It's fun to think work out which word best conveys what I mean and which expression is easy to understand, by looking in a dictionary and a thesaurus.
I especially like tense in English. Tense in English has more variations and is stricter than in Japanese. I can express myself simply by using tense well. Of course I can express the same thing in Japanese, but the meaning becomes diffuse.
For example I tweeted as follows.
I felt that spring was coming, but I now realize that spring has already come.In Japanese I can say it as follows.
春が近づいていると思っていたら、もう春になっていたと気がついた。I'm making sense in Japanese, but in English I can express what I mean more strictly and precisely. It's delightful that I can write such things.