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Constantly challenging yourself

An important aspect of learning (no matter what kind) is to constantly challenge yourself and go out of your comfort zone. Do not just restrict yourself to materials that you are comfortable with, go one step forward and find a more challenging material. In that way, you learn much more. This is something that I personally believe in ^^ It puts me in perspective on the level that I am now, and how far I can progress.

I’ve been very reluctant to translate into Korean because I believe that my written Korean is nowhere good enough. Not that I think any different right now, but I’m more willing to try. I was asked to translate a sample Korean text just now, with a possible participation in a larger project. This is my first formal attempt at translating into Korean. The text is also difficult, as it is very specialized (IT industry) and looked like it came from those formal documents with convoluted English. xD

Hopefully my translation will prove to be acceptable. Although I’m sure that there are grammar mistakes in there. I don’t think I’ve ever written a chunk of Korean without a single mistake. 😀

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    creativityjapanese
    29 December, 2010 at 10:41 PM

    Hi Shanna,

    It’s been a while! How have you been? Seems like you are still busy with Korean and that’s a great thing.

    “An important aspect of learning (no matter what kind) is to constantly challenge yourself and go out of your comfort zone. Do not just restrict yourself to materials that you are comfortable with, go one step forward and find a more challenging material. In that way, you learn much more.”~ I really agree with you on that! Reading what you wrote really made me sit up and consider attempting more difficult stuff.

    Keep going! Fighting!

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      hangukdrama
      30 December, 2010 at 11:37 AM

      Hello! ^^ 정말 오랜만이네요 ㅎ
      I’m enjoying holidays right now~ So I have more time for Korean <3
      How have you been?

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        creativityjapanese
        30 December, 2010 at 9:19 PM

        I’m good. Been busy with work and translation. Recently I keep thinking about going back to learn Korean again, but I know I can’t commit that much time when my course starts in 2 weeks’ time…. I’m so torn… 🙁

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