Jonathan asks about learning genders of nouns in foreign languages such as German. What sort of mnemonic system should he use to remember the gender of each noun? He has tried coloring the nouns with different colors (e.g. pink for feminine, yellow for neuter, blue for masculine), but that doesn’t seem to work. In the episode, I suggest leveraging something more powerful: spatial memory.

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Music credit: Maurice Ravel’s String Quartet, 2nd movement, performed by the¬†US Army Band.