Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1

By samm81
Tags: chinese, textbook

Flaschards for Cheng & Tsui’s Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1.

Contents:

  • All vocabulary from Lesson 1 through Lesson 10, including the “How About You?” boxes and the “Culture Highlights”. All vocab is tagged with which part of the book it came from, making it easy to suspend anything you’re not interested in reviewing (like the Culture Highlights vocab).
  • Both simplified and traditional characters.
  • Both pinyin and zhuyin (bopomofo) pronunciation systems.
  • Extra definitions that are not in the textbook, sourced from yellowbridge.com.

Usage:

  • Cards are imported in the order they appear in the book, with one exception: if a card appears in both supplementary material (“How About You?” or “Culture Highlights”) and a dialogue vocab, it will be scheduled such that it shows up with the dialogue vocabulary, even if it appears in an earlier “How About You?” or “Culture Highlights”. This is so that if you suspend the supplementary material cards (except ones that also appear in dialogues) the dialogue vocab will appear in order.
  • By default there are six cards per vocab item: definition -> spoken, spoken -> definition, simplified -> definition/spoken, traditon -> definition/spoken (does not appear if traditional is same as simplified), definition -> simplified, spoken -> simplified. This set up assumes that you are learning to recognize both simplified and traditional, but only write traditional. You may need to adjust the cards as needed.
  • By default, pinyin is used for pronunciation. You can edit the note type to use zhuyin instead.
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Sleek Vocabulary Template with Video

By woolgatherer
Tags: vocabulary, template, video

This template will help you quickly start using Anki for building your vocabulary.

What each field is and how it is to be filled:

Word Insert the head word here. The word you are learning.
IPA Insert the phonetic and phonemic transcription of the word.
Pronunciation Insert audio file containing the pronunciation of the word. Click on the “clip” icon to insert audio. Audio is automatically played. If you want it repeated you can click on the “play” button beside the head word.
Definition Each definition should be enclosed in a <div> tag like <div>My definition here.</div>. Extra info can be put in underline tags like this: <u>informal</u> <u>slang</u>. If you are including part of speech info don’t put them in <div> tags. Putting them in bold tags is recommended: <b>noun</b>.
Sentence This is where example sentences are inserted. Each example sentense should be enclosed in a <div> tag like <div>My example sentence here.</div>. You can use bold tags to highlight the head word like this: <div><b>Meliorism</b> is that comfortable midway point between pessimism and optimism</div>.
Picture You insert a picture relevant to the head word here. Click on the “clip” icon to insert pictures.
Video Backup Anki support for vidoes is not the best. So there are two steps if you want to include videos. First click on the “clip” icon to insert a video. You will see somthing like this: [sound:filename.mp4]. Then proceed to the next field.
Video Second copy only the file name from “Video Backup” field and paste here. Eg: copy only “filename.webm” from “[sound:filename.mp4]”

Also you can enable night mode in your Anki client for the dark theme!

Happy Learning! :)

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Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 2

By samm81
Tags: chinese, textbook

Flaschards for Cheng & Tsui’s Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 2.

Contents:

  • All vocabulary from Lesson 11 through Lesson 20, including the “How About You?” boxes and the “Culture Highlights”. All vocab is tagged with which part of the book it came from, making it easy to suspend anything you’re not interested in reviewing (like the Culture Highlights vocab).
  • Both simplified and traditional characters.
  • Both pinyin and zhuyin (bopomofo) pronunciation systems.
  • Extra definitions that are not in the textbook, sourced from yellowbridge.com.

Usage:

  • Cards are imported in the order they appear in the book, with one exception: if a card appears in both supplementary material (“How About You?” or “Culture Highlights”) and a dialogue vocab, it will be scheduled such that it shows up with the dialogue vocabulary, even if it appears in an earlier “How About You?” or “Culture Highlights”. This is so that if you suspend the supplementary material cards (except ones that also appear in dialogues) the dialogue vocab will appear in order.
  • By default there are six cards per vocab item: definition -> spoken, spoken -> definition, simplified -> definition/spoken, traditon -> definition/spoken (does not appear if traditional is same as simplified), definition -> simplified, spoken -> simplified. This set up assumes that you are learning to recognize both simplified and traditional, but only write traditional. You may need to adjust the cards as needed.
  • By default, pinyin is used for pronunciation. You can edit the note type to use zhuyin instead.

Additional notes:

  • If you already have the Integrated Chinese Level 1 Part 1 deck, this deck will try to import some cards that already exist. I suggest you select the “Ignore lines where first field matches existing note” field, so as to not lose your scheduling information.
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Oxford 5000 Word List ft. Collins

By woolgatherer
Tags: english, vocabulary, oxford, cefr

The Oxford 5000 is an expanded core word list for advanced learners of English. As well as the Oxford 3000 core word list (words that every learner of English needs to know), it includes an additional 2,000 words that are aligned to the CEFR, guiding advanced learners at B2-C1 level on the most useful high-level words to learn to expand their vocabulary.

This deck will help you memorize definitions of all the Oxford 5000 words.

Each word in the deck is given a CEFR level and they are tagged in Anki as such. So you can create a filtered deck with the CEFR Level you want. Unless you are a “beginner” I highly recommend you filter the deck according to your needs.

