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flydoc40

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Sometimes you need to use "de allá" and other times simply allá "Creo que había un letrero allá antes" versus "Mi padre trabajaba en ese edificio de allá." Can someone explain when the :de" is needed? Thanks

Sometimes you need to use "de allá" and other times simply allá
"Creo que había un letrero allá antes" versus "Mi padre trabajaba en ese edificio de allá."

Can someone explain when the :de" is needed?

Thanks

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I memorize the gender of nouns one of two ways: 1) Imagine a location that is well known to you. It could be a house, a town, etc. I use a hospital since I work there. Reserve one location for Masculine nouns, another for Feminine and one for Neuter (if needed). Build a story in each location using feminine nouns in the feminine location, male nouns in the male location etc. Later when you recall the object, you will instantly know its gender because of it's location in the story you made. Actually, as you build more and more vocabulary you may designate more than one location for each gender. The better your imagination the more your can use this idea and expand it. 2) Pick a color for masculine nouns, one for feminine and one for neuter. When you memorize the noun, memorize it in the color you chose. I find the first idea the most effective and now use it for all nouns.

I memorize the gender of nouns one of two ways:

1) Imagine a location that is well known to you. It could be a house, a town, etc. I use a hospital since I work there. Reserve one location for Masculine nouns, another for Feminine and one for Neuter (if needed). Build a story in each location using feminine nouns in the feminine location, male nouns in the male location etc. Later when you recall the object, you will instantly know its gender because of it's location in the story you made. Actually, as you build more and more vocabulary you may designate more than one location for each gender. The better your imagination the more your can use this idea and expand it.

2) Pick a color for masculine nouns, one for feminine and one for neuter. When you memorize the noun, memorize it in the color you chose. I find the first idea the most effective and now use it for all nouns.

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andy@fluenz
Sounds a bit like the Dominic System used in mnemonics. Great idea!

Sounds a bit like the Dominic System used in mnemonics. Great idea!

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