It’s funny learning a third language. When I come across something frustrating or discouraging in my language studies, I’m reminded of when I had to deal with this exact same issue last year when I was learning Thai. It’s kind of strange to be encouraging myself. For example, “It’s okay Beth. Remember last year? You went through a time when you could ask questions but couldn’t understand the answers. Just give it time…” I am thankful that these languages are related at least, even if they are still very different.