Any tips for learning new words?
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Using flashcards is the best method for learning new individual words.
Writing down words is also very useful for learning the correct spelling.
I put new words in a sentence and learn the sentence. Seems to work better than remembering a word on its own.
Seems like a great idea! What kind of sentences do you use? How many times do you repeat? You use paper or simply the computer to write these sentences down?
A large portion of words are not familiar for me therefore I usually look up the etymology which seems to really help me in a number of cases however it remains quite difficult sometimes. I have tried to write some difficult words over and over again, it seems to help but mostly for a temporary amount of time.
Ciao Jeffrey. I keep a handy notebook. I sometimes look back and think "Wow, I can remember that easily now!" 1. L'atmosfera è accogliente" (for accogliente). 2. E va da sé, il cibo è delizioso (e va da sé - it goes without saying) or 3. Ho sentito la tua risata (risata). Just fairly simple reminders. In bocca al lupo...
- Write them down
- Make up your own sentences with those new words
- Make flashcards
The courses have many repetitions and I find that eventually I learn the words. But you might want to write some down, or use a link like Quizlet where you can review the words or anything you want with flashcards and other exercises.