Finally a post that’s decent. Been feeling crappy for the entire week, which explains shitty posts and non-replies, together with a lot of sighing. Having a beer and some food makes my mood better and hence the more coherent post. ^^
Although I have known this for very long already, but recently, I really feel very strongly that “being able to read doesn’t mean you can produce it”. My reading abilities have always been far ahead of my writing abilities. I can read political articles, but that doesn’t mean I can write an opinion piece or even write something remotely coherent about the subject. Of course, that may be a little too much for an example. But I kept thinking that as long as I keep on reading and improving my skills, my writing skills will sort of catch up (even though at a slower speed).
Well… that’s not untrue. But the speed is much slower than I originally thought. I could read k-pop articles a long time ago (4 yrs ago?) but even up till now, I find that I couldn’t come up with simple things as fast as I thought I will be. The other day, I was trying to translate something related to entertainment into Korean. At the very first try, I took realllllllyyyy long. It’s not like I cannot write in Korean, but somehow the writing style and the usual phrases used eluded me. I have no problems if I come across those phrases, but somehow I can’t remember them when I need to use them.
urgh. so hard to explain. There are some phrases like 눈길을 끌다, 브라운관 복귀, 충무로 복귀, 예능 프로에 출연하다 etc… set phrases that are so common in these kind of kpop articles / interviews. But it’s just so hard to remember them offhand. So I had to read a few articles to refresh my memory. ><;; But it gets a lot better after I got the hang of it!
I thought I was already very in-tune with the tone of kpop articles since they are one of the most frequent type of articles I read, but sadly, no. Maybe I didn’t read enough. Or that I didn’t pay too much attention when reading them. D:
I think I have talked about this several times before, but yeah active reading /listening is super important. Not just for the content, but listen for the structure, the kind of phrases used, the tone used etc! ^^ I have been listening to 유인나 again while doing my stuff and I’m paying a lot more attention to her choice of words etc. And I suddenly realized that “유유” means ㅠㅠ hahaha
These days I’m mainly reading for the content and the vocabulary but I think I should pay more attention to the writing style, the set phrases used etc. (: