I have been experiencing a similar problem. Spending so much time away from day-by-day use of the language makes it difficult for me to maintain an acceptable level of English (by my own standards). I spend the whole day speaking in Turkish, and any sort of interaction with other humans is in the Turkish language. Everything else; reading, writing, viewing films etcetera I prefer to use English. Even so, should someone ask me for a translation of a English word into Turkish, or vice-versa, I can struggle.
However, when I tried living in London again back in Summer '09, I found that living in and around an English oriented environment quickly aids you in becoming fluent again.
I can relate to this George.
I find myself struggling to speak in English when required now that French has become my obligated lingo.
i was a spanish teacher for 6 months most of my students were english speakers, i noticed that they can learn fast and communicate in a way that they can survive with the basics, but its hard for them to articulate sentences with verbs conjuctions, in other words you learn spanish fast but to talk and write in a good spanish it will take you years.
I still can't...I just I can't leave english alone, I have to suck in both...
ejemplo clasico de aplicación del idioma español: Dagoods es como un mono manco...agarra todo con la cola.
"De cada 10 personas que ven televisión...5 son la mitad"
ive stayed at hostels a couple of times and said hostels were mostly occupied by spanish speakers; it think its maybe just because it was really cramped and i was in crappy moods, but it made me hate spanish lol
This wing-ed horse we, you and I ride; this flower we have trampled; the wingback-ed whom have ascended; let us make love on a grave..