Sorry for the lack of logging during the past few days. I was away at a relative's house, but thankfully I managed to log my time with both French and Italian. I happened to finish Le Silence de la Mer
and will start tomorrow on a new book. My new book is Kitchen
by Banana Yoshimoto (Japanese Author). When I get started I'll post small summaries and selections of the writing I like.
My journey with Anki is still going well. I didn't happen to take my laptop but I have Anki on my phone to practice with. I've also started reading small sections of the Le Figaro
. I tried reading Le Monde
but it's a bit difficult since they are more wordy. I'd like to work my way up to it though. Now, I have heard from some websites that the material on Le Figaro
is more conservative and right-wing. But I'm okay with it since my main goal is learning the language. And it will be more fun to have a diverse set of views.
And I'm also excited to start an Italian novel called L'amica geniale
(My Brilliant Friend
). It's a book by Elena Ferrante. With this book, I'd like to train my ear to the sounds of Italian. I will listen to the audiobook while following the Italian text. Hopefully, it will expose me to the natural way of speaking and reading. Let me know if anyone disagrees. I'm open to advice.
In Italian, subject pronouns are not commonly used because the speaker or subject can be inferred from the conjugation of the verb. So the example sentence for the Italian verb, giurare
, is conjugated with the first person form. In case it's not clear, better people have explained it in a more clear and concise way. Check it out at the following link: https://www.thoughtco.com/italian-subject-pronouns-4062604Reading:
[✓] Le Silence de la Mer (The Silence of the Sea
[ ] Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto
[ ] My Brilliant Friend by Elena FerranteFrench Vocab
écrire = to write
- Mon crayon écrit mal.
My pen doesn't write properly (My pencil writes badly)
vivre = to live
- Je vis dans une grande ville.
I live in a big city.
giurare = to swear, vow, promise
- Giuro che non lo faccio più.
I swear I’ll never do it again.
partire = to leave, go away, set out
- Il treno sta partendo.
The train is leaving.