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How do you memorise new words

It would be nice to hear how other people memorise new words because expanding your vocabulary is the key to success in improving your language skills.

I start with myself and off we go Smile

1. Write down new words with collocations (and transcription if necessary) on a piece of paper and hang them around the house - quite effective though transitional

2. Use Spaced-repetition software (Supermemo in my case) - very effective but needs a great deal of willpower Laughing

3. Read lots of books observing new words in different context - very effective and lasting but time consuming

What about you?

Dec 1, 2012 8:56 PM
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I can easily remember the new words just by watching movie or read some newspaper and implement those word in daily conversation. If you love listening to music and memorized the lyrics, its the way that can help you expand your vocab :)

December 5, 2012

1. I read something a polyglot record.He advised to create a cardboard cardon, in one side to write a foreign word, in the other  - translation. And in every free munite to view them, first one way, then - other. So easier to remember words.

And it really work!

2. I learn songs - so is remembered pronunciation.

3. I try to watch foreign TV.

4. Always write new words in a notebook. When you write with your hands - too easy to remember.

December 3, 2012

I just think of words that describe anything my surroundings, or what I am doing at any given point during the day, and then figure out if i know how to say it in all my other languages.


Then, if I don't know how to say what I'd like to say, I look it up, and then use the new things I've learned in different relevant sentences (yes, I talk to myself a lot :D). The new words and expressions tend to stick once I actually use them in a correct context like that :)

December 3, 2012


December 3, 2012

there r 2 best methods to memorise new words, according to me :

1. link the new word to any existing word word that u use in your daily life

2. try to make use of it as much u can in your coversationsLaughing

December 3, 2012
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Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese, Korean, Russian
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Korean