In this article we will be explaining what ambiguity is and ways to combat it on your own. But what is ambiguity? Ambiguity is that negative feeling of not being able to understand what you read, what you hear or what I watched in the language.mthe one he studies, it usually appears in beginning students.
It's when you're signing something in the language and you get restless because you don't understand almost anything. But, how are you going to overcome the ambiguity?
I'm not going to tell you to go and study more than you get over it, many students study like crazy they still have this feeling, they don't feel comfortable reading or listening to something in the language without any script, that is (text) that translates what they are saying in the language.
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THE FIRST STEP TO OVERCOMING IT
To overcome ambiguity you must face like any feeling of fear, what stops you from doing something is the negative feeling you had when you tried to do it before, and to overcome ambiguity you have to fight it, what are your weapons?
Obviously it is expected that you are already studying. You need to have preparatory weapons to be able to beat her. Ambiguity is overcome with practice, the right mindset and study. With these elements combined, you will certainly be able to easily get out of your comfort zone and be able to put your immersion in the language into practice.
You need to understand that language fluency comes mostly of what you consume this language, the brain was born to learn languages in Europe, for example, you can come across many fluent people in many languages.
THE ADULT PHASE vs CHILDHOOD IN LANGUAGE LEARNING
But of course. learning a language as an adult is more difficult in some ways and ambiguity is one of them, a child doesn't care if he understands everything, if it's fun for him, he'll watch it or get used to consuming it.
And even the ears are more keen to perceive certain sounds of the language, since the brain is trying to become SPECIALIST in the sounds of the language, it is a survival mechanism so it tries to be as good as possible in what is around it during its youth. For this he will play his role to his fullest potential.
But have you completely missed out on these learning BENEFITS that a child's brain has? No! The point is how you do it, how you approach it, since as adults we try to mechanize language learning, we try to focus our energy entirely on theories, linguistic rules, and isolated concepts.
A language requires a different mental capacity from the practices exercised by when we study mathematics, biology, chemistry, a language does not depend on RATIONAL, it is a set dependent on a skill. That is, it is something that your brain gets used to and does without necessarily reasoning to use it.
The order is not: I'm going to use the noun there, then I put a connective and end the sentence with the verb. It happens NATURALLY and automatically, you think, your brain puts together previously seen patterns of what it wants to express and then you automatically throw it out into words. Also, a language is INDISCRITALLY UNPREDICTABLE.
WHAT IS THE LOGIC OF A LANGUAGE?
There is no determining logic, many things will not make sense and will come out of the grammar rules, sometimes the はい will mean: no and sometimes the いいえ will mean yes, whether because of the context, situation or CULTURAL FACTOR, a language lives constantly changing and breaking different standards that in theory should be respected to obey a grammar formulated by grammar books.
An observation, this “Unpredictability” arises among natives, among foreigners would be wrong, since to emerge new legulistic styles and dialects, part of people who are already fluent and native to the region and then others start to repeat.
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WHAT ABOUT GRAMMAR?
Grammar doesn't define what is right, it copies WHAT HAS BEEN used before and says if it's in the context IT KNOWS, but sometimes language will break grammar, sometimes Japanese will break particles, abbreviate where in theory it doesn't could, and why? Because yes! this is how languages work, we seek to facilitate communication, we create jargon and dialect expressions.
In other words, if 100 years from now the Japanese started talking differently, current grammar books would be thrown in the trash and a new language agreement would be used, so those who depended on grammar would be in trouble and those who depended on: listening standards COMING FROM THE NATIVES THEMSELVES would be fine.
A note, we do not recommend IGNORING grammar, it is important to have a SENSE of what is generally used to form the structures of a language, but note, use it as a way to get an idea and not as a DEPENDENCE. Your dependence must be on hearing and reading from the natives themselves.
Grammar will only give you an idea of whether the environment is formal or informal. and this can also be acquired naturally, if you listen to Japanese journalists you will gradually realize what differs between what they say and what a character from shounen anime speech, tongues are occasions, learn to expose yourself to occasions to naturally express what the occasion calls for.
THEORY VS PRACTICE
With this knowledge you realize that it makes more sense to dedicate yourself to simply trying = to understand. (Without questioning all of the language structure).
And to understand, you use: vocabulary learned before, the situation being applied, etc.
For example, if I see a Japanese man in front of the sea and he says: Umi dazo.
I can infer that umi can mean sea, this is how the brain ACQUIRES real languages, through understandable messages where there is a new element. Your brain putting these pieces together and putting them into a jigsaw puzzle.
When you understand, for example, about 50% than you see the chance of this phenomenon happening is very high, there's a lot to discover JUST watching something.
What you already know plus that new information comes together and you get the language.
But where does this enter into ambiguity?
One of the ways to overcome it is to realize that no one is born understanding 100% before that person understood 30% and this number gradually increased precisely when consuming.
But consume what? You must create a balance between what is understandable to you which is it's fun.
Maybe you won't want to watch Peppa Pig or Dora the adventurer to get good at Japanese or the language you're learning, even if you understand the dialogues, because it doesn't stimulate you. So you should keep studying and looking for something that is between = the understandable and that is also fun, catches your attention.
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