So I am working on learning Hungarian for my upcoming trip to Hungary. I have easily spent a year working on Duolingo and chatting with Hungarians. I met up with my two chat partners on www.conversationexchange.com. Both partners have been incredibly patient with my poor attempts at learning their language. I know a few words, but probably not enough to get by in the their country without speaking english... not yet any way. I still have several months to increase my fluency. My plan is to speak more often with my partners so that I can learn how the words sound, and to start actually learning to speak the words. Also I am trying to hit duolingo atleast 5 days a week. I have also started a language journal where I am writing new verbs and their conjugations as well as new words and phrases in an attempt to be more proficient with my memory. I know that the best way to learn is to speak but I dont want to monopolize my partners time, they have their own lives. I did download an app for ad-hock conversations, I may start using it more frequently to get some different chat partners and to practice conversing. I am going to try to hold myself accountable by blogging what I did today so I an keep track. Once I finish laying out my language journal, I would like to start doing a 5 random words a day challenge where I find 5 random words from the dictionary and use them in hungarian sentences.
- Chatted with Gyongyi, crafting some of my own sentences without the help of google translate
- Did 3 lessons on duolingo
- Learned 2 new verbs - nezni - To watch/see, rajolni - to draw