So I was feeling anxious so I took a walk outside and on my way back there was a group of Arabic speaking men walking on the other side of the road and one of them yelled what sounded like أين, أين which I think meant “where where?” at a car slowly driving past them and then he jumped on the car and the car drove off. Happy to get some unexpected listening practice and understand something!
Hi! Yes, I was talking about the original post. I found your addition interesting and agree with it. Thank you for messaging me!
Hi! Currently only Finnish and English.
All words are taken from Magoosh vocabulary builder!
Antipathy - a feeling of strong dislike, opposition, or anger
Gambit - something that you do or say that is intended to achieve an advantage and usually involves taking a risk
Ingenuity - someone’s ability to think of clever new ways of doing something
Pariah - a person who is not accepted by a social group, especially because he or she is not liked, respected, or trusted
To enumerate - to name things separately, one by one
To conciliate - to end a disagreement or someone’s anger by acting in a friendly way or slightly changing your opinions, or to satisfy someone who disagrees with you by acting in this way
To ossify - to become fixed and unable to change
To unnerve - to make someone feel less confident and slightly frightened
Effervescent - active, positive and full of energy
Copious - in large amounts, more than enough
Nettlesome - annoying, and causing problems or difficulties
Puerile - behaving in a silly way, not like an adult
I was brushing my teeth and I was thinking how I keep saying on this blog that motivation comes and goes but what if I’m wrong?
What if the motivation “goes away” because we doubt ourselves, our skills? It’s always there but we just make it weaker by trusting our overthinking and feeding the insecurities.
After all, when we feel motivated, that’s because we have trust in ourselves that we can do the tasks and achieve the goals.
In that case motivation is always there but the only thing that changes it is how much we accept to be insecure.
80 Days to Fluency Challenge
The picture is terrible because it’s 10pm and I don’t have good lighting. Anyway, this past week I:
- Solidified how I’m going to use my textbooks
- Studied some vocabulary on Hobbies (and the house stuff from last week)
- Messaged a native German speaker and a native Spanish speaker on Slowly
- Cringed because I made a grammar mistake in German, and I forgot all of my past 2 years of Spanish
I am feeling pretty good about this challenge. I’ll update maybe once or twice a week and let you know how it’s going. I might modify it a bit so I know enough grammar to get by in conversation, but I like the setup :) that’s all for today! See you soon <3
october 20th, 2020
Hi! Yes, go ahead!
What is Temauke? | Why am I running the challenge?
This week (Oct 19 - Oct 25) the theme is Health & diseases.
What are the names for different health conditions and diseases in your target language? Do you know how to make a doctor’s appointment? How do you stay healthy? What do you have in your first aid kit? Have you ever been hospitalized? What is the healthcare system like in your home country or the country/countries where your target language is spoken? How has the corona pandemic affected your life?
Good luck and happy learning! ♥
Feel free to tag me in your posts (@languagessi/ #languagessi) if you want me to see them, or you can use the tags #temauke (/ #temauke17) and #langblrweeklytheme.
Do you ever just cry because your target language is so goddamn beautiful?