You are what you read. Not in a literal way, but whatever exposure you get does help to shape your proficiency when it comes to language learning. Interestingly, my Japanese vocabulary bank is getting kind of skewed (screwed?) because of the stuff I’ve been reading/watching these days. I’m a big fan of crime dramas and I’ve been watching too many of them these days. Saigo no hanzai profiler, Strawberry night, Bloody Monday, BOSS etc. ><;; The first word that comes to my mind for Japanese is often 殺された (to be killed). Don’t even ask me why.
I’m so addicted to Strawberry Night that I bought the novel hehehe. Read around 30 pages so far. Twice in fact – first reading and the detailed reading. Will talk about how I feel about reading two Japanese novels concurrently in another post. Picked up quite a lot of vocabulary like 現場、事故死、解剖 etc. lol. Reminds me of how I first picked up this category(?) of words in Korean when I watched SIGN. One of the first unsubbed dramas I watched was God’s Quiz lol. A rather interesting choice for an unsubbed drama hahaha
In any case, I’m having fun reading the novel. ❤ Couldn’t imagine that one day I’ll be reading an original Japanese crime novel hehe. I need to start varying my input and exposure so that I can read other stuff too lol.