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Mnemonics: Alemania = Ale Mania = Germany

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I was wondering if anyone else had some silly or funny mnemonics to help them remember words in Spanish. I kept forgetting the word for Germany in Spanish. I'd get close and type Aleman, which is German but not Germany.

After realizing that Germany is the place with "Ale Mania," I haven't forgotten it ever since then as I already associate Germany with beer.

If you have similar stories, let us know.

1 month ago

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When I studied English and came across the word "gift" it made me think - because in German "Gift" = poison. In Italian gift = "regalo". In German the verb "regeln" means (among other things) something like "to get even". Just made me think that one doesn't receive real gifts very often in life. Life itself is a gift.

1 month ago

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That's a very complicated connection!

1 month ago

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I remember a French teacher once complaining about her pupils joking about the French word for swimming pool, but conjuring up a mental image of someone peeing in a pool enables me to remember the word in a few languages (piscina in Spanish).

1 month ago

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Funny. I always type alberca in Spanish because I don't like to think about that.

1 month ago

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tandem means 'finally' in Latin and if you ride a tandem with someone you will be glad once you've FINALLY arrived.

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