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!
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)
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?
Songve. Downvoting has come in handy tonight to hopefully shut down a groomer's paradise before too many joined a kiddy classroom!
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!
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"...
Songve. Oh no, you wrote Doulingo - get a grip quickly. We need you.
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.
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?
Thanks for not complaining. Repetition may be boring but not all parts of language learning is meant to be fun
Aqui esta tu lingot ^^
Agree. It's how we learn as children. After all, we never use a word just once. Lingot for you:-)
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!
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!