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Alisa Zingerman

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 13 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Hebrew (modern), Russian; learning Bulgarian, German, Japanese
  • 34, Other
  • Member since 2011
  • No occupation listed
  • Animation and language-teaching
  • From Russia, Moscow.
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

This field is too short to include all my missions, for the present and for the long time run. :)

ABOUT ME

Born in Russia, lived my grown-up life in Israel, studied English language and literature, passionate about learning Japanese, now living in Germany... Lots of languages, mixture of cultures, sometimes it's disorienting and sometimes encouraging. Happy to exchage obsevations about living in different places. People say that I like to talk and that I talk fast. But, paradoxically, that's because I like listening to people. I like learning about how people live and what they think about all kinds of subjects.

Now, since we are a couchsurfing family, a little bit about other family members:

MY HUSBAND Manages a freelance translation agency and prepares to write his Phd in german Frei Universitat (at the same time o_O). His main area of interest is... biblical research. Uncommon? It's his passion and he loves talking about it. You are always welcome to ask.

MY DAUGHTER An amiable teenager - if such a thing can exist, then that's what she is. Crazy about anime and cosplay. Struggling to master German language. Speaks good English.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Hosting the wonderful travellers. :) Feels like we are constanly travelling without leaving the couch!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I was reading a blog of a very nice person, sometimes commenting, but it wasn't a personal acquaintance. Once he wrote that he, his wife and his son, are going for a holiday to my region. I suggested to meet, and he agreed! They stayed over for one night, we had a dinner together, talked a lot, then visited some must-go places in Jerusalem together. From that time on I realized that a miraculous thing happened - instead of having a distant acquaitatnce somewhere, we have close friends somewhere! And it makes a difference! Since then I was looking forward for an opportunity to meet distant people face-to-face, and now, upon finding this CouchSurfing community, I am really thrilled!

Interests

Animation and language-learning. Animation - wathching and doing, languages (right now German and Japanese) - learning. Along with languages, as a nice side-effect, goes meeting (in writing or in person) many wonderful people, which is also one of my interests. Since I grew up in one country and live in another, observing, thinking over and discussing cultural differences became somewhat of a hobby for me. ;)

One Amazing Thing I've Done

It feels like joining the CouchSurf project is one of the amazing things I've done!

Teach, Learn, Share

TeachIf you are interested in Hebrew or Russian language - we would love to help you learn and practice speaking these languages. ShareShowing and discussing anything connected with animation, new and old. LearnIf you speak Japanese (or German) I would be really thrilled to practice the languages I am learning.

Countries I've Visited

Bulgaria, Estonia, Ireland, United Kingdom

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, Israel, Russian Federation

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