Results 1 to 7 of 7

    • Join Date: Jan 2008
    • Posts: 39
    #1

    Smile synonyms and other meanings of a word.

    I used to have an English teacher who offered me to memorize a lot of synonyms and antonyms for every single word .he also told me I should learn all the meanings every word has,and he himself memorized them all and used lots of formal words in his speaking.do you agree with him?


    • Join Date: Sep 2006
    • Posts: 2
    #2

    Wink Re: synonyms and other meanings of a word.

    No. Certainly he was on the wrong side. Learnign English, in that sense any other language, should be a matter of fun. You should have your natural flow and pace while learning any language. Memorizing more words is the worst habit that One should avoid while learning a new language.

  1. RonBee's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Feb 2003
    • Posts: 16,551
    #3

    Re: synonyms and other meanings of a word.

    When you were learning your native language you learned a new word by learning how people used that word. I recommend that to learn a new word you practice using it in sentences. The more practice the better.

    It is helpful when learning a new word to learn its synonyms, but what if you don't know any of the synonyms? (That is my situation regarding Spanish. You could tell me wht synonnyms of a word, but they would have no meaning to me.)



    • Join Date: Jan 2008
    • Posts: 2
    #4

    Re: synonyms and other meanings of a word.

    hi everyone,
    could u tell me the meaning of siblings plz...............


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,434
    #5

    Re: synonyms and other meanings of a word.

    Brothers and sisters

  2. Grablevskij's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: Aug 2007
    • Posts: 217
    #6

    Re: synonyms and other meanings of a word.

    I don't agree that memorizing is a bad habit. Those who have mastered a foreign language really memorized a lot of words. There is not so many years in our life. Without memorizing one may spend the whole life and may not succeed. Your problem is that you don't have enough motivation. And your teacher force you. If you are able to memorize 500 new words in a year, you have a good teacher.

    Michael


    • Join Date: Jun 2007
    • Posts: 1
    #7

    Lightbulb Re: synonyms and other meanings of a word.

    I do agree that one must memorize all the words that you donīt know yet and of course put them in practice.It is a must so that you can have a very wide range of vocabularies and not be repeating again and again the same word. One should take this as something so enriching!!!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •