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Book Quote Review -25


『竹岡広信の英語の頭に変わる勉強法』 竹岡広信著

    I agree with you on this point. And when we build our vocabulary, we don't need learn by heart the meanings. In Japan, the traditional way of expanding our vocabulary, for example in English learning, is to watch the spell and answer the meanings in Japanese, but I think we should learn the sound of word instead. And then, by listening a lot, or sometimes consulting the monolingual dictionary, we better to combine the sound to the meanings and grind the meaning little by little.


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『最強の英語上達法』 岡本浩一著
    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』



    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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