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Just want to say a massive thank you to the community for the vote of confidence! This is near unachievable for an established app.
A better rating entices more people to use the app, which will lead to more people contributing back to the community - both from a development perspective, and means a wider variety of shared decks to choose from.
It truly warms my heart to contribute to this. Thank you!
Not quite. I'm one of the devs volunteering for AnkiDroid (a semi-official free/libre port of Anki for Android). Picked it up as a COVID-hobby, and been running with it ever since.
Regardless, thanks for the word of mouth recommendation, it's software that's massively improved my life, and a reminder every now and than that it's done the same for others is truly heartwarming. Have a great day!
I would recommend putting them in an anki deck. It's a spaced repetition program that is tremendously useful for memorization. There is an accompanying phone app (though I think the iOS version might not be free?), so you can easily go over all the formulas you want to memorize as they come up every day. Anki uses an algorithm to decide how often you need to train a certain piece of knowledge based on how well you know it already.
On top of that, I also recommend actually deriving them yourself at least once just so you're sure you understand where they come from. It's also very important to actually do exercises where you need those identities. Recognizing when you need to use what is part of the difficulty and that can only be taught by doing it.
If you're OK with making your own flash cards, I recommend Anki (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki).
It increases the interval between when you see a card again when you get it right. It got me through med school, and I can't say enough good things about it.
I use this one
The app iteself is a bit shite but it's the process really that is the killer.
I followed this video to understand what to do:
I used the desktop app to set up the cards, then created an account and synced my profile, then downloaded the Android app
"Anki è un programma che rende facile ricordare le cose."
Lo uso tre anni ogni giorno (10-30 minuti) per imparare lingue e per il lavoro. Sarebbe bene usarlo con la versione desktop (per creare g "decks") e leggere il tutorial (https://apps.ankiweb.net/docs/manual.html) prima di incominciare. Ma posso dire che funziona.
Android, educazione, free (open source).
C'e anche la versione iOS, ma costa $28.
AnkiDroid Flashcards. We support camera/gallery/copy&paste for images on Android
Not sure if this is against self-promotion rules. Feel free to remove
You never heard of Anki? Anki is #1 in the Language learning community.
On Goggle Play the app is free. But on the App store (Apple) they charge to download the app. You can also download to Windows computer.
(There are some apps with similar names in Google play and on Android alternative sites that use similar names to Anki)
Ankidroid has some or all of those features. It's also free and a good alternative to Quizlet. You can import card decks or create your own on both apps.
This is the official Anki Android app.
There's also a windows version at apps.ankiweb.net
I have started making the flashcards yet but I will try to get the first character done in a week or so (I will probably start with Master Raven because she is my main). Once it's done I'll make a new post.
Thanks for your interest!
> - Put literally all of your vocabulary into an app called Anki , it's free on your computer but £24 on tablet/phone(don't install the free app since it's a fake), it puts it into an effective spaced repitition system that only shows each peice when you're about to forget it so it reduces the amount of times you review and you won't have to cram vocab before the exam
I can definitely vouch for anki, I use it for basically everything. The android version is free, bu the iphone version is paid (you can check the official anki site here to check out both mobile versions)
Thanks for the rec!
AnkiDroid will do what you're after.
/u/Boi_57228 A while back, I added a 30 second tutorial on nesting decks. I believe that this is what you're after.
Feel free to reply or get in touch with /r/anki if you need more.
(disclaimer: new to the community. App is free/open source, I don't get paid for this and haven't upvoted anything in this thread, please let me know if you'd prefer I didn't post)
I'd suggest logging into Anki Web to check if all the cards/decks are in there, and up to date. You will also be able to see the size of your decks. If it's just a few MB, then syncing shouldn't take very long, even if Ankiservers or your internet is a bit slow.
You could also get the Android App "AnkiDroid" and check if it works/syncs there.
If your cards are safely stored in Ankiweb you can simply reinstall the App on your Mac and see if that does the trick. Also if in doubt: Reboot/Restart your Computer.
Just make sure that, if prompted by Anki, you download FROM Ankiweb and DO NOT upload to Ankiweb in case the decks on your Mac are corrupted (unless of course you suspect the Ankiweb Version to be corrupted/outdated. There should also be a local backup, but I don't know where that is stored on a Mac).
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=en - Android
https://ankiweb.net/about - WebApp
iOS is a paid app, or use the WebApp
You might be able to export your cards, but you likely won't be able to import your scheduling information into a third party app
Firstly, it sounds like you both care. That's a huge win.
If you can compromise on LLPSI then that's another huge win because it's absolutely brilliant. Make sure you use Colloquia Personarum too, maybe as homework.
Be sure to check out Scorpio Martianus' video recordings of the whole of Familia Romana/Colloquia Personarum on youtube. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Zt19wzsW-c&t=219s)
Also, memorising paradigms and vocabulary can actually be fun. Anki takes all the drudgery out of memorisation and makes it a good game. (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=en_US)
(And I speak as someone who hated rote memorization so much that I dropped A-level chemistry because they wanted me to memorise a list of colours of transition metal ions)
Learn to use Anki, and get your kids to use it too, it can be quite addictive and then they can piss about on their phones whilst learning Latin.
Make your own anki decks for LLPSI, as you go, including recording the various words and paradigms in your own voices. I imagine they will love it.
And Anki (or spaced recognition) is a transferable skill. It will probably be the most useful thing they get from a Latin course, maybe from school in general.
As others have said, I don't think your study problems are connected to your Aphantasia. You might want to check out Anki https://ankiweb.net/about and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki I swear by it.
There are a few books that help. I only know German books but I'm sure there are some Spanish or at least English books as well. Mímir is a good grammar reference. Dict.cc has a good icelandic dictionary. There are some Anki dictionaries that help. But I don't know about any comprehensive online course. Pronunciation is difficult in my estimation, because Icelanders mumble a lot.
Have you tried AnkiDroid? It can take images & lets you draw on the flashcards if you enable the "whiteboard" feature in the three-dot menu when you start studying flashcards. Anki has Windows, Mac, Linux and iOS versions as well, so you can sync your study progress and study anywhere.
Ankidroid Flashcards is the best one I've used. You can review study cards anywhere, in just a few minutes. You can make your own cards or you can download other user made decks.
Here is the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki
I just looked at their website and app, it's got a nice user interface but doesn't seem like it provides anything more than memrise/anki can provide on the vocab/flashcard front and the free alternatives also have spaced repetition that makes learning more efficient.
I would recommend checking out the free Anki Thai decks if you want to learn vocab. There's also a great free Anki Android app.
Assuming you're on android, it's this one. Sometimes you might have to hunt on google to find a deck instead of only on the shared page.
AnkiDroid is the Anki app for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=en. That may not be simple for you to source.
I'll be happy to walk you through alternatives tomorrow if necessary.
Yep, project based learning is the way to go. I, too, started and never finished a bunch of books and tutorials until I had a good understanding of the basics, but not more than that. And I felt kinda lost. Just as OP does feel now.
Now I combine learning by doing and learning by googling.
To add something of value, and not just make this a thinly disguised "+1" post, I do something else that I think greatly helps me make better progress than I did before:
Whenever I google something which I do not yet understand, I make an Anki card of it. About absolutely everything. Language syntax, shell commands, vim or tmux shortcuts, you name it, I have an Anki deck for it. I have AnkiDroid for my phone, as well. It comes with a widget which you can place on your home screen that turns red when you have cards to learn, and blue when you're done for the day. This makes sure I study the cards every day.
I'm noticing real improvement since I'm doing it like that.
Working on my CCNP Route exam now, it is going well. Hoping to take the exam within 2 months, but hard to nail down a schedule at this point.
I spend most of my free time reading through Kevin Wallace's CCNP Route book and scribbling my notes down into OneNote. Will then take them from there and make some Anki flash cards so I can review for 30 mins a day on my phone. To me it is nice to be able to use Ankidroid and have it keep the flash cards I know to the back of the deck, and keep repeating the ones I am not clear on.
