I'd like to know how you approach learning verbs in a language, specifically one that has a conjugation scheme such as with Russian. For instance the verb "сомнева́ться / усомни́ться" in the imperfective and perfective forms. For me it is difficult to remember these verbs and even more so to remember the conjugations for them. I use a spaced repetition application called Anki to practice remembering but even so after 7 or 8 reviews I sometimes still cannot remember.
How do you normally learn new verbs? Do you have any tricks for learning faster?
Shaun, if you asked about nouns, I would say "listening, listening, listnening". Drills can help too, but Russian declension can be so irregular....
But with verbs maybe some tricks are possible.
Сомневаться is a farly regular verb. Усомниться is also a regular verb. But the way perfective and imperfective forms are made in this pair is strange:/ You say your problem is conjugation though.
-ать and -ить are the MOST common conjugation classes. I think it is not a problem for you to memorize the 6 present endings for them.
гуглить "to google"
This demonstrates how this -ить conjugation is common. When we need to form a new jokulary verb we just add -ить.
Now intransitive form гуглиться.
It is what a fact which you are trying to find in google can do for you.
Что-то твоя ссылка не гуглится. Literally: "somehow your link doesn't google." Doesn't want to be found.
It has the same conjugation just with -ся (after vowels it -сь).
It is the same conjugation as "усомниться", the only difference is stress. In гугл у is stressed. If you don't remember -ить conjugation.... Memorize it or just listen and read and till you remember them and don't worry. Or learn afew songs by heart.
But if you remember this conjugation, then your problem is recognizing it instinctively.