Hi Guys! I hope everything is well with you all and thanks for checking out my thread.
Im at the moment using brainscape decks wich I’ve made by myself but I don’t really feel satisfied with my results etc the amount of words I’m learning. Im pretty happy with the whole SRS deal. But how do you guys increase your vocab?
Fellow Kitsun proselyte here. I like to take articles from NHK easy and paste them into the reader. It has a feature to define things you click on with an extra button to generate an SRS item from the dictionary lookup. So I do a quick read through to get the gist of the article and make cards, learn a few cards a day until I get them all to srs level 4 or so, then take the time later to transcribe the article into a word document and do a best effort translation. When I’m done I move whatever words I think are useful into a permanent deck and discard the rest (eg. proper nouns).
It’s all the fun of learning words with the satisfaction of doing something useful every now and then.
I tried torii for about ten minutes, but outside of font options and some WK integration I didn’t particularly like it over just using one of the core decks (there are others floating around the net) with anki
Well, your mileage may vary. From my perspective, Kitsun doesn’t offer any advantage over Anki when it comes to pre-made decks, and when it comes to adding vocab that I found reading a book or watching anime I just don’t find it to be very troublesome to type in a card.
I’ve mentioned this a few times and don’t know if I’ve actually converted anyone yet, but here’s the process I personally swear by:
I use the android app Takoboto on my phone for all lookups while I read/play games/watch stuff, etc., and as I do I put the word into word lists, based on where I encountered them and if I want them to go into Anki.
Then all I need to do to make Anki cards is periodically export the word list data as a csv, manipulate it a bit and use Anki’s import function to make cards out of them.
For me that retains all the benefits of personalized vocabulary cards, without any significant additional effort or time consumption (since while reading I just need to tap a few buttons to put it in a list, and when making cards I can do it bulk instead of typing in each one), and I especially like that it works with any source, whether it’s print or digital or a game, etc., since I can always have my phone next to me.
Just another possibility to consider among all the others!
It does show in the dictionary lookup, but not in the reader at the moment. I think I’ve seen @neicul responding to a report of this not too long ago though. Ignore me, it’s there and I’m just too braindead to notice the mark right now. Sorry tags.
I know I’ve manually added duplicates when parsing articles, but after a quick test it looks like the thing that will break a whole paragraph down into potential items doesn’t filter duplicates either. I could see that being annoying for longer bodies of text.
If it does happen there’s always have the option hibernating the duplicate and nuking them with with the deck management tool later.