Any tips on memorizing man and girl in Polish?
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If you familiarise yourself with phonology and spelling rules, you will see that both are completely phonetic, so concentrate on pronouncing them correctly and you'll find that you can spell them. I was quite amazed the first time I typed in mężczyzna correctly, as all Polish words look impossible, but they're really very regular.
Hate to criticize, but that's not a very effective way of learning if you're writing things 50 times. It's better to just focus on a word for a minute, and create strong associates. I notice for example you struggle with мужчина, муж means husband, чи sounds like chi, на can sound like Napoleon, or maybe you know a Natalie. Then make a story up, like the husband in order to be a man has to share his energy with Napolean or Natalie. I understand that мужчина is not really spelt the way it's pronounced and you'll have to make additional associations. But as a psychology major, I can tell you the secret to learning anything is to associate it with things you already know, and make it funny, weird, violent, or even sexual. And when you get advanced, store that story in a city or place in your mind, specifically for Russian and have separate locations for different languages. Simple repetition works, but it's a very slow process and there are much more effective techniques.