Tag Archives: Estonian

10 Tongue Twisters To Get You Started on Estonian

Impress your friends and yourself by learning 10 difficult and fun Estonian words and phrases. Continue reading

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Tartu 1992-1993: The Wild, Wild West

Eva from the USA recalls her studies in Tartu one year after Estonia regained its independence in 1991: Foreign students behind a security door, no heat in winter, limited fruits and vegetables, taxi vodka. Continue reading

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In Estonia, Andrea Met Gnomes and Heard an Elf Language

In this interview, Andrea Atzori, a former exchange student in Tartu, reflects on Estonia, its people and language, and recalls the turbulent dorm life at Raatuse 22. Continue reading

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To Be Estonian – It Sucks! Or not?

See why it may suck to be Estonian and what UT researchers and students think about this popular social and political parody. Continue reading

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5 Recipes: What Does Christmas Taste and Smell Like?

Sille Vadi, a valued food blogger and a staff member at the University of Tartu, explores Christmas smells and tastes, and offers 5 easy recipes for the holidays. Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Kalev’s Product Placement

Natalia Hoffman, an independent researcher into the visual communication of Estonia, analyses the packaging of two Kalev’s chocolate products and their placement in a local supermarket. Continue reading

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Four Months amongst Estonian Short Stories

Martin Carayol, a PhD student at INALCO in Paris and a teacher of Finno-Ugric linguistics at Caen University, writes about how rich and interesting Estonian literature is. Martin has studied the formation of the Estonian short story canon in Tartu as a part of his doctoral thesis. Continue reading

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