How to Learn Christmas Greetings in Other Languages

Christmas Greetings

If you are moving between countries over the Christmas holiday period, the people you meet would be only too happy if you greet them with a Happy Christmas in their own language (while social distancing, of course!). One great way to feel comfortable in a country you are visiting and travelling through is to get to grips with the languages before you get to the countries. It saves having to find translators and interpreters once you are there.

Learning new languages doesn’t have to be slow or boring and as long as you are prepared to work hard to reach these goals you will gain the language proficiency that you need to communicate.

The Quickest Way to Learn a New Language in 8 Easy Steps

1. Set a Language Learning goal

If you fail to set a goal you will not know what you want to achieve and what time you have available to reach that goal. Research indicates that those who set goals are far more likely to be successful. One example of a short term goal is ‘’ this week I intend to learn 30 Italian words to do with shopping.’’ If you think you won’t attain this lower the number to one that you think is achievable. Make sure you write down these goals and place them where you can easily see them remind you.

2. Learn What are the “Right” Words

Most languages comprise thousands of words such as English which has between 600,000 and one million words. To be a competent speaker in a language you don’t need to get even close to this number. There are 100 words which make up around 50% of texts in the English language while the top 1,000 words account for about 90% of texts.

If you concentrate on first learning these key words a lot of time will be saved and you will feel you have learned some of the new language quite quickly.

3. Use Good Study Techniques

One of the most successful methods for learning new vocabulary is the use of flashcards. They help to focus on a single word at a time and you can quickly test what you have learned. Electronic flashcards can be saved on a smartphone making them accessible anytime and anywhere. The programs used to mix up the ordering of the flashcards so you are not able to remember the order of the cards. Flashcards work well when they are used to test your memory.

4. Visualize then Vocalize

Visualize the new word you are trying to learning, imagine what it looks like and then say it out loud. 

5. Gestures

 The brain will learn better when physical actions are used while learning. For example, if you wish to learn the word in German for shoe, which is Schuh, speak the word while pretending to put on a pair of shoes.

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