immersion only makes it harder

nimafarahi

Senior Member
persian
In: Loss,like French,has its own grammer.Unlike French,immersion only makes it harder to master
Above sentence is from. Paris by the book , by Liam Callanan
How you interpret the above sentence ,What he is trying to say?
The story is about a family how are looking to find their father in Paris and the mom tells every one he is lost but want people to think he is dead
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  • Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    Immersion is a method of learning languages by surrounding yourself with French speakers, etc. It's supposed to make it easier to master French.
    He thinks that being immersed in loss (death of loved ones) makes it harder to deal with loss.
     

    PaulQ

    Senior Member
    UK
    English - England
    I agree with Myridon:
    If you wish to make sure that a cloth is thoroughly wet, you would immerse it in water. This immersion surrounds the cloth with water, and the cloth becomes as wet as possible.
    If you wish to learn French you (figuratively) immerse yourself in French speakers (and French life) -> "you surround yourself with French speakers. And, in the manner that the cloth absorbs water, you absorb French.

    Whereas, immersion in water for the cloth succeeds in making the cloth wet - as you wanted, and immersing yourself in French succeeds in teaching you French - as you wanted, The speaker is saying that immersing yourself in a feeling of "loss" (deep sorrow; mourning, etc.) will not succeed in making you feel better.
     

    nimafarahi

    Senior Member
    persian
    I agree with Myridon:
    If you wish to make sure that a cloth is thoroughly wet, you would immerse it in water. This immersion surrounds the cloth with water, and the cloth becomes as wet as possible.
    If you wish to learn French you (figuratively) immerse yourself in French speakers (and French life) -> "you surround yourself with French speakers. And, in the manner that the cloth absorbs water, you absorb French.

    Whereas, immersion in water for the cloth succeeds in making the cloth wet - as you wanted, and immersing yourself in French succeeds in teaching you French - as you wanted, The speaker is saying that immersing yourself in a feeling of "loss" (deep sorrow; mourning, etc.) will not succeed in making you feel better.
    Thanks a lot
     
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