If you want to use a word naturally, you need to learn the other words that often go with it. These are also called word partners, and they can be very different from language to language. For example, in English we say:
I missed the bus = I didn’t catch the bus (NOT I lost the bus)
She made a mistake (NOT She did a mistake)
A heavy smoker = Someone who smokes a lot (NOT a strong smoker or a big smoker)
It was a serious illness (NOT a big illness or a strong illness)
These are just some examples, but good dictionaries now include examples of common collocations. When learning new words, please, look for other words that collocate with them. This way, you will avoid simple mistakes caused by mother tongue interference.