Is it a good idea to learn a new language by writing a story book/novel in it?

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  • 2 months ago
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    i would advise learning it first but hey each person learns differently so yeah if you think you will learn best this way than do.

  • 2 months ago

    When you're learning a language, one of the many ways you should be working at acquiring it is by writing in that language. However most of us content ourselve with writing very simple stuff while we absorb the grammar and syntax.

    Write a book by all means, but don't expect it to be at all readable. Anything that makes you use and manipulate a language is helpful, but most likely it will only show you how much there still is to learn.

  • John P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No. If you have no experience of using a language in daily conversation with native speakers and writing simple notes of thanks etc then you have no hope of writing a book in that language.

  • 2 months ago

    Although writing a book is not an easy job even in native language, it is worth trying! 

    Learning a language can be done by any mean.

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  • 2 months ago

    Only if you all ready know the language.

    • Cogito
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      * already

      All ready doesn't have the same meaning.

  • Zac Z
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No. It would necessarily be a horrible book.

    Very limited in vocabulary. Full of grammar mistakes, word used incorrectly, awkward phrases. It would lack idioms or they would be wrong. And so on.

    It will be much more worthwhile to improve your language skills by reading books in a foreign language. You won't be able to learn another language simply by reading but you'll expand your lexicon, idioms, get a feel for how that language is used, etc.

  • 2 months ago

    It's difficult enough to write a book in your own language, so I would advise against it, unless you have someone patient enough to go through what you've written and correct it, so you can learn from your mistakes.

    A better way to learn a new language it to take classes, speak to native speakers, read, watch movies or series in that language with subtitles in your own language.

  • 2 months ago

    No. It's a good idea to find a group of native born speakers of that language and become friends with them. I am assuming you want to learn the spoken, not written, language primarily.

  • 2 months ago

    No, it'll come across as gibberish, since you don't know the language well enough.

  • 2 months ago

    Try translating a book. If you can do that, you are good enough.

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