Day 2 with EtoEto: Hiragana Review

So it begins again. Hiragana. And unlike last time it won’t take me literal weeks to get it fully memorize. Or at least that’s the hope right. I mean, theoretically I should be able to breeze through this whole section and answer all the questions magnificently. But yeah, it has been a while since I’ve done anything other than just read out singular kana and a handful of vocab words. I mean, yes the core concept hasn’t change. I’m learning hiragana, but some of the examples, questions, and note taking is definitely different this time around.

It all seems good different so far. Well everything except for the horrifying design of the hiragana sheet they provided. I don’t know how they managed to screw it up when the one on TextFugu is near perfect for learning with. Heck I have that other one saved straight to my bookmarks bar. It’s currently the 5th thing on there. Really the biggest thing I learned from going through the first half of this section was the real pacing that EtoEto expects you to go at. Or at least its implied expectations.

It seems that I am supposed to do one lesson a day, which consists of many different chapters. Now each section has a different amount of content, and different difficulties depending on the subject. This current section is all about learning hiragana and it has a lot of chapters. I’m not sure if the author was joking when he said to go through all the hiragana and learn it in a day or not. Like, I could see someone doing that, but that someone would have to have quite a few hours dedicated just to that. Now each night I have about 1 to 2 hours to do a lesson. Along with work and other stuff it is my last priority too so I don’t usually get to it till the end of my day. For example I didn’t start my lesson till 9 tonight. While that won’t always, or even usually, be the case, I just don’t have the energy to dedicate more than two hours to it before I start to fall asleep hardcore. Even typing this right now is a struggle and I’m sure there will be plenty of spelling and grammar errors that I’ll find in the morning.

What I’m really trying to say is that I am going to give this as much as I can. If I can only give half the time needed every night to learn, then I’m willing to take twice as long to learn it. I am going to learn this. I am going to become fluent. It’s just a matter of time and hard work. Tomorrow I should be able to finish off the hiragana section (or at least the ‘re-learning’ of the kana) and then once I hit where I left off in TextFugu in this new program I will start formatting my posts like I did a while back.

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