imron Posted April 6, 2018 at 08:07 AM Author Report Share Posted April 6, 2018 at 08:07 AM 1 hour ago, AdamD said: I can’t be ruthlessly optimistic forever. You can't be ruthlessly pessimistic forever either. Previously you were 'crushing' Chinese, understanding most of what was said in conversation and in your own words Chinese "didn't feel like a foreign language at all, it just felt like I was just talking to people. No mental translation, no stopping to ponder words I didn't know, no checking Pleco every 20 seconds, just listening and speaking." I guess that based on this, your expectations for this trip were that you'd be able to enjoy Taiwan without language being a barrier. Unfortunately language was still a barrier and that's put a severe dint in your confidence. I can't promise you'll be able to get over this hump within 10 years, but I do know that you definitely won't be able to get over it if you give it up. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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