So I pretty much suck at speaking.
Okay that’s a bit dramatic. I’m not that bad, but I’m not where near as good as what I would like to be.
So to combat this, I am using my Wordpower App and going to the sample sentences which have Japanese audio in them. I listen, try and repeat, listen some more and try and repeat again. I keep going until I can actually keep up to speed with the speaker and it doesn’t sound jumbled/muffled etc.
I’m finding out how hard that is as I am finding that in Japanese a lot of sounds do seem to merge into one sound unless I’m really listening. Especially ‘wo’ and ‘ga’ particles, to my ear, seem to just disappear until I really focus.
Good practice! Hoping this gets me more confident in speaking. The next step will be attempting to chat with Natives! :) 1 week ago
YES! I actually did something towards ths goal today. WOOT! 2 weeks ago
•possessing strong JLPT 3 results + certificate (take test in 2014/15)
•possessing strong JLPT 2 results + certificate (take test in 2016/17)
•possessing strong JLPT 1 results + certificate (take test in 2019/20) 2 weeks ago
I feel energized today, I woke up early and drop of some people ,planned to go to goodwill but my phone navigation didn’t work so I went around in circles a few times then found a pawn shop but it was close for the day, went home and ate some food then watched a show about how babies learn language on a channel I don’t remember the name of then after the show this wacky elevator tune came on that I ended up moving to ( won’t all it dancing because all I did was walk back and forth in a strange manner) , after the song I went upstairs dance (jump really ) to Rammstein links 123 at high volume and ended up here .
Still haven’t done anything yet.. Wait I’m lying, I did do something, black crayon out the unhelpful romaji in living language complete edition intermediate book.
Also, I figure out what’s been making me sleep so much, it’s the blinds in my room. I had the not so great idea weeks ago to keep them close all the time… so yeah, it’s all good in the neighborhood now.
By the way the whole Skyrim after work bit didn’t work. After four days of play I was contemplating whether I should return it or not but then I met Cicero… 3 weeks ago
I did nothing towards this goal for the past 2 weeks. I’ve been feeling kind of depressed? lately or something like that … a feeling that’s between sadness and nothing. I haven’t done anything but sleep outside of work and pee, it’s kind of weird.
To remove this weirdness I bought a new video game,Skyrim.It helped a lot; I played it for two days. I made a family, killed some people, complete some quest and I felt much better. Now, half of me want to play Skyrim and the other half wants to lie down in bed and look at the ceiling. The game did make feel better so much so that I’m using it as a reward to do my projects- no Skyrim till you do your work! lol
Before the 2 week, I manage to start the Basic Kanji book. I’m on lesson 3; I have partly finish memrise session for it as well.
Anyway, my mood is somewhat recovered. I’m going to continue the recovery by buying a note book (buying books and pencils make me happy). Also I think I’m going to do some Rosetta Japanese and words read a book tonight after work.
Tomorrow I’m going to get back on this goal and everything else I’ve been sleeping away.
…349 words to water on memrise here I come! Woo oh… not 4 weeks ago