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Rob Tickner
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New Zealand
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Speaks: English*
Studies: GermanB1, French, Swedish

 
 Message 49 of 158
19 September 2012 at 1:00am | IP Logged 
Simple word pairs. Shown the English word, give the Swedish word. Verbs in the
infinitive, all nouns have corresponding genders.

Several years ago I experimented with different card formats in Anki for some adhoc
German vocab work. I found that it wasn't necessary to do both English -> German and
German -> English - for me, English -> German was more than sufficient.

No example sentences. The purpose here is to internalize a large bank of common Swedish
words in my brain in a short period of time, which requires a fast way to generate
reliable word lists (using scripts run across a dictionary or vocabulary book). The
simple, pure list of word pairs eliminates distraction, and is, in a way, almost
beautiful in its simplicity.

Edited by Rob Tickner on 19 September 2012 at 1:23am

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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 50 of 158
19 September 2012 at 11:35am | IP Logged 
Day 21
Total: 3000
New: 0
Review: 370
Time: 68 mins
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montmorency
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 Message 51 of 158
19 September 2012 at 11:47am | IP Logged 
So you are only going for English->Swedish (just as you only went for English->German)?

That's interesting.


I suppose that many beginners concentrate on target language->base language, and forget
about the other way around, which is often harder.

I'd have thought you still needed to give some attention to TL->BL though, but if it
works for you...


(bear in mind I don't use Anki and don't really know how it works, but with physical
flashcards it's less of an issue, as you can very simply use them in either direction).


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stifa
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 Message 52 of 158
19 September 2012 at 12:43pm | IP Logged 
You can easily "flip" anki decks as well.
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Rob Tickner
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New Zealand
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Studies: GermanB1, French, Swedish

 
 Message 53 of 158
19 September 2012 at 12:44pm | IP Logged 
Correct, only English->Swedish.

In theory, it would make sense to learn the words in both directions.

In practice, the link generated in my brain is close enough to bidirectional. The other
direction is easier, and is thoroughly exercised later on with listening and reading,
plus I spend my time learning new words instead.

Not sure what the theory is behind it all, but the results speak for themselves.
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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 54 of 158
19 September 2012 at 12:54pm | IP Logged 
The reviews have gotten down to around an hour a day now, so tomorrow I'll be adding the
next 2000 words to the deck, and unleashing them over the next 10 days at 200 words/day.

The last few days of reviewing without new cards has left my spirit wanting, though the
short break did seem appropriate.
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montmorency
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 Message 55 of 158
19 September 2012 at 1:52pm | IP Logged 
Yes, although I don't use Anki, I find I prefer to learn "new" words than go over "old"
ones! Worries me sometimes, but, that's just the way it is.
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Rob Tickner
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 Message 56 of 158
20 September 2012 at 1:11pm | IP Logged 
Day 22
Total: 3200
New: 200
Review: 356
Time: 108 mins


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