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Hello, Ivan

I'm currently a student of Korean and would like some
tips on how to increase vocabulary effectively and in a fun way.

I tried memorizing a list of random words but quickly got bored, and sometimes I learn complicated words like 'democracy' and 'constitution' before I learn more useful words like 'telephone', 'police officer' etc.

Any useful tips on how to pack on vocabulary and have fun would be welcome

Regards

Jake K.

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Dear Jake,

Memorizing words is always boring until you start seeing the fruits of your labour. However, there are still ways to make it more fun. Here is what I could think of:

- Pick up a phrase book and learn words you like from there. Those would be the words used in colloquial communication and less formal.
- Find children poems and songs with simple vocabulary. They work great for kids but we are not so different, are we not? Our memory still works same way.

I cannot think of anything else right now. Myself, I am learning Hebrew at the moment and I do a lot of memorizing. After several languages, it's not boring at all for me. I am falling in love with this language so every new step and effort feels pleasing and stimulating.

Whatever tactic you choose, don't give up! :)

Regards, Ivan

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