Well, we made it through March. Here’s to getting through April as well. I’m on day 5 of my quarantine and things are going well. I finished my du Bellay book today and will be starting Marie de France’s Lais tomorrow. I also remembered that because I’m home, I now have access to a whole shelf of Latin books. Homeschooling pays off, even way down the line, I guess.
wednesday, 1 april (week 2):take a picture of your most colorful notes
here are a few! these are my notes for le subjonctif, le discours indirect, and l'alphabet phonétique (which i’ve had so. many. problems. with. shoutout to the american education system for being terrible, yeah?). i call these my “supplementary notes”, because they’re notes that i retake when i don’t understand a subject or have to revise something for an exam!
today’s plans: i finally finished all of my research projects from the last 3 weeks for my institutions course, so i submitted those today! i also finished my work for syntaxe and phonétique for the week! i made lunch and ate with my mom and sister, put away my clothes, and made a smoothie (which i definitely didn’t blend enough), which i’m now drinking while watching youtube (and playing raid: shadow legends, because what else do i do?). after this little break, i’m planning on doing all of my work for compréhension écrite (« bonus » work included) and about 1/3 of the work for production écrite. after that (which should only be about an hour), i’m going to journal a bit and relax!
You might know one or two ways to say ‘Stop’ in Korean already but might be unfamiliar with the difference or when to use them. Hopefully this summary makes things a little clearer.
I have kept the really common words above the cut, and the less commonly used words below the cut…. At least know the ones above the cut - it might be slightly rarer for you to use the others.
그만하다 is the verb you have probably already heard a lot from dramas and variety shows. There is actually a very specific use for this. 그만하다 is used when stopping an action halfway through and is only used for actions performed by people (it cannot be used for inanimate objects). This is why people always say 그만해 when someone is doing something annoying.
얘기 그만해! - Stop talking!
오늘은 그만할까요? - Shall we stop for today? [Shall we call it a day]
멈추다 is used to when talking about stopping/pausing something that has an ongoing action or movement. This can be used with people and objects. So this is a universal way to say stop.
차가 멈췄어요 - The car stopped
생각을 멈춰야 돼 - I need to stop thinking
그만두다 - to stop/quit something because you want to stop - this is used for actions, intentions or ongoing activities like work
일을 그만두고 싶어요 - I want to quit my job
담배를 그만둘 거예요 - I will quit/stop smoking
서다 - to stop momentarily, to halt momentarily - can be used for both vehicles and people but is used for things that are moving in a direction (e.g. a moving car or a person running)
이 버스는 세 정거장에서만 선다 - This bus only stops at three bus stops
기차는 수원역에서 오후 3시 반에 선다 - The train stops at Suwon Station at 3:30pm
Note: These sample sentences are written with the declarative plain speech level because most formal written announcements would be written using this
세우다 - to make someone or something stop for a moment. Similarly to 서다 it is used for people and vehicles that are moving
저거에 세워 주세요 - Please stop over there (often used when you are in a taxi - I will do a post on taxi vocab later)
today is marked improvement from yesterday, in which i was gripped with deep existential depression and didn’t get out of bed to do anything until 12:30pm lol tho’ when i did drag my carcass up i did manage to shower, make slow cooker coconut curry lentils with sweet potatoes and carrot, and make chicken noodle soup from scratch, which i have never attempted before. i made my own stock and everything!! and, continuing that streak, today I’m actually baking my first loaf of sourdough!! on two different occasions, my dad had given me a sample of his starter and i managed to kill it both times (#rip). so this time i did the starter myself which i think really helped me understand the process better. so anyways, yes am making my first loaf today! I also managed to
clean and descale the espresso machine
finally wash the massive amount of dishes in the kitchen sink
put on a load of laundry
sweep the kitchen
deep clean bailey’s litterbox
now i’m set up at the kitchen table to keep chipping away at my practicum course work between periods of kneading and rest my loaf (!)
Quarantine isn’t fun nor is having to teach yourself the entirety of Development in Islamic Thought and Religious Experience.
I must admit I haven’t been up to date with any of my school work and I feel very what’s the point. But we must push on and try and work hard to help us when we do go back for the year 12s at least. I feel so bad for year 11 and year 13s (which I have many friends in both) and if anyone from year 11-13 wants to vent about anything I’m happy to listen :)
Derse baslamadan birseyler yazmak istedim az once yazmamisim silinmemis yine yazmamis yazmalara doyamamamisim gibi aslinda icimden gelen herseyi yazmak istedigim birisii var ama tabii onu bunaltmaktan cekiniyodum ama super bi icat buldukk hem sanki ona yazmiyorum hem bu kadar herkeste gormuyo hem o goruyo ve cevap versede vermesede gormesi bilmesi bana cokca yetiyoo bunu cok sevdim burayada diyip yeterince rahatlamak istedimm ve evet hic bisey korktugum kadar kotu degilmis hersey cok guzel adim adim duzelcek ve duzeliyor yasasin asku 🖤