أن أدرس العربية في الجامعت. لكنّ صعب جدّا.

And so I created a new category for Arabic! Well, to be honest, I cannot string together a simple sentence of Arabic in correct grammar and pronunciation without looking at my textbook. How tragic!

There is a reason behind it. Well, you could say it’s amusing how I ended in such a situation, but going through each class struggling to read and translate lines from Japanese to Arabic and vice versa, isnt very fun!!

Let me tell u the story about my Arabic experience.

Last semester, I registered for Arabic but to my horror I was overenrolled (based on balloting) due to an overwhelming number of students who registered for it. Being unable to take Arabic classes officially, I still had the choice of going for classes without getting the credits. I wanted to learn a little of Arabic, so I decided to go for the classes unregistered. However, as the semester went by, I became busier with my other classes and commitments. Since I wasn’t officially registered in the Arabic class, I stopped going for the classes after half the semester.

This semester, being the second semester of the year, only the second level of Arabic was available. I don’t know where I drew my courage and confidence from, but I decided to take Level 2 of Arabic despite only having gone for half of Level 1 classes.

The last class I attended in the previous semester was at lesson 5.

We were learning about pronouns and definite/indefinite articles.

And the first class I turned up for Level 2 was a horror show for me, as the first words that came out of my teacher’s mouth gave me the shock of my life. “Please turn to lesson 14”.

……

WHAT!

I almost burst out laughing.

And so, since then I have been struggling every lesson, trying to catch up with whatever I have missed out for half a semester. It IS a lot of work, especially since Arabic isn’t an easy language to learn. Also, with this class heavily emphasizing only on grammar and translation, we hardly get to speak a word of arabic (apart from reading some lines). This isn’t my ideal way of learning languages, but well, I am trying to gain as much as I can from this class, and hopefully, I will come back to Arabic somday in the near future.

Struggling every class. lol.

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