This is my first post here, so I just wanted to start off by saying hello to you all.
I’m currently learning French, and in 141 days (By duolingo’s tally) I’ve maybe learned around 500-600 words maximum. I recently discovered Dominic O’Brien’s techniques for language learning, and having heard him marvel about the ability to learn a language in mere days has inspired me, but also stumped me. I’m beginning to understand how imagining scenes can word for Nouns and Verbs, as they are things you can think of directly, but concepts and lengths of time are confusing me a little bit. For words such as ‘Siècle’ (century) and ‘Hier’ (yesterday), how can you set a scene in order to associate those words as they aren’t objects or actions?
Another example is seasons- Dominic says to set the scene you should start with the Key Image from the Foreign word, and the location for the English translation, but ‘Hiver’ (Winter) for example, how would you associate a location within your town with Winter? I was able to associate ‘Shiver’ with ‘Hiver’, but I wouldn’t know what to do next. Another example is conjunctions such as ‘Also’, how would you find an image for words such as Also?
If this is plain as day, I apologise for my naiveness, but anyone who can shed some light will be appreciated greatly!