3 In Korean learning journey (:

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Studying for my Spanish test right now ㅠㅠ Seriously, I realised that the key to learning a language is interest. Not that I don’t like Spanish. It’s actually the first foreign language that I thought of learning a few years back. But somehow, the interest is limited to Chayanne’s songs and Barcelona.

I know nothing about the culture, about their way of life. I get no exposure to dramas, I dunno any Spanish actors/actresses or any famous people from Spanish-speaking countries.

Language cannot be separated from its culture. Not knowing anything about the culture makes me feel that I know nothing about the language even though technically, I know how to form simple sentences. Sometimes, I feel that I’m learning Spanish in a vacuum and all I’m doing is ‘solving’ the puzzle of Spanish grammar.

I feel like studying Korean now. Random, I know 😀 Sometimes, even I wonder why I love Korean so much. ㅋㅋ

can’t wait for the next ep of 미남이시네요!!

다음에 봐요~~!!

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    4 February, 2011 at 11:16 PM

    I learned Spanish a few years back. Learned? Scratch that. I took Spanish classes a few years ago. We are required to have at least 2 classes of foreign languages (when my major is not yet linguistics). I thought that Spanish would be the easiest one since our native language have a lot of borrowings from Spanish (and back then, i thought that our language came from the same family). I don’t have any ‘interaction’ with that language outside our classroom. Now, I don’t remember a single Spanish word (aside from those borrowed words that we use). 🙁

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      4 February, 2011 at 11:28 PM

      hahaha i have totally forgotten my spanish too >,< i'm totally not exposed to the language. unless you count listening to songs by Chayanne 😛

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        4 February, 2011 at 11:42 PM

        At least you have one. Since I don’t have any exposure to it, it just vanished completely. I can’t even remember what a washing machine is in Spanish. ㅋㅋㅋ

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