How to stick with laungage and engrain it brain.(please dont dislike)

does anyone have tips of how to get a laungage into your brain for good.

July 14, 2019


Two things, basically: speak and write.

Speaking whatever you learned helps a lot. I point to certain things I know and tell my roommate what they are in the language I'm learning. I try to do this as often as possible, pointing out people, telling her to be careful when she leaves the house, whatever I can think of. I also talk to my cats in Hawaiian. Learning how to pronounce words and how to form sentences away from the Duolingo ecxercises helps a lot with practice. Also finding other people, native speakers in the best case, who you can talk to helps a lot, too.

Writing is another important thing. Language isn't all talking, you want to communicate with others and have them understand you even when you're not speaking. So I try to write about my day, about things I've seen or overheard or whatever. This helps to really remember what a word looks like. I love flashcards, not in the classic sense of studying, but in taping them to all the furniture (and in one case, a very chill cat). Not just the correct word for that piece of furniture or the wall, but something that helps me connect. I tape weather words to different windows where I have particular memories involving a certain weather, I tape words like "short" or "beautiful" (mainly to help with self esteem) next to the mirror, stuff like that. So you connect the word to something and that helps remembering it. Works with shorter phrases, too.

July 14, 2019

It is a great practice to listen to the same song or recording while you sleep at night. Its like subliminal learning. Suddenly you realize that you seem to have the accent better and are more fluent in your speaking. Think of your brain like a computer that you want to program. Brainwash yourself. Put that language on your tv, subtitles if can.... you will find that over time you will be able to pick more words out of the sentence to understand. Soon, you will be translating on your own! For Spanish - novelas are a GREAT way to learn! For Arabic - study Islam, its meaning and message For Hawaiʻian - study chants

Doing these things will make you fluent in no time!

July 18, 2019

Production, Production, Production! If you spend a lot of time on the internet find a community in said language and take part in it. It all comes down to making lasting impressions for your brain, the more novel the experiences are the better - meeting different types of people, conversing and getting to know them (mutually) usually takes the cake.

August 12, 2019
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