I learned a shit ton of Swahili vocabulary using Ankidroid -- it really helps that you actually create your own flashcards & then whenever you're bored you pulled your phone out and work on them -- it's super convenient and seriously works.
Wow I am surprised that the Apple version is charged for when the Android and desktop are not, and at that price :o The Web version could be used in browser, that's what I do with my Kindle, but no offline option :(
I'm no Anki expert, but for the basic purposes of flashcards that I use it for, AnkiDroid is free and good if you're an Android user.
I will just add that the officially recommended Android version AnkiDroid is free, because it is open-source and made by a different team who works closely with Damien to reproduce features using the source code of the desktop version as a reference. It's got a lot more features than even AnkiMobile on iOS.
I love learning languages myself. What language are you trying to learn, if you don't mind me asking? If you don't want to tell, that's fine too :)
Don't really know any app that does that I think. Google Translate might have a floating widget though, and Gboard has a translator built-in. Those might help.
But honestly for language learning, it's probably not very effective just putting everything into a translator and then forget about it afterwards anyway. You'd just be reading an automatic translation instead of understanding the language. You're probably better off copying words and phrases you've encountered somewhere to review later (e.g. vocabulary app, flashcards, notebook) or just memorising vocabulary (e.g. 1,000 most used words; words related to a certain subject; other pre-made decks), and useful phrases. Duolingo and Memrise can be good to keep you somewhat motivated but I haven't found them to be very effective. Using spaced repetition apps like Anki, and proper grammar guides should be much more effective. Then read, watch/ listen and speak.
What I'm trying to say is, if you don't know the basics of the language, using a translator all the time won't help one bit. And if you do know the basics, you shouldn't be needing a translator app the majority of the time, only a dictionary.
I hope that helps somewhat ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
Maybe some Flashcard apps like [https://ankiweb.net/](Anki web) or mobile app [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki](AnkiDroid on Play Store) are more clever.
It exists a lot of community decks for French vocabulary.
Advantage of such app is to insist on words causing difficulties to you and quickly ignore those you already know.
AnkiDroid (versão desktop do Anki) para memorizar informação a longo prazo (faculdade, linguagens, geografia, etc.).
Tudom könyv volt a kérdés, de ha a nyelvtan mellett a szókincset szeretnéd "speedrunolni" akkor ajánlom az AnkiDroidot, azonbelül pedig ezt a decket
Ez azért jó mert mutat egy képet, majd utána franciául írja csak le mit jelent, ha nagyon nem megy vagy félreérthető akkor pedig kikeresed. Úgytudom úgy a legjobb nyelvet tanulni ha azon a nyelven tanulod kizárva a fordítást.
Ami még remek hogy SRS (Spaced Repetition System)-el működik, attól függően mennyire vagy magabiztos tolja ki mennyivel később kell ismételned egy adott szót.
When I started way back x decades ago, I was reading at kindergarten level.
It is also intentional study. Everytime I saw a new word on a TV show or in a song, I hit the dictionary. This was before google translate or Pleco on the phone were available. It was not easy.
However, people who study Chinese have a good point. They study the most frequently used words first. Start with the first 100 characters, then the next 500 characters and so on.
For study, I use Pleco and AnkiDroid. Pleco is a very good dictionary for learning Chinese. You can lookup words by either handwriting or pinyin. The best thing is if you lookup a character, it has links to the phrases and idioms that use that character. So you see how the character is used in real words and phrases. That helps your memory.
Also AnkiDroid- I used to use that daily- just repeatedly go thru the flashcards during my commutes- 10 minutes a day. You can either make up your word cards or download public sets of flashcards online.
Chinesepod, definitely. Chinesepod was very helpful. The beginner dialogues mix in both English and Mandarin- so you are never in danger. And the site also includes PDFs for study. That was the only resource x decades ago. I am sure there are many available others now on Youtube.
> I've heard of anki but I'm not sure where to start.
People overcomplicate it. Anki's best for retaining knowledge that you already know
Ankidroid combined with the desktop version of anki (for easier creation/editing of cards). Both free and there are plenty of already created decks to download for free if you don't want to create your own.
Are you sure you are trying to download this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki
There are some impostors on Google Play store with similar naming.
Use an app like AnkiDroid to study for things. It's a spaced repetition study app used mainly by language learners, but I also used it to memorize all the formulas needed for calculus, linear algebra, stats, and other classes. It's super helpful; wish I knew about it sooner.
Anki is good for practicing vocabulary. I used to use it often to practice when I had free time. Overall, I do agree with the other respondent that your main learning should be from some kind of structured grammar guide.
To use this deck on Android, without installing Anki on a computer, just scroll down to the bottom of the page. There will be a big blue 'Download' button to download an .apkg file. And after installing AnkiDroid from Google Play, either open the downloaded .apkg file with AnkiDroid or open AnkiDroid, click on the three vertical dots and select Import (screenshot).
But in the long term, installing Anki on a computer and setting up an AnkiWeb account are bound to happen, especially if you're to make your own cards, and following what shannirae1 said right from the start might be preferable.
AnkiDroid does it without saving files (Record Audio/Check Pronunciation on Cards), but there's probably something more specialized that you'd prefer: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki
Are you sure the file exists in the directory, and that you're in the correct directory to execute the command?
What's the command that you typed?
If you give up, or need something in the meantime, AnkiDroid should work on ChromeOS: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki
I've just reached the paywall, and I'm worried I'm going to end up the same. I've downloaded AnkiDroid to my phone, and am using a WaniKani deck a very kind person made, but it's still not quite the same.
I feel awful not paying for WaniKani, but I just can't afford it right now. :(
I'm assuming you have an Android phone? The AnkiDroid app is free and it syncs with desktop Anki through you ankiweb account: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=en_US
This was an issue with older versions of Android not accepting a new security certificate for AnkiWeb.
We've just released 2.10.4 to fix this issue. Google roll out the updates slowly, but you can find it here:
Issue Ref: https://github.com/ankidroid/Anki-Android/issues/6317#issuecomment-636504081
Should be fixed now. Google will release the patch over the next few days, but you should be able to get it here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki
Thanks for the offer for help
About ~40,000 affected. It was an issue on the AnkiWeb side. We've just released 2.10.4 which should fix the issue.
AnkiDroid also hotpatched to 2.9.7.
> Fix crash / workaround deck options timer config regression in AnkiDesktop
2.9.7 will be rolled out incrementally by Google over the next few days.
A few more changes are planned for 2.10 ;)
Anki (desktop) and AnkiDroid (phone)
> I don't want to type in thousands of flashcards and then realize there's a better choice
I don't know BrainScape but hasn't it got an option to export deck to let's say CSV file or other common format?
For desktop: https://apps.ankiweb.net
Apple: I don't know. Last I heard, it was rather expensive in the range of 25 American bucks. 🤷♂️
i think for memorize flash card is good enough it can apply to android flash card Anki. Khan Academy maybe also can help your problem.
ankidroid is a free flashcard app for android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=en). It's using some spaced repetition algorithm to make sure that you remember the cards you learn long-term. Really good and no ads in the app.
The icon is for a stats app I can't remember the name of, but the app is Anki, but that doesn't have an icon yet so I just picked one that kinda fit.
Anki mobile app is free. Here's the Android version -- you're on your own for Apple
So definitely get that. You'll want the PC version,too, I think, for some editing. Then use it to drill vocabulary, grammar and kanji from whatever textbook you decide on.
If you don't want to make your own decks, check out the existing decks to see if there is one for your text book, then give it a try to see if you like it and if the material is at the level you're expecing.
If you need to study words for a language or something else you can use flashcards for, I'd recommend you to use Anki with AnkiDroid for your phone and AnkiWeb for use on the web. Got me through French class, which is nice.
