- 30 May 2019
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Howdy folks, so I'm still learning Japanese and I'm noticing that I'm getting better each day. My problem right now is I'm finding it very hard to understand, speak and form sentences (verbally). I've got a Japanese tutor on Italki and when she asks me a question I find myself dumbfounded. I know what the words are individually but I'm having a hard time recognizing them when they are formed into a sentence. She even slows down if I have trouble the first time but that doesn't help. I'm pretty confident in my Hiragana and Katakana now and I'm comfortable with 30+ Kanji at this point. Do you think it'd be better to drop the tutor for now and focus more on reading, writing and listening comprehension? I know the only real way to improve with speaking is to actually speak to someone that is fluent in Japanese but I feel like that's too much for me at the moment. Would appreciate everyone's thoughts and if you want to, let me know how you managed this if you ran into this issue.