I would love to be able to type this all in Japanese, but I am afraid I have hit a wall with a big deadline coming up.
Back in December of 2019 I made the choice to go back to language school in Japan this summer. I booked the trip, settled the plans, and saved up all that I could for as much preparation as possible for the trip. But disaster struck with Covid19 putting any and all plans to leave the country on hold for the foreseeable future.
I was devastated and lost all motivation to work on WaniKani and my grammar in BunPro.
So, recently I reset WaniKani back to level 1 hoping my love for the language will keep me going and return to my memory what I lost when I couldn’t find the will to come back and do all my reviews that piled up.
Now, I’m slated to try the trip again to take the N4 in November, but I am feeling like I have no chance with my lost months of studying.
I am immersed in the Japanese language playing games online with my friends, but their kind souls find it rude to correct me on my grammar and kanji usage unless I ask them to, so a lot of the time I am left wondering how far off from correct I was with what I was saying. No longer being able to hold as good of conversations as I used to have, I am worried now about being able to pass the N4 when the time comes (and I have a constant fear of offending anyone with my poor writing skills, hoping I don’t use the wrong words to convey what I am trying to say).
I want to utilise as many tools as there is to be more confident in my language skills before I make the trip, be it grammar, kanji, or just simply how to know what is polite and informal in certain situations (Because as a foreigner, I have been told it is almost always best to use keigo). So what better place to look than what the community finds helpful in their own studies.