Common Questions 6 (Meeting Daughter's Boyfriend)
"Dad, here's my boyfriend, Dave."
"Hello, I'm Jarmo." "Hi, I'm David."
"Where are you from, David?" "I'm from America."
"From North or South America?" "From North America, from the United States, _to be more precise_."
"The US is an interesting country. I've traveled there about thirty times. All of them, work trips." "Wow, you may know the country better than I do."
"That is very possible."
"Madeleine, you have a nice boyfriend. _Do you mind, if_ I talk with David a bit, one-to-one?"
"Um... I guess that's fine."
"David, let's go to my room."
"_So_ did you take down that bison by yourself." "No. I bought it from the Internet." "Who's that?" ("Mites," makes the question sound softer, more polite.)
"Smoke a cigar?" "Um, I don't know smoke." "Me neither."
"Would you like red wine?" "Well, I would like to drink a glass [lit. glass-ful]"
"Thank you. Nice room you have." "Well, man needs his own room. Is it "a study" in English?" "Yes. Even a fireplace. ('-kin' ending usually means 'also' or 'even')."
"Yeah so, it would be nice to hear about you more. Are you working or are you a student or...?" "I'm working, but I'm trying to get to study IT[-field]."
"What's your IQ?" "Um... Well... it's 135." (At least according to some test in the Web)
"Do you like Trump?"
"Um, well... I'm not a big fan. I don't follow politics very much though."
"Do you like to do sports?" "I do some sports. I play tennis and I swim."
"How much was your Cooper test?" "A few years ago I ran the Cooper test. I guess it was 2950 meters, _if I remember correctly_."
"So _would you say that_ you are good genetic material?"
"Well, I'm not able to answer that question. Maybe your daughter could give a better answer."
"Man, it's fun to grill, so to speak, that boy."
"So, what kind of music do you listen?" "I listen to all sorts of music. Finnish bands too. _How about yourself?_"
"I listen to classical music, but only if it was composed before the 19th century."
"So metal is not your cup of tea[lit. doesn't really sink.]" "What's metal? Maybe I don't want to know. Well, what's your favorite band?"
"_I would say that_ it's Children of Bodom after all." "I see." "It's a Finnish band."
What else do you do in life?" "Weell, I play video games quite a lot, also Finnish games."
"Well done. You're supporting our economy."
"Last question: Why does water not burn?" "Because it's a combustion product."
"That is correct!"
"_Oh yeah, I almost forgot._ Can you hold an axe?"
"_I mean_ can you chop wood."
"I haven't tried yet, but I guess I can do that."
"Man, that was fun. Ok, let's get back to the others."