I want to ask learners. Does somebody learn phrases? How do you do it?
Do you use translation word by word that close to the English phrase structure, or nice phrase in your native language that have the same meaning but completely different sentence structure?
Hi <a href="https://www.italki.com/user/2915489" class="">Val</a>
I always study phrases, not just individual words! I think an effective way to learn new vocabulary is by learning phrases. I write a list of phrases in a notebook with the translation in my language and use them. Repeat them several times is a good way too.
From my understanding, common phrases are actually idiom. There are many books that teach you common idioms in English. Never translate. If you really want to improve faster, only memorize synonym or meaning in English.
@Samaneh and @Miguel
Thanks for your comments.
My question is when you study phrases, do you use translation also?
Do you work on a backward translation during studies? When you need to translate a phrase from your language into English. What kind of translation do you use? Word by word or literary translation?