My no understand...

I like to think I speak/write fairly good English. And other people I interact with in English do too. Which sometimes makes speaking it difficult for me.

Because then other people (and to some extenct, I do too) expect that I will understand everything. And usually I do, but there are cases where I still go "huh?" when talking to some people.

Especially frustrating is wanting to use the correct expression in the right situation. Like a proverb or just "the most commonly used expression" (am I making myself clear at all?).

Sometimes I'm fairly sure I know the expression in question but still have doubts and while thinking too long about it, the moment passes! This is even more the case in writing; I might know how to say a word, but in writing I can't use it because I have no idea how to spell it. And as the spelling perfectionist that I am, then I'd rather use a different word or phrase altogether.

So, I've been learning (both 'forced' and voluntarily) English for more than 15 years, and I can still improve, still get better. Isn't that a wonderful thing??

Can never stop learning. :-)

Sunday, July 17, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 4:57 PM