Do u have the habit of learning new words?

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@subha12 (18462)
India
January 10, 2007 11:27pm CST
Do you have the habit of learning new words everyday? I do it generally. I have got a very nice Word Book by Reader's Digest from which I try to learn new words everyday. On weekends I end up learning many pages from it. How many of you enjoy it?
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I have a pretty decent vocabulary right now, I don't go out of my way to learn new words, if one pops up that i don't know, then I try to find out right away. I am a 911 dispatcher and translator for spanish speakers. If there happens to be a word that I don't know in spanish, I always get out the dictionary to look it up.
@ackars (1942)
• India
2 Apr 07
Yes...I do have the habit.I had it as a regular habit when I was in m school.But after coming to college,no time for those things..But still I do learn some new words especially those ones which I read in my books and news papers...Its nice to have a good word power...
• Philippines
28 Mar 07
Yes but not on a daily basis. I take them as i go along. Im what you may call a voracious reader. Whenever i encounter a new word, i go to the usual drill lookin up in the dictionary, then use them fairly well in discussion both in the net or real life or even just to myself, mentally talkin. Readers Digest has always been the book that was part of my growing up, since my father was an avid reader of it too. It helps to know new words. Its effective when some smart aleck would come crashin the conversation.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
28 Mar 07
well,i do have. i've got a really good dictionary---longman dictionary of contemporary english,and i copy the new words and their meanings into my note book,i take them out as long as i have time,like waiting for the bus or waiting for somebody,one of my friends said i am totally crazy about that,i am,and i am also proud of that,i have a passion on english,isnt that good?
@sunilkonda (1215)
• India
24 Mar 07
I tried learning new words but later i felt very hard to remember so i no more trying to learn new words. Earlier i used to have software that displays words and meanings on the computer monitor for a duration which the learner can fix, initially i learned but after 2 days i couldn't remember what i learnt 2 days back,because everyday new words are loading and memory gets overloaded and the old words overflow from the memoryy,, and i found it was very difficult to continue any more so i left it... I wonder how u r able to learn new words every day and retain them memory, can u pls tell how what is ur process of retaining so that i wil once again give a try..
• India
15 Jan 07
I am very crazy about this!! I keep reading these books and learn new words and now!!! when I talk no one understand what i am trying to say!! In a way it is actually good for me, because I dont get caught to my Boss!! What do you say?
• India
11 Jan 07
i dont have a habbit bt if i come to knw a new word i use to note down it and remind it..interesting
• Pakistan
11 Jan 07
only to improve my language skills :)