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Vocabulary learning idea

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I'd like to get the community's opinion on this: My thought is that rather than learning vocabulary by individual words I think it would be profoundly useful to have a compiled list of commonly used root words in which a lot of other words are derived from. This way you could learn those root words and it would be easier to derive the meaning of the other words that are formed from it. This would also help to distinguish the prefixes and suffixes and how they affect the meaning of the root words they are attached to. Unfortunately, I don't know if such a list exists, or ???

2 years ago

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I agree with this, seeing as German is full of compound words. I haven't seen many lists/books like that though.

2 years ago