by Luke Archer

I tried this tactic when learning some Hungarian from a friend; attach a noun to a number for a double-speed vocabulary-building exercise. This is the extent of my limited vocabulary so far:

1. Uno. Un letto (a bed)

2. Due. Una sedia (a chair)

3. Tre. Un tavolo (a table)

4. Quattro. Una lampada (a lamp)

5. Cinque. Un piatto (a plate)

6. Sei. Un coltello (a knife)

7. Sette. Una forchetta (a fork)

8. Otto. Un bicchiere (a glass)

9. Nove. Un armadio (a cupboard)

10. Dieci. Una scrivania (a desk)

It’s all very bedroom-focused, but at least I can sit in my room, point at things and shout their name in Italian now. My hosts must think so much of me.