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Book Quote Review -24

"単語の中心的な意味をとらえてその言葉全体のイメージをとらえること。"

『竹岡広信の英語の頭に変わる勉強方法』 竹岡広信著


    When we build up our vocabulary, we need this kind of attitude and if we want grasp the image of a word, we would be better to read the all definitions of the word in monolingual dictionary. And then gradually we are going to grind the meaning of the word like a keen knife.

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    I agree with you on this point. And the point is that in our second language learning we cannot memorize things consciously as the long-term memory. In my opinion, we cannot deal with the long-term memory of our own will. And this is why "repetition is absolutely incapable of accounting for learning". Maybe we should not try to memorize something in our second language learning.

B.Q.R. -34 『日本で一番親切な英語学習法』

"日本語で考えた単語を「英語では何と言うのだろう」と辞書で当てはめようとする場合には、自然な英語にならない場合が多い。"

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    I agree with you on this point. If we consult a dictionary when we see someone dancing on the stage and try to say to the person "お尻振って~!! in English", we can find the English equivalent of "尻" is "buttock" or "hip". So most of us Japanese who are studying English may say to the dancing person "Shake your buttock!" or "Shake your hip!"
    However, maybe these expressions are unnatural, aren't they? Maybe we should say "Shake your butt!" or "Shake your hips!"
    But I have not heard someone saying "Shake your butt!" or "Shake your hips!". I have heard something like this. "Shake your booty!!" So I feel that the expression "Shake your booty!!" is more natural than the others.
    By the way, even if we consult a dictionary for the word "尻", it is diffi…

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