Quick catch up post about one of my little obsessions. I tried to speak Italian today with a colleague. I can understand what she says (I knew this already
), but I struggle to answer in the language. Not only to construct full sentences, but I hesitate to say words and thus I thing both my accent (accent which I am very proud of usually) and pronunciation suffer. I am learning Italian way too sporadically
. I have been through the first six lessons of Assimil
, I remember the words when I read or hear them, however I want to be able to speak Italian without the safety belt. So it means revising all the lessons I have been through, and trying to listen to take a few lessons every evening. I want to keep my brain active, and to develop my linguistic skills. W
Sort of like my French skills. Thirty years ago I was fluent in reading, writing and speaking. Now because of disuse, I remain fluent only in reading. My writing and speaking skills have sadly deteriorated.
My Italian skills were never that great, it is mainly my pronunciation and accent which are good.
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