Register  Login  Active Topics  Maps  

Svenska 10000

  Tags: Swedish
 Language Learning Forum : Language Learning Log Post Reply
158 messages over 20 pages: << Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ... 14 ... 19 20 Next >>
Rob Tickner
Senior Member
New Zealand
Joined 2890 days ago

126 posts - 158 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: GermanB1, French, Swedish

 
 Message 105 of 158
16 October 2012 at 11:44pm | IP Logged 
Day 48
Total: 7000
New: 0
Reviews: 348
Time: 48 mins
1 person has voted this message useful



Rob Tickner
Senior Member
New Zealand
Joined 2890 days ago

126 posts - 158 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: GermanB1, French, Swedish

 
 Message 106 of 158
17 October 2012 at 12:14am | IP Logged 
@aftonbladet: Tack för dina rekommendationer, tyvärr gillar jag inte kriminalromaner, men
jag ha beställt några andra böcker från bokus.se. Lycka till med din spansk!
1 person has voted this message useful



Rob Tickner
Senior Member
New Zealand
Joined 2890 days ago

126 posts - 158 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: GermanB1, French, Swedish

 
 Message 107 of 158
17 October 2012 at 12:15am | IP Logged 
@juman: I would recommend all sets - there are a few strange words but overall it is a
very good collection for a beginning study of vocabulary. I purchased the four sets one
after another (3000, 5000, 7000, 9000), in order to set targets, though in hindsight,
each set doesn't really build upon the previous so much - they just introduce new themes.
You could just purchase the 9000 set and divide it up yourself, and save a little money.
If I were to do it again, I would still purchase the four sets - it's one less thing to
worry about.
1 person has voted this message useful



Rob Tickner
Senior Member
New Zealand
Joined 2890 days ago

126 posts - 158 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: GermanB1, French, Swedish

 
 Message 108 of 158
17 October 2012 at 1:24am | IP Logged 
@montmorency: There's the rub - accompanying sound files would certainly be useful, if
it were easy enough to find them and to incorporate them into the deck. In the long
run, it probably doesn't matter - I'm sure there are some words I'm pronouncing
incorrectly, but any issues should be addressed given time with audiobooks.

Testing your theory of reading comprehension, on the first page of my hardcover copy of
Harry Potter och De Vises Sten: out of 272 words, there were 13 which were unfamiliar,
though most of their meanings were fairly easy to deduce.

To be honest, if the intensity is there in this approach, I'm not feeling it. If
anything, it's more an enjoyable, thoroughly addictive game, which one partakes in
while strolling through the bush, or lounging in front of the television, or while
commuting, rather than a grueling slog to be administered in a padded room by trained
specialists. Please don't be intimidated by the numbers in this log - a minute in
heaven is quite different to a minute in hell.

1 person has voted this message useful



Roman
Diglot
Groupie
Spain
Joined 3854 days ago

42 posts - 52 votes 
Speaks: Portuguese*, English
Studies: German, Italian, French

 
 Message 109 of 158
17 October 2012 at 11:14am | IP Logged 
Very interesting log!

I'm thinking about giving it a go in German. Do you think is it better to put my language
in the question side and German in the answer?
I don't know Swedish but, German having three genders would it be wise to put it there,
isn't?


1 person has voted this message useful



Rob Tickner
Senior Member
New Zealand
Joined 2890 days ago

126 posts - 158 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: GermanB1, French, Swedish

 
 Message 110 of 158
17 October 2012 at 11:33am | IP Logged 
Thanks Roman. I think it's best to have your native language (Portuguese, English) in
the question side, to which you must provide the German translation. You should
definitely learn the gender of nouns when doing this. With German, plural forms can be
helpful as well. e.g.

Q: the horse
A: das Pferd -e (the -e indicates that the Plural is "die Pferde").

I highly recommend you find a large existing wordlist or set of flashcards already
made, rather than entering them manually yourself. That way, you can begin learning
straight away.

Best of luck to you - German is really a beautiful language.
2 persons have voted this message useful



Roman
Diglot
Groupie
Spain
Joined 3854 days ago

42 posts - 52 votes 
Speaks: Portuguese*, English
Studies: German, Italian, French

 
 Message 111 of 158
17 October 2012 at 11:44am | IP Logged 
Thank you for the tips!

I already found a Spanish-German deck with 7000+ and a PT-German deck with 10000 cards
and I'm tempted to do something like you're doing. I just don't know yet if I set it to
100 or 200 new cards a day plus reviews. Any thoughts?



Edited by Roman on 17 October 2012 at 11:45am

1 person has voted this message useful



Rob Tickner
Senior Member
New Zealand
Joined 2890 days ago

126 posts - 158 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: GermanB1, French, Swedish

 
 Message 112 of 158
17 October 2012 at 12:23pm | IP Logged 
Have a quick look through both decks, assess the quality. Find the best one (nouns with
genders, some idioms may be useful, not a whole lot of bizarre words), load it up, and
get started. I'd be tempted to set it to 200 new cards a day first, or even higher if
you can manage it - you can always dial it down if it starts to get out of hand, and
depending on how much time you have. Some days I was able to do 400 new words, some
days I only had time to do the reviews.

It's important that you know how to pronounce the words properly before you start.
Brush up on your pronunciation if you need to.

One last thing - once you choose a deck and get started, I would strongly recommend
this being your only German study - not think about tweaking the process, trying
different decks, or doing other courses - until you have finished the deck. For me,
having complete trust in the process, even when the occasional bizarre word comes up,
has been critical in maintaining focus.


2 persons have voted this message useful



This discussion contains 158 messages over 20 pages: << Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20  Next >>


Post ReplyPost New Topic Printable version Printable version

You cannot post new topics in this forum - You cannot reply to topics in this forum - You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum - You cannot create polls in this forum - You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page was generated in 0.3438 seconds.


DHTML Menu By Milonic JavaScript
Copyright 2020 FX Micheloud - All rights reserved
No part of this website may be copied by any means without my written authorization.