Even normal books there are words sometimes I'm not familiar with.
I usually sit with my laptop and google or just use the dictionary website. Was just wondering what most people do?
Do you usually know most of the words or ignore a word you were not too familiar with as it's still easy to understand the story even if you skip some words
Most Helpful Guy
In my native language German, I usually don't have to look up anything because I know all the words. The German language has a smaller vocabulary than English and I've always read a lot, so I also just have a big vocabulary in German.
In English, it does happen from time to time that I come across a word I don't know. This is especially the case because I major in English linguistics and literature. I have to read a lot of literary texts in English, including plays or novels from the 17th and 18th centuries. So when I read a literary text for university, I usually look up words I don't know because it's crucial for my analysis that I really understand what I've read. When I read English novels for fun during my leisure time, I sometimes also jump over words I don't know. However, two advantages I have are that I know French because it's mandatory in Swiss schools to learn it and I know classical Latin because you're not allowed to study any subject from the field of humanities at a Swiss university unless you've passed an exam that proves your proficiency in classical Latin. Together, French and Latin can help quite a lot when confronted with rare or difficult words in English.0
Most Helpful Girl
Well, if there's a word I don't know, I will look for its meaning on a dictionary.
But I don't sit with it. And I usually know most of the words.0