Sunday, January 23, 2011
This translates to "I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Satoshi Kawase. I live and work in Japan but I am American".
It took me roughly 6 months of weekly 3 hour one-on-one language sessions for me to get this. Chinese is one hard language.
One of the great ironies of my life is that I'm fascinated by other cultures but an utter failure at languages. This morning my stated task was to study Chinese. I decided to wash the dishes first. Then, I cleaned my entire apartment. I don't particularly enjoy housework but apparently I enjoy it more than studying Chinese.