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rolf
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United Kingdom
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Speaks: English*
Studies: Dutch

 
 Message 137 of 158
23 October 2012 at 1:24am | IP Logged 
stifa wrote:
Why do you need to use Google Translate when there are tons of good online
dictionaries
around?


I am yet to find any good Dutch-English word lists, paid or not. Hence I make my own.

Unfortunately, there is a dearth of good Dutch language learning materials.
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Rob Tickner
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New Zealand
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Speaks: English*
Studies: GermanB1, French, Swedish

 
 Message 138 of 158
23 October 2012 at 3:42am | IP Logged 
@rolf: Thanks for stopping by. I was surprised by how difficult it was to come across
good quality word lists as well. There's a Dutch <-> English shared Anki deck that might
be OK to start with. I've recently been mining a few Android dictionary apps I bought.
They needed a fair bit of cleaning up, but have generated a reserve of around 20,000
words ready to be imported into Anki. Having said that, I've rarely been disappointed
with Google Translate, so your idea may hold water. Good luck with your studies.

Edited by Rob Tickner on 23 October 2012 at 3:43am

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Bbcatcher 08
Diglot
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Studies: Russian, Mandarin, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Serbo-Croatian, Hungarian

 
 Message 139 of 158
23 October 2012 at 4:07am | IP Logged 
How are you retaining all 200 words? Also- while doing these words, are you going in and
learning grammar points as well?

Keep up the good work, by the way. Very inspirational.
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Rob Tickner
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 Message 140 of 158
23 October 2012 at 4:37am | IP Logged 
@Bbcatcher 08: Thanks for your kind words. I find that once I've linked them in my mind
(see half-way down Page 16 in this thread), they stay there. Anki repeats the words to me
at regular intervals, so that I don't forget them. It seems this is a skill you improve
at as well - it felt easier and took less time to learn words 7600 - 7800 than words 0 -
200. Currently, I'm just learning words - grammar will come later.
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Bbcatcher 08
Diglot
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 Message 141 of 158
23 October 2012 at 4:41am | IP Logged 
Are you even trying to use them yet, or just concentrating like you said, on pure
learning of the vocabulary.
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Rob Tickner
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 Message 142 of 158
23 October 2012 at 7:45am | IP Logged 
@Bbcatcher 08: Not using them, just learning them, getting to know them, and tending to
them.
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Rob Tickner
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 Message 143 of 158
23 October 2012 at 2:00pm | IP Logged 
Day 55
Total: 8100
New: 300
Reviews: 557
Time: 144 mins

Edited by Rob Tickner on 23 October 2012 at 2:47pm

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lukbe
Triglot
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Speaks: Basque, Spanish*, EnglishC1
Studies: Cantonese, Mandarin

 
 Message 144 of 158
23 October 2012 at 2:20pm | IP Logged 
Making cards from base language to target language is something I always think about, but I can't find a way to do it, as I can't get my mind around the problem of synonyms. Especially, since you're tackling such a huge amount of words, you must be facing something like this all the time. How do you cope with this?

In the end I can only manage to do this kind of cards for sets of "thematic" vocabulary or, in general, for non-abstract nouns. And it's a pity because I do think that testing in that direction forces the brain to make stronger connections to remember it.

In any case, what you're doing is very impressive!


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