I’ve been trying to find blogs that are about studying Japanese. I’ve said so before that I love reading about people and their experiences learning a new language, especially Japanese. It’s even better when they regularly document their journey and therefore become a source of inspiration for others out there. I am interested in being part of a community of Japanese learners to keep the motivation level up.
I have surprised myself by keeping true to the schedule and objectives for this summer vacation. I am almost done with this N3 grammar book. I do feel a bit more distracted than usual and pretty soon when it’s time to go back to school I will have to come up with an altogether new schedule for myself. It will be a bothersome process but change is good. Especially when I feel my current one is not helping me focus anymore.
I learnt five grammar points today: ~をこめて、〜わりに（は）、〜くせに、〜てみせる and 〜をきっかけに/して/として
This is used to convey “put your all into something” feeling. をこめて means “filled with”
This is used to convey being surprised at an unexpected outcome. It means ‘rather’ or ‘unexpectedly’.
V(casual)/ na-adj+ わりに
According to this lesson 〜くせに is used to express disgust or anger at a unfortunate result. This is used in conversations only.
V/ i-adj/ na-adj + くせに
N + の、なくせに
Used with the te-form of a verb, 〜てみせる is used to show intent and says “I’ll definitely do this particular thing.”
Used when trying to do something or start something (an opportunity) when a major event happens.
Noun + をきっかけに/して/として