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|deano6410||Tuesday 22nd of March 2005 01:17:27 AM|
|Word linking - Hello, I am learning Spanish and use one of the most effective learning techniques to improve my vocabulary.
I basically link the sound of the word to an image.
e.g "Azafatas" is the Spanish word for Air stewardess, i simply imagine an air stewardess with a fat ass.
"Has a fat ass" = Azafatas.
This can be done for at least 80% of all words, so i aim to make this a thread that will eventually have hundreds and thousands of these links.
So post your favourites here, or if you are struggling to remember a word, then post it here and myself or Supermouse will do our best to think of one for you.
p.s The crazier the image the easier it is too remember.
|Supermouse||Tuesday 22nd of March 2005 01:25:36 AM|
| - Yes, we were talking about this in Classroom.
Dean asked for one to recall 'ser apropritario de' - to own. I imagine a knight, Sir DE, having the 'appropriate' armour, which is of course his own, the armour he owns. But because I get the word ending wrong, I imagin him having a tarry 'O' as well.
Arroz is rice - arrows shooting into your bowl of rice (z is th, so give the archer a lisp)
Sopa is soup - soap soup! (blech)
(These last two are from a CD I saw advertised on Amazin that uses this technique to teach a 200 word vocabulary)
Tengo is 'I have' 'Go' is a Japanese game using counters. 'I have ten Go counters'.
I think despegar is 'take off' (as in flying. All I know is I imagined Garfield being deperate to catch his flight.)
|deano6410||Tuesday 22nd of March 2005 01:40:50 AM|
| - here are a few more:
NADAR = to swim.
English slang for testicles is NADS, therefore i imagine a pair of testicles swimming across the top of a swimming pool.
GUARDAR = to keep, the word GUARD, has a similar meaning to Keep, if you wish to keep something, then you can guard it, or hire a guard.
ROBAR = To steal, i dont even need to make an image here, i just remember that a Robber steals things.
|gvdan08||Tuesday 22nd of March 2005 02:55:49 PM|
| - WHAAAT!?!?! you imagine testicles swimming across the top of a pool?
You're right, that is crazy
|Supermouse||Wednesday 23rd of March 2005 04:04:36 AM|
| - Yes, but can you remember the verb 'to swim' now? :)|
|deano6410||Thursday 24th of March 2005 01:50:19 AM|
| - exactly Supermouse.
The more crazy and shocking, the better you will remember it.
|Supermouse||Friday 25th of March 2005 08:14:20 PM|
|What is your name? - Llama is name. I think. (lyAHmah to my English ears). I can say 'Me llamo Supermouse'. But to ask someone their name? It came up on live Classroom.
¿Cómo te llamas? is informal. ¿Cómo se llama? is formal, I was told.
So I think of a comedian called Como who wants to greet people. He drinks tea when he is relaxing, and sits in his S shaped chair. When he is formal, he puts the S shaped chair under the E shaped table and gets rid of the tea.
So: Como te llamas? Como se llama?
Aprendiendo. Learning. I have trouble with finding an image for this one. Estoy aprendiendo espanol. Despacio! (This path I walk slowly down to remember despacio, slowly)
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