Using ChatGPT to make studying 1000x easier

Hey y’all! I’ve been doing something with my flashcard studying recently that has really helped my studying and saved me a ton of time so I figured I’d share. For immersion, I like to create flashcards with the front as the sentence raw, and the back of the card with the vocab and explanations of any grammar forms. I also write it out the first time I go through it and write all the vocab etc. as well, but have always felt really slowed down by manually creating the flashcards after already studying the entire sentence and it makes the whole studying process more tedious and less fun.

So I had AI fix that for me! I asked chat gpt to take any sentence I post into the chat in japanese and create a flashcard I can paste into Anki with the original sentence on the front, all vocab and grammar forms explanations on the back, and also with any verbs presented in their root form. I

t worked almost perfectly right from the get go and I just asked it from then on to make a couple tweaks based off of my own studying preferences etc. and now it saves me so much time and allows me to get through each chunk of text without having it feel like work. Really is a total lifesaver for immersion and sentence mining

I have also played around a bit with having chat GPT help me with Japanese in other ways, for instance I asked it to have a conversation with me at a lower intermediate speaking level, but to throw in things that challenge me a little bit and subtly correct any misspoken sentences I send with the correct version of the sentence in its reply. Obiviously not 100% accurate all the time but is a really amazing way to practice if you have no one to talk to in japanese and don’t want to spend a ton of money on a tutor or something

That being said, I know there is a ton more ways that AI can be used to greatly assist in studying languages, and I would love if y’all would use this post as a discussion board to throw in your favorite way of using AI to help studying. Maybe someone even knows a way to link it to WaniKani? This stuff is so cool to me, it’s a crazy world we live in

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The common trend is that ChatGPT is confidently wrong about things. While it might work for simpler sentences, like you said, its not 100% accurate. So I would just say use it with a heavy dose of skepticism for now (as I am sure with versions 5 and 6 it will be more accurate with time).

Edit: I made a thread to avoid making the same comments in the future with ChatGPT

I think overall I would just emphasize for people to check their work. Think of ChatGPT like a calculator, the answer might be right but the inputs that got you the answer might be leading you astray.

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You mean you use ChatGPT to format things into Anki card right? Because ChatGPT is really bad at grammar explanations, especially the 3.5 model can get even basic sentences wrong.

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I have it do the grammar explanations briefly and not over-detailed and then before I add a flashcard to my deck I go over it real quick to make sure its all correct. Purely for saving time of the process of having to write everything out. I search in the dictionary i use as I write the sentence out and then have ChatGPT generate flashcards and change any slightly wrong definition or grammar explanation to fit the more indepth search i did in the dictionary.

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Also the calculator might start hallucinating.

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Or turn into a zombie. The possibilities are limitless!

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