5. Read Easy Books

Find novels that are low reading levels (even children books, if you completely have no foundation in that language), and circle or highlight the words and phrases that you do not know. Then look up what they mean, and re-read the book with your newly found knowledge. WARNING: Do not look up phrases longer than a sentence, because Google translate can only translate so much before it messes up and gets it wrong, which is why you want to start off with very easy books where you would not have to translate much.

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