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Discussion (help with czech.)

How do you quicken your learning. Get correct answers faster and more in a row? What are some tips you have to be speedy-ish.

3 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Trofaste
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My tip for going faster is to go slow. I know that sounds counter-intuitive, but in my experience, if I go slower and make certain to get it right if I possibly can, I get it ingrained much quicker than if I try to go fast and make lots of mistakes.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/labradore1
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When you encounter a new word or word form that has a diacritic ("accented") letter (é, š, í, etc.), pay close attention, re-read the word aloud over and over again, type it out carefully in your answers, etc., etc.

It's tedious at first, but make it a habit, and it will pay off.

3 months ago

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Czech is a really difficult language, especially if your native language is not slavic, so just go slow, practise difficult topics. Trying to go fast through the whole skill tree won't teach you anything.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Meliha387753

I do speak a slavic dialect so I get the concepts quicker but how should you remember them quicker?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BoneheadBass
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For me, those most useful approach has been repeating a skill over and over and over, until I'm really beginning to get sick of it. Then I switch to something else for awhile and go back when my Annoyance Level has gotten lower. With this approach, what I'm learning here is "sticking" a lot better than what I'm picking up from textbooks. The endless repetition is clearly doing something; I think it helps me start to "feel" what's right.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JustinHolden
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My advice to learn faster is to try using what you have learned as soon as possible. Learning in a passive way (listening and writing) is good, but you will better solidify what you have learned by getting out there, talking to people and not being afraid to make mistakes. One mistake is often much better than a thousand practices!

Good luck!

3 months ago
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