A language is not actually a skill. It’s not something you can take and “have”. We talk about “acquiring” it, which implies possession, but in fact it cannot be possessed as such.
A language is a habit. It is a way of being.
So if in doubt about just how to go about it, if in doubt about what you should do to “acquire” any language, forget about acquiring it…just try to be it.
Be it. Be the language.
Every moment. Every day.
And so you realize that probably one of the funnest ways to get this habit is simply to copy other people who have it.
Nothing new here, but I wanted this to have its own article. Now I’m going to wait by the phone for my family to call and tell me that they’ve disowned me for saying “funnest” 😉 …