Sunday, August 14, 2016

Upgrade Required

Learning languages you need to learn a lot of words in your OWN language that you don't know


  1. Yes!!! I agree 1000% and if I could agree more than that, I absolutely would! hahaha.

  2. As a native English speaker, I felt the same way when I first learned cases. "Genitive"? "Instrumental"? Wait, why is the subject suddenly called the nominative case? The object the accusative case? If the subject is in the nominative case, THEN WHY DIDN'T WE JUST LEARN THE TERM "NOMINATIVE CASE" IN ENGLISH CLASS LIKE A NORMAL PERSON?!?!?!?!

    I felt like Russian threw me a giant surprise punch which I never prepared for. I had to learn Russian cases by rote memorization, and only using Russian exmaples. That was so hard, I was confused a lot of the time, but it was worth it. I still need some help with the dative, though.

    English, why did you have to fail me when it came time to learn the cases in Russian?

  3. Ohhhh YESSS.

    Over all my years in school I always had a 2 (scale 1(best)- 6) in German but in the theory work I barely managed a 5.

    Plusquamperfekt WTF??

  4. You guys need to study Latin. It will help you a lot :)

  5. Learning Spanish from French made it considerably easier, since we have subjunctive in French as well, although we use it way less.

  6. This is a little off-topic, but is the Itchy Feet guy ambidextrous? Because sometimes he's writing (or is he drawing?) with his right hand and sometimes with his left. Yeah, it takes me to notice something like that...

    1. Sharp eye. He's actually omnidextrous, meaning he can also write with his feet, ears, butt and eyelids.

  7. I just ignored the terms until I practiced with more sentences. I eventually learn what Dative and Genitive and those other things meant in German because I had to. Examples are easier to understand than explications at times.

  8. Hahaha! Spot on!
    That is how English class felt like for me :(
    My advice is:
    1. Sell your self-esteem if there is anything left after language class at school.
    2. Get a new self-esteem for free by learning Esperanto first :)
    Then it becomes quite fun to learn a "difficult" languages or two ;)
    I write in English now. My English teacher at school had given up on me

  9. Portuguese has very similar rules like those in Spanish.