Oxford 5000 doesn’t include words of C2 level.

Each word in the list is treated in the following way:

  • The word and it’s definitions are introduced first as a “cloze” card. The student will remember all the senses of the word like this.
  • The student is presented the previously learned definition with the word blanked out (basic card). First letter of the word is given and subsequent underscores will tell how many letters the word contains.

Things you should know about the deck:

  • The the word list if from Oxford, definitions are taken from Collins COBUILD which is know for “providing definitions in full sentences rather than excerpted phrases. Example sentences are given for almost every meaning of every word, drawn from a large corpus of actual usage.”
  • Enable tts on your Anki Clinet to hear the pronunciation of the word. (o5k-cloze card only)
  • When Oxford 5000 includes a word it might only be for a particular part of speech. For examples “act” might have definitions for when it is used as a verb, noun, etc. But Oxford 5000 might only include the “noun” definition. But the deck includes definitions for all the parts of speech.
  • It is not exactly 5000 words especially considering the earlier point. For example ‘young’ is included as both ‘adjective’ and ‘noun’.
  • This deck is not done by hand / manually typing in. I used automation (Python) so errors might have crept in. If you found an error share them here.
  • You can make this deck better and share it.
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Merriam-Webster Vocabulary Builder

By woolgatherer
Tags: english, vocabulary

For students preparing for standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, ESL, TOEFL, and TOEIC. Also for homeschoolers and remote learners. Organized by 250 Greek and Latin roots as the building blocks for words, this book will aid in learning 1,200 words while introducing 2,000 more words. Includes quizzes after each root discussion to test progress.

Notes about the deck design:

  • A well designed deck of “Merriam-Webster Vocabulary Builder”.
  • For each unit, first the ROOT of the words is introduced. (cloze)
  • Then WORDS based on the ROOT is introduced. (cloze, reverse)
  • At the end of the unit QUIZZES are presented for review. (basic)
  • Night Mode!

Cloze Deletions are auto generated using spaCy. (expect weird stuff) ~ https://spacy.io/

Merriam Webster doesn’t use IPA, so all IPA is auto generated using “eng_to_ipa”. ~ https://pypi.org/project/eng-to-ipa/


Change Log:

  • v1.0 [2020-09-21] Initial Release
  • v1.1 [2020-09-23] fonts, reorder cards
  • v1.2 [2020-09-26] better cloze deletions
  • v1.3 [2020-10-02] corrected issues with some cloze cards. Revised deck HTML and CSS. Change fonts.
  • v1.4 [2020-10-09] Major UI overhaul. Corrected some issue with cards.
  • v1.5 [2020-11-04] Dealt with that annoying white flash when changing cards in night mode. Under the hood optimizations. FINAL UPDATE. This deck will not be updated further. Check out Merriam-Webster Vocabulary Builder LITE (English)
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Xefjord's Complete Japanese

By Xefjord
Tags: xefjord, japanese

Xefjord’s Complete Language Series was created with the mission of providing free language learning courses for every known living language. Xefjord was driven to start this project because he believes that every culture is inherently valuable and important to our humanity and global well being, and that languages are the gateway towards preserving and promoting those cultures.

Because of its popularity, ease of use, and open source nature Xefjord decided to create all his courses on the digital flashcard program Anki. These courses were created with the purpose of giving learners a survival level introduction to their language of choice while also granting them the tools to continue learning with and expanding upon the functionality of Anki afterwards.


There is only one option for learning Japanese.

This Japanese course teaches standard Japanese as one might hear in Tokyo, Japan with Hiragana (Phonetic Syllabary) and Kanji (Chinese Characters).

This course includes one deck not made by me but modified to fit my format:

The Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Course with vocabulary - revised (Link here: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/779483253)

You can get support for this decks by joining the subreddit or discord communities for Xefjord’s Complete Languages. Thank you~

https://www.reddit.com/r/XefsCompleteLangs/

https://discord.gg/Dne3YUJ

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Merriam-Webster Vocabulary Builder - LITE

By woolgatherer
Tags: english, vocabulary
  • For students preparing for standardized tests, including the SAT, ACT, ESL, TOEFL, and TOEIC. Also for homeschoolers and remote learners.
  • Organized by 250 Greek and Latin roots as the building blocks for words, this book will aid in learning 1,200 words while introducing 2,000 more words.
  • Includes quizzes after each root discussion to test progress.

It differs from the Merriam-Webster Vocabulary Builder deck as in it doesn’t include the “Explanation Text and Word Definition” cloze cards which are rather time consuming.

Notes about the deck design:

  • A well designed deck of “Merriam-Webster Vocabulary Builder”.
  • For each unit, first the ROOT of the words is introduced. (cloze)
  • Then WORDS based on the ROOT is introduced. (reverse)
  • At the end of the unit QUIZZES are presented for review. (basic)
  • Night Mode!

Cloze Deletions are auto generated using spaCy (expect weird stuff). Merriam Webster doesn’t use IPA, so all IPA is auto generated using eng_to_ipa.


Change Log:

v1.0 [2020-11-04] Initial Release

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