So random. I was studying Korean and this thought flashed past my mind.
Learning a language is like building a house
Not sure if anyone has said that before, but this is how I feel. The foundations are the hardest to build but once you get the skeleton structure of the house out, things can much easier.
I won’t say that my ‘house’ is complete, but at least it’s good enough to live in comfortably now 😀 I’m in the process of adjusting / repairing things here and there. And filling it up with furniture.
hahaha. Enough of the imagery!
I’ve learnt most of the grammar structures and now I’m revising them one by one using my grammar dictionary (review to come soon!). I find that most of the explanations given in textbooks are pretty much very very concise and also, grammar points that have >1 meaning are sometimes introduced separately. Having a grammar book helps to make everything clearer.
It’s a process of rediscovery.
‘ah~~! I din’t know phrasing it this way will give it a different nuance.’
‘oh! I can’t use this with the tense markers~’
The problem with using so many textbooks is that I may have progress pretty far with one set and now I’m like trying to catch up with the other set. I’m already familiar with most of the vocabulary/grammar points, so working through it is a breeze.