🇬🇧 In the spirit of #throwbackthursday I am looking at my old language journal and finishing some things I started a long time ago. Not my style anymore but still good to revisit and mix it up! .
For #throwbackthursday Jeg ser på min gamle språk journal og fullfører noen ting jeg startet for lenge siden.
Trying to doddle since elementary school 🏫 My dad has tons of good drawings of animals, plants and buildings, but he chose to become an mining engineer. A chinese coworker also draws nicely and his meeting notes have lots of doodles, but he studied computer programming and now works at a bank with me (?). I hope in a parallel universe they can be the fortunate ones that choose they passion as a career 🥰. Meanwhile, I might try to doodle more frequently... it’s funny and you just need a 🖊 and unapologetic feelings ✨ Happy studying!
So, if you’re wondering how I started learning Korean, well, I learnt Hangul from @gobillykorean (swipe to the next pic ) and , it definitely was a fantastic start. ✨✨The strokes and concept is pretty similar to Hanzi(汉字）so I didn’t take too long to learn. Of course I don’t use romanization now, but it was a great help when I first started out. ☺️ What’s your favorite food???🍭🍭
Currently I’m far away from my desk and from my city, but I can’t stop glancing over these photos with my chinese notes and the meaning behind it all.
The hours, the effort, the neglecting, the tears of the commitment to carry a long term goal, the “I’ll never be fluent, I’ll just drop it”, lunches at the office sacrificing my desires to go with some friends to eat ice cream and studying chinese instead (because when I arrive home I needed to work in my thesis), attempts to have discipline, my chinese coworker nodding while listening my explanation of a legal procedure, my thesis advisor angry with me for not putting much effort in my paper and doing my chinese studies instead, fears, joy, silence, passion, etc. And this only being a fraction of my entire self, a small portion of my thoughts and my life.
2018 was rough. But I’m thankful that it happened. I wouldn’t be who I am now without it.
In that sense, this is a kind reminder to myself (as a write it) and to my friends (who might read this or not) that we must see this 2019 as a year full of hope. We are still here, feeling good to be alive. 365 opportunities to shine by becoming the best version of ourselves ✨
What’s your language weak point? For me recently it’s been speaking, as I have been getting shy and awkward when I’m using my target languages.
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Again, 1 more to go and I’m done😂😂여러분 행복한 새해! 🌟🌟 QOTD : 你们来自哪一个国家呢？
Trans: which country are you from?
Learning Korean with @ttmik K-drama lesson. 1 more lesson to go till I wrap up Level 1 Grammar💓. So, why not chill a lil while learning vocabulary from K-drama right?😂(Swipe right for a clearer view of the notes)
QOTD: How’d you guys stay motivated??
It’s not the most interesting part of learning a new language, but mastering the script is pretty important.
Taking some time to review the hiragana characters, all of which I’ve pretty much mastered with the exception of a few. Mainly “ho” (は). Not sure why; I’m fine with ね,れ, and わ.
I’d much rather get started on reviewing the past term’s/semester’s vocab, but relying on romaji alone isn’t gonna help in reading and writing tests. Especially when my text book is all kana and can only be used with a solid understanding of hiragana. I should have hiragana down by the end of tomorrow, then I’ve got a couple of weeks throughout the Christmas holidays to revise vocabulary and maybe learn some new ones myself!
Side note on Welsh: seeing as studying Welsh is more of a hobby and not going towards a qualification, my posts will probably be on the weekend, if at all.
Monday-Friday will be Japanese only, even if it means being brutally assaulted by the Duolingo owl.
While studying is great and fun and all, I find that it’s essential to supplement whatever language your studying with fun activities outside of a textbook. In my case with Japanese I read Harry Potter (Ravenclaw ftw) and play games. Recently I bought the first Professor Layton in Japanese for iPad and will solve puzzles in my target language! What activities do you do?
Woo! It’s a Friday~~ and I don’t have classes ;33✨ How’s everyone’s day going? Here are some Japanese notes I took a little while back. Are you studying a language? 📚
「Quick tip: When taking notes on a language, as much as possible try to write everything in that specific language for an extra boost in your practice. 」