You can just set your keyboard language to Thai without actually having a Thai keyboard. typeinthai.com is a great website to learn touch typing from. It's a bit harder because you can't look at the keyboard to help you, but after a while you'll get it.
For flash cards, the answer is pretty much always Anki (Android app). It uses spaced repetition, which is basically voodoo which allows you to remember everything you put into it forever, and very quickly. It'll help not just with the alphabet, but throughout the whole language learning process, and actually with any other application where you need to memorise stuff. I can't recommend it more highly.
Well, i'll ask a stupid, obvious, dumb question, but I think it's better to ask than to waste dollars (it is 4:1 here in Brazil) and it does not work out.
I looked at the app you sent, and they said it is compatible with many devices (look the quote below), but they don't mention Note 5. Does it really work on Note 5?
Moreover, do you use Ankidroid (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki) and Goldendict (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.goldendict.android.free)? I'm wondering if they will work with the MW app.
Here the devices supported by MW app according to their devs:
> [Compatible Devices]
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
Samsung Galaxy Alpha
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S4
Are you taking the major points from the book chapters and condensing them into notes you understand? for me I go through every chapter and break it down into "my own notes". Are you using the OCG books from Cisco in the class? If you like to learn with videos there are some good ones out on Cisco Live Lessons, INE, Udemy, and CBTnuggets. To me the videos don't fully replace the books.
You mentioned that you are learning primarily with the practice test. Be careful with that as you will learn the questions and not the topic.
Have you tried making flash cards? I started out using index cards (about 1000) but them moved on to Anki. It allows me to quiz myself at anytime if I have my phone or tablet. You may see some decks posted in old thread, but you will gain more from making my own set.
My next step would be to concentrate on taking the 100-101, once passing that exam then take on the 200-101 to complete the CCNA. Set aside a few hours a night to study and stick to it. When you get tired of reading, watch a video, create a lab.
Ummm..no? It's free. Thanks for the downvote though.
Find an online dictionary, teach yourself basic grammar & pronunciation (should be provided with the online dictionary), & then use AnkiDroid Flashcards app to craft your own flashcards (words, phrases, etc).
Learning a language is extremely time-intensive - this method is particularly time-intensive but it's 100% free.
I think I disagree that the art part is due to laziness - Remember this is a small team whose games traditionally did well if they sell over 100k copies. One thing they have going for them is that they actually used some shaders, which can't be said for Fairy Fencer F which somehow managed to run at like 10 fps. So at least this team has that going for them!
The Japanese is above average difficulty in this game for 2 reasons:
1) The plot centers around the relationships between nobles, royalty, politicians, military leaders, etc. Everyone is using a very high level of vocabulary. I'm constantly stopping and forwarding words to my flashcard app after looking them up
2) Going back to the fact that this dev team never had huge amounts of money, the voice acting is on/off all over the place, so you don't get as much advantage from being able to hear/read words at the same time. Not only are not all characters voiced, many of them aren't voiced at the same time in conversations, so you'll have scenes where only a subset of people in a particular scene are voiced. I think they did this to give each character the same amount of on-screen voice?
The good news is that the game is excellent technically. The download size was ~3.5G, and the sequel (which I have not played yet as this game is long) clocks in at ~4.5G. I'm really hoping that the extra gigabyte went to more voices!
I'm also just now checking out Anki, this is great! Thank you for this!
For those who have no idea, check out the webpage for Anki, and download the Android version here; https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki
Also, check out the video for it on the Play Store, great way to see how it works in action.
My holy trinity (for Android):
The best app for learning via the active recall testing and spaced repetition methods. Progress can be synced to AnkiWeb.
An incredibly featureful kanji learning app. Many search options, very detailed kanji info pages, groups (JLPT, Jouyou, Kentei, and custom groups), animated strokes, flash cards, quizzes… The settings are customizable down to the smallest details.
Dictionary with example phrases, conjugations and integration with Kanji Study and AnkiDroid.
Anki is not a game...
Sorry for this being all over the place:
First, do you have any ties to Croatia besides going on holiday, such as being part of the diaspora (Croatian emigrant population around the world)?
I assume that you will want to practice medicine and/or work some sort of job, when you are in Croatia?
If you plan on working in Croatia, as a physician, then you will need to be near-fluent to fluent in Croatian. The only situation where you might be able to avoid speaking Croatian for work: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and/or IT (Information Technology) jobs.
It should be noted that Croatian bureaucracy is notorious. You can reasonably expect to get several different responses to the same situation from various different government bureaucrats. It should also be noted that Croatia has the most Ministries (or "Departments") of all of the European Union countries. You can also reasonably expect to be passed off to various different Ministries over seemingly simple issues. Also, rules and laws frequently change in Croatia.
For this reason, if you are serious about immigrating to Croatia, I suggest you get a lawyer:
It would be a mistake not to get a lawyer to deal with Croatian bureaucracy for immigration matters.
You should start off by reading this entire website: ExpatInCroatia.com for starters. But, it is only a very rudimentary start. Just remember that it is a mistake not to get a lawyer for immigration matters in Croatia. Even if you spend 500+ hours researching immigration laws and/or bureaucracy in Croatia, in the Croatian language, you are still making a huge mistake by not getting an immigration lawyer. This is even if you "know for a fact that you did everything right and did not make any mistakes".
As for learning Croatian:
Download the Discord App and join this Croatian language learning group. You also should get an online Croatian language teacher, for practicality and efficiency. I would recommend this individual. She is highly professional, friendly, and is an excellent teacher. For becoming conversational, I highly recommend Glossika.com, but this should not be your only method for learning Croatian.
This should be your cheat sheet for learning any foreign language: What You Need To Know To Learn a Foreign Language. Using this guide, find input/output methods (resources) for learning Croatian. You should also look into techniques that polyglots use for quickly acquiring knowledge.
I am currently in the process of creating extremely nice and high quality Croatian flashcards with audio pronunciations in both English [British] and Croatian, via the software [Windows/Mac/Linux] Anki and apps AnkiDroid [Android] and AnkiMobile Flashcards [iPhone-paid, unfortunately]. There is an awesome subreddit called r/Anki and this program, Anki, a spaced repetition program, for rapid knowledge acquisition/memorization, is a favorite technique among medical students. For each vocabulary word, I have added 1-3 animated GIF images to associate the vocabulary with, which I obtained via the GIF search engine GIPHY.com.
The Croatian vocabulary words are based off of this wordlist: 1st 1000 Headwords. The source of this information is here, under the header "BNC/COCA Headword Lists", which has 10,000 words total.
Anyways, I plan on publishing the first 200 flashcards that I have made by tomorrow. Unfortunately, due to size restrictions on the "Shared Decks" feature, via the hosting server, I can only publish sets of 20-25 flashcards at a time. However, in I will provide an alternative download link on the hosting page for future uploads of these flashcards. (However, you really need to join that Discord chat to keep properly updated on the flashcards!)
You can download a "sample" of 25 flashcards that I have created here. However, the preview of the flashcards displays the cards in an erroneous way. For example, there are many words in Croatian that correspond to a single English word. So, I have multiple Croatian vocabulary words on a single flashcard. However, the webpage does not "parse" (or "split up") the words properly, in this particular case. So, on the preview, you will see cards with unrecognizable Croatian words. But, when using the app, each word on the flashcard, in Croatian, are displayed as one word per line (vertically).
Also, in the preview, all of the images are displayed horizontally, across the page. On the actual app, there is only one image per line (vertically), so it is easy to scroll through. Also, the text written on the images is easy to read on the app, while on the preview page, it is not.
Anyways, I am sorry for the ramble.
I hope this was useful. But, you should really join the Discord chat. It is super useful. Also, it is where you will find the updates to my flashcards. I hope to have the first 1000 Croatian flashcards published within a month!!!! :)
>very unlikely I will pass GCSEs
Nope. You can do this, you are no less capable of achieving a pass (or hell, something even higher!) than anyone else. Thats not to say that you wont find it difficult, because it's not easy for anyone.
