Asked • 06/19/19

How can I increase my Englishg vocabulary

I am frustrated because my vocabulary in my native language is so much richer than it is in English.

How can I increase my English vocabulary?

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David R.

Assuming you live in an area where English is the main language, you should have easy access to English movies, TV, books, music and more. Immersion will help you pick up on vocabulary subconsciously; audio-visual media will also clue you into pronunciation. One activity I’ve seen done is writing out a basic word (red, for example) and then looking up synonyms (crimson, scarlet...) which should help you with building vocabulary, and in some cases idioms (natural word pairings). Wikipedia has a simple English version which could also help.


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Suzie S. answered • 06/19/19

High School and College English Teacher, Writer, Speech Specialist 20+

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