Advice 1: How to make your own dictionary

In practice, there are foreign texts with lots of unfamiliar words. Not very efficient to constantly look into the dictionary. It goes much faster if you first run through the text and underline with a pencil all the unfamiliar words. Then write them in the dictionary. And only after that proceed to the reading of the text. Homemade dictionary is good because it accumulates phrase on your topic.
Unfamiliar words underline and write in the dictionary
You will need
  • - a notebook
  • pen
  • - scissors
  • - line
  • pencil
Find a suitable vocabulary notebook. To do this, count how many letters are there in the alphabet of the target language. Note that not all letters can be included in the dictionary. For example, in the Russian language for the dictionary is not the desired letter is displayed "l", it does not begin words.To determine the number of pages per item, multiply the number of letters is 5. Thus, under each letter will be given 5 sheets of the dictionary. If you think that you need a different number, make your calculations. Besides, some letters are infrequent at the beginning of words and they need fewer pages. Guided by the printed dictionary.
Cut the sheets like alphabet books. Let's see how the diaries and cut out of notebook unnecessary strips. Immediately mark the beginning of each letter on the sheets in pencil, so as not to cut the excess. As a result, the right side of the notebooks will be visible to all the letters of the alphabet.
Sign marker all the letters. Pencil sketches erase marker and write the letters neatly. Your "alphabet book" is ready. Now on any letter in the dictionary, you can go very quickly.
Divide each page vertically into 3 parts. In the left column you will write the word in a foreign language, an average is a transcription, in the right hand column is the translation. Pages can be lined with a ruler and pencil. This work will take several hours, but the dictionary will be ready to serve you.
Sign dictionary. On the outside or the inside cover indicate your coordinates. If the dictionary is ever lost, you'll get it back.
When buying a notebook, pay attention to the binding and the cover. If the binding part is springy, it is easy to quickly turn the pages in different directions? Well made crust? Think about the size of the dictionary. Will you only use it at home or carry? Buy notebook of appropriate size.
Useful advice
Plan in the dictionary a certain number of blank pages. You might want to write there new rules from a textbook or phrases with the same subject.

Advice 2 : How to make a dictionary

In the process of learning a foreign language there is a need for the compilation of his dictionary, which will be recorded already learned words. The dictionary need to be to give full information about each word, and to this dictionary was convenient to operate.
How to make a dictionary
Large letters write the word, the translation of which you want to place in the dictionary. This word is there any way to highlight. In order to make easy further search in the dictionary, all the words make in the same style.
Write down the transcription of the word. Transcription is a symbolic designation of how to read this word. Typically, the transcription is written in brackets immediately after the word.
Indicate which part of speech is the word: noun, adjective, verb, etc. In each language has its own nuances.
Write the translation of the word. If you want to make the most complete and detailed dictionary, write all the translations. When the dictionary is assumed short, write only the translation that interests you in a given context.
Give examples the word usage. It can be phrases, sentences or whole phrases. It is desirable that each translation attached your example. This will allow you to demonstrate and better understand the semantic differences in the translations.
Go to the next word. The dictionary may be compiled alphabetically, by topic areas or no particular order. How to build a dictionary depends on the goals, to realize that called your dictionary.
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