So as I have mentioned before I have just recently started to take Japanese lessons. I really am starting a square one, therefore, a bit overwhelmed at times. Yes, I have lived in Japan for 2 years and yes, I have seen and learned a small amount of Japanese words since I have arrived. My teacher has started me off with Hiragana / Katakana, and although it could be construed that they are both very simple alphabets to learn, I find them quite difficult. Possibly not for the overall difficulty of the actual alphabet themselves, but for a couple of reasons, first, both alphabets are essentially the same in sound each having different symbols however. The second and most difficult aspect of the two alphabets, and this is just for me personally, is that I get extremely bogged down with the fine details of printing out the letters of each word. It takes me forever to finish, because I spend so much time to make it all perfect. I have been told that my handwriting is nice, and it makes me happy to hear it, but I would also like to write it a little more quickly. Ugh, what to do, what to do..
I guess I just have to write more and study harder.
If you have any tips, please feel free to let me know in class.