Painful learning lessons in Polish

I’ve tried to stay consistent but now with March under way I am finding it harder and harder as winter slowly reaches the finish line.

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Painful learning lessons in Polish

I’ve tried to stay consistent but now with March under way I am finding it harder and harder as winter slowly reaches the finish line. My daily 40min efforts have lost their charm and now I am satisfied if I can get 30min in about 4-5 days a week. The dative case was boring – this is the case that focuses on the indirect object in a sentence, basically a lot of practice with the verbs ‘help,give, prevent, lend, introduce, to be against sth’ as you can imagine it’s as interesting as Polish politics. I finished it licking my wounds and have been now stuck on the Accusative case(Biernik) for over a month. It’s pretty bland and tasteless without any smiles to be had. I am crushed!

Listening my way out of boredom

It was during one of my conversation lessons I do with a friend where I expressed my frustration at all the exercises and how I was running out of patience and momentum with the diligent studying. He then mentioned that I should shift to more listening. Instantly I realized that it was a brilliant idea. My listening is absolute garbage, considering how long I’ve lived in this frozen tundra. So I inquired about some resources and BOOM there are some podcasts online that are available with a tape script too. Time to get my listening up to par.

Pushing through the A2 boundaries

I’m really hoping that this listening combined with my continued efforts on the exercise book will produce some damn fruit. A2 has kept me in lockdown and it’s been a struggle to reach B1 but I am going to keep fighting. I have a couple of advantages working here:

  1. I am a stubborn bastard
  2. I have left the easier cases for last 🙂
  3. I generally consider myself a good listener
  4. I am a stubborn shit

SO, as you can tell I have all the necessary tools and weapons to produce the desired results. Destiny awaits and I will be there to welcome it and give a fist pump in return. In the meantime, I have to figure out all these pronouns, plural endings, prepositions, as well as the perfect and imperfect aspect. Load of shit! but great fun! Sort of….

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