https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dawgdays

The Importance of Repetition

Although repeating the same word over and over to learn it may seem less than exciting repetition is actually one of the most important parts of language learning. When repeating the words new neural pathways are forming in our brain, or if they have already been formed they get larger. According to Science News.com: "New words showed a neural response enhancement between the early and late stages of exposure on the left frontal and temporal cortices [of the brain.]" So keep on repeating and just remember although it may not seem like much at first your brain is really growing!

September 5, 2019

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Janet240859

Is that why this topic comes up so many times in the forum? So we can all get used to repetition in all parts of the site... ;)

Edit: by the way, most of the posts about repetition are complaints, rather than validation of the approach as yours is. Hence my lingot for a valid point! (have a lingot, and just hope too much repetition doesn't result in your brain outgrowing your skull, as that is very messy)

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Songve

Good points. Through repetition of complaining down vote posts I have learned virtually all down voters are haters, disrupters and, mainly, nattering nabobs of negativity. When will Doulingo get rid of this nefarious down voting?

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Songve. Downvoting has come in handy tonight to hopefully shut down a groomer's paradise before too many joined a kiddy classroom!

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Songve

Hope the person was reported before getting a fiver.

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Janet240859

Did you downvote yourself Songve? I have magnanimously upvoted in any case, and reinforced my upvote with a stupendously valuable lingot for good measure.

However, I am notoriously fickle and may have to return later to downvote again!

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Songve

Busted. Yeah, I downvoted myself as an elderly member of the nattering nabobs of negativity crew. Doggone it! You beat me to it! My next reply was was to "gimmie lingots"...

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Songve. Oh no, you wrote Doulingo - get a grip quickly. We need you.

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Songve

I haven't seen GMV with Robin W. He's one of my favorite actors and it is just by chance that I haven't seen it. I've seen most of the "American War in Vietnam" movies and thought they were well done with the material they were working with. My favorite Vietnamese movies available here are The Scent of Green Papaya about 1950's Saigon culture (done in France but you feel you are in Saigon) and Three Seasons by a Vietnamese American about Saigon after the war (an artful movie but depressing). And last but not least one of my favorite Vietnam movies based on British author, Graham Greene, The Quiet American, the one starring Michael Caine. I have a connection to the Continental Hotel in Saigon where he wrote the book and appears in the movie.

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Songve

Duolingo. I'm back.

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Songve. Dio mio, that was close! Phew! Watched a prog on Vietnam the other night. I can understand your affection. Beautiful people. Dare I ask if you approved of GMV with Robin W?

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MorallyGray

Thanks for not complaining. Repetition may be boring but not all parts of language learning is meant to be fun

Aqui esta tu lingot ^^

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Linda7Italian

Agree. It's how we learn as children. After all, we never use a word just once. Lingot for you:-)

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dawgdays

Well I do really find kind've well boring sometimes but I read about it and now it makes sense! Thanks for the positive posts!

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marcelientje

I like Duolingo because of the nice structure in excercises. In the excercises also is repetition included. By repeating the series of stories again and again, you get more feeling for the language and how you can say something, just like how small children learn their mothertongue. Also the podcasts help! So I'm very grateful to Duolingo!

September 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/redneckray

Remembering isn't knowing

September 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andy365064

True, but remembering what a word means is the first step to knowing how to use it correctly.

September 6, 2019
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