The Fastest Way to Increase Your Spanish Vocabulary

January 8, 2018
<p>Some Spanish words are super easy to remember, but others are just the opposite: no matter how many times you read or hear them, they never seem to stick. What can you do about it?</p><p>New words are typically hard to remember because <strong>your brain is really good at ignoring unfamiliar and irrelevant things</strong>. And let’s face it, reading a word like “alcantarilla” can initially look like a random combination of letters with no relevance to your life.</p><p>But if you’re crossing a street in Valencia and your shoe happens to get stuck on a manhole cover the moment the traffic light turns green, assuming you survive the incoming traffic, you’re going to have a hard time ever forgetting the word “alcantarilla”.</p><p>Luckily, you don’t have to go to that extreme to create meaningful associations with new words. All you have to do is to <strong>get better at seeing the familiar and the relevant in every word you learn</strong>.</p><p>In this guide, I share a bunch of tips to implement the most effective technique I know for doing this:</p><ol> <li><strong>Consuming content in Spanish</strong>,</li> <li><strong>Creating vocabulary lists</strong>, and</li> <li><strong>Reviewing them every day</strong>.</li></ol><div class="aspect-ratio"><iframe src="" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></div><h2>Get the Guide for More Tips</h2><div data-ckid="9790d91b3a"></div>