Hello! I am Vanessa. I am 29 years old. I come from Chile, in South America. I live in Valparaíso, a coastal city.
I speak English very well, and, of course, Spanish, my mother tongue (native language).
I am a teacher.
My hobbies are watching TV, learning to cook, learning languages and walking my tiny (female) dog.
I want to learn German and French.
My favorite food is Cous cous with avocado and a veggie burger. I love sugary drinks (soda), for example, Coke.
My dream is to live in New Zealand for a year (or more).
Thank you for reading my text.
Today I am a little sick. My head hurts. After I have medicine, for breakfast I eat cereal with soy milk and I drink coffee. My two dogs eat meat with vegetables. For dinner I will eat pumpkin soup! I love pumpkin soup. It is my favorite soup. That is my day. Thanks!
This website is very interesting. I want to improve my German writing, and here is an opportunity.
There are many sites on the Internet from which one can practice vocabulary, and Duolingo and Babbel have exercises that one can translate, but these are all limited, because they only have fixed words. One has no freedom to express his own opinion.
I want to learn new languages, experience new things, improve myself, and much more, but more than everything else I want my work to change. I don’t fit here in my office, and am not a good employee. Many times I am supposed to be working but I can’t do it. My computer sits here in front of my expressionless face while I think about actual important things. There is war everywhere. Kids are starving. The world is breaking down. They tell us that we aren’t supposed to worry about it, that it is all out of our control, but I don’t believe that. I believe that we alone can change the world, and I will do it… if I can first find a way out of my office.
Don’t let society tell you that you can’t do anything about it. It is possible and the world needs us now.
I started learning Russian about 18 months ago. It’s a bit embarrassing that I have not really been able to say anything in Russian up until recently. Since I was so concentrated on learning German, I only studied Russian three or four times a week. That is not enough to teach yourself a new language.
It is like that for many goals. Almost every person wants to accomplish something big in their lifetime, but only a couple people are able to see these goals through. I think that the reason is because people always want immediate results. For example, I wanted to know Russian immediately and studied for an hour without taking a break every time.
My motivation to learn would last a couple months and then I would, unfortunately, stop. It went like that for a year until I changed something. Now I almost never study for more than 20 or 30 minutes per day, but I study EVERY DAY. That is the key to accomplishing big things. Make small progress every day and be patient. It’s not important what your goal is, it is achievable if you make small steps toward it every day.
Do you know the type who is always tired? When you ask this person, “How are you?” they always respond “I’m so tired”. Is this person actually more tired than you? In my opinion yes, but only because they are so negative.
I realized a long time ago that your mentality plays a large roll on how you feel. That’s why any time someone asks me how I am I say something positive. I do this even when I don’t feel good so I can help both myself and the other person. Next time try and say something positive and you will see how your mentality and energy slowly change.
If you are asking yourself this question it’s likely that you have yet to write anything in your target language. Maybe you’re much more patient than I am, but I actually like progress. My opinion towards vocab apps has always been the same; they are undoubtedly important, but you oftentimes become addicted to them. It is necessary to use your target language through writing and speaking. Without these efforts you will always improve slowly. Try to write something short here and you will realize right away just how much (or little) you actually know.
I really like pineapples, but that wasn’t always the case. When I was little I actually thought that the taste was terrible. That is just a simple example of how things change when you grow up. What else is different? Almost everything. Some things are better now, but there are still some aspects that were better before when I was just an innocent child. What is different with you now than when you were kids?
It is my goal to read something every night in German or Italian. Guess how often this actually happens… almost never. At the end of the day I am so tired of thinking the whole day that I would rather sit on the couch and watch TV. The worst part is that I don’t study German anymore (because I have to learn Russian instead) and, consequently, my German level is slowly getting worse.
I write now during the day because it is easier and faster for me, but I still want to read more often. Do you have any suggestions for me on how I can find the strength to read? Write me a comment down below!