I don’t know how many of you are aware, but I’m a bit of a crazy person, and so I decided to start learning Korean too. Mind you, I blame Lilli (from Twitter) for it, because she was the one poking me to do (^_^;)
My studies aren’t being intense, or very serious, aside me having learnt to recognise the alphabet in one day, the pronunciation is way too hard to actually be able to learn it effectively. It also has a lot of rules, and a very kind soul from Twitter linked me to this website with lessons and explanations about Korean, which also lists the pronunciation rules.
The rules are craaaazy, you don’t read as it is written, which is my nemesis in languages, and a big reason why I never took to French even tho I learnt it for 3-4 years in school before dropping out (^_^;)
In counter point, Spanish is very easy to me (Portuguese as native language means I can read French and Spanish, Spanish specially well), so I’ve been seeing how much I know using Duolingo. Mostly because Duolingo is cute, but doesn’t have any Asian languages, so I’m waiting for them to add Korean or Japanese.
My Korean studies are having a Memrise + website combination, but tbh, it just makes me really fond and glad I decided to study Japanese instead (⌒_⌒;)
I’ve been trying to decide what I want to do with my future (job/work related), and if I go into tourism I’ll have to learn 6 languages total: English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, and I forget the 6th one haha ORZ
I have confidence in my English, written and spoken, but the rest is nope. Spanish I need to have a deeper level with it to be able to speak naturally like I do with English. French I don’t even remember from school much, I blame my brain flushing out everything after every year xD
Italian/German I’ve never studied and tbh, are pretty daunting. Italian is a romance language, which means I’d have an “easy” time learning it, but that isn’t all true considering my difficulties with speaking French. German is Germanic and a true nightmare for pronunciation…
/sighs deeply as she stares into space
In the end, Japanese is the best and easiest for my soul ;_;
/has continued to procrastinate on her JP studies for 5 month now