A friend of mine is a professional translator. She speaks English, French and Hebrew, and she was kind enough to pass on some advice that her French teacher had given her. Which is…
“Learning a language should be like a slight flirtation. As soon as things get serious, it’s not fun anymore.”
I managed to successfully learn 25 phrases (12.5 from Spanish to English, and the same 12.5 from English to Spanish) every day this week. With some simple sentences I can figure out the meaning of a new word because I know the other words in the sentence.
According to Anki, I’ve learnt 986 phrases (493 both ways) in nine weeks.
It’s like way cool.