1月 2020

カタカナ語を使った英語学習法 - triplo #クリエイティブラーニング英会話

How to use Katakana to Learn English

- Tim Lake

カタカナ語を使った英語学習法

As adult language we can take advantage of some shortcuts to help speed up the learning process. One simple way is to find words that are almost the same in both languages. This is quite common among languages, such as Spanish and Italian, that have a common origin, but what about with English and Japanese? Of course, you already know the answer: katakana words.

大人だからこそ使える、言語習得の近道があります。簡単な方法の一つは、二つの言語でほぼ同じ単語を見つけることです。これはスペイン語やイタリア語など、共通起源の言語同士では大変一般的な方法ですが、英語と日本語の場合はどうでしょうか?もちろん皆さんはすでに答えを知っていますね、つまりカタカナ語です。

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