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Italian grammar epiphany

sebongela

sebongela

Ciao a tutti

Am still trying to get through indirect objects on level one. Frustrating to say the least. I have decided to just have fun with this and am not going to get uptight about the grammar side of things. My main goal is to speak it. Having learnt Portuguese as a small girl, don't speak grammatically correctly. At the end of the day, could go to any Portuguese country and have most conversations. 

My main goal is to be able to get around Italy and be able to read instructions and ask for things. When I was travelling in Germany, could ask for a meal a room etc. Even if it wasn't quite up to snuff could make myself understood. Most people spoke English, but not in the out of the way places. If it came out a bit wrong, didn't really matter. 

I homeschooled 4 kids. At first started in a typical formal classroom format. Had a mutiny on my hands. We never had very formal lessons after that except maths. Somehow we muddled through. They were all avid readers and somewhere along the line, they learned to spell and grammar etc. So I am going to take this approach with Italian.

 

Am still going to do the grammar sentences, for pronunciation and flow, but am not going to stress too much about understanding it all. In theory it should all gel together eventually

ChrisM108

ChrisM108

Ciao sebongela

Come stai oggi? I just saw this, and wondered how things have panned out since your post.

I'm still wading through level 2 grammar plus revision, and have hit the almost inevitable early intermediate plateau, in the sense of things feeling as hard as, if not harder as I progress.  There is just so much content to take in not so much with vocab, but grammar.

Languages are never easy, and it's still very enjoyable though.

A presto

Chris

sebongela

sebongela

Buon giorno ChrisM108

Sto molto  bene, grazie. All good here. Looking forward to autumn and the rain. Dry and warm here and love the rain. Very West Coast and I love it. Woke up this morning and decided I officially hate grammar. Since then I have got over that

ChrisM108

ChrisM108

I'm am thinking of getting my Italian grammar book out and start working through that.  I need a framework that enables it all to gel together in a comprehensive way.

An alternative approach is the bit about grammar from this polyglot: https://www.mezzoguild.com/how-to-learn-italian/

And here: https://onlineitalianclub.com/studying-grammar-and-vocabulary-is-a-waste-of-time/

I prefer those strategies!

Ciao

Chris

 

sebongela

sebongela

HI ChrisM108

I use books all the time, as then have time to ponder it and lots of practice. I can then take it in small bites. That said, Rocket is so convenient, but as I have said before am not going to sress too much about it. I use the grammar in Rocket all the time and it eventually starts to make sense. Combining indirect and direct pronouns still has been puzzling and battle to get my tongue around some of them. I use several books to practice and each one brings something to the table.

I have started using the Travelogues, really enjoy them. I am big on Vocabulary and am convinced it will all come together like one big puzzle. 

Am beginning to think I will never get to Italy at this rate or back to Europe at all for that matter. Luckily have no close family in South Africa anymore. So no visits there, as that is an awful trip.

Ciao

Sebongela

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