Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Learning French Slang at Full Throttle!

For those of you who have not been following my Japanese blog, this is a continuation of the 2 latest posts, in which I've written that my laptop has broken down and that I've been making do with my iPhone for the Internet access.

As my iPhone's Japanese keyboard is also out of order, I am left with no choice but to blog in English, which is something that I'm not really accustomed to do.

Anyway, given that Yahoo Japan's blogging platform has poor compatibility with the English language, I will write my further English posts here. I will resume blogging at my Japanese blog site as soon as my laptop gets fixed.

I've been really busy with my work these past few weeks, but I've somehow managed to stay diligent in my French studies, and I've been hitting the books everyday.

Currently I am studying Dictionary of French Slang and Colloquial Expressions, published by Barron's. I started learning this dictionary on April 1, and so far I have covered the first 95 pages out of the total of 374 pages, amounting to a bit more than a quarter of the dictionary. The number of slang items learned is roughly 1,100 as of today.

Up till now, learning French slang has been an immensely enjoyable experience, and doing my daily learning routine after a stressful day at work really relieves my tension and lifts up my spirits! I can sense that my French is progressing by leaps and bounds (if I say so myself), and this is a wonderful feeling!

I'm determined to keep the momentum going, and I plan to finish learning this dictionary by the target date of July 14.

Talk to you again soon!