At school you have probably not been taught how to learn vocabulary in a foreign language. Even if you have already passed the exam, you probably don’t have the confidence to speak that language. You may have remembered some of the foreign language lessons at school to this day, but most of this information is probably already gone.
Use the power of your imagination while learning languages. Instead of learning for a long time, hopelessly, in torment, you can do it quickly, effectively and efficiently.
When learning foreign languages we have to remember quite a lot of the most important words, which would be enough for us during holidays and business trips, as well as during foreign language lessons. At this stage, by learning the words we need in everyday life, our vocabulary develops much faster.
Unfortunately, most of us simply do not reach this stage. We decide that learning a language is simply not for us.
The basis for expanding your vocabulary is your imagination. All you need is to create a picture for each word – quite rich in details so that it contains everything you would like to know about a given word.
Place the words of each language in a separate place in your thoughts. You can imagine, for example, a building you know.
The first step is to imagine a specific word here. For example, if you are learning the word “tree” in another language, you can imagine it in a park; the word “door” can become a shop door. The picture should have a few details to make it easier for you to remember.
A word that doesn’t change
Even before you start learning a new foreign language, you already know surprisingly many words, as most languages come from the same old language, such as Latin, Gaelic or English. Every time you come across a familiar word, imagine it in your thoughts, watch it become transparent and transparent. Maybe it’s made of glass, maybe you can see it on the screen of an X-ray machine. When you return to your memory magazine and come across one of these clear images, you will remember that the word is pronounced or written in another language in the same way.
Create a verbal bond
If words don’t relate to each other clearly, you should create this bond. What does a word in a foreign language sound like? What does it look like? Look for possible connections for a given word or focus on the part of the word that you associate with something. Then you will be able to combine this association with the original picture stored in the appropriate part of the frame.
In some languages there are words, the type of which we indicate with the help of prepositions. To remember their type, complete the picture, adding some details in your mind. For all words of the masculine genus, you can choose the right colour or smell that you associate with masculinity; for all words of the feminine genus, you can choose a sound or other detail that will easily get stuck in your memory. You should choose the details according to your own preference. Soon you will fill your head with images which will tell you everything that you need to know about this or another word.