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What makes vocabulary words or concepts stick best for you?

I personally work best with auditory-visual learning. When I'm listening to audio for a language textbook, I like to listen to it first without reading the passage. Then I will read the passage without sound, and finally, I'll listen and read at the same time. By the time I do the last step a few times, whenever I hear one of the words in a conversation, I can see the little clipping where it's spelled out.

I also tend to associate pictures with vocabulary and sound, so when I see the picture or one similar to it, my brain triggers the vocabulary word or sentence (some of the resources I use for Dutch teach individual words with pictures, but also teaches you words by giving you full sentences along with pictures).

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10 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Christine_nl

I never managed to learn just words. I only remember them when I read or hear them in sentences. So that's what I do.

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Reply210 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lemniscatarum
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I remember them if I associate things with it. For example, if I thought something when I came across the concept/vocabulary, I would remember the thought and therefore the word.

I also remember if I write them out again or if I recap the knowledge.

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Reply110 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/isnottogive
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In my case, it is writing them down by hand. It has to be by hand, because then I remember them way better than if I do it by just typing or memorising.

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Reply110 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ektoraskan

I learn them when I use them in my own sentences. Let's say I have seen a new word. I look it up in a dictionary to see what it is in my native language. Then half an hour later, I make a sentence in my language using that word, and try to translate it to my target language.

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Reply10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob335785
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Repetition is the key imo! :)

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Reply10 months ago