How NOT to Learn English Fluently – Stop Comparing to Your Native Language


Hey there! What’s up?
I have a quick English tip for you to help you improve your fluency like a native speaker
of English. So, I know it’s really tempting to compare
English, or to translate English to your native language, and it’s true that the more languages
you know the faster you can learn a new language because you’ve acquired all those language-learning
skills. However, I want to encourage you to stop comparing,
and stop translating English to your native language.
Why? Because what you should do instead is to directly connect meaning with English words.
So, instead of hearing English, and then translating, and then getting the meaning from your native
language translation, I want you to hear English, and get meaning directly.
That will cut down on a lot of time and effort in trying to process everything that you hear
or read. So, I want you to stop comparing because things
are different and you really cannot directly translate a lot of English into your native
language. Especially idioms and slang are totally different.
It’s kind of funny actually when you see bad translations because you know someone just
tried to directly translate and it didn’t quite work out the way they thought.
So, try to associate directly meaning and English.
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Thanks for watching and I’ll talk to you again soon.
Bye for now.

19 Replies to “How NOT to Learn English Fluently – Stop Comparing to Your Native Language

  1. Absolutely true, this is i've been waiting for a topic to talk about, because a lot of people difficult to directly translate to their native language.
    Thank you teacher gabby 🙂

  2. We all have been facing this issue. I'm positive that everyone who's a language learner went through this. Originally, I commenced by translating English words to my native language. Next it was happening in my mind. Then it was the misplace of the words w/ the same sounds since my native language happen to be Portuguese. In one word, all has to do with the process of learning and it takes practice to develop the accuracy. Let alone some ppl hold the notion that, by exposing your self to an English environment, reading books, listening to news, or music you'll be able to think in English and express your self with more fluency to which I totally agreed. Youtube is a great source which envelope all mentioned above and all lot more.

  3. really good video Gabby, you has touched a very well point is how compare pears with apples is not same, thank you very much for this video

  4. Yeah, you said it, I think so too. Comparing English & my native languages may lead to confusion. Personally, to improve English skills, it's extremely important to try to understand English only in English.

  5. That's a great advice, thank you. But what about the first stages of learning a new language? Would it be OK to rely on translations or is there any other way I can start from zero without doing it? I'm curious because I was thinking about starting to learn a third language and I was just wondering about what would be the best way of learning from the very beginning.

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  7. How to Learn English Fluently – Stop Comparing / Translating English to
    Your Native Language directly ( try to connect / associate meaning with English words / idioms / slang directly in a natural way )

  8. always try to translate English to my native and it's make so confuse I try to think a lot. but now I understand, thank you so much.

  9. hi teacher  i love your lesson and i've learned a lot of things from you. can you make a video about pronunciation of r sound in english?

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