Learn to master languages like the famous Hungarian polyglot Kató Lomb. Discover her self-learning formula!. some 16 languages. See Wikipedia: %C3% B3_Lomb. Kato Lomb’s 10 Suggestions for Successful Langugage Learning. Polyglot has ratings and 97 reviews. Erica said: It was very refreshing to read Lomb’s language-learning tactics. Just about everything else I’ve rea.

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The author’s insights were so obvious. You have such a wonderful blog! The object to be photographed, to continue the langauges, should be the complete foreign-language form — a full sentence or phrase — not a part. At first, it was difficult. She’s just putting across her ideas, and if something else works for you, she says to go for it.

It took me back to the past, the long-gone era of my grandmother, when people still had the time and willingness to express themselves with those fascinating, rare words of the language our descendants won’t even know anymore.

At university I found bunches of English literatures. It taught me how to give myself a compliment after a full day talking language I haven’t mastered fully yet, instead of feeling miserable and wanting to give up. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I did not regret this summer’s steeplechase.

Next Post Deciphering handwritten Arabic. Thank you Captain Obvious, you have saved the world for another day. Musings of a Polyglot. Agree with another reviewer that she should’ve gone into greater detail on how she managed languages that don’t use conventional western scrip I felt the author was a bit disingenuous here. Given what we know about the brain today, this is solid advice.


And all because of her proficiency in learning languages, and her fearlessness in using them, even if imperfectly.

Polyglot: How I Learn Languages by Kató Lomb

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Apr 06, Erica rated it really liked it Shelves: By the way it is nice knowing some people in the world intuitively learn languages even they achieve languages in earlier age or might be they have mastered languages since toddler. Last year November I was listening to online radio. If it were possible to pull all that information out it might make up a single chapter. She recommended using interesting reading material to learn a foreign language.

She recalls teaching herself Russian in languaves bomb shelters of wartime Hungary, and her first attempts to communicate with Soviet soldiers.

Hungarian polyglot’s secret formula to language self-learning

She tended to express the language skill and its fruitfulness with a fraction, with motivation in the numerator as well as invested time, although if there is true motivation, one can pinch off some ten minutes a day even with the busiest joband inhibition in the languzges the fear of starting to speak, of being clumsy, of being laughed at.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Lomb went about this by reading books, easy books, like cheap pulp fiction or romance novels, that could be consumed easily without worrying too much about unknown vocabulary.


The primary gist of this book is that language learning requires a lot of time, dedication, and motivation. Now an average phone can take a good macro pic of the individual petal, and you have space for tons of pics: But it failed, hard.

Some are just easier to learn poorly. No, but I have admiration and respect for Lomb, and maybe just the tiniest bit more motivatio This, lnaguages, is not an actual guide on how to learn languages, but rather an individual’s story on her own adventure.

Now it has been translated into English, but still is not widely available. She touches on the history of polyglots and interpreting. Do not think of this book kaato a guide on how to teach yourself a language; you will be disappointed.

Book review of “Polyglot: How I learn languages” by Kató Lomb

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The author recommends reading in the language English title: That summer, my only thought was having a rest, playing ball, and swimming. This site uses cookies. Aww, how times have changed.