Start learning about the growth mindset (watch that video, take it seriously, it's true.). The idea of a growth mindset is that your academic abilities aren't limited to what you were born with. Your brain is like a muscle, the more you use it and persevere with failure, the stronger and smarter you get.
When you get a question wrong or it feels like you can't
or won't get a particular subject, remember that the can't and won't are NOT inevitable. When you get something wrong or are struggling, even if you don't believe it; say to yourself: "I can't do this yet." This starts to set a precedence in your mind that it will one day finally click.
I did this with maths, I struggled like crazy on grade 3 maths and it was very very upsetting that I couldn't grasp a concept like fractions. I went all the way back to grade 1 and rebuilt my foundational knowledge of maths. I stuck with it and I spent a month hammering away at my grade 3 problem, again and again and again. Every single day, in half an hour chunks. I told myself that it hasn't clicked yet, but if I kept trying, eventually it would. 1 year on, I'm doing grade 8 maths and am far more comfortable with numbers now. I've also passed my functional skills maths qualification (which is a grade C in GCSEs)
Right here is an opportunity to look at your learning process, spot what went wrong and work towards fixing it. This may take a couple months, it may take a year. What matters is you set out to make a change and fix the problems. This isn't to say you didn't work hard enough last time even, but if your application of effort is incorrect, it won't matter.
Its a case of working smarter, not harder. I don't know how many hours you've spent revising before, or even if you have at all. But either way, this will serve you well: when you revise, take advantage of the pomodoro technique.
The idea of the pomodoro technique is that you only work for 25 to 30 minutes at a time and you have 10 minute breaks in-between. Your brain can only effectively focus on something for around half an hour to 45 minutes anyway, so this is a perfect way of working.
The beauty of working this way is that you can motiviate yourself to get started with work. I mean, come on! It's only half an hour, right? You won't exhaust yourself and it's not a lot of time to dedicate to it. The key is making sure you build a sustainable routine. So order some revision books and get started on a topic like English, maths or science and just start a routine of half an hour every day.
After a couple of weeks (or maybe even a month, up to you), you will have built a solid routine of just 30 minutes a day studying. Great! Now increase it. An hour a day. Rinse repeat. The key to building routine is to start small and built up from there.
Flashcards are an extremely powerful tool, more powerful than you could ever realize. Order some index cards, some good quality coloured pens and a notebook . Once you've got those, I'd recommend that when you read through your revision books, to note any key information you want to remember. Use the red pen for any key words, black for the rest of the sentences etc.
Once you're at the end of a page in your revision book, start making flashcards of the stuff you've just noted. BUT don't just use text. Get creative! Ask a question about the thing you want to remember, and on the other side, write out the answer but not completely in text. Use symbols or imagery to represent certain words or even parts of words. Why? Because this will weaponize the visual part of your brain. Your brain has an easier time remembering imagery than it does text. This will help you recollect the information you want to remember easier.
Once you've got a stack of flashcards for a chapter, I would reccomend that you start going through each flash card and answer the questions. Read the question, and answer it without looking at the answer on the back. Got it wrong? Great, now you know thats a card you need to work on, put it on an area of your desk seperate from all the other cards. Got it right? Awesome! Make a success pile.
Speak the questions out loud, and do the same for the answers. Why? Because this takes advantage of the auditory processing part of your brain which is important for memorisation and recollection.
Once you've gotten through all your flashcards, you should have a correct stack and a wrong stack. Dont worry about the sizes of either, you will learn them eventually. Now, go over the wrong stack just as you did before, rinse repeat until you have only a correct stack.
Once you've done this, the next day I'd recommend that any cards you get right, you put into a repeat every 2 days stack, which is where the spaced repetition comes in. Got them right after that 2 days? Fantastic, increese the space by 4 days. Rinse repeat. Got them wrong? Don't worry! Just take the repetition interval back by 2 days. You will get there eventually.
If this is too much effort (it is a huge pain in the arse), use Anki which is available for both Android and iOS . This automates the whole process, and you can take pictures of drawings on paper for the answers!
This is pretty important. Mostly because you will want to avoid this as much as possible becasue its frustrating. Just try and go over some of the stuff you remember questions to and try answering them when you're out of the house or in the car. Try your best to recollect the answers.
It will be hard, thats because your brain will associate it with something unpleasant because it takes a lot of effort and youre not likely to get it correct as easily. Push through that, this is what will make it easier to remember this stuff in your exams.
Try to see all the things you've learnt in every day life. For example, I'm taking a GCSE biology course at college. We've been learning about photosynthesis. Whenever I'm out in nature, I look at all the green parts of plants and think about why theyre green. They're green because their cells contain organelle called chloroplasts, which are made green by the pigments in chloroplasts called chlorophyll.
See how I just incorporated something I learnt in an every day moment? This helps you remember and recall what you've learnt. This is a powerful tool. Use it!
Another suggestion is to take small naps in-between studying too. This is what many famous scientists and inventors have done over the years. See, your brain has 2 modes: focus and diffuse modes. Focus mode is when your brain is focused on whatever you're studying, diffuse is when you're sitting idle not really doing anything that requires focus. Hence why power napping for 10 or 20 minutes at a time is good for this.
Diffuse mode is important because this is when your brain is subconsciously going over all the information that you've learnt. So when you have your 10 minute breaks in-between studying, maybe go for a little walk, or move rooms, make yourself a tea, have a power nap, whatever it might be to give your brain a chance to just go over what you've just been focusing on. This is why some people get good ideas in the shower, they're not focusing on anything in particular but their brain is going over ideas and things they've learnt before then.
In short, here's what I would do in your situation (key points are here, but please read it in full!):
Learn that I can learn anything by adopting a growth mindset. You can learn anything, start trying your hardest to believe that your academic abilities aren't fixed. They can be expanded!
I will change my perception of failure, embrace it as a way of getting one step closer to answering the question correctly: "I can't do this yet. I've learnt that this is not how you do it and I will learn."
I will start working smarter by taking advantage of the pomodoro technique. I will work for half an hour at a time and take 10 minute breaks in between each pomodoro.
I will build a routine of working smarter by starting small. Commit to half an hour every day for a couple of weeks or a month. This will help you build up dedication and consistency. Boost the time spent studying slowly over time.
I will take advantage of noting and flashcards by noting key points in my revision books and making flashcards of them. This will build the foundations of memorisation! Il also take advantage of spaced repetition in conjunction with this.
I will take advantage of my brains diffuse mode by spending my breaks doing something that doesn't require a lot of brain power. A simple walk or making a tea, grabbing a snack or hell, even a power nap! Whatever it is, just nothing too intensive. Let your brain go over the stuff its just learnt!
That's AnkiDroid, the Android app for Anki.
Kolega sa Pravnog ovde, imao sam isti problem.
1.Predavanja nisu neophodna. Ako vidiš da ti neki profesor odgovara idi na njegova predavanja, sva ostala gde osećaš kao da ti samo ponavljaju šta već piše u knjizi - nemoj da ideš.
Budi redovan i aktivan na vežbama. Ako pređeš vežbe iz nekog predmeta, pozitivno odradiš oba kolokvijuma - to znači da si spreman za ispit i položićeš ga. Idi na vežebe iz težih predmeta (obavezno Rimsko).
Flash kartice su dobar metod za učenje definicija, godina i izraza. Nešto što se često ponavlja a ne ide ti u glavu. Ima aplikacija za Android - Anki.
Idi u čitaonicu i ugasi mobilni. Ovo je ključno! Ako si u čitaonici bez mobilnog nemaš drugu opciju osim da učiš. Kući će ti distrakcije oduzeti pažnju čim učenje postane relativno teško i kompleksno. Kolege oko tebe koje rade će te dodatno motivisati.
