i have my to-do lists ready, i have already downed two coffees and it's not even 9 am. i have so much to revise and not enough time!! i slowly feel the panic consume me already. but then, it could just be the coffee.
i really hope to finish the 5 tasks on my to do lists. it is a bit of a reach. i like to set my targets slightly out of reach so i can push myself. i know it won't work for everyone. but hey, to each his own, right?
also, i've heard great things about pomodoro, but it just doesn't work for me. 25 minutes is too short and the 5 minute break inevitably pulls me away from the task at hand. i usually prefer studying till i finish the task or till i feel like my brain is leaking out of my ears.
what method do you use to study? does the pomodoro work for you?
-더- is a grammar particle used to indicate that you are remembering something that happened. It can have various other grammatical principles added before or after it which each give a different meaning, but with the same nuance of something being recalled.
We looked at the grammar principle -(으)니까 a little while ago, which had the meaning ‘because of’. Since we’ve already gone through this principle, the particle -니 is very easy to understand, since it’s just a shortened version of -(으)니까.
Here, we come to the main grammar principle that we’ll be learning today. -더니 itself is quite easy to understand, since it’s a combination of the two particles above, creating the meaning ‘because of (something I am recalling).
The difficult part of learning how to use -더니 is figuring out the nuances of its use. Howtostudykorean has a very useful way of working through it, where they split it’s two main usages: talking about what you experienced, and talking about what you saw someone else experience.
When talking about what you experience, the first clause that -더니 is attached to must be in past tense. In the example below, the first sentence is natural, but the second one is unnatural. This is because the result of the action can’t happen if the action hasn’t taken place yet.
My legs hurt because I walked all day
하루 종일 걸었더니다리가 아파요.
하루 종일 걸더니다리가 아파요.
When using -더니 to talk about something you saw someone else experience or a general statement, either the past or present tense can be used, but they have different nuances, so be careful to use them correctly otherwise your sentences may not make sense.
Yesterday it rained but today it’s sunny.
어제 비가 오더니오늘 하늘이 맑아요
어제 비가 왔더니 오늘 하늘이 맑아요
Both of these sentences make sense, and both are used to indicate that something has happened, however, using the past tense indicates that the action has stopped, whereas with the standard form of the verb, it is assumed that the action is still continuing. In the first sentence, you saw it raining. In the second sentence, the rain had stopped but you still knew that it had rained because of the rain on the ground. This nuance can be very important, as with the following sentences:
The witness saw you kill him; it shows that you’re guilty.
목격자는 당신이 그를 죽이더니 유죄임을 나타내요.
목격자는 당신이 그를 죽였더니 유죄임을 나타내요.
In the first sentence the witness saw the accused actually kill the person. In the second, they saw what happened afterwards - maybe the person standing nearby or running away. If it were the first example, the accused would be more likely to be deemed guilty, since they were seen committing the crime.
There is a lot going on at once, but I’m determined to try my hardest.
I hope my memory doesn’t fail me now, because I really don’t want to fail this test again.
Mathematics have never been my strong point. I know a lot, but some things I take one look at and my mind goes blank.
Regardless, let’s see how it goes tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
On the bright side, it’s soon the weekend!
i had my philosophy final this morning! it went well and i finished earlier than i expected; that might actually be to my detriment, being that i always feel like i'm missing something if i'm too early. i might just take the afternoon to read some old favourites, and then prepare for the lecture i'm auditing in at the nearby college. ✧
i've just done my first live on youtube reading and it was terrible. When it comes to technology i'm the worst person, but, who cares, i mean. At least, i've got something new to learn and I like learning a lot.
anyway, tomorrow i will be back. if you guys wanna read with me just let me know.
it was built into you. designed for you. there is pain here because it was meant for you, and how fucking dare they. your suffering is not their right. you hurt because they gave you ways to suffer and carved it into you when you could not breathe, because the intention always was that they could weaponize your pain against you. it is yours. you are yours. how fucking dare they. they cannot make you theirs; do not let them try.
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Today was somewhat productive, i started morning with respiration completed ncert revised a few charts from module and solved mcqs, as plant physio is the part i always screw up so i am giving extra attention to it. Then in evening i had to go out for a bit so there lost time a little but I completed photosynthesis ncert and now i am going to attempt a mock test. Hope it goes well.
decided to give this all a full shot and have faith in myself.