Simple, but not easy

When you learn a foreign language like English or Russian, the best thing that makes you hard makes it hard for you is about a daily life conversation. I mean, you are able to read books about your college major and write an essay for TOEFL test. However, being able to do these dose does not promise your conversation fluency. For instance, I found a sign on the road in the front of the office building which was written ‘Suso 4 JN’. That sign made me wonder “what is the meaning of JN is?”. Thinking about the meaning, finally I reached to the conclusion that it might be “Junction”, but I wasn’t sure. After searching the online dictionary, I knew I had been right. Even though my guess was right, ordinary words like this always confuse me.

A week ago, I tested some sort of chatting software, TalkingCraft. I was looking for a mean to practice speaking English and it showed up suddenly. When I joined one of the rooms opened in the TalkingCraft, one guy typed the sentence I hadn’t seen or didn’t remember even if I had saw it. This unknown, mysterious sentence is “bummed around”. The following Following is the meaning of this sentence  according to the online dictionary:

be lazy or idle; “Her son is just bumming around all day”

Well, I know this now but didn’t until then.

This might not trouble you if all you want is to read a complex computer book. However, it makes trouble to you when you write an e-mail. You have to look for books to choose right words and right expression. Regards, sincerely, Sir, Mr, all of those things these are what you have to consider when you write an e-mail or a letter. It was yesterday that the e-mail written in English had come to my Gmail account. It was quite a long time ago when I received the last English e-mail and didn’t care about any formality until yesterday. However, this e-mail did mean a lot to me. That’s the reason why I googled to get an information about the formal e-mail.

The conclusion is that it’s not easy to talk or write an simple and daily-used English.


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