Vocabulary: Your Friends and Your Family

A thought from my sister site. Why do some words stick in your head and others not? Is there an easier way to learn vocabulary?

v6english

Let’s pretend, for a moment, that words are people.

I know, that’s an odd beginning, but bear with me.  If words are people, then the whole world can be divided into four groups:

  1. Family
  2. Friends
  3. Acquaintances
  4. Strangers

So, who are these people:
Family – These are the words that you are so familiar with, you don’t even translate them any more.  You don’t even feel the slightest inclination to do so.  They roll off the tip of your tongue, just as easy as thinking.  Not every word comes as naturally; some words in the sentence are likely to be..
Friends – Words that you know well enough to speak or to write, but that you sometimes think about in a way more similar to your mother tongue than to your target language.  Whether consciously or unconsciously, you’ll probably translate these words most of the time.  But still, you…

View original post 593 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s