Learning a language or learning how to play piano are long winding roads full of tedious tasks. As many other things in life, we tend to feel those who achieve are heroes… well they are, but heroes are not different from you, a hero is someone who’d do whatever it takes to reach a goal!
I have been working very hard for the last ten or more years, and it never seems to come to an end. We all dream of reaching our dreams, but they’re unreachable, as when we get them, they disappear. We are always in need of pursuing, and chasing is fun, real fun!
If you are reading this blog willing to get some advice to learn a language, I’m sure you are expecting some magic shortcut or formula. Many of you have already let me know that my articles and method can also be used for any other purpose in life, as they’re quite valid for various reasons. And what if I say you can’t do it?
19/03/2009 La Ministra de Cultuta de Colombia Paula Moreno y el escritor colombiano Gabriel García Marquez fueron los encargados de entregar el Mayahuel de Plata a Victor Gaviria (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It was an expected death, but still makes me feel bad, as if one thought our heroes will never die, but they’re humans after all. The death of the greatest living author in Spanish language has put him where he belongs, next to Quevedo or Cervantes, but I will still miss Gabriel García Márquez for a long time.
If I could cut your head open and throw in just vocabulary in a second language, but not just a couple of words, all the terms a language has, and link each one of them to the translation in your own language, the result will only be a terrible headache and zero speaking competence! Translating is not your target, understanding is. (more…)