While shampooing, I was wondering what the German word for scalp was.
Then: wouldn´t it be useful to think of a few other relevant words each time I was in the shower?
The idea which came to me was to do with this whole business of foreign words having a gender. German nouns can be masculine, feminine or neuter, so why not learn one of each, each time? Der Skalp, masculine (which I have just looked up and found was not too challenging), could be associated with die Kopfhaut. This is a feminine word for scalp made up of Kopf (head) and Haut (skin). To complete my trio I am adding the neuter das Haar (the hair).
By linking the three words in a way that makes some sort of sense, I stand more chance of remembering them. Daily revision will make sure that those words are firmly entrenched and before long I will know all sorts of sophisticated words like spleen, calf and Achilles heel.
Fun, relevance, repetition: all the necessary ingredients for successful progress and clean, shiny hair as a bonus. Let´s speak wetspeak!