Language Learner wanting a specific method for learning entire sentences, not vocabulary.

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#1 9 August, 2016 - 10:16
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Language Learner wanting a specific method for learning entire sentences, not vocabulary.


Ok so here's the deal, When I learn languages I like to learn words in sentences and I do a mass sentences type thing. So I am looking to learn 3,000 sentences for each language and I want to know what would be a good method to use.

Example of what I am talking about:

EN The weather's nice today.
JA き今日は天気が いい です 。
ROM kyō wa teɴki ga ī desu.

EN This bag is heavy.
JA この バッグ は重い です 。
ROM kono baggu wa omoi desu.

EN I'm not rich.
JA 私は お金持ち では ありません 。
ROM watashi wa okanemochi dewa arimaseɴ.

and I keep going on and on. Is there a way to memorize all 3,000 sentences?

11 August, 2016 - 15:59
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Well, you might try to come up with a scenario that reminds you of the foreign words. Focusing on the stressed syllable only can help with multi-syllabic words.

EN This bag is heavy.
JA この バッグ は重い です 。
ROM kono baggu wa omoi desu.

Possible Mnemonic: A huge cone-shaped bag of Kona Coffee falls on top of Lucille Ball. "Wow! ... Oh My", she says, "DESI.... Help!!!".

I'd recommend that you study the individual words and the grammar that connects them well enough that you could understand the sentence if you read it... then just use mnemonics to remember the right word order/forms, etc.

21 September, 2016 - 11:08
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i think the better way is to use mnemonics as a way to establish a base for a word while doing an extensive amount of reading and review over the words you acquire quickly with mnemonics. establish familiarity with the grammar and you will be able to put the words into use as well as become more comfortable with them, after building your 'base' because you've read and used them in context.

make sure to take to yourself frequently so you won't have to pain yourself through remember full sentences, but rather you will be able to make full sentences on your own while only remember words and grammar. i don't think remembering sentences would be efficient. just practice while remembering the words, i'd say.

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