The Spanish learning path - Ha ha, so true!
I believe there is one more step not included in this map: the Evil Black Hole of Keeping Skills Gold...
That's a Duolingo - specific issue, I would have included direct/indirect pronouns but I'm sure some one would add:
- rolling r's
- understanding fast-talking native speakers
- the difference between españa y latinoamérica
and many more challenges
I'm missing something from the picture: the dark forest of verb conjugations.
Hi @ll, I'm writing you from inside the castle. It's comfy! But they all speak so fast in here...
This is very true and very funny! I had a good laugh thank you so much for sharing this. Have a great rest of your day :)
Thank you for sharing this wonderful adventurer's map! Have some lingots for your efforts.
One advantage of being confidant of my ability NOT to learn a new language is that I can stay on the sunny path without guilt. I am delighted when I understand anything and my ambition is to speak like a toddler...so no scary subjunctives for me : ) Really enjoyed the much, much too truthful cartoon though…trying to learn a new language reminds us of how complicated communication can be even in our native tongue.
The subjunctive is a bit inscrutable, but also there's the issue around the preterite and imperfect past tenses, and when to choose which one. All three of these are tricky for English speakers, because we don't quite have those exact concepts in English.
Things were cruising along for me until I reached subjunctive. I thought I had a good handle on present, past (preterite) and future. I was even understanding used Gerund. And then subjunctive appeared. shiver