Mnemonics: Alemania = Ale Mania = Germany
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.
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.
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).
Funny. I always type alberca in Spanish because I don't like to think about that.