Spomenuo si da u knjigama nema slika. Možda bi ti pomoglo da sam sebi nacrtaš npr. neki opisani pravni posao i tako vizuelno dočaraš o čemu se radi. Konkretan primer: jemac - nacrtaš tri čovečuljka - obeležiš ih sa poverenik, poverilac, jemac. Povežeš stelicom prva dva i na njoj napišeš koje su prestacije. Povežeš stelicom druge boje jemca i poverenika i napišeš da on preuzima prestaciju u slučaju defaulta prvog. Ovo je najprostiji primer naravno, ova tehnika je posebno dobra za kompleksnije pravne poslove.
6.Podeli vreme koje imaš do ispita sa brojem pitanja. Npr. imaš 120 pitanja i 10 nedelja - moraš da pređeš 12 pitanja nedeljno. Tako ćeš znati koliko vremena imaš i da li zaostaješ.
Koristi mnemoničke tehnike. Izguglaj razne tehnike i primenjuj ih po potrebi. Npr. svi akti pobede plebejaca nad particijama - 12 VHs Kaseta Licinije Sekstije Poneće Prekosutra Ocu Hortensziju - svako prvo slovo je jedan akt (Zakon 12 tablica, lex Valerian Horatia, lex Licinia Sextia, lex (k)Canuliea, lex Poetelia Papiria, lex Ogulnia, Lex Hortensia). Pa onda možeš i pojedinačno - lex Valeria Horatia - zvuči kao da je neka Valerija kurva (hore) koju smo kupili ti i ja (hora+tia) . Za ovo ti flash kartice mogu biti od velike pomoći.
Odredi koliko sati dnevno treba da učiš svakog dana i trudi se da učiš što bliže tom broju ili preko. Ja učim 35 sati nedeljno, znači 5 sati dnevno. Skini aplikaciju na telefon i upisuj koliko si dana uspeo da učiš toliko. Za početak probaj da učiš svaki dan - nije bitno koliko dugo - 90 dana, bez izuzetaka. Tako ćeš napraviti naviku da učiš. Posle možeš polako da pobećavaš broj sati.
Pročitaj ovu knjigu za više informacija - meni je mnogo pomogla. Možeš da je naručiš preko tog sajta, stiže za oko 14 dana (free shipping). Ako bih ti morao dati samo jedan savet -> uči u čitaonici i uči SVAKI DAN BAREM SAT VREMENA. Najvažnije je da izgradiš naviku.
Zapamti ovo: UČENJE NE PROIZILAZI IZ MOTIVACIJE, VEĆ MORAŠ PRVO NATERATI SEBE DA UČIŠ I ONDA KADA UGLEDAŠ NAPREDAK, POSTAĆEŠ MOTIVISAN.
Srećno kolega. Želim ti sve najbolje. Možda me vidiš u čitaonici - ja sam onaj debil sa 1000 papirnih kartica koje stalno obnavlja. Slobodno mi pošalji poruku ako ti bilo šta od informacija još zatreba.
Okay so for your dead time (sitting on the mug, commuting, sitting on the bus, whatever) you should be listening to the Language Transfer course linked below.
Software you will need:
Your core study sequence should look like this:
You should also schedule Italki lessons at least once a week with people from the countries you're travelling to. Always have a notebook ready, write down everything you think you might want to express and get those things translated by the Italki tutors or helpful strangers.
If you follow through with this plan you should have a pretty decent command of Spanish.
Are you sure you've installed the right app, and not some knock-off? I've been using AnkiDroid for about six years, and the user interface hasn't changed at all. It's still got the "wrong / difficult / OK / easy" options when reviewing, and it's still heavily customizable. This is the official AnkiDroid, as linked from the official website.
For what it's worth, I recently wrote about how I use AnkiDroid for vocabulary here.
I'm vaguely interested. I (like many others here, I think) would like to use my skills and free time doing something that helps people.
Is there nothing else that already accomplishes this? Have you seen Anki, for flashcards? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=en
As mentioned by someone else, what is the app supposed to do? A summary of what the problems you wanted solved are is important. Having a clear vision is one of the most important parts of a project that gets done. I guess as a business grad you already know this.
Personally, I would only work on it if it were open source. Someone else asked the same. This implies that it would not be monetized (it's not a rule of open-source, though).
How hands-on would you want to be, either with code or with direction (ie managing)? Do you have any skill with designing or UX, or know someone who would work for free to help?
What is the end goal for this? Free forever? Ad-supported? Paid?
As you can see, people are hesitant to donate their time to something nebulous.
On the other hand, you also don't want to recruit a dev or devs that will do a crap job on this - or maybe that would be ok, as long as it served its purpose.
My recommendation, no offense intended, would be to come back with something concrete and ask again. The interest is here, the blind commitment less so.
edit: OP also asked other BPD redditors and they have a lot of ideas for what they'd want in the app.
edit 2: Some other apps that were mentioned in this thread:
What's up - Mental Heath App
Daylio - Mood tracker
At the risk of repeating myself, I'm not trying to dissuade you, OP. I'm trying to avoid you falling into a trap that I fall into, where I create something that has already been created instead of focusing on solving the problem using tools that are already there. The fact that I'm still here editing this comment that nobody will read is testament that I'm interested in the idea.
AnkiDroid Flashcards for memorising anything
Maybe it's just me, but I much rather prefer Anki
The only app that I am missing on Pebble: an Anki app. Anki is a flashcard program extremely popular in with med students, grad students, language learners for it's flexibility in creating flashcards and also its method: it shows cards based on how good you know them.
There is already an android app out there called AnkiDroid, and it is open source. There was a previous group who tried to make an Anki app, and made for a hackathon but then stopped working on it. They are also open source. Also, apparently AnkiDroid has made it possible to connect the Pebble api with the AnkiDroid api.
Features I would recommend:
I use Ankidroid.
The Anki software for Windows, Mac, and Linux are all free and open source. They can be downloaded from the official website.
For mobile, there is an android app called AnkiDroid maintained by a third-party. The iOS app is developed by the original Anki author, I believe, and is the only app that you have to pay for. :)
I hope that helps. :)
I've been using a combination of Pimsleur Manderin audio-books (you download them from any torrent sites), Anki flascards (and it's android platform- Ankidroid) and Audacity.
Basically, what I do is I make my Anki flashcards from clipping the Pimsleur audio-files using Audacity and importing into Anki. It can be a bit laborous, but it has helped loads with getting the tones right.
I can also export the Anki flashcard collection to my phone, onto Ankidrojd app. This way I can practice on the move.
I am also learning how to write the Chinese characters, supplementing the Pimsleur audio-clips by coping the gif-animations on the MDGB Dictionary site and pasting them into Anki cards. Once this collection is exported to the mobile app, I can then just bang out the characters onto a small whiteboard I have. Helps with the stroke order.
You can also use Pleco, which does flashcards and Hanzi writing and is a fantastic dictionary. It really helps me store words and vocabulary I see around me in China and Taiwan into flashcard collections. Very good for on the move.
I'm also using Chineseskill app, which is a very entertaining, yet effective.
Another thing is to download the HSK test examples from the Confucius Instituteand make a specific Anki flashcard collection, if you want to go for the HSK test.
All methods above are free. You can also try finding a Chinese TV show online with English subs.
But the one thing that will really boost your goal to fluency, that I've seen other expats do, is get a Chinese girlfriend, which seems to work very well. This method does come at a risk to your mental health, however.
Hope this helps.
Six months is enough to learn quite a lot of Japanese. Enough that it could be helpful during your trip, even. First off, realize that it will be a ton of work. Japanese is a really difficult language to learn. Secondly, here are some of my favorite resources:
Flash card app. Good for learning more than just Japanese, this app uses a learning technique called SRS, or Spaced Repetition Software, to schedule reviews of words you've already learned for the most optimal times. You can use existing decks other users have shared, or you can make your own. I use it mainly to memorize new vocabulary, but you could also use it to memorize the hiragana and katakana.
JapaneseQuest Twitch Channel
Run by a guy who used to teach (maybe still does teach?) high-school Japanese, this guy does a great job of teaching Japanese on-stream through video games. He also has his own anki deck, which contains all of the words he's taught on stream. The formatting of the deck is a little messed up, but if you're interested I can point you to a version I made with fixed formatting.
