I am often surprised at how concerned people are about understanding every word and every sentence when they learn languages. I think that this holds us back. Just as we need to make mistakes in order to progress, we need to accept that often, very often, when we listen or read, we simply will not understand. It doesn’t matter. In fact we need to confront things we don’t understand, in order to learn. If we understand too well, maybe we are not learning enough. I elaborate on this in a recent video:


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