17th March 2020 – French

I did non-pronominal forms of pronominal verbs and “se” with impersonal expressions. I kind of get it. I also did the present participle. This made me realise just how important it is to learn and remember the different verb forms. To form the present participle, you drop the -ons ending from the nous form and add -ant. Simple enough. The trouble I had was that I hadn’t learnt all the verb forms.

I have the French Verb Review and Practice textbook to move on to when I’ve finished my current book, so I’m hoping that will help me. The practice exercise was using the present participle and “en”. I got most of the questions right, but still need more practice.

Total study time: Grammar: 45 minutes

17th March 2020 – Chinese

I started doing unit 31 from my workbook, and gave up. It was too difficult and I wasn’t enjoying it. So, I did two units from my HSK level 3 textbook instead.

Unit 17 was the dreaded “ba” sentence construction. I get it, sort of, and my teacher has explained the nuance of the sentence to me, but I’m not at all confident about using it. More practice required….

Unit 18 was about the passive voice. This was a lot easier to understand.

Total study time: 45 minutes – Workbook: 15 minutes, HSK textbook: 30 minutes