Retaining the Vocabulary You Learn from Spanish Word Games

By Adam Cohen, Leslie Frates

Part of Spanish Word Games For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Learning Spanish isn’t all about vocabulary, but learning vocabulary certainly doesn’t hurt. As you work through Spanish Word Games For Dummies, or any Spanish language course, use these tips to make sure your new vocabulary sticks.

  • Practice every day, during every opportunity that comes your way!

  • Look at your vocabulary words, read them out loud, and write them down.

  • Make your own flash cards and glance over them daily.

  • Put each vocabulary word on a sticky note and place it where you can see it regularly.

  • Use new words as often as you can — even if you have to steer the conversation to do so.

  • Double your results by learning words along with their opposites: lejos de/cerca de, izquierda/derecha, grande/pequeño, joven/viejo.

  • Repeat + reuse = remember!