After long time, I did my last “meeting”, this time only with Iris. Because, I´m already in my homecountry, we were talking through Skype. Situation brought some new phrases I wanted to know in finnish, such as “long time no see” (pitkästä aikaa). However, while I was still living in Tampere, much more ideas were crossing my mind, so this last time I didn´t have as much questions as before. But I had some, Iris said the finnish translation to me and also wrote it down and sent as message. I also asked about translation of slovak phrase, that foreign people could consider to be meaningless: en ole paimentanut hanhia kansasi. Actually, we can use this to put someone in their place, when their behavior is becoming rude. Then I explained little bit of slovak pronunciation and sentence melody. Because our language is very musical, and melody of sentence can change its meaning.
And this was the last meeting. Unfortunately, Yuki was too busy with her duties, so she was not able to join us, but we will surely keep in touch – I still have some questions about japanese language, and surely by time I will find more questions for finnish as well. But for now I was satisfied… I know EEEEVERYTHING I wanted B-) (nah, more like: I have it everything in my exercise book… O.o )
On December 4, Mari and Joonas and I participated in pre-Christmas party held in tamko office. We intended to gather in the tamko office around 17:00, and I left the house. But I got on the No.25 bus for some reason, and arrived at Prizma when I noticed it. Yes, I got on wrong bus when I changed a bus. I was what stupid! I could choice that I did shopping, but I came back to the main street hastily and got on an regular bus, because I passed the meeting time.
Anyway, I got at tamko office around 18:30, and Mari and Joonas have already arrived there. Then, Germany and Japanese friends gather, too. So firstly, we played cards in all the member.
I was very happy that I could eat some snack or juice during we played cards.
The game that we played first is called ‘murder game’. I was taught it from Joonas, recently, it’s a popular among me. This game’s rule is that first the using cards is K, Q, J and other number cards (1,2,3,and so on), and also means that “K = police, Q = spy, J = murder, and other number cards = citizen”. A person who is a narrator distributes one card to all the members. And finally if several some people could find out ‘’murder”, the entire member except the murder are winner. But if they couldn’t find out the murder or police is killed by murder, murder is winner. It is very strategic game because they don’t know who has which cards each other and can tell a lie. So that’s so interesting!!!
The most of that day, we played cards. I enjoyed the pre-Christmas party because we could have chat not only usual partners but other partners.
P.S. The Hungarian traditional liquor was very strong. But it was so delicious!!
Second meeting with of our EOTO group started at Pyynikki´s Tower.
When I arrived, Iris and Yuki were already there, so I joined them and we were going through some vocabulary about accomodation and hotels. Yuki also created a chart for me so I can learn hiragana and katakana in home ^^ arigatou gozaimasu :3 When it was less misty outside, we went up to the top of the tower, enjoying view (for free, as it was during Tampere aniversary day B-) ) after that we went to Tallipiha, practising time expressions and discussing “typical finnish/slovak appearance” a bit. It seems that everyone knows I,m not from Finland from a first sight q.q. But the same goes for Yuki. HA!
In Tallipiha there were shops, ponnies and few more shops, so we were practising numbers and questions useful for shopping in finnish and little bit in slovak. “Paljonko maksaa yksi hervonen?” O.< But when it comes to chocolate, no one cares how much it is.
Awesome Iris taught awesome me how to ask about amount of portions there, and then awesome Yuki get us some food. The amount was not so awesome, but it was tasty anyway. We stayed in Tallipiha for some more time, increasing dictionary and discussing friendly topics simultaneously.
Then we moved through small shops to shopping centre for some more practise of pricing, until 2pm, when me and Iris decided to go for “mustakmakkara”. Yuki still wanted to buy something in city centre, so we split. I ordered “mustamakkara kahdella eurolla” and was full of myself until the lady in kiosk asked me something in finnish. ._. well, it is nice to know how to ask for something, but I have still long way to go to actually be completely indepent customer 😀 After those tasty sausages were eaten (yall finnish guys really eat black sausage with jam only? o.o ) I had still some more vocabulary questions that Iris answered and corrected my pronunciation. But it was about time to say bye. So after more that 5 hour lasting meeting I headed home, enriched with lots of new words, bunch of phrase and one “jelito” (=mustamakkara=black sausage).
And also memories of pleasant time full of fun and learning at the same time.
I have not posted to this brog before, so i’m going to write about my first and second EOTO meeting.
First meeting, we had a meeting in the cafe. The main topic is Origami. So I showed them how to fold origami. First I taught how to create turu: a famous Japanese origami. I think a lot of Japanese people(not 100%) can fold turu. My partner Iris and Marius can fold it very well! After we made flog, paper balloon, kabut(Japanese traditional hat), paper airplane, fox, butterfly and rikisi(a sumo wrestler). Also we learned about those name in Finnish and Japanese.
Second meeting, that is Tampere day so we went to pyynikki tower and enjoyed munkki <3 we learned some vocabulary we were interested in. After that, We went to Tallipiha and have smoked salmon <3 Not only eating but also i learned how to ask question for shopping in finish and slovak. For example “Kuinka iso annos on?” (How big is the portion?), “Yksi annos savustettua lohta, kiitos” (One portion of smoked salmon, thank you) and “Voinko maksaa kortilla” (Can I pay with card?). And also I could practice how to count number and time in Finnish.
I had a good time and It was very fun to learn language! I’m looking forward to the next lessons and I tried to practice more to be able to count number and time fluently!!