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PhraseMix is a way to learn languages.  It is based on the idea that memorizing phrases is the fastest way to learn.  Here's why:

  • Learning words leaves out so much information.  Some words are used in polite conversation, others only at a bar.  Lots of words occur in pairs or triplets.  Verbs can be transitive or intransitive; nouns can be countable or uncountable.  It's impossible to absorb all of this by learning the "meaning" of a word.
  • Phrases are grammatical.  But unlike explicit grammar study, learning through phrases taps into the mind's natural pattern-detecting capabilities.  As you remember more and more phrases that are built similarly to each other, you will begin to develop a feel for how sentences are formed in the language.
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