I’ve found that without someone live to interact with, my ability to come up with Japanese on the spot is rather lacking. This problem is only compounded when I’m presented with something in Japanese using a sentence structure I know, but with words that I’m not used to hearing it with.
So, I think my plan is a simple one. Instead of relying on someone who speaks Japanese to practice my Japanese with, I’m going to gear up the people I know who don’t speak Japanese. The basic premise is to hand a couple of flashcards to people I know, and ask them to randomly ask me the questions on the card, just whenever they think of it. Of course, I will then attempt to answer, which will be listed on the rear of the card.
By creating these by hand, I figure I can expand the sentences beyond what I’m used to hearing, and allowing for the random factor I should be able to spruce up my on the spot capability. I’ve already got one person who has agreed to do it, so hopefully it’ll work out. =P
Aside from that, I’ve just spent some time practicing Japanese, and I watched quite a few episodes of Zeta Gundam today. I’m happy to report that the series has been released on Crunchyroll and is in Japanese with subtitles! =D
I do love it when I can practice Japanese and enjoy a show at the same time. =P
Well, I suppose it’s just about time to head off to bed. おやすみなさい (Oyasumi nasai!) =D