Hi everybody !
In addition to WK, I’m listening to japanese podcasts and reading a little bit everyday. I’m also doing some grammar 3-4 times a week, which equals to 2 lessons of みんなの日本語 per week, I’m almost finished with the second beginner book.
I also try to write a little bit in japanese every sunday, I’m posting what I write on Lang8 for the correction. My problem is that it takes me legit 1 hour to write (digitally) 5 lines
The words don’t come naturally to me, I feel like my mind is empty, then I try to think about what I want to say in my native language and translate it. And sometimes I have to use google translate to see how to structure my sentence and that feels like I failed…
I have been doing this for 2 months now, and it’s not getting any easier. It’s especially frustrating because I studied in Japan 10 years ago and I don’t remember writing essays being so long and difficult at that time (and I had to write on paper then, not digitally)
I don’t know if it is really worth the time it takes now. But I think I still need a way to practice my “producing” skill. I’m wondering if I should not better translate stuff from my native language to japanese until I get better and try again later.
So any advice is welcome, I really feel stuck