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Как ты все помнишь? How do you remember everything?

Когда вы изучаете язык и переходите к следующему навыку, когда возвращаетесь и все еще помните этот навык? Мне всегда трудно запомнить, и это действительно сложно! Если у кого-то из вас есть решение, прокомментируйте ниже! Спасибо, СофиГрутман3

December 18, 2018



How do I remember everything? Badly.


I keep repeating the practice


Translation Of The Post: How do you remember everything? When you learn a language and move on to the next skill, when you come back and still remember this skill? I always find it difficult to remember, and it is really difficult! If any of you have a solution, comment below! Thank you, SophieGrutman3


Я использую Anki с начала моего изучения, мне кажется, Anki - лучшее приложение для учёбы.


Спасибо, я обязательно буду им пользоваться!


You DON'T remember everything, certainly not at first. As you advance through the course you recognize key words, repeating patterns and sentence structures. Then you repeat the skill (not immediately, just when you get back to it), and with your basic knowledge you notice other things and remember them too. Learning a language is a process, it's OK if it takes time.

P.S.- Your Russian is pretty advanced for level 2... Seems you're on the right path


Well my mom did help me translating but thanks! I'm working hard and soon will be able to speak Russian to my relatives.


If you have Russian relatives - especially if your mother speaks it - that is a HUGE resource. Speak to them as much and as often as you can! I had a Russian boyfriend when I started learning Russian, and I practiced speaking with him all the time. Once my level got high enough that I could carry on basic conversations, we'd often wake up in the morning and he'd say, "давай сегодня говорим только по русски." That meant I was not allowed to speak English at all, the entire day - if I didn't know a certain word, I'd have to ask questions like "как называется эту вещь, которую люди использовуют для ..." and so on. English was used as a a last resort only. In this way, I achieved a sort of limited-vocabulary conversational fluency pretty quickly, together with my university Russian classes, and within about a year, I was able to carry on decent conversations with his visiting Russian family and their frequent linguist guests.

As someone else said, you won't remember everything at first; lessons are just that. You'll need frequent practice to be able to recall vocabulary and correctly conjugate verbs and decline nouns. But if you stick to it, it will happen eventually. Having Russian relatives is an advantage that a lot of students don't have, so take advantage of it! It may be frustrating at first, but keep at it, as much as you can, and eventually it will happen. Good luck!


But what if your not learning anything from the lessons?


I'd supplement Duolingo with as many other things as I could, like listening to music in Russian, reading Russian books, etc.


well you are learning a lot of languages!


They say: "To remember a word you have to repeat it so many times how old are you."


We should ask polyglots, who already know about 10 languages and keep learning new. I heard that you should first achieve a good level of proficiency (build/develop a language core, become fluent), and then turn to next language.


My advice would be to practice daily as best as you can, both online and offline. Since I know four languages so far, I practice by cross-translating between different languages (ex. from Russian to Spanish and back again). It helps me retain memory, and avoid mixing up one for another. It also helps to use guides and resources, and just review them when you need help.

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