trying not to pass on my weirdness to my daughter… I have a very strange relationship with my languages, stemming from when I was very little, my mother used to berate us for speaking Chinese incorrectly. I think she meant well, but it cuts so deeply, even to this day, I feel that I am not truly fluent until I can completely think in a language. So, as for Japanese, when will the day come when I feel good enough? For my daughter, she has a new classmate from Japan and I encouraged her to befriend her. I taught her some simple phrases she could use so she can ease the girl’s transition to a new school. I wish people would be more tolerant of accents and differences in culture… I wish they all wouldn’t be like my mother… 3 years ago
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went to a birthday party with a bunch of Japanese friends… understood about half of what they were saying… tongue-tied me.. by the time I thought of something to say, the conversation had changed… urgggggg!!!! 3 years ago
Have to quit being so self-conscious with my languages!!! Reading stories in Japanese, hoping it’ll help give me things to say. 3 years ago
Lived in Japan… can understand some, ask for things in grocery store, etc., but still intimidated when talking to Japanese people. I get the feeling that I’m saying something totally wrong or maybe they don’t understand what I’m saying??? 3 years ago
I’m taking Japanese in college. It’s interesting, but the verb conjugation is kicking my ass.
taberu – to eat.
U Verbs are no fun, either. 4 years ago