How to learn vocabulary (using the example of Russian)

I believe it is really helpful to learn new words in connection with their cognate words: the root of the word can tell a lot. ⠀ A word “Собор” (Cathedral) came from the verb “собирать” which is widespread in the Russian language in the meaning “to gather”, “to collect”, “to join all elements together”: ⠀ Собирать данные // to collect data Собирать семью за круглым столом // to make the family gather round the table Собираться с друзьями // to get together with the friends Собирать волю в кулак // to get a grip on oneself Собирать ребёнка в школу // to get a child ready for school ⠀ Собор is called “Собор”, because the worship in it is performed by the clergy of several Orthodox churches, it is joint celebration of worship, co-serving. ⠀ Another word “Собрание”: ⠀ The 1st meaning is “meeting” or “assembly”, depends on how large the organization conducting the occasion when people come together to discuss or decide smth is: ⠀ Собрания в компании проводятся по понедельникам // Company meetings are held on every Monday ⠀ Органом законодательной власти в Российской Федерации является Федеральное собрание // The legislature authority of the Russian Federation is the Federal Assembly ⠀ The 2nd meaning is “collection”: ⠀ Почти в каждой российской семье есть полное собрание сочинений Пушкина // Almost every family in Russia has the complete works of Pushkin ⠀ Собрание итальянской живописи нашего музея насчитывает более пятисот произведений // The collection of Italian painting in our museum has over five hundred works ⠀ *Going deeper into the origin of “собирать”, it is formed with prefix “со-” (it brings the approximate meaning “together with”, “co-”) and a verb “брать” (“take”) ⠀ Learning new vocabulary, look at the root of the words and find their cognates.
29 mars 2019
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Russe
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Anglais
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Chinois mandarin
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Hi, I’m Alevtina. I’m a native Russian teacher. I’ve completed my Bachelor degree in the Chinese studies, my main sphere of interest at the university was China, that I investigated through the Chinese and English language, what was an amazing experience! According to your preferences I can teach you in Russian, English and Chinese. I worked as a translator and interpreter, tour-guide and model, since spring 2018 I'm focused on teaching Russian language to foreigners, because my real passion is linguistics itself and the process of languages acquisition. As your teacher I organise the lessons in the way to improve your communication in Russian. We practice speaking from the first lesson. I do make focus on pronunciation. We polish it if you continue learning Russian or I’ll teach you Russian sounds, stress and intonation from the scratch if you are a beginner. I’m also a big fan of Russian grammar. It is not easy, that’s true. But we can master it in a way to make it our helping hand more than an obstacle. Grammar, vocabulary and listening skills we can improve through the films, music and fragments of the world famous masterpieces in Russian language, as all of these are essential part of Russian cultural code. As for vocabulary I encourage you to apply some mnemonic techniques, we’ll play memory games like associations, memory castle, mental maps to expand your vocabulary effectively. Learning Russian you can track your progress and foresee upcoming topics we are going to learn in the google table I share with you after 3-4 lessons when the individual plan of progress can be clear. I’m currently learning Japanese and Portuguese, and keep going to master my English, Mandarin and Russian of course :D I like travelling around the world and I live in Saint Petersburg - the most beautiful city in Russia. Welcome to visit it, I can guiding you here. See you on the class!)
Flag
Russe
globe
Russie
time
82
Parle:
Russe
Langue maternelle
,
Anglais
C1
,
Chinois mandarin
B2
,
Portugais
A1
,
Japonais
A1
,
Français
Hi, I’m Alevtina. I’m a native Russian teacher. I’ve completed my Bachelor degree in the Chinese studies, my main sphere of interest at the university was China, that I investigated through the Chinese and English language, what was an amazing experience! According to your preferences I can teach you in Russian, English and Chinese. I worked as a translator and interpreter, tour-guide and model, since spring 2018 I'm focused on teaching Russian language to foreigners, because my real passion is linguistics itself and the process of languages acquisition. As your teacher I organise the lessons in the way to improve your communication in Russian. We practice speaking from the first lesson. I do make focus on pronunciation. We polish it if you continue learning Russian or I’ll teach you Russian sounds, stress and intonation from the scratch if you are a beginner. I’m also a big fan of Russian grammar. It is not easy, that’s true. But we can master it in a way to make it our helping hand more than an obstacle. Grammar, vocabulary and listening skills we can improve through the films, music and fragments of the world famous masterpieces in Russian language, as all of these are essential part of Russian cultural code. As for vocabulary I encourage you to apply some mnemonic techniques, we’ll play memory games like associations, memory castle, mental maps to expand your vocabulary effectively. Learning Russian you can track your progress and foresee upcoming topics we are going to learn in the google table I share with you after 3-4 lessons when the individual plan of progress can be clear. I’m currently learning Japanese and Portuguese, and keep going to master my English, Mandarin and Russian of course :D I like travelling around the world and I live in Saint Petersburg - the most beautiful city in Russia. Welcome to visit it, I can guiding you here. See you on the class!)
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