During this time of quarantine, I’ve been taking advantage of Italki, I think it’s an amazing app. But I’ve noticed that when speaking Japanese with a variety of people, sometimes I can produce words well…and sometimes I can’t. Last night, I talked freely with a tutor and it actually went very well. I could think of what to say, communicate it decently (not perfect, that’s a given), everything was fine.
I did another session today, and it was the total opposite of that other one. I bombed it through and through, and I will own the fact that it was a bomb. It wasn’t even that I couldn’t remember the vocab, it was that I was tongue-tied and I couldn’t say what I was thinking? This isn’t the first time where I noticed that, in some conversations, the conversation flows like champagne on New Years, and other times it’s a mess. Anyone else relate? Like your speaking just isn’t good at some times, while it’s sufficient at others?
Keep in mind, I have no problem socializing and do not have a speech impediment, as a young Japanese guy on Italki thought one or the other, before I clarified that, hahaha. Spoke, like, two sentences of English to him to convince him of that, smh.