Dinero is NOT Dinner...Gotta Remember That! O.O
Dinero sounds so much like dinner, when it actually means money! I tend to get really confused with this word. Do you guys have any cool (and preferably funny) ways to remember this? Possibly a mnemonic? Thank you! ^-^
P.S. I think that it comes from "dinar".
I think a sentence using both works well. :) Dinero pone la comida sobre la mesa. (should have written la cena, somhow forgot it was dinner) I hope it's correct. Aha dinar is a type of money/ currency?
Yeah, I believe it was an old form of currency in the Middle East made or either gold or silver. Can't remember which, though. : P
I find it most helpful to find and print images of the word I'm trying to remember from Google images. Here's an example for dinero. If the image doesn't have the word, I write it in. I keep these in a notebook. Visual dictionaries can be good too. http://volandojuntos.com/images/articulos/dinero/dinero-abundante.jpg
p.s. Even though I've known the word dinero for much longer than I care to admit, once or maybe twice, I've typed in dinner too, especially when I was hungry.
My native(=L1) language is Danish: Dinner is middag in Danish, and money is penge, so for me the 2 words are very different.
Code switching (use a language and switch to another language) makes it easier to remember/learn a new language. So I use 2 languages to learn another language
English is my 1st 2nd(=L2) language, and German was the 2nd 2nd(=L2) language, and now Spanish will become my 3rd 2nd(=L2) language.