vocabulary

Words

Embraced by Words

Embraced by Words (Photo credit: Robbert van der Steeg)

A word is a sound, which also has a written form, with a single or several meanings. Words vary in Grammar terms whether they belong to the noun’s or to the verb’s group, and they tend to be quite difficult as we think that unless we have plenty of vocabulary we cannot speak a foreign language. Can we communicate without much vocabulary? How can we remember new words?

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Translations

1133322692-4731If I could cut your head open and throw in just vocabulary in a second language, but not just a couple of words, all the terms a language has, and link each one of them to the translation in your own language, the result will only be a terrible headache and zero speaking competence! Translating is not your target, understanding is. (more…)