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LanguageSponge
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 Message 1 of 213
18 June 2009 at 12:18pm | IP Logged 
Hi,

I was just curious as to how many words people learn in their target languages every day, presuming that you have a regular plan. I am focussing most of my attention on Russian at the moment, and am learning about thirty words per day. I was wondering how that would compare to some of the rest of you on the forum? I'd like to stress that I'm only asking for comparison purposes; I'm not asking you to tell me how many words I should be learning :)

Thanks

Jack

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18 June 2009 at 12:31pm | IP Logged 
Between 30 and 250

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Katie
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18 June 2009 at 12:45pm | IP Logged 
I tend to just learn words as they come up in life.. if I don't know a word and I'm talking (either to a person or myself) I'll make a point to learn that word. The same goes if I read something or listen to something.

So it changes all the time. I might have days where I add a lot of words and have about 40 on my list... other days, maybe just 5-10...

I previously just tried to learn masses of words, but it proved pointless. If they aren't words I'm actively using, they just don't stick!
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18 June 2009 at 1:02pm | IP Logged 
0-5.
In one ear (or eye rather) out the other usually.
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cordelia0507
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18 June 2009 at 1:30pm | IP Logged 
Back in school I certainly remember sitting with glossary lists and cramming in a good 30 words EACH of French, English and what not. A lot of it was forgotten later though.

Today maybe 10 realistically. But I have long gaps in between, so it averages out lower.

Zerothinking, 250????!!!
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fairyfountain
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18 June 2009 at 2:00pm | IP Logged 
Most of the time, 0 to 1.
I'm a very poor vocabulary student - you probably know that if you read my log.
Most of what I learn is slang anyway (I know, bad).
However, when I had a regular plan, I averaged around 120 words a day, and did remember the words afterward. That said, I haven't done that in ages!
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Recht
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18 June 2009 at 2:15pm | IP Logged 
On days when I study between 10-30. If I studied more than I do, 100-150 would probably
be possible. Can't wait for a good vacation..I'm expecting to get at least 700 new words
in my brain.

At the very least I will usually do 5/day, just to keep the number rising.
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 Message 8 of 213
18 June 2009 at 2:28pm | IP Logged 
fairyfountain wrote:

However, when I had a regular plan, I averaged around 120 words a day, and did remember the words afterward. That said, I haven't done that in ages!


Then why on earth didn't you continue having a regular plan when it was so efficient for you ??

Apart from that I don't find Zerothinking's 250 words/day out of reach. Using my current formate for wordlists (and thin pencils!) I can cram 250 words unto one sheet of paper, and after one repetition round I have learnt most of the words. However it would take a whole evening plus 1-2 hours the day after, and I couldn't do it day after day - it is somewhat taxing. I normally just do a few blocks of around sixty words daily, i.e. sometimes just 60, sometimes 120 or even 180 words, but in this last case I try to cover more languages.



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