What if I told you 400 words is all it takes to survive in a language?
To express yourself in a foreign language is never easy, but by learning the most basic verbs, descriptive adjectives and nouns you can cover most daily interactions and have a head start when trying to learn this language.
Together we have created multiple guides to help you communicate yourself in any language.
The main focus of this guide is communication. Grammatical perfection is something that takes time, but communicating is the basis of any language.
The idea is that these words can serve as your basic skill set from where you can build understandable and descriptive sentences to allow you to communicate yourself.
The guide is built from basic verbs and sentences, as well as nouns and adjectives that can help you describe things or people.
That is why we have included lots of words like “big” or “small”, “dark” and “light”, but also words like “more” and “less”.
From here you can describe things as “More big”, which may not be grammatically correct but it will in most cases be understood.
You can also combine words like “Yesterday” and “Tomorrow” with your basic verbs, so you can say things like “I go tomorrow”, which in some languages is grammatically correct, in others it is not, but it will always be understood.
We are aware you can not become fluent with 400 words, but the idea is to give you a good base for you can communicate and understand the most basic things. From there on you can get the conversation going, ask questions and learn more.
Learning many words or grammatical often doesn’t make sense until you actually need it, so when the time is right you can move on and research the things you think are missing in your communication.
Whether you just want to cover the basics or continue learning this language until fluency, these 400 words are a great start for you.