Join Paul Nowak for an in-depth discussion in this video How to memorize words in foreign languages, part of Improving Your Memory.
- The similar sound technique…was discussed earlier in this course,…but in that lesson we discussed how the technique…can be applied to technical terms…you may encounter in English,…but we can also use this technique for foreign languages.…The same idea applies,…if you had a word in a foreign language…that you were trying to memorize,…you have to search for a sound in that word…that sounds like something in English.…When you find a familiar sound try to link it to an image,…something you can picture in your mind,…and then try to link that visual to the meaning of the word…in a way that is exaggerated.…
This technique takes advantage of the fact that humans…are very good at remembering visual information,…and things that are out of the ordinary.…Let's take the Spanish word barco as an example.…Barco means boat in Spanish,…so again we're looking for a similar sound within this word.…The first thing I notice is the sound bark,…which sounds like the sound a dog…would make when it's barking.…You might imagine a dog on a boat,…
- Memory principles that work
- Taking notes
- Using songs and rhyming techniques to remember details
- Building a "memory palace"
- Remembering names and passwords
- Memorizing long texts and speeches
Skill Level Beginner
1. Memory Principles
2. Memory Techniques
3. Using the Numeric Peg System
4. Situational Methods
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