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Rob Tickner
Senior Member
New Zealand
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126 posts - 158 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: GermanB1, French, Swedish

 
 Message 25 of 158
09 September 2012 at 2:05am | IP Logged 
Thanks, it's certainly nothing remarkably difficult or requiring
a great stretch of intelligence to accomplish, simply a
concrete goal and persistence.

To clarify, 2000 new words learnt, the deck size is 3000. 200
new words a day plus reviews.

Once all the new cards are done, I'll keep doing the reviews
as they come up to maintain it all.
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ZombieKing
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Canada
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 Message 26 of 158
09 September 2012 at 10:32am | IP Logged 
Rob Tickner wrote:
Thanks, it's certainly nothing remarkably difficult or requiring
a great stretch of intelligence to accomplish, simply a
concrete goal and persistence.

To clarify, 2000 new words learnt, the deck size is 3000. 200
new words a day plus reviews.

Once all the new cards are done, I'll keep doing the reviews
as they come up to maintain it all.


I believe that your hard work will definitely pay off. There's no reason why a person isn't physically capable of learning 200+ words a day, it's just the discipline it requires to do so is hard to come by. With your determination, I think Swedish will be a breeze for you!
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prz_
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 Message 27 of 158
09 September 2012 at 12:55pm | IP Logged 
For me the problem is not determination, the problem is that (in my case) while having the last several dozen or even several words they simply can't stick to my mind. And when I finally guess them, because there are so little of them that I can remember it for 10-15 seconds, I forget it after another 10-15 seconds ;)
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Rob Tickner
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New Zealand
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Studies: GermanB1, French, Swedish

 
 Message 28 of 158
09 September 2012 at 3:29pm | IP Logged 
Day 11
Total: 2200
New: 200
Reviews: 461
Time: 131 mins
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stifa
Triglot
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Norway
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Speaks: Norwegian*, EnglishC2, German
Studies: Japanese, Spanish

 
 Message 29 of 158
09 September 2012 at 3:41pm | IP Logged 
Your determination is admirable. I am "mining" my own Japanese deck, and it has only
~1200 items; I only add 10-30 new cards a day.

When you're done with those reviews, you could just add new cards based on words you
encounter in native material. Perhaps even with Swedish definitions considering the
fact that you have 3000 words under your belt...

Good luck with the last 800.
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Rob Tickner
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New Zealand
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126 posts - 158 votes 
Speaks: English*
Studies: GermanB1, French, Swedish

 
 Message 30 of 158
09 September 2012 at 3:50pm | IP Logged 
The "stickiness" of each new Swedish word seems to directly
correlate to the level of similarity with the same word in
English or German, and/or the ability to conjure up some
memorable image that I can recall later. I imagine one's
creativity would get a greater workout as the languages
diverged, however.
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Rob Tickner
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New Zealand
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126 posts - 158 votes 
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Studies: GermanB1, French, Swedish

 
 Message 31 of 158
09 September 2012 at 3:57pm | IP Logged 
Thanks for your suggestion, I hadn't considered entries
using Swedish alone.

Best of luck with your Japanese studies.
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stifa
Triglot
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Norway
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Speaks: Norwegian*, EnglishC2, German
Studies: Japanese, Spanish

 
 Message 32 of 158
09 September 2012 at 7:13pm | IP Logged 
Thanks.

You might end up finding unknown words in the definitions but those words are usually
related to the original word, or they might be "dictionary words".

I've been doing this with Japanese, and I'm very lucky if I don't have to learn 10-15
more words to actually understand the definitions.

The reason for doing that is the fact that some words can't really be translated
properly into English. I noticed this when I looked at Lang-8 entries in my own
language. An example would be the word "to add" which could be translated to several
words in Norwegian. The one most similar to the English word, "å addere" is, as far as
I know, only used in mathematics.

(Please forgive my English language mistakes.)


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