difficult part to teach was the conjugation of the verbs, because in Spanish we change the verb according with the time tens  (Future, present…)  and the person (first , second or thirst person and singular or plural) , so is not the same say  I read a book ( Yo leo un libro) than You read a book (Tu lees un libro).

Moreover, I taught to Haley the different between the verbs Estar and Ser, because in English both verbs have the  same meaning, verb TO BE. For example the verb Estar is related with the feelings and particular situations like Yo estoy cansado (I’m tired) or Yo estoy en la cocina (I’m in the kitchen) and we use the verb Ser when we talk about general or permanent situations like You soy alto (I’m tall) or Tu eres guapa (You are pretty).

Finally I explained how to count in Spanish, but was a little bit difficult to understand for Haley so we decided to do the numbers again in the future.

When we finish the Spanish class we start our Korean Class, Haley explain me the Korean alphabet, she wrote me all the alphabet and explain how to combine them. And the beginning was hard because this alphabet is completely different with English one, but finally I was able to make easy works and sentences, like our names.