Do you have some weird associations that still help you to memorize words?
When I saw the word "klein" for the first time, I remembered about Klein vase/Klein bottle and thought "Vases are small, so this word means ,,small''". And I've instantly memorized it. :D
Just wanted to know if anyone else had the same experience with any word.
I can't actually remember any now, but yes! My mind make any sort of weird associations and learning a new word is never that hard. Oh yeah! I tried german once and there was kleider for clothes, and i have a friend whose name is actually Kelider hahahaha! Oh, and small in dutch is kleine : D
Well, I use these so called Eselsbrücken all the time. I find it helpful to have some association with each word, even if it doesn't really make sense. Over time you stop thinking about it and it just comes naturally.
An example from when I was still learning English in school, is the word "to mention" which was hard for me to remember. My association was that it sounds a lot like "Menschen" - "humans", and since it's only human to be honest with your friends, you should remember to mention things that are important.