Day 30 of learning Estonian in the #Add1Challenge (video)

Hi there!

As I wrote in my previous post, I started learning Estonian in the Add1Challenge. So far, I am really enjoying it!

Learning it feels quite effortless so far. I guess it’s partly about having forgotten what it is like to start a new language from scratch – things are so simple in the beginning! – but mostly it is about the language being very, very familiar even though completely new to me.

On day 2, I was checking the grammar points – numbers and verb conjugations – of the first chapter in my textbook, and realised I already know them without learning.

Already around day 5, I found myself talking to myself in my head, building sentences from the little I had learnt from that one textbook chapter.

On day 7, a fellow Add1Challenger from Estonia started writing messages with me in Estonian, and I could understand every word (but I do need Google Translate to help me write back).

And on day 27, I had a very simple but rather effortless conversation for 30 minutes with her!

It’s a fascinating feeling.

Wonder where I’ll be on Day 90??