answer might be obvious for people, but somehow i struggle with actually training my japanese that i’m learning. last year i started to use hello talk what was a good way to connect to other learners. but i found myself in an uncomfortable position since i get easily overwhelmed by many contacts. didn’t help that some japanese guy felt highly disappointed in me when i didn’t answer within a day and called me out for being a shit person due to that reason. since then i feel too discouraged and intimidated to actually search for a native person talking to me in japanese.
YET STILL i still want to connect to japanese friends i made over the years. we usually talk in english, but i want to learn how i can understand them better. so obvious way is actually getting better in japanese.
long story short: do you know a platform (maybe even a thread here in wk? maybe missed it) where i can train my skills with people? or do you know other solutions? sometimes i try to write sentences or build them while i talk to myself (btw my japanese talking skill is too low to have actual conversations more complex than トイレはあそこです。外ではない。このトイレはとても素晴らしいです。just to give you an idea haha)
what i do atm to learn japanese:
- wanikani to learn vocabs and kanji
- duolingo to get a feeling for sentence structure
- reading easy japanese text to train my hiragana and katakana recognition and reading speed
sorry for the blah-blah! if you struggle with the same issue being isolated learning japanese, please share your experience and thoughts! thank you!