Lingodeer Android app
Gives an experience similar to Duolingo, but is better than Duolingo's Japanese course.
Tae Kim's Complete Guide to Japanese Grammar
A useful, free guide to how Japanese grammar works.
Japanese Ammo with Misa
A youtube channel with excellent videos on Japanese grammar.
Edit: just realized that she also has a video series specifically on beginners-level grammar. Haven't seen it yet, but it's probably quite good.
Kitani Method Japanese
A 1 hour video that covers all of the basics of Japanese grammar in a very approachable manner.
JapanesePod101 video on Hiragana
This is a video designed to help you memorize the Japanese hiragana alphabet.
I recommend you start with those last two; you can learn a lot very quickly that way!
If you ever feel your motivation waning, just remember that learning another language makes you at least 30% cooler!
I'm in the same boat as you. I got an A in GCSE French, almost full UMS on the exams but just the CA that fucked me up, although luckily I had an amazing teacher who was there pretty much all the time. I'll check back on this thread when you get some proper advice from people who have already done French A levels, but here's some stuff I've self-discovered:
Reading through a few pages of my first year A level French textbook the school recommends, a lot of the course is based on classroom discussion. Like it's a lot about current modern issues like the first part of the AQA spec is about families/modern relationship trends and that kind of thing. Because of that (and because I realised I really couldn't be arsed), I didn't try to learn ahead to get a 'head start'.
Idk how you revised for GCSE French exams, like if they were your strong point or if it was mostly your CA which bumped your grade up to an A, but for me, I basically did flashcards for French. Not the physical paper ones but on an app called Anki droid. It's found here and is free for Android, and it spaces out the words so your difficult words are tested more often. I'm doing that for the vocabulary list included in the first chapter of my A level book so hopefully I can focus more on any grammar points we need to learn rather than being stuck on vocab for too long.
Immerse yourself in the language often. This will probably happen anyway if you're doing 4 hours of French A levels a week in school anyway but try to read some French newspapers perhaps? Or maybe try other easier stuff if the papers prove to be a bit difficult. I haven't done this yet but I'm hoping I can find some kind of online national French newspaper so maybe I could go through the front page story as part of revision. My main issue with French is tenses and grammar, so that'd probably be a better way to revise if vocab also comes easier to you than grammar.
Another one is Anki. It's a little rougher around the edges but pretty robust.
I’ve definitely found the best tool for retaining vocabulary is Anki (a spaced repetition flashcard program). There’s a great app on Android called Ankidroid. There’s also a great Esperanto 101 deck available from the anki community.
That sounds like an awesome project! The audio should work on a tablet. There are native apps available for iOS ($25) and Android (free) devices. Or, you can do cards on the Anki website at ankiweb.net.
To use any of those methods, you'll have to have enabled syncing for your Anki decks. To do that, sign up for an account at ankiweb.net, then follow these instructions.
Also - make sure you use the "Stored MP3 Audio Files" option for AwesomeTTS as described here. I'm not familiar with this plugin, but I'm pretty sure this is the only way to ensure the sound files will be transmitted to a tablet (as MP3s). Otherwise, they will only be accessible on the (desktop) computer you made them on.
Fancy giving AnkiDroid a go? It's done by a separate development team, and lets you import your current Anki collection from AnkiWeb:
Should be runnable under bluestacks: https://www.bluestacks.com/
I'm currently learning by self-teaching. Originally I started by going through Duolingo's Japanese course, but after I finished it I feel like it only gave me basic vocab, and didn't get me anywhere conversational. If you haven't learned hiragana/katakana, then I would try out Memrise - that helped me learn them fairly quickly (I haven't used Memrise at all since then though).
I've been going through Genki 1 about 1 lesson a week, using the CDs, doing every single exercise (both in the chapters and in the extra section at the end of the textbook), and going through the workbook for the last 2 months or so - I'm about halfway through now. I feel like after doing all the exercises, the knowledge cemented in my head much better, and I feel I have become more conversational more quickly than any method I had used before. The hardest part is always motivation - just do 2-3 exercises a day if it feels like too much. Also, having the answer key book to grade my exercises has been really helpful in identifying where I make mistakes - you can get it on Amazon.
I don't use Genki as my sole learning resource though - I use other tools to supplement my learning. I use the app AnkiDroid (Android version of Anki) with a Heisig kanji deck, and the Japanese Core 2000 decks. The Core 2000 has been really great for practicing my listening and sentence parsing skills.
There's also an app called Kanji Tree that helps you learn words ordered by JLPT, Primary/Secondary/Advanced, and Commonly Used options (I like the Recognition and Reading games, the Writing is a bit buggy for me). So far, I've found that both apps pair well with the progression in Genki 1.
A third app I'm using is called Drops. It's basically a flashcard app that doesn't do translation to the English word except for when teaching you the first time, so you learn associate images with the target language word. It's been decent so far. I wouldn't say it's my primary method of learning vocab, but it's been a nice supplement, and the free version restricts you to 5 mins a day (it's a feature) so it's quick practice.
I also use NHK Easy News to practice things I've learned in each new lesson in Genki. Check out rikaikun - it's been helpful for words or phrases I didn't understand.
I think doing the textbook by itself can get boring. Change it up to keep things interesting, it's worked for me so far!
AnkiApp is not the original. It tries to leech off of the good reputation of the original:
And the quasi-official Android App:
All three apps sync via the official cloud sync by ankiweb.net
The real Anki supports Text-To-Speech with the AwesomeTTS Plugin (for Desktop).
More info at /r/Anki
When I first started studying Japanese, there were two things that really helped me out: one was Tae Kim's Guide to Japanese, created by a guy who was frustrated with the way schools and textbooks explained the language, and second was Genki I, which is one of the essential books for people just starting out (though I personally prefer the way Tae Kim explains concepts). Jisho is also a great source for looking up kanji by either pasting them in, or searching by radicals.
If you have Android, you can download AnkiDroid, which is a free flashcard app that works well with Japanese text. It's on iOS too, but for some reason costs $25.
There are other options out there, but I haven't really looked into any of those. Hope this at least helps get you started!
24$ ??? This is the one I use and it's free.
Jsho, a fantastic dictionary app that pulls from Jisho.org and works offline
Kana Mind for memorizing the kana.
Use the Anki clients listed: https://apps.ankiweb.net/
For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=en_GB&gl=US
Not sure about iOS. I found one in the search but it was very expensive
Disclaimer: I get no money from a purchase of AnkiMobile
Give Anki a try for free before you purchase, make the cards on your PC, then sync and review on your iPhone via AnkiWeb. Once you feel there's enough value, purchase the app.
The most value you'll get from Anki is the scheduling algorithm which significantly reduces the amount you'll need to study (which is apparent in the long-term) and the rich ecosystem of addons for Anki Desktop.
https://apps.ankiweb.net/ - PC
https://ankiweb.net/about - iOS
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=en - Android
This is the best app. There’s also a chrome extension but the app is better.
AnkiDroid, there is no better way to learn vocabulary than Anki.
Is it this?
You can get some flashcards here: https://ankiweb.net/shared/decks/geography
I also recommend the Kodansha Kanji Learner's Course (KKLC) with the Anki flashcard software (Windows Desktop, Android). They have premade decks that you can use to test yourself on what you learned in the KKLC.
I see that AnkiApp is trying to confuse the matter by pointing out that there are lots of apps with "Anki" in the name, but that just proves that there are a lot of other apps riding on the success of Anki.
So for clarification, when people say "Anki," they are referring to the software that you find at ankiweb.net. The software syncs with the website, and from there on you can access your decks from the web app or from either the AnkiDroid app on Android or the AnkiMobile app on an iPhone.
You're really better off just switching to Anki, as there are already so many resources for using Anki to learn Japanese.
The iPhone version, and the Android version.
