I completely understand your disappointment and frustration
When we learn a foreign language, we all wish if we could learn faster. Right now, I'm in my second year
of learning a new language as well and I don't feel any improvement at all.
So, Andy-san, even if you feel you don't understand anything or not making any progress, be patient;
I'm sure you're doing just fine. In fact, I've seen many of your compositions and you've been doing very well.
Also I know that there're people simply cannot understand languages easily, but it seems you have a
It's been over one year you've been learning Japanese, right? As a result of just one year, your knowledge and
ability in composing Japanese sentences are amazing
I studied Portuguese in university as my major; we had 6 classes of 90 minutes a week and finished basic grammar
in one year. After one year, how fluent was I? Not even close to "fluent".
When you feel discouraged, it might be a good idea to see some easy Japanese.
It clearly shows that you're better than before.
Like マイケルsan has, we all seem to have problems or difficulties to understand certain age group
In English's case (for us Japanese and any other non-native of English), it could also be "certain ethnic group".
I'm not too sure which J-Pod character you have difficulties to understand, マイケルsan, but if you remember the
name or lesson numbers, please feel free to let us know. It could also be because of the way the character speaks.
Being able to write but not being able to speak (as good as writing) makes us feel irritated.
We might need to find the solution for that; I myself need to
In anyway, Andy-san and マイケルsan are both doing really great!
Oh, and マイケルsan, it's never late to start anything
I admire your spirit of starting new thing even if you wonder if it was too late.