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Are you feeling stuck at a language plateau? What do you do when you have gotten to a point where you have already drilled into your head certain patterns of whatever language you are learning and for some reason feel a little held back from making your own sentences worrying if they sound natural or not?
Feb 21, 2018 2:34 PM
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This is where I think translating can be very useful.  I do this with teachers so they give me their opinions about whether it sounds natural or not, and they give me suggestions.   But if you do not have a teacher or language partner available for much of this, you can take something that was originally written in your target language, that has been translated by someone into your native language  and you have available in both languages. (If you have Netflix there should be plenty of these by using the subtitles of English movies.) Look at the version in your language first, without looking at the one in your target language.  Write down how you would say it in your target language.  Then look at the original version to see how they said it.  Do not be too hard on yourself though because there are many ways to say the same thing-- but if you use something written originally in your target language you will get more ideas about the natural ways to say things.
February 22, 2018
I do mistakes and don't care about others opinion so long as I do that to improve myself 
February 21, 2018
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English, Russian
Learning Language
English, Russian