Working togetherLearning English by translating from our native language?
Ele Staff asked 4 years ago

There is times i think sentences in my native language that i wanted to speak.

thenI translate it to English language. also i found difficult words and I searching meaning of them through the native language.

You think it is correct? to learning English language? Do you have another way??

Please correct this!

1 Answers
magnolia answered 4 years ago

Every learner is different.  You have to find the methods that work best for you.
No effort is wasted.  I do wonder how you know your translations are correct.
There are times I think of sentences in my native language that I want to say in English.
Then, I translate them.  Also, when I find difficult words, I search for the meaning of them in my native language.
Do you think these methods will help me to learn the English language?  Do you recommend another way?
The pronoun I is always capitalized.
to learn the English language = to learn English
the ing form of the verb does not follow to
You switch tenses: is (simple present), wanted (past), translate (present), found (past), am searching (present progressive)
If you are talking about something (or a few things) that you do regularly or repeatedly, use simple present unless you refer to another time.
There is a cat.  There are cats.
is – used with a singular subject (cat)
are – used with a plural subject (cats)
times = plural
You think of a sentence.  You translate it.  it = sentence (Both are singular.)
You think of sentences.   You translate them.  them = sentences (Both are plural.)
Do you think it is correct?  What is it
translating and searching for difficult words = 2 things, not 1  (it = singular)
these methods = plural

ArmStrong replied 4 years ago

What a splendid explaining dear Mag

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