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Learning a Language: Where to Start?

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Starting a new task, such as learning a language without a goal can easily leave you asking yourself, "Now what?" While Duolingo is a great resource to get you started, it's important to set goals in order to focus on improving your skills. Socratica, a YouTuber created a useful video where she breaks down how to learn a foreign language: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6Y-vE15l0Y Here, she discusses some of the main goals she has found useful in her studies. Hope this helps, and good luck!

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https://www.duolingo.com/knudvaneeden
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E.g. the tip to learn the most used words (frequency lists)

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Frequency_lists

http://tim.blog/2009/01/20/learning-language/

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https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

Granda (in top100). Unfortunately Dankon was not in the top 100, but Germanio/Italio/Hungario and obviously Esperanto were.

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https://www.duolingo.com/knudvaneeden
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Yes, I think it is a very good strategy to learn this most frequent words in each language. E.g. make or get them and create or get flash cards for it. I will do or am doing it myself now. With a few hundred words you cover then e.g. 50 to 70 percent of the words used in that language.

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https://www.duolingo.com/LukasKafun

I use lingvist.io for that. Since you get word in sentence.

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OK, I tried the Lingvist app with Russian today to check it. Lingvist does work with number of words (5000 total to achieve) indeed. But Lingvist (on Android or web) supplies only (from English) the languages Russian, English, French, German. So if other languages then you can not use it. So a more general method would be to collect lists of most frequent words for each language and create flash cards for it.

FYI for Duolingo reader:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingvist

https://lingvist.com/

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https://www.duolingo.com/knudvaneeden
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Good

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https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Gracias!

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https://www.duolingo.com/.Cleo.
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Great tips! Thank you!

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https://www.duolingo.com/intelengua

¬°Excelente!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6Y-vE15l0Y

FYI only:

The girl creating this course is actually a Spanish-Ecuador-Brazilian actress, Liliana Castro.

She must have a very broad interest and talents, as she also lectures on YouTube in e.g. mathematical group theory, which is certainly not for everybody:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLi01XoE8jYoi3SgnnGorR_XOW3IcK-TP6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QudbrUcVPxk

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