Yeah, don't fall for that shit. AnkiDroid does the exact same thing.
There are tons of decks on the Anki site. I like Evita's decks. they're huge and almost every card has audio. They also use the phrases from TTMIK, so you can kinda reinforce what they cover in the podcasts.
I personally spend 15-25 minutes on Anki but I expect that number to go up because the school year just started. As for finding time to study I have a few tips:
Hope this helps!
You can either download Anki on desktop, or AnkiDriod if you are using Android or AnkiMobile if you're using iOS.
I use ankidroid app to learn all the ports.Ankidroid is a app for flashcards.
You can search and download the flashcard
Ankidroid is the anki app for android.
Anki is also a good alternative for flashcards.
Read for yourself:
There's essentially no difference.
FYI: This is released now: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=en
Yep, here it is. Free on Android, but even the paid one on Ios is worthwhile IMO.
Yea :D most time it is good but sometimes remembering everything at once is really hard
I pretty underperformed my last 3 years of school (at high school, was way too lazy to do anything and still performed well and better than others, but had to abandons cause of health issues)
Ankidroid is it called and it's basically an digital Vocabulary trainer (you just need to tweak it a bit, because basic settings are messy and inefficient)
Anki: (it has a PC and web software too)
Kana Flashcards (I'll finish my personal deck soon and share it again, it'll have more images)
(little off info, anki was primarily designed for Japanese learning :D but it can be used for just anything 暗記 = anki = memorize / memorization)
Everything related to Genki:
(to answer your question, yes :D easy to learn for everyone with detailed information and even more!)
Genki is really really really great, it teaches you everything from the very beginning (starting with the Japanese writing system and culture notes etc etc)
If you finish book 1 and 2 you'll have the JLPT level N5(book1) or N4(book1+2) and you can speak almost fluently Japanese (no app on the Play Store will guide you to this level btw)
Btw all apps you find on the play store to learn Japanese are just trash, why?
They feed you with straight pure Japanese from the very beginning, except of introducing the learner to the language, teaching him the writing system, kana etc etc
Most of them start with pre made kana+kanji sentences and this is pretty bad
One app that's pretty decent and good is: Bunpo
It reaches you the Kana and even grammar(and most apps are lacking this feature)
Little hint if you didn't know it
There are small versions of つやゆよ etc
Ganbate = がんばて (actual no meaning)
Ganbatte = がんばって (small tsu before te, good luck)
^ you'll learn this within the first pages before the first chapter in Genki 1
Edit(the xth time lol)
Aedict is a great Japanese dictionary to look up words, kana and stroke orders (you can even search Kanji by drawing a stroke order)
Apologies, i'm not very sure what you need, maybe this? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=en_US
If it can help, I built a deck of memorizing card you can use with a little app called ankidroid (for android users)
It uses the spaced repetition memorization system.
The app will notify you when you have cards to study. You know... sometimes you just need your phone to light to get to work... ��
you can download my deck here : https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1082719595
And you'll find the app in your google play : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=fr_CA
One side of the card have the note on the staff ��and the other have the key �� colored on a 88keyboards.
What I like is you're asked to answer randomly from one side of the card or another.
So sometimes you'll see the key on the keyboard �� and have to think of the note on the staff �� and the other way around.
I use it practicing in front of my keyboard every morning.
But you can also practice anywhere.
Other than that earmaster is a perfect app https://www.earmaster.com/
(/twicrazy) Thanks to the app AnkiDroid and around 20-30 minutes of effort almost every day for 3 months, I'm now about two thirds on the way to learn all countries, capitals, flags and seas in the world. (/sp)
(/twiright) The app works by showing you flashcards. So you can try to remember the answer before showing it, and then select how long you want to wait until the card is shown again. Each day there's a few new cards, plus all of the cards from yesterday that you set a 1 day delay on, from 2 days ago that you set a 2 days delay on, and so on. So difficult cards can be shown multiple times every day until it begins to properly stick, while the ones you know will be shown rarer and rarer. Some of the first that showed up that I already knew, have a several months delay now, and and even some I didn't already know are reaching 1-2 months. It might only take around 1.5 months until I've gone through all the cards, but I might have to keep on repeating for a few months extra before I properly learn all of them. (/sp)
For the deck I'm using there's quite a few different types of cards:
Name the capital of the country.
Name the country that the capital belongs to.
Name the country that the flag belongs to.
Name the country highlighted on the map.
Name the sea/ocean highlighted on the map.
(/celestiawut) Some flags are really difficult to differentiate, like Sierra Leone and Galapagos Islands, or all the variations of red, green and yellow in a lot of African flags. It's also tricky to remember the exact position of the countries that are just groups of islands in Oceania, like Tokelau, Palau, Tuvalu, Guam, Solomon Islands, etc. (/sp)
(/trixieww) And then there's names of countries and capitals that are both long and so different from any word I know that they're extremely difficult to remember as I can't really associate them with anything. Some examples are Nagorno-Karabakh, Kralendijk, Ouagadougou, Puerto Baqurizo Moreno and Nouakchot. (/sp)
(/twismile) Others are quite easy even though I've hardly even heard of them before. For example for the country Togo with the capital Lomé, I think of a train in a pocket. The Norwegian word for train is "tog", and the word for pocket is "lomme". The shape of the country have similar proportions as a train cart seen from above, and the flag has yellow "train tracks" across it. Finding ways to visualize things like this makes many of them significantly easier to remember. (/sp)
(/rrdwut) And to answer some questions you might have:
Why? Why not?
Is all this worth the effort? Probably not.
Do I find it fun? Well, kinda?
Do I recommend it? Not unless you really want to, or are desperate for some unusual bragging rights.
Aaaand I think that's enough rambling for today.
Then he really does need to learn his Manderin.
Best way to go about it is to, first, download a torrent-file on "Pimsleur". These are excellent audio-files for learning languages. If he uses search-words "Pimsleur Manderin" on a torrent-site, he'll get a hit.
Next, he will need to download Anki flashcards and Audacity.
He can edit the Pimsluer audio files with Audacity software into selective sound clips and import them to Anki flashcards.
If downloads Ankidroid onto his phone, he can then build his flashcard library and learn on the go.
Another useful phone app to have is Pleco dictionary. Very very useful to have on the go. It not only has spoken words, you can also write Chinese, which is go for translating signs and text. This, along with Google Translate is very indespensable.
Another good app to help you learn Mandarin is HelloChinese- an absolutely fun app to learn Mandarin.
These PC and phone apps willhelp him get into the language.
But you really can't beat having actual lessons. He should be able to demand from his employer an actual tutor.
If he's going to be there for three yeats, he will need to invest in learning the language. This will a good skill to ha e when he finally has to walk away from his time in Taiwan.
Hope this helps. Any question, pm me.
I can't recommend much for Thai specifically, but as a general language learning method, Anki (Android, iOS) is approximately the best thing ever. It's a Spaced Repetition System which helps a lot over regular flash cards.
The book Fluent Forever is also a great resource for general language learning tips. I highly recommend checking it out.
And don't forget to come visit us at /r/languagelearning. Happy studies!
I don't think that medicine has to be more difficult. It is a lot of burning facts into your memory, not much reading. And I still have the semester breaks. :) Campaigning sounds interesting and time-intensive, I am not politically active yet, but have contemplated it (I do vote in every election/vote).
Yeah, Russian is quite difficult. I've been at it for a month now, try to do at least one duolinguo lesson per day. And I still go back from time to time to check the pronunciation of this little guy "ю".
Oh, I never consciously noticed that there is no case system in English. Yes I guess being familiar with that concept helps.
I had about 8 years of French in School (we started in 4th grade). So I did learn it before medschool. In retrospect I regret not having paid more attention in French classes. It was just a mandatory subject to me and I only started appreciating the language itself when High School was almost finished. I want to start reading French books again though to get into it again. Maybe another Camus, I liked "La chute" (and remember almost nothing).
