When it comes to learning Spanish, or any language for that matter, it’s all about repetition just as if you were learning to play a musical instrument or improve your backhand in tennis – the more you do it, the better you’ll become. It’s all a matter of muscle memory, in this case the muscle being your brain.
A good way to memorize a new word, verb or phrase in Spanish is to use it and use it often.
Other helpful tips to memorize vocabulary is to add post-it notes on various objects and things in your house. This way every time you see it, you’ll also see the Spanish translation of it. I did this to memorize things in my bedroom, like the t.v., the window, the door, the desk, etc. And it worked.
The point is this — studying Spanish involves layers, and to effectively move on to the next layer, you have to have been able to utilize the prior layer well. So it’s very important to learn what you learn quickly, but efficiently. And that’s why it’s all about repetition when it comes to learning Spanish!
If you get stuck on a word or phrase or verb conjugation, write it down and then try writing it over and over again 20 times and each time say it outloud. Repetition plays a huge role in learning Spanish!