As someone thats still in the beginner level Im always wondering when and how Ill eventually be able to assemble sentences randomly from my head with speed without having to sit and think of words and patterns to use like its some chore every time I want to speak a Japanese sentence.
I mean I know a lot of random words and enough grammar to say a very basic sentence but if someone asks me to say something in Japanese I couldnt just say something off the top of my head. I would have to stop and think hard of what words to use and what the pattern would be etc.
So my question is have any of you had experience with a breakthrough point where you noticed that sentences and words flowed out of you where you didnt have to stop and think so much? Is it a fluency thing and when and how did that breakthrough occur? Just curious for motivation moving forward.