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Problems with ukranian

Fanofme
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I really love ukrainian language but, I don't understand why is it so difficult to me to remember what I learned in the course. Can someone explain me and/or give me some tips? Thanks!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/gabzerbinatoEng
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At least for me, my language learning is highly related to the visual representation of it. It's one of the reasons languages with other alphabets, like Ukrainian or Russian, and even Irish have such difficult remembering vocabularies. Something that helps me is writing down the phonetics of each word (if you're used to writing, of course) based on your language. As I speak Portuguese as my native language, спідниця seems like /spídnêtsia/. Other tip is to use mnemonic resources: the word спідниця remebers the English word "speed", which remembers skirts turning around very quickly. Some of these might or might not work for you, but it's a start ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fanofme
Fanofme
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Thanks for your help! It will be useful for me! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizail
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I started learn english from a zero level. I also have had problems with my first steps in english. It seemed it was very hard understand and distinguish you/yours, he/she and more other I spent a lot of time for that elementary things, but time passed... I understood some basics english language and now my learning process moves more easily and interesting. I think you need a little more patience and perseverance. And everything will be fine :)

In my opinion, you need to understand main thing: you just need more practise, more to read and more to hear ukrainian.

Good luck.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheCenterZone

I don't know how to help with memorization so much, but I found this site to be good for study outside of Duolingo: http://www.ukrainianlanguage.org.uk/read/

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fanofme
Fanofme
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thanks for your help :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/b_Josh
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I feel your pain in this area. For me personally the real hardship is the cyrillic alphabet. When I see a new word I don't concentrate on the sound or the sight, instead all my thinking goes to spelling it out on the keyboard. I would advise simply using good old fashioned hand written flashcards for individual word memorization. You can try logging them on the computer through Quizlet or some other application, but I have found it near impossible to retain because again i'm only focused on the cyrillic spelling. As with any new language I think the hardest part is just getting the feel for the language, so the first few hundred words are going to be a pain to force into your head, but after that hopefully we will be able to retain words more easily. (if not my house is gonna be so cluttered with flash cards :P)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fanofme
Fanofme
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Thank you!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PonyDesu
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Maybe you should consider using an SRS software? Check out Anki.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fanofme
Fanofme
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Okay! Thanks

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheRealCardoso

Ukrainian is really hard for me too, when I don't feel like I learned anything or if I don't remember what I just learned, I just repeat the lesson.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/abelsousa
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Perhaps because the alphabet is very different from your mother tongue. Before i start study ukrainian i had studied the ciriliac alphabet, and i knew all letters, that's why for me it is easy study ukrainian, but otherwise, I know that for me would be very difficult to study and put in my mind this slavic language. I learnt by heart the alphabet and got confidence with it.

3 years ago
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