Oh mon Dieu! Where do I begin? Ok, so I'm going to talk about my experience journaling. I love it. I don't know why, there's just something so pleasing writing whatever your mind says, screams or whoever you feel. Maybe that's what everybody feels, or maybe I'm a weirdo, but I love writing. So I've been reading about other people journaling in their target language and I was like: Let's do it! But God, it is hard to put EVERYTHING you want to say in a language that you are learning, because your vocabulary isn't as fluent as your native langue, but instead of writing EVERYTHING that I want to say, I focus on small phrases. Again, I know I'm probably going to make mistakes doing this, but as Italians says: Sbagliando s'impara (which means that you learn by your mistakes) and...voilà! That's something I wanted to share with you guys. Hope your day is going great.
Bambina: Little Girl
Bambine: Little Girls
Bambino: Little Boy
Bambini: Little Boys
Guess who's back on another language learning kick?
Hey everyone, it's been a hot minute since I posted on here but I've recently been totally back on a language learning kick: this time in Spanish (Mexican Spanish in particular)! 🇲🇽
So, what does this mean for the blog?
I'm hoping to post on here a bit about what I'm up to learning, both to keep myself accountable as well as share some inspiration and information for those who are interested!
Let me know what kinds of posts you all would like to see since I'm not super sure what types of posts I'm going to be making. I could do vocab lists, talk about grammar, just share what I focused on learning each day/every few days, or anything else! Definitely open to suggestions!
I'm not doing this in a challenge format at the moment since I just want to get consistent with language practice again for now
What are my goals?
Daily: spend 30 minutes on language learning (around 10 mins reading, 5 mins writing, 10 mins listening, 5 mins speaking)
April: go through and learn the top 300 most used Spanish words (I already know a fair amount of them from previous times)
Long-term: become conversational in Spanish (I'm hoping to become a teacher in the future and many people speak Spanish where I live, so I would love to be at least conversational so I can communicate with students and parents better)
Anyway, I'm looking forward to posting more on here again! Please leave any suggestions or tips you have, send me an ask or a message, anything!
- i’m currently a hs senior but will be a neuroscience major in the fall
- i’m venezuelan! my native language is spanish and i’m fluent in english as well
- i’ve been studying mandarin for almost 10 years now but since i started as a kid i didn’t take it super seriously until high school. i was just starting to get into HSK 5 (on the HSK 2.0)
- i’ve just started learning japanese. since i’m really busy with the end of the scioly season and the end of the school year right now, i haven’t been able to dedicate as much time to japanese as i would like, but this summer i hope to take classes at a local university and i’m considering taking japanese in college too!
- the other language i am considering taking in college is portuguese since my school offers portuguese classes tailored to spanish speakers. a lot of my family lives in brazil and so i’d like to learn portuguese to visit them and speak to my extended family, but for now i am a casual beginner learner
- i love climbing even though i’m not super good at it yet :))
- i enjoy embroidery in my free time. the hobby runs in the family and i love it!
- this account basically started as a way to romanticize my studies by adding a cute picture i found every day to the end of my completed tasks (none of the photos are mine, please message me if they are yours and you’d like me to remove them!). i’m just having fun and seeing where life takes me :))
I don’t know if I like this format, but it’ll do more good for my English than the one with points. Yesterday I woke up to the sound of the rain, it made me feel cozy, so I decided to rest. I had a few classes in the morning, around 1pm I called my boss to consult him about the project I’m working on, I drew a page of a comic, and that’s on my responsibilities. Then I finally ordered guitar strings (after 15 months of not playing classical guitar) and played a bass for a while. The late afternoon I spent on journaling in the blankets-and-pillows nest I made in my bed. Today I had 2 tests right after the morning alarm. In the afternoon I cleaned the bathroom, then I made dinner for me and my mum. Later I baked honey & lavender cookies (they turned out to be tolerable, I’m looking for perfect herbal cookies recipe and it isn’t the one). In the evening I loosely planned out next week.
And I watched this rly cool video essay on the capitalization of women in art by Kristen Leo I’d like to recommend.
I don't have so much time for blogging, because of my work. Sometimes it takes all my day. So it will be some points...
I wrote a lot of messages and participated in a lot of meetings in English. So it still hard for me, but I'm practicing and learning new words. Therefore after all this stuff I really tired. When I make a fault I starting to say so much 'sorry' just because its really hard to understand all their minds.
I didn't do so much development tasks as I want so I sad because of that. I fixed a bug and just did a QA work almost the whole week. I don't like it, but I can do it.
Still think about personal project like website. I need to come up with the concept and main idea. I think I can do backend and frontend part myself. Buuut I need an idea, something useful..
adverbs are words that come before a verb and describe the manner/time/frequency/place in which the verb is done. this is true for both korean and english.
the examples below are known as ‘adverbials’ - just like adverbs, except they are taken from existing verbs that then have -게 added to them. there are a few of these manner-describing adverbials in korean that don’t have direct equivalents in english, but they are really common so it’s good to know what they convey.
편하게 친구랑 만났어
direct translation - I met my friend comfortably
conveyed meaning - the speaker met with a friend in an easy manner, without hassle, they feel comfortable when meeting, a lowkey or chilled meeting.
direct translation - eat deliciously!
conveyed meaning - the speaker is telling the listener to eat with a good appetite, to enjoy their meal fully.
재미있게 봐줘서 고마워
direct translation - thanks for watching enjoyably
conveyed meaning - the speaker is thanking the listener for enjoying something they watched. this is used a lot by idols on social media, like they acknowledge that their fans had fun watching their performance.