For example, in Vietnamese, I used to mix up the days of the week. Thursday rolls around and she’s angry and confused because I wasn’t answering her calls.
One time, I told my girlfriend that I would meet her on Thursday, but I thought I said I was meeting her on Friday. I’m confused at why she’s angry because I thought I said we were meeting on Friday!
Getting comfortable with one another’s mistakes is good practise for later on in your relationship, too. Finding a partner who speakers your target language gives you a clear purpose for why you are learning the language.With a partner, there’s no hiding from your language learning. If you take a week off, you’ll be in the dog house!In addition to accountability you’ll get more exposure to your target language.You may say something you don’t really mean that could offend your partner. Maybe you call him or her “sweetheart”, but you say “sweet fart” instead.You’ll need a good sense of humour, or that could go downhill very quickly!