InterpretationWhy a dictionary should be your last resort to learning a new word.
¿Dónde está el baño? 那个洗手间在什么地方？I'm going to go wash my hands.
- Just listen.
- Listen and read along silently.
Traditional dictionaries translate a given lexical term without relaying contextual or situational appropriateness. Contrastively, interpretation conveys an exact semantic idea culturally acceptable for a given instance. To reinforce this methodology, further explanation should accompany both languages. The novice should utilize their native language while at an advanced level, emphasis should be placed on producing clarifications in the target language.