Christmas in Amman
عيد الميلاد في عمان- شمس البلد ومطعم روميرو
Christmas in Amman
عيد الميلاد في عمان- شمس البلد ومطعم روميرو
Saturday, 7 December 2019
I love how cozy my desk is looking now that I’ve got all my Christmas lights out 🥰
Also, in case you missed it, I’m having a giveaway on my IG @teawithantigone where you can win GoodNotes 5. It’s my new favourite thing ever and I’m so excited to be able to share it with you in a small way! Ends next Saturday (14 Dec 2019)
And with that I have caught up with Lexember! I fell behind because I’ve been busy but here are the words for Lexember 2-7 in Gobzdieg / Goblin. Tried to keep making up a million new words to a minimum.
avvelenare to poison
chiarire to clarify/ to clear
fannullone (m) slacker
fiato (m) breath
flebo (m) IV
fronte (m) forehead
litigare to fight/ to argue
minacciare to threaten
nemico (m) enemy
oltre over/more than
ricatto (m) blackmail
ricovero (m) hospitalization/admission
scomparire to disappear
scoppiare to burst
senza fiato breathless
sollievo (m) relief
sorso (m) sip
tasca (f) pocket/pouch
urlare to yell
أنهيت “دورة” اللغة اليابَانية ✨🇯🇵:
كانت يومين بمعدل ٤ ساعات، لطيفة للغاية ! جربت فيها شعور اني أشرح شيء أحبه و أبغى أوصله للناس، تفاعلكم و حماسكم كلها أشياء كفيلة بإنها تتم سعادتي، حضور نون سينسي و صديقاتي كان داعم لي بعد الله بعد💛
جدًا مبسوطة منكم و بالمنصة شكرًا لله ثم لكم💛
37/100 days of productivity
Digital notes don’t always look the prettiest but sometimes utilitarianism is more important than aesthetics
I give no context other than this was supposed to be an introduction paragraph to that thesis statement.
*gets a second table for more space*
*makes an unholy mess on there*
this morning I studied for half an hour, took a break that lasted for about 2 h but then pulled myself together thankfully.
Since I got 2 anons who talked about the vocab challenge, let’s talk a bit about it and what I learned so far.
I chose 3000 words as a start because I thought I should have a high goal as a starter. In the last 3 days I managed to learn (as I expected) around 1200 as of right now. (It’s evening so I might still learn some more but even so, I wouldn’t go over 1500 anyway).
Let’s see what I learned (except the vocabulary) from this challenge.
If anyone is wondering why I would go on purpose over a limit I’m aware I cannot reach now; I know I can reach 1000 in 3 days, there’s no discussion over this. I’m aware that my skills declined drastically since I used them at a minimum (for an entire year) but the starting point was high to begin with. I chose 3000 because I know I would have tried my best to reach that and I’ll put in the effort to test my abilities. For the next week I have another challenge with even more words and I’ll keep choosing tasks with more than I can do until I can reach these requirements.
I would have learned nothing useful if I were to choose a task that I’m well aware I can fulfill. My ultimate goal is to improve my skills, not to compliment my ego/pride with managing tasks that teach me nothing or don’t make me extend my limits.
Have I reached my target? Nope. Am I satisfied with the results? Absolutely. Now I know what to work on and even so, 300-500 words per day is still impressive. That’s the amount of words I got in 1 semester last year for Korean.
Would I have liked to shock myself and learn 1000 per day? Yeah. Am I aware that my skills aren’t at the level they were 2 years ago? Definitely. I’ll get back to that state when I can learn 1000w in 1 day and still have time for extra activities but for now, I’m working to get there again and then suppress that level.
Now, let’s talk about the week that’s about to start.
Since I focused on Korean, now it’s time for Norwegian. I chose a higher target, 6000 words. However, I added more days too. This challenge starts on Tuesday and the last day is Saturday. So 5 days, this would roughly be 1200 words per day.
So basically I added 200 words to my daily goal from these last 3 days but that’s because Norwegian uses another alphabet, an alphabet that I can memorize with more ease than 한글. (If you followed my blog for some time now, you probably now I memorize what I read without trying.) More than that, I already got in a mood for studying vocabulary so I got “warmed up”.
Just like those 3000 words, I will learn words that are new but I’ll also review/learn again words that I know so not everything is new. (For now)
I already talked about concentration so I got 3 days until Tuesday to improve that even a bit. (I’ll make a post with some methods that I like for this)
Good part, if I manage to accomplish this challenge, that’s great. If I don’t, that’s still good because I know what to improve next and I still stretch a bit my limits that I have now.
※ エツ, オツ
※ こ.す, こ.える
※ surpass, exceed, cross over, move to, Vietnam
越える • こえる • to cross over, to cross, to through, to pass over (out of); to exceed
乗り越える • のりこえる • to climb over, to ride across, to surmount
Note: In spanish, we often don’t use subject personal pronouns
Por Ejemplo: Yo voy -> Voy
Note #2: “Spanish is a sexist language” -> my teacher. Even if there is only one boy in a group and the majority is overwhelmingly female, the masculine plural you is used: Vosotros.
Feel free to break conventions in life by using vosotras anyway but remember that you must use vosotros if the group is anything but completely female in a test, otherwise you may lose a mark or two
2019년 12월 7일
This is my December spread! I do not claim any credit for the theme, I intended to only base it off of this video but it ended up being almost the same…. so credit to Journal Away on YouTube!
I loved it because it ties back to my year’s theme of cute village houses. What do you think?
why can’t monolingual people (and bilingual ESL speakers tbh) just let others learn a language for the fun of it?
when you first start learning a language, they say no one speaks the language anymore or that it’s unnecessary. when studying starts to take up your time, they say it’s an impractical skill that is worthless in your country. when you become upper intermediate level, they admit that maybe you can speak the language but follow up with “but it won’t help you make a living.” when you become proficient enough to actually make it a job, they tell you that it’s your only option — it’s no longer allowed to be a hobby.
what is so terrible about trying to understand another culture, about trying to understand yourself, that society refuses to let someone study in peace…
This is another book I’m using to prepare for topik and it for writing only! This book was also just released this year. The lessons are broken down by the question type. It starts off with explaining the question and shows you how it should be answered then it dives into explaining the types of topics you can see in this question. It also goes over strategies on how to improve your answers, how to save time when trying to write as well. For me I have a hard time when it comes to timed tests because I get a bit anxious so this book has so far been helpful to me knowing what I need to do. The thing I like about this is it gives you grammar and vocab you can use. Also in the back section there is a list that shows you how to upgrade your word choice. It gives you the simple way to say something then the more advanced way to say the same thing. This book is all in English and the korean translation is at the back. I do like it and I think it’s quite good for an all English book. Quality topik books in English really didn’t exist for the most part until recently so it’s nice to see some really good one out there
(b. 7th December, 1928)