Learning A Language From Scratch? Learn Complex Sentences First

Jayson Frascatore
6 min readJul 22, 2023

The main goal of language learning is all about communicating with others from different parts of the world and opening your worldview by learning from different cultures and the people around us. Though it’s also about breaking through some of the most difficult parts of any given language. For too long, the notion that we must only start with the basics of a language we’re learning for the first time — and that we can’t jump ahead — has been drilled into our minds since as far back as we can remember. It’s one of the most cliché myths of language learning. It’s as if that’s the only way to become someone else’s definition of “fluent”. One of the problems of language learning lies in the fact that people are learning canned sentences that often don’t sound natural whatsoever.

While it’s definitely a good thing to learn how to say some of the small sentences such as “How are you”, “What is your name”, “I’m good”, or any other basic sentences that might be used, we can’t just learn small talk if you want to maximize your potential at learning a language. You must break into the habit of learning the complexity of the language to help sound more natural when speaking or writing the language with questions and statements that will only strengthen your learning process. In order to expand upon it, we have to be ready for complexity at any given moment.

Reading And Mimicking
Before we start learning the complexity of a language, the first thing that we have to start with is learning how to either read the language or mimic the sounds that the language makes. Some people have trouble with this so it may be perfected at your own pace. Languages such as Romance Language will have similarities and differences from one another — and from English, which will make it easier for someone who may know any of those languages already. It just becomes about having the ability to pronounce words and phrases correctly.

Although some languages will be harder than others, especially if the language isn’t able to be read without knowing what sound it makes. If that’s the case, mimicking the sounds of the language from translators, music, or typing it out in a way you can understand with the alphabet can be a fantastic way to help you learn. This is especially true…

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Jayson Frascatore

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