There was a soccer game on the screen in the sportsbar Krouvi. We went to watch it and had a couple of beers as well. The match was Bayern München and AS Roma. And Germany won, sehr gut!
Soccer is a big thing in Germany but I haven’t really followed it. Last summer when I was in England for a week the World Cup was on. I was in a pub when Germany and Brazil played and there were some german tourists celebrating hard when they got into the final. The people there were so enthusiastic for soccer and the atmosphere was really good. And I was happy when finally Germany won the whole thing! Too bad Finland never plays in the World Cup, would be fun.
So far I feel a bit more confident in speaking German than I was before the EOTO course. I checked the preliminary plan of ours and although we haven’t quite followed the order we have done many of those thing we had planned, like got to know some sports culture and local drinks. And we still have many meetings to go.
Bye for now
Hello everyone !
On Thursday the 30th of November, Ugo and I went together in the city center and more precisely in Pyynikki Beach. Ugo has never been there and that is why I wanted to show him that place during the day because I find the view very beautiful.
After a beer we learned some vocabulary about the harbour and boats. Georg already had some knowledge about this but I was able to increase his vocabulary regarding harbour.
Harbour = Port
Boat = Bateau
Beach = Plage
Bridge = Pont
Cruise boat = Bateau de croisière
River = Fleuve
Sea = Mer
As well, while we were walking we spoke about our different main sports representend in our country. I mentioned that Skii is probably the most common sport in Austria. Regarding France, football (soccer) is still remaining one of the most important sport. Ugo’s favourite team is Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) but he is also a big fan of Bordeaux (the country he lives in).
Beside this Rugby is the second most popular sport in France and Ugo played it for almost 10 years. He says that rugby is a matter of family and it is especially popular in the south west of France.
Ugo’s main sport is actually Ice Hockey and to my big surprise he mentioned that hockey is becoming bigger and bigger in France. That means people tend to come watch the games. He is even playing right now in Finland in Orivesi (east side of Tampere).
Ugo spoke to me about sports rules in general :
Offside = Hors-jeu
Goal = But
Net = Cage
Pass = Passe
Penalty = Penalty
Yellow card = Carton jaune
Red card = carton rouge
I really enjoyed this day and we are looking forward to meet each other for some sauna night close to Lappinkaari.
Bye bye everyone !