“Why learning vocabulary in Chinese is easy”, from the Fluent in 3 Months blog:
“Today I want to focus on learning vocabulary. How can you remember these words when they are so different to familiar European ones? Especially when you have to incorporate the tones!
Hopefully my suggestions will help you see how absorbing quite a lot of new vocabulary in this language can be much easier than you thought if you use a little imagination! I’ll also mention a few alternative ways to learn the words to give you some other ideas!”