grumpy old man
- May 14, 2021
Yeah, I know what you mean. Consoooming English/American media is actually a good way to pick up on expressions and phrases, as well as browsings forums and such. Eventually they just "click" in your brain.I see! I don't really have a chance in my day to day life to speak in English at all so I mostly stick to just writing and reading, I wish I knew any native speakers irl, I can imagine talking with one on a regular basis would be helpful. Also, I can't shake the feeling that some things get inevitably lost in translation, it bothers me to know that there are certain expressions or phrases that can't be translated from one language to another, so when I think of something I want to say I usually do it in my native language first and then try to write it out in English. Often times what I end up writing is not exactly what I meant, lol. I guess I might have to make an effort to expand my vocabulary, that might help.
Languages are hard, man.
One fun thing I discovered while talking to an especially slavic individual is that my English pretty much degraded to his level, both in terms of vocabulary and intonation.