Help a 20 years old girl practice Japanese daily in Seville, Spain

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  • Description

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    Hey!

    こんにちは!

    My name is Linda, I'm 20 years old. I'm currently studying at the University of Seville a Degree in East Asian Studies. On the 2nd of December, I have the JLPT N2 exam, so I thought it'd be really nice to host a Japanese person in order to improve my language skills.

    リンダと申します、二十歳です。大学で東アジアの学位を勉強しています。二日十二月に日本語能力試験N2を受け取るつもりなので、日本語をやり直すためにホストになろうと思った。

    I started studying it in 2015, and later in 2016 I went to Japan and stayed in Hiroshima for three months. I spend most of the time learning new vocabulary, but I tend to have problems when it comes to remembering words I don't usually use. My long-term goal is to become a Japanese - English/Spanish interpreter.

    2015年に日本語を勉強し始めて、2016年に日本へ行って広島に三ヶ月間、滞在しました。私私は大抵新しい単語を習っているんですが、あんまり使わない言葉を覚えるとなると、大問題がある。私の長期的なゴールは日本語と英語/スペイン語の通訳者になるってことなんです。

    Anyway, apart from me there are two other persons (my mother and my twin sister; they don't speak any English, so unless you know some Spanish it'll be really difficult for y'all to understand each other) and two cats (they speak Cat) in the house. My mother works and studies simultaneously, so most of the time (mon-fri) she's away from home, and when she's here, she's revising for her exams. My sister has a part-time job and she's usually hanging out with her friends. As for me, I prefer studying at the library, which means that the house is usually empty.

    私の他に、うちにはもう二人と二つの猫と一緒に暮らしている: お母さんと双子の妹 (彼女らは英語を全然できないから、理解できるようになるため、少しスペイン語を勉強しなくちゃ) とリカルドとリカルディト (彼らは猫語しか話せない)。お母さんは仕事していて同時に勉強もしているから、普通に留守だけど、彼女がうちにいると、試験の準備しかしない。双子の妹が当分バイトしていていつだって友達に会いに出かける。私なら、図書館に勉強するのほうが好きなんだから、大抵留守で家には誰もいません。

    Since what I need the most from you are mainly conversations, I need to know more about you beforehand.

    一番必要な手伝いは日本語の会話なので、予めゲストのことをもっと知らなきゃいけない。

    I'm also organizing a weekly (Spanish/English - Japanese) language exchange, so I guarantee you'll be able to make many Japanese friends in Seville too if you come.

    それに、毎週の日本語とスペイン語の言語交換を企画しているから、来てくれたら、セビージャにいてもたくさんの日本出身の友達が作れる。

    MeetUp >> Sevilla, ES >> Intercambio JAPONÉS ー ESPAÑOL/INGLÉS (言語交換 ー 日本語/スペイン語/英語)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Seville is, according to Lonely Planet, the best city to visit in 2018:
    'Some cities blast you away, others slowly win you over. Seville disarms and seduces you. Its historic centre, lorded over by a colossal Gothic cathedral, is an intoxicating mix of resplendent Mudéjar palaces, baroque churches and winding medieval lanes. Flamenco clubs keep the intimacy and intensity of this centuries-old tradition alive whilst aristocratic mansions recall the city’s past as a showcase Moorish capital and, later, a 16th-century metropolis rich on the back of New World trade. But while history reverberates all around, Seville is as much about the here and now as the past. It’s about eating tapas in a crowded bar or seeing out the end of the day over a drink on a buzzing plaza. The sevillanos have long since mastered the art of celebrating and the city’s great annual festivals, notably the Semana Santa and Feria de Abril, are among Spain’s most heartfelt.'
    Besides, I can teach you Spanish or try to introduce you to the other languages I study.

  • Help

    Help

    Since our apartment is rather small, there's not much to do, so I would say that basically you'd be requested to clean after yourself and maybe clean the house with us a bit when we decide to do so (mainly on Saturdays), talk to me in Japanese whenever we're together, help me translate literature or essays if you're fluent in English or Spanish and maybe correct the texts I write.

    アパートは狭いから、家事を分担しても用事なんかほとんどない。そのために、自分のやるべきことを片付けて、皆が掃除しようにすると、ちょっと手伝ってほしい。それに、一緒にいると私と日本語で話して、小説と小論文を翻訳するのを手伝って、間違いを正してくれたら、それでいい。

    Apart from that, if you play any instrument, you could try and help me with my musical project. I really like singing and would love to participate in a Japanese synth pop/jazz band, inspired by artists like Miharu Koshi, Keiko Kimura, Kojima Mayumi, Meiko Kaji and Hako Yamasaki, but that's completely optional and just for fun if you fancy the idea.

    それはさておき、楽器を演奏したら、音楽的なプロジェクトに参加できるかも。アタシは歌うことが大好きで、本当に日本のシンセポップ/ジャズのバンドに参加したいんです(コシミハル、木村恵子、小島麻由美、梶芽衣子、山崎ハコが一番好きな歌手)けど、そういうことは全く任意なのよ。

    I have 10 months experience in total as a WorkAwayer and I want to make it as easy as possible for other people, so you can of course make your own plans and leave and enter the house as you please.

    ワークアウェーヤーとして十ヶ月の経験があるので、できるだけ他人に全部を容易にしたい。だから、自分で計画して好きなように出掛けてもいいよ。

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Icelandic: Fluent
    Japanese: Fluent
    Albanian: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Ideally, you'd be sharing the room with me, since I have two beds here, but in case you need more privacy, I could try to sleep somewhere else. There are plenty of books in Japanese (thanks to the holy BookOff!), so you can also read as many as you want while you're here. There's also a computer, which you can use freely.

    二つのベッドがあるから、理想的に私と部屋を共有できるけど、もっとプライバシーが必要だったら、私が他の部屋で寝る事もできる。ブックオフのおかげでたくさんの日本語であるの小説があるのでから、ここに滞在しながらできるだけ多くの本を読んでね。コンピュータも自由に使ってもいい。

    I live in a neighbourhood ~30 minutes away (by bus) from the city center. Each bus ticket costs 1,40€, but you can also buy a travel card which will make going and coming much cheaper (0,60€ each way). In my neighborhood there are plenty of services (library, supermarkets, clothing shops, bars,..), so you won't have a problem if you need to print a document somewhere near, for example.

    シティーセンターまでバスで三十分くらいかかるの近場に住んでいる。バスの運賃は1ユーロ40セントですが、プリペイドトラベルカルドを買えば、行き来は安くなります(60セント/片道)この近所にはたくさんの店や公衆サービス(例えば、図書館とかスーパーとか服飾店とかバールとか)があるので、もしどっか文書をプリントしなきゃいけないとしても、問題はない。

    The main downside: Food wouldn't be included. I'm really sorry!

    主なマイナス面: この合意には、食品は含まれていません。ごめんね!

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 254667963935