My Japanese dream
今回はGo to Englishの講師Wilsonに、ブログを書いてもらいました。
For some reason, some people have a hunger for different languages, but the motivation may differ; in my case small things like poetry, food, fashion, and music led me to learn new languages.
The first language I learned was Portuguese motivated by poetry and novels, then English and French highly influenced by music, and pop culture. Then food led me to learn Spanish and Japanese. It sounds strange to learn a new language because of food, however, it is something fascinating for me.
8 years ago, I was invited to a party organized by the Japanese embassy somewhere in this wonderful world, and I tried “Tempura.” This was my first word and was very familiar with a Spanish and Portuguese word “tempura” meaning spice or seasoning powder.
When I came to Japan 5 years ago, I had zero background in Japanese. As I didn’t have any contact with anime or manga before, everything was new to me, and a wonderful journey started. I learned Japanese language at Osaka University for 6 months, but it took me 1 year to learn how to read hiragana, and I am still struggling with katakana.
My dream is to be able to speak Japanese fluently. It will be my 7th spoken language on my short list of languages that I have mastered in this journey of existing on this planet.
“It always seems impossible until it's done," and "A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” Nelson Mandela
For some reason
have a hunger for
in my case
led me to
lead me to 「私を～するように導く」の過去形
It sounds strange to learn a new language because of food
it is something fascinating for me
be familiar with
I had zero background in Japanese
I have a background in～ で、「～の経験がある」「～の知識がある」になるため、この場合は「日本語を全くかじったこともなかった」という意味になります。
everything was new to me
it took me 1 year
be still struggling with
“It always seems impossible until it's done." and "A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.”