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How to Remember Foreign Words & Phrases

Learn how to remember foreign words and phrases in this Howcast video about memory techniques featuring memory expert Barry Reitman.


My name is Barry Reitman. I'm the author of Secrets Tips and Tricks of a Powerful Memory. And I'd like to discuss very briefly how to remember foreign words and phrases, and in this case of the example I'm about to give you, foods.

There is an Indian restaurant that I really like near my home. And I usually order the same thing, or I usually did order the same thing. But one day the waiter came to the table and he said, "Try something new. There is something that the Chef wants you to try. It's Merge Gell Freezy [SP]." I tried it, I liked it. I learned that it's available in most Indian restaurants, but it's often not on the menu. You have to ask for it. So I have to remember, what was that? Mer- Marig- Merge Gell Freezy. And here's how I remember it. I was driving to the restaurant. This is my story, I can make it up anyway I want. And I merged into a high-speed lane and a car hit me, I think it was his fault, he thinks it was my fault. Well, the police thought it was my fault. And after this merge accident they put me in jail just for a little while. But it was a very unpleasant experience, I was freezing. After this merge, I went into jail and I was freezing. And I want some of that hot Merge Gell Freezy to warm me up. That's how I remember foreign words.

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