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Old March 07, 2011, 08:16 PM
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Vocabulary can be guessed, grammar must be learned and committed to memory. A hippie-like "just go with it, man" attitude is like walking through a maze without a map. Eventually you'll figure out where to go, but a map makes it easier to make sense of the confusion. Also, Anki kicks butt; it saves your progress.
All too true, especially if the person is a kid who does not speak yet well enough the native language or a hippie as you said, that doesn't even want to think about it.

But if you think about this, even a person who does not know how to read or write in his/her native language, speaks well (within reason) the language and might "learn" a foreign language in certain period of time with a degree of functionality, and sometimes very well, in spite of not knowing how to read of write in either language. I've seen it happen, not too often in the latter case.
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Old March 08, 2011, 05:30 AM
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Why do people want to learn languages the same way children do? An adult can already speak a language (Or two), and is accustomed to articulating their thoughts in a way children cannot. In theory, an adult should be able to learn a language much faster than a child, provided the adult is willing to put forth actual effort and risk making a few mistakes, two things that many people have an aversion to. Children have no choice in the matter, and eventually they all succeed in at least being functional in their mother tongue.
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Old March 08, 2011, 07:21 AM
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There are so many different ways of learning. I like the word
function method in which basic grammar knowlege is essential. It not only helps you learn the new language, but also affirms your knowledge of your the language you are born to.

Not everyone has the luxury of knowing grammar, and for those who don't
or can't, other methods work too. Motivation is the key to learning. Methods are just an aid.
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Old March 08, 2011, 07:23 AM
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Why do people want to learn languages the same way children do? An adult can already speak a language (Or two), and is accustomed to articulating their thoughts in a way children cannot. In theory, an adult should be able to learn a language much faster than a child, provided the adult is willing to put forth actual effort and risk making a few mistakes, two things that many people have an aversion to. Children have no choice in the matter, and eventually they all succeed in at least being functional in their mother tongue.
I agree with you 1000% Yes, a thousand.
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I tried to make an imaginary picture in my mind to remember the vocabulary.

Traté de hacer un cuadro imaginario en mi mente para recordar el vocabulario.

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Old March 10, 2011, 07:06 PM
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I tried to make an imaginary picture in my mind to remember the vocabulary.

Traté de hacer un cuadro imaginario en mi mente para recordar el vocabulario.

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And it worked for you?
Please you tell me about it.

Sometimes I try to do an story in my mind already I can get a lot imagination for my head, although I can figure other method very different to my nowadays method implemented for me three years ago.
That method is ready, write all the days, and it does a personal list with new words and answer for myself, so I can check them all time that I need to do it.
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And it worked for you?
Yes it did, but first you need to repeat your vocabulary 30-70x's before you can make an imaginary image. Tell me if that is hard.
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Sí, lo hemos notado.
Y me han ayudado
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Yes it did, but first you need to repeat your vocabulary 30-70x's before you can make an imaginary image. Tell me if that is hard.
In fact that kind to method is hard, I couldn't to remember all the word when I seen a picture or draw, inclusive, I took a long time to learn at least three hundred words in 3 months, I learnt the words because I like much the language.


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Para mí, el modo mejor que (en quien?) puedo recordar, está entender la etimología de la palabra. Si no puedo encontrar un enlace entre el español y el inglés, o entre el español y el italiano, debo recordarla naturalmente por repetición (leyendo/escribiendo).

De todas formas, siempre lleva tiempo antes de que se vuelve natural.
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