[linux-elitists] RFI: Recommendation for a good Vocabulary Builder

Willy Smith willy@LinuxGazette.com
Fri Feb 13 09:37:07 PST 2004

> On Fri, 13 Feb 2004, Shlomi Fish wrote:
> a program that will display a word and have me guess or think of its
> meaning, and when I think I know, the correct meaning would be
> displayed, and then I'll move to the next word, etc.

Here's a recommendation - try FlashKard. Two recent articles in LG:


Printing with FlashKard:

The real question may be, "How do I best learn {whatever}?", whether it's a 
foreign language or anything else. If you don't know what type of learner you 
are (visual, aural, or kinetic), you may want to figure that out first. 


Developing your own methodology of learning, which fits you personally, makes 
it easier and more efficient.

Another simple vocabulary memorization technique which may be helpful is this: 
when you hear or read a word which you want to remember, try to use it 
yourself that same day. Even saying or writing a new word right back to 
someone helps me learn it, although I may have to be reminded again.

Finally, there's a rule of thumb which says "to learn a word, you have to 
forget it twice." Depressing, but in my case at least seemingly true. 
Willy Smith
Editor in chief
Webmaster, SSC Web Publications

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