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And so here comes the next post 🙂
I turned 21 on the 2nd of August. It is a little bit strange to get older. 🙂 And I finally decided to get a tattoo. So 6th August I got this:
So.. I am still trying to be vegan. I am fully vegetarian but I still have problems with finding the food without dairy. So to put in numbers : 100 % vegetarian and 70 % vegan. But I am feeling great and I am planning to go full vegan until my 22nd birthday which is kind a special age for me. We visited ”Fat pumpkin” and it was soooo delicious.
It is the homework in Norwegian but I thought that I could publish it.. before it was corrected by my teacher. Enjoy my mistakes ;DD
Det er en hjemmelekser i Norsk men jeg trodde at jeg kunne å publisere det.. før det er rettet av læreren min. 😀
Det latviske språket er morsmål til cirka 1.7 millioner mennesker og det er det eneste offisielle språket i landet. Det Latviske språket tilhører til baltiske språkgruppe i indoeuropeiske språkfamilie. Jeg synes at det er veldig interessant hvordan det latviske språket ble skapt i løpet av flere århundre og hvordan overlevde det til tross for undertrykkelsen som ble tvunget av ulike land.
Det latviske språket har 3 dialekter – Lībiskais (Libisk), Vidus (Midten) og Augšzemnieku (toppbønder eller topp landboere ) men det literariske språket, som brukes fortsett i dag, er basert på den Vidus dialekten.
Opprinnelig var det Kurši, Zemgaļi, Sēļi, Latgaļi som befolket landets territorium som skiltet seg fra indoeuropeere omtrent 2000 f.Kr. Etter hvert forsvant det forskjellen mellom alle fire språk særlig da de ble kristnet og forenet under samme politiske, økonomiske og religiøse taket – Livonia (Den tyske orden).
I 16. – 18. århundre var det tyskbaltiske prester som ønsket å gjøre latinske religiøse bøker tilgjengelige til latviske medlemmer i kirker og det bidro til skriftlige språket. Men når vi snakker om den litterære språket er det viktig å nevne Ernsts Gliks som var prest i Alūksne. Han oversatt det nye testamentet og det gamle Testamentet til Vidus dialekten men dette språket ble akseptert i Vidzeme, Zemgale og også i Kurzeme.
Jeg synes at det er imponerende hvordan folk levde på denne tida. Jeg synes også at det er så deilig at utenlandske kunne hjelpe slik som de gjorde. Til tross for at det var menn som ønsket å tvinge den kristne troen, var det også menn som ville hjelpe uten å ødelegge kultur og språk. 13. århundre er veldig merkverdig på grunn av at så mye skjedde som påvirket måte hvordan vi lever og snakker nå.
I have to say that things are really going very fast and also in the right direction ( so it seems ). 🙂 So as some of you may already know I and my husband went to Switzerland for Easter holidays. Please forgive me that I haven’t shared some photos.. So I will do it now 🙂 There are a lot of photos of nice view in Switzerland. There are also the family that showed us around and welcomed us as guests. We had the chance to live in Zurich’s hotel Sheraton. We drove to Luzern, Viamala and other nice places. Here are just the photos but in few words… We called ourselves as mountain junkies because we just were astonished by them. We took a lot of photos as well. We saw the biggest clock in Europe which is actually bigger than Big Ben ( the diameter of the clock itself is about 8 meters ). Then the amazing Viamala which is just a deep gorge between mountains. And the water was green everywhere and it was drinkable. Sweet. (a-face-of-approval). Also we ate lunch in the restaurant that you see in one photo.. there are queues all the time! Did you know that Logitech is a swiss company? And we also walked through the Bahnhof strasse. Tina Turner lives nearby ;D
Photos are here:
So at work everything is fabulous! I am now at my new department and we are learning the new processes. Also I am on my way to learn B2 level for Norwegian. On the 15th of August I am having my exam. After that I will get a salary increase. Fint, ikke sant? But I mean.. the job itself is so satisfying. I actually enjoy it. A lot! So interesting things going on and so interesting things that you can learn 🙂
Valts got baptized! He was so adorable in his costume. And he has his sneaky smile. Cuuutee!
We also bought a carpet that is under our tables now, because the chairs that we have were destroying the floor :F
Tomorrow we are planning to have a CS:GO marathon. We are going to buy all the food we need and then play CS:GO Competitive mode.. pretty much all day. FINALLY! >:)
My life has been interesting these past few weeks. So the A1 level in Norwegian I passed with 95 % and in the end of the February we are having A2 level. I hope for a good mark. Fingers crossed! What is more, we also changed groups, so I have a different teacher now. She is from Russia so she doesn’t speak Latvian at all. So the classes are in English. I like the fact that she doesn’t really have the accent that my previous teacher had and she also knows the language in more details, at least so it seems. And she speaks almost only Norwegian. So she even explains everything in Norwegian and I am able to understand most of it. And only when it is necessary she uses English. Also my desk now is on the 10th floor and I have a nice view still pretty close. There is a guy from Austria right next to me. It seems interesting to have a foreign college. AAAAnnnnd….. I really need to go to the bathroom!!!! And the husband is warming the bed for me… very impatient. 😀
TO BE CONTINUED. . . :F
So today I had my A1 exam for Norwegian. We had the best teacher that explained everything and it seems we ended up with the hardest exam ever. I mean other groups were complaining about their teachers because they did not explain anything and did not give any grammar rules but this was not the case for our teacher… so we felt lucky and quite safe when it came to the first exam. But we were wrong to think so. We did not even ONCE read such a text as we had in the exam. I mean.. why??? Why do teachers teach about 2 + 2 = 4 and make the exam about 56 x 78 = ? I mean can we somehow figure the new grammar rules ourselves while writing? Do we have the chance to translate every 5th word and phrase? No! This is ridiculous but I am quite disappointed. I am sure I passed it though.. but I am shocked and I feel so sorry about few other colleagues that possibly could not pass it.
The job is great – that I have to admit ( even though I have not had any training for the job itself… lol ). I just need to learn on my own and stop helping other so much because if this was A1……I need to learn day and night..
And I kinda decided that I will not take new English students because I am exhausted and for now I have to learn a language myself.
Men jeg gleder meg til å snakke mer enn jeg kan snakke nå. Språket er veldig interesant og jeg må fortsette det likevel.