Sky above the Wicklow mountains today
A marketing look at the Black Friday sale from Transparent Language
*Note: This is not a criticism of the marketing email, just an analysis
"Panda" in Mandarin Chinese
It is feb 3 and final get a chance to review January challenges. I planned to do 4 things and in the end completed 2 and did 2 half-well. Overall maybe 66% score. I finishe a book I kept on dragging out over months. Then, I focused hard on a project at work to make sure it was executed well. These were easy challenges. The Korean challenge was tough in that i didn’t set a goal per se. I was flitting between apps and content and Wasent getting anywhere. Then, I decided to just target 50 words to learn and memorizing them with flashcards on my phone. It was easy - and I felt I made progress - rather than doing a word here and there. I created structure. For the google analytics, my fourth challenge, I dived into it, but didn’t really go as far as I wanted. In December I will complete this.
What I learnt was that in order to do these challenges there are 2 key things. At start of month, prepare all the learning content for month. 2-make sure to set clear goals, even if the learning topic I quite general. Don’t set “I will learn to play guitar”. Instead set “I will learn 1 song well”.
One other consideration is that 4 challenges is too much, but that wasent the issue for me in this month. If I find a big enough challenge for 1 month, I will set it as the only challenge. For the moment, I will continue with 4.
For February-I will write a separate post.
Here’s how I learnt these today;
Mon-woryoil (worry on Mondays)
Tue-hwayoil (Why do they have Tuesdays, such a crap day)
Wed-suyoil (people call it hump day, which is kinda “silly”)
Thurs-mogyoil (date night: bring “my girl” out)
Fri-gimyoil (night of partying and kimchi)
Sat-toyoil (easiest one. Play with toys on sat)
Sun-iriyoil (the day before Monday is eerie)
I wrote these down off by heart after learning for 6 minutes in taxi. With the stories I think I will remember most of them permanently. Maybe need to review again tomorrow - as some of the associations are not strong like Wednesday
The list of vocab I just learnt in bout 20 mins are related to actions:
Can, go, see etc..
Once again, my method to remember is association. To see in Korean is “boda”, so I just associated it with to see a “body”. Because boda has no association with the word “see”, I god that this is the easiest way to remember. When learning Italian it was generally easier to remember words, as they often had connections with English from their Latin base.
It is so easy to associate words with a story - and a lot of the stories are personal ones. For example, hada, is to go in Korean. I associate it with the Spanish word “hacer” - to do. Other people may not like that association, but for me it works.