Create a personalized vocabulary list


  1. Compile a 625-word personal vocabulary list.
    Start by picking 625 everyday words in categories like animals, body parts, clothing, colors, and more. These will be the words you'll focus on learning in the language you're studying.
  2. Listen to native pronunciations.
    Use resources like to hear how native speakers say these words. This helps you understand the connection between spelling and pronunciation. Ask yourself, "How does the pronunciation differ from my initial guess?"
  3. Use Google Images to understand proper word usage.
    Type the words from your list into Google Images to see them in various contexts. This visual approach can highlight nuances and uses that might differ from your initial assumptions.
  4. Forge a personal connection with each word.
    Link each word to a personal memory or experience. This makes the vocabulary more relatable and memorable. Ask yourself, "What memory or story can I associate with this word?"
  5. Learn and remember noun genders. If your target language has grammatical gender, create mnemonic devices that link nouns to vivid, gendered images. For example, associate a feminine object with a feminine noun.
  6. Develop non-English flashcards
    Design flashcards that use pictures, mnemonics, and personal anecdotes to represent the meaning of each word. Ensure these flashcards do not include English translations to encourage thinking in the target language.


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