How to remember a new word in second language?

@ml4box (336)
China
September 25, 2008 8:32am CST
Do you have any difficult to remember a new word esp second language? As native speaker, we can remember the new word or idiom in our own language through repeated reciting and using in familiar language atmosphere. but things different for a second language. Have you had some great ideas on remember a new second language? waiting for more sharing on mylot.
3 responses
@dolcias (302)
• Egypt
25 Sep 08
i try to relate the word itself to its meaning in my language in my head,sometimes it is just about some funny similarities i come up with,but it works for me P.S..i speak 4 languages that i have learnt that way and my native language is Arabic
@ml4box (336)
• China
25 Sep 08
i also benefit from this method but have some other difficulties as well. maybe i should spend more time on them. btw, Arabic is one of the most complex language for me. my native language is Chinese. welcome to communicate more in future. enjoy your mylotting!
@dolcias (302)
• Egypt
25 Sep 08
i have heard that chinese,japanese and Arabic are the world's three most complicated languages
@ml4box (336)
• China
25 Sep 08
really? my second language is Japanese.
@chrysz (1603)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
Repeated reciting or usage og the word is the most effective way of learning ang remembering. Learning a second language or a foreign language is just the same as learning our native language. The only problem with a second language is that we don't use it often so to be able to learn faster, use it as often as possible. LEt me also add a tip in memorizing confusing words or words that are hard to spell... write it down over and over until you have memorized it. Good luck!
25 Sep 08
you write a word in a little piece of paper, in one side, you write the word, the conjugations if its a verb and a correct sentence. in the other side, you write the same but in your mother language. you take the piece of paper and learn it, the next day, you take it again and say it all without reading. if you know it, do it again in a week; if you dont remember, relearn it, and remember it the next day: if you remember, in a week, if you still remember in a week, try 2 weeks, and so on, until in a month without reading the paper you have learned the word.. words are hard to learn and you always need to read it over and over. i know the peace of paper is a bit complicated but it is one of the best ways to learn words.. just remembering the same word and relearn it! just remember: write it, learn it, remember it, learn it again if necessary, and repeat it over and over again!! tons of luck!
@ml4box (336)
• China
25 Sep 08
to chrysz: maybe you are right: there is no shortcut on learning. the only thing we can do is just study, study, study. thanks for your advice and have a nice day! to patooo: welcom to mylot and thanks your experience on study second language. btw, pls pay attention to the response rules next time: response to the title button, otherwise the owner can not answer your response freely. enjoy your mylotting!
@LordSims (140)
• United States
25 Sep 08
I use Rossetta Stone, so I'm all good. On my fourth language now.
@ml4box (336)
• China
25 Sep 08
can you explain it a little more? how to use it? i believe others have the same interest on it. thank you in advance and happy mylotting!