Memorizing a language vocabulary is a kind of endurance exercise. Slow endurance. And pleasant, like walking. It’s also exploration. Your brain sizzles with new connections.
Memorizing a language vocabulary has much in common with hiking a national park which is new to you.
But walking aimlessly is a danger to meaningful progress.
You need a solid vocabulary list, and a spaced-repetition program. That’s when you know you’ve created your own personal “national park” to explore. A complete, self-contained world of words.
You walk naturally with spaced-repetition flash card programs such as those at LanguagePod101.com.