Anyone learning Polish?
The difficulty is in pronunciation, you will not learn without listening, When you will change of pronunciation, sound it would be causes of misunderstanding. Words like: maść, gość, or Szczecin, There are a lot of words with "ą" "ę" oni będą.
I beg to differ. The difficulty lies - for me - mainly in the cases, knowing when to use nominative, acusative, dative, aggressive, progressive, instrumental, monumental, rental or lethal...
I too found it hard for a number of lessons but it was fun and I enjoyed the sound of the words. I stopped for a while when I began learning a second language but on returning to it some time after I found I had remembered more than I thought. Taking a break now and then can help refresh the memory a little. It was a pleasant feeling when walking around the supermarket a little girl passed by and the word 'dziewczenka' popped into my head, a turning point as the mind begins to think in the new language out of the blue. It makes you feel much better when the sounds around you every day are no-longer like meaningless babble to you anymore.
Sometimes I have very dedicated moments then I dropped out, but when you have these moments as you say, you realize you still remember the words and you are curious about those you don't know. I have been once to Poland and next time I go, I would like to communicate more than I did, which was next to nothing, resorting to English.
I spend about five times as much effort on a lesson of Polish, as a lesson of e.g. Italian.
I have been an active learner for the last 2y with varied intensity. But I am not that happy with my progress for different reasons. Any way the language is really beautiful, difficult but learnable though.