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For me, the intuitive way has always worked better than the structured way (dictionaries, grammar books). IMHO, our brain is very good in detecting and memorizing associations. So, find texts, videos, audios that you can correlate, where you know the content. E.g. I found the first Harry Potter books in Spanish translation to be quite easily readable. When ...


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My wife did not quite study sciences, but physiology is near enough to offer insight, I think. Get the basics down first You'll want a reasonable grasp of basics of the language first. Academic material tends to not be limited to simple sentence structures and the concepts can also be complicated; problems with the language will add to the cognitive load of ...


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Using spaced repetition software such as Anki for learning vocabulary. After each session with Anki, you can see how far you got in the deck you have just reviewed. (I recommend creating your own decks instead of downloading random decks from the web. This makes sure that your Anki deck is relevant to your other learning materials.) Note: You can also use ...


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Personal preference Some people enjoy learning grammar and figuring it out. Others do not. This might explain some of your bafflement. I would not use dictionaries too much I would recommend reading and listening to stuff without a dictionary. Reading is probably easier to start with. You'll pick up the rough meanings of the words without a reference. Maybe, ...


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Pimsleur is all audio. It would be a good start.


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