frustrated イライラした

August 15, 2016  =========
☆ frustrated イライラした
Do you know many feeling words in English? One of the hardest things for me, learning to speak Japanese, is not having enough “feeling” words. When I cannot describe how I feel, I feel very frustrated. It’s a little bit like being a child again – we have lots of different feelings, but we don’t know the right words for them.
Do you ever feel like that? Do you ever feel frustrated because you can’t explain how you feel in English? If you do, then a good tactic is to make a list of all the words you use in Japanese and then spend some time making a bilingual Mind Map, or a list of words, or the “tangocho” vocabulary flip book. This way you have a list of words you can refer to when you feel frustrated if you cannot explain your exact feeling. There are so many different words you could use, so don’t limit yourself to, “frustrated!”