Recently, I got a job translating some articles about a watercolor painting. For the very first time I translated 1500 Japanese words to English, it took almost 8 hours to complete the article. I wasn't familier at watercolor paintings at all, so I needed to read many articles and tutorials to find out the correct words and phrases used by natives.
Today was a English input day, that is the day I decide to read English magazines and books and watch only American dramas and News programs in order to get a sence of English as English. No Japanese translation in my brain.
Yes, learning English is never-ending process.
And I can imagine you nodding sagely reading this post.
If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.