How To Learn

*Huff* *Puff* So here… I am, lifting, breathing hard, pushing and sweating. Man, this stuff isn’t easy… But I’m definitely getting better, I think to myself. Actually, this is a story about me at the gym. We’ll tie it into language learning in a bit! I’ve been at it for a good year or two.…

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There’s a really good tactic to learning to speak and understand modern Hebrew conversation. And it consists of four things… Hearing real Hebrew conversation examples – audio or podcasts – first. ReadingĀ  the translation/transliteration after to understand what you’ve heard Re-listening now that you know the meaning. Creating a playlist of the these conversations ’til…

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Learning Kanji is a good sign that you’re a serious learner, well on your way to improving your Japanese and not diddling around forever in romaji and anime. People say you need to know 1,945-2,000 Joyo Kanji in order to comfortably read. So, how do you learn all that Kanji, Kanji, Kanji? Here’s a big…

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Hello Junkie! So, there was an interesting audio experiment done. And this can seriously help you learn Japanese by “listening” first. Here’s the basic premise of this 50 second experiment. A person listens to a “garbled” audio message that they don’t understand. Then, they get it’s true meaning. And then, they begin to understand what…

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This really isn’t a language learning hack. It’s damn good advice. When you start learning a language, any language, one of the first few things you need to do is, not run out and buy yourself a book, but… “Prepare Your Elevator Pitch or Self Introduction” Why is this so important? Because who are you?…

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