'A shot of motivation'

Hello Chatterbugers! :blush:

I hope you all had a great weekend full of language learning and also self-care! :heart:
In case any of you is a bit demotivated and not feeling like you are progressing with your learning, bear in mind that learning a language is a process and even though you think you’re not learning at all, you are indeed! You’re getting better and better every day without noticing it! :muscle:t4:

We all have experienced the same during our language learning at some point. It’s tough, but very rewarding. For this reason, I wanted to share with you some expressions in different languages related to motivation and learning.

  • Übung macht den Meister. :de:

  • Practice makes perfect. :uk:

  • Para aprender es menester padecer. :ceuta_and_melilla:

  • C’est en forgeant qu’on devient forgeron. :fr:

I think that the Spanish one is the most representative one. It literally means: ‘In order to learn, you have to suffer.’ :sweat_smile: I think we all agree that (unfortunately) there is a bit of truth in this expression. Don’t you think so?

Do you know any other similar expressions in the same languages or in different ones? Feel free to write them below! :blush:

¡¡Hasta la próxima!! :wave:t4:


One phrase that I learned right here on Chatterbug from a tutor: “Ohne Fleiß, kein Preis.” It was explained to me as “Without diligence, no reward.”

It is very similar to the English version: “No pain, no gain!”


Those two are really nice ones! I’ve realised that in Spanish there are many expressions similar to the ones you wrote! For example, amasando se hace el pan, sin sacrificio no hay beneficio or el que quiera peces que se moje el culo. Love them all! :heart:

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