Techniques for remembering
Thread poster: Jacek Krankowski

Jacek Krankowski  Identity Verified
English to Polish
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Jan 9, 2003

Each of us has his/her own. Examples?

\"Foreign languages are the ideal subject area for the use of memory techniques: the process of learning words is essentially a matter of association - associating what is initially a meaningless collection of syllables with a word in a language that we understand.\"

A \'talent for languages\' is not so rare as you may think:

Other mind tools:


corinne durand  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:59
English to French
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Thanks Jacek Jan 9, 2003

Very interesting read (I have not tried practising yet!), thanks for these links.


Arthur Borges
Local time: 12:59
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Jacek, the longer I see you up there on the flagpole, Jan 9, 2003

The more I salute you icon_smile.gif

Best wishes for the new years, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and as of Jan 31: Chinese too.


Jacek Krankowski  Identity Verified
English to Polish
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Dear Corinne and Arthur, Jan 9, 2003

Thank YOU! I once taught servicemen, so I should be used to saluting, but since I still can hardly tell a lieutenant from a colonel (unless it is Columbo vs. Harland Sanders), I now prefer to simply receive wishes, especially if they are as great as Arthur is sending me, i.e. for Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Chinese new years all in one!

Same to you!


Araksia Sarkisian  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:59
Armenian to Polish
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The more... Jan 10, 2003

Oh, the more we get together,

Together, together,

Oh, the more we get together,

The happier we\'ll be.

For your friends are my friends,

And my friends are your friends.

Oh, the more we get together,

The happier we\'ll be!


When I was a kid, I used to \"train\" my memory by learning by heart short verses in foreign languages.

Somehow it helped me. Once I found a (179 lettered) name of an Indian tribal chief and, of course, worked on it ...

The result is: after almost 35 years I remember the beginning (nearly half) of the Name:


Maybe someone tried this too?...icon_smile.gif


Jacek Krankowski  Identity Verified
English to Polish
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Oh no, Araksia, Jan 10, 2003

my brain stalled after the first 5 of your 179 letters...


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