That One Thing
Surely for everybody who learns languages there is just that one annoying thing that never seems to click and always is a pain to learn.
For me it's prepositions especially in French, for some reason I struggle to remember them and I have no idea why but it's so annoying ;-;
I'm just interested, what do you all find really difficult to memorise/learn?
For German: the Genitive Case
For Dutch: Question words
For Norwegian: The past tense, which should be so very simple, but I’m just starting with the past tense, so...
For Welsh: Sentence structure
Japanese: Katakana and Sentence Structure
Romanian: it’s all pretty simple, even the cases aren’t that difficult, but probably the most difficult things are the phrases. They always seem to slip my mind, even though they’re the first things that I learned in Romanian, basically.
Check out this youtube video. RRRruffles have RRridges.
Remember you want the tongue to vibrate, not your lips. I would say just breathe out through your mouth and keep your tongue loose but try to keep your tongue near to or touching the top of your mouth behind your teeth.
I also use rolled r's to simulate cat purring. And if I try to make the sound from further back in my throat, I can almost sound like Chewbacca.
For German it's definitely the declensions on the pronouns and the adjectives... 3 genders x 4 cases (though some do repeat) is quite something.
Example: "new" in German can be neue, neuer, neues, neuen or neuem depending on the context.