And as I said, I started Russian during my semester break a month ago.
My goal is to get to maybe B1 until I have my MD (I know that is a bit bold, but oh well).
As for anki on mobile: it is free for android and syncs nicely with your PC: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki . You'd have to pay for the iphone version though.
PS: Sorry that there is no German version. I don't have much time atm. But I thought I could try to fast-correct your German text (I hope that's ok, you can correct my English too, if you want to ;) ) I suck at commas though.
In general your German is pretty good, you use sentence structures which are which only higher educated people would use. Like "der deinen" or "du deutscher Muttersprache bist".
Ach! Meine Herausforderungen sind so klein angesichts der deinen! Politik und Deutsch sind ~~very~~ sehr einfach im Vergleich ~~zu das~~ zum Mediz*instudium. Ich führe zwei politische Wahlkämpfe~~n~~ gleichzeitig (einen* für ~~ein~~ den Verbleib in der Europäische*n* Union, den Anderen für lokale Straßenb*äume~~n~~) und diese* sind ~~noch~~ nicht so furchtbar anstrengend wie ein Mediz*i*nstudium
Außerdem Russisch ist besonders schwierig zu lernen meiner Meinung nach. Wahrscheinlich ist es leichter für dich als für mich, weil du deutsche*r* Muttersprache bist, und Russisch und Deutsch beide ~~das Kasus~~ Fälle enthalten. Aber das ist wohl nur eine kleine Hilfe.
The next sentences are not really wrong, they just sounded odd ;)
Lernst du ~~aber~~ momentan noch Russisch und Französisch, oder nicht mehr? ~~Lernst~~ Hast du Französisch vor dem Studium gelernt oder ~~gleichzeitig~~ auch währenddessen?
Edit: wichtig Kann man Anki Karten im Handy Benutzen? Ich dachte*, dass* es nur am Computer funktionieren könnte. Link?
Nooo, but it's not too hard to set up on your own!
If you're learning a language, get Anki on your mobile phone (Android and iPhone) and there are people out there that make language packs so you don't have to worry about it! (Some are sorted by topic, like conversational, and others may just be top most used words.)
Here are some Swedish decks if you're interested! (I saw you speak Swedish in the comments below so hopefully I guessed right :) )
You could use something like anki and search out for an appropriate flashcard list of problems.
Download Anki here and then go here and try to find he best deck for beginners ;)
You should look into Spaced Repetition. I recommend Anki.
I really recommend Anki for flash cards / vocabulary building. The mobile client also syncs with a web interface and a desktop client.
Ankidroid (Anki for Android) on F-Droid and on Google Play
Anysoft Keyboard (F-Droid, Google Play) has a package for Esperanto Support (F-Droid, Google Play), to type ĉ, ĝ, ĥ, ĵ, ŝ, ŭ in Android.
Also Wikitionary is a good mobile dictionary. (F-Droid, Google Play)
Oh and Esperanto-radio Muzaiko on Google Play
Anki at https://apps.ankiweb.net/
Ankidroid - Anki for Android at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki
I find it best to use Anki on a desktop/laptop when creating or modifying decks and cards. I use Ankidroid for reviewing cards.
Probably this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki
AnkiDroid has been downloaded 10+ million times.
And of course YouTube and whatever podcast app you use ;)
Use Anki! desktop version and mobile version
Anki is a free and open source spaced repetition system (SRS).
An SRS is not really for cramming 1-2 weeks before an exam. Although it can be used for that. An SRS is to help you move responses (eg answers) to cues (questions) from your short term memory into your long term memory over time.
The AnkiMobile app for iOS and iPadOS is $25 to help fund the development of the AnkiWeb webapp and the servers to sync everything.
The other versions are free. AnkiDroid is free. The web app works fine on mobile devices as well, including iOS if you don’t want to pay for AnkiMobile. The Windows, Mac, and Linux versions are also free and support various plugins.
Many apps and services which are not related to Anki use “Anki” in their names leading to some confusion.
I used Anki Web and AnkiDroid.
If you or others don't already know about
Anki (https://ankiweb.net) it's super helpful in learning Thai or any other subject matter. AnkiDroid on Android is free (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=en_US&gl=US) but AnkiMobile on iOS is $24.99 (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ankimobile-flashcards/id373493387). All of the user-generated content that is shared is free though so that's good. It uses spaced repetition like the Leitner system. Anyway, just thought I'd share since I saw the word "flashcards." :)
Would Ankidroid with a self-made deck work for you?
I can recommend Anki. Open source and no ads.
Hello, welcome to r/Anki!
>so the way it works is just say the answer out loud or inside your head then click on show answer?
Yes, when Anki shows you a question you should try to recall the answer (either orally or in your head) and click the show answer button. I personally say my answers out loud because it's a way to mentally commit to an answer so I don't end up seeing an answer and saying "oh yh that's what I meant" when I really didn't.
>when should i use again bad good or easy?
You should spend most of your time pressing either good or again. You press again if you couldn't recall the answer, I would press hard either if you could recall the answer but it took way too much time and mental effort or if you didn't recall the full answer, press good if you got the answer right, and press easy only if it was ridiculously easy.
>aside from the anki shared deck site, is there any other site that host good anki decks?
Not that I know of. Aside from Ankiweb I would find other decks from reddit or friends (if you have friends who use Anki.
>any mobile companion app for this?
>Yes, there are two mobile companions to Anki Desktop. One for Android and one for IOS. The mobile version of Anki for Android is called AnkiDroid (not AnkiApp which will appear if you search up Anki on the play/app store). For ios there is AnkiMobile. AnkiMobile costs 25 dollars (USD) while AnkiDroid is free. I personally use Android but I've seen a lot of iOS users say that it's worth it. If you cannot afford AnkiMobile you can use AnkiWeb (a web version of anki)
What are some of the popular Anki decks?
It depends on what you want to learn. For languages, the most popular decks would probably be decks that contain the most common words.
You can to to this link here to see some popular decks seperated by category: https://ankiweb.net/shared/decks/. For medical school, you can find the most popular decks on the sidebar of the r/medicalschoolanki subreddit. Decks like Ultimate Geography andGreat works of Art are popular general knowledge decks.
how do you list all and sort by popularity of the decks on the anki share site?
I don't know? You can go here and press a category and look at the ratings to see which decks are the most popular.
if i will be uninstalling anki what other file should i be deleting?
I personally don't know.
i cant seem to be able to change my profile name even with admin rights
I've never had this problem but to change your profile name go to File > Switch Profile (Ctrl + Shift + p if you're on a desktop), select the profile you want to change, press Rename on the side, type in the name you want, and press OK (or enter).
This is not Anki, at least not the anki this subreddit is about.
It's a completely different app, made by different people.
> The program called AnkiApp was developed by a separate group of people, and is not related to the rest of the Anki ecosystem. It was released years after Anki was already established in the marketplace, and we suspect the name was deliberately chosen to take advantage of the brand recognition we have built up. Using Anki in the name implies that it will function with the other Anki clients, which it does not.
This is the correct one:
> AnkiDroid 记忆卡片
> AnkiDroid 單字卡
I started off with this
Also there's an app called anki flashcards where you can make your own decks or import the readymade vocab and kanji decks... it's a great app!!
And Jsho basically is a dictionary app which can send words directly to Anki decks.
Both of these will help with vocab and kanjis.
Also, check out ajatt etc. You can find stuff on the youtube channel "Matt vs Japan" on how to begin with ajatt.
The link below isn't for beginners. But it'll surely help once you reach the intermediate level.
To clarify, are you looking for software for your mac or for your mobile? Do you want to sync between the two?
^ If you are saying that you want this app but are unwilling to purchase it, then you might be in a tough spot.
For additional questions, consider posting to /r/medicalschoolanki
Can you click here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki
Possibly clearing data from the Google Play Store app will solve it. If it doesn't please raise an issue: https://github.com/ankidroid/Anki-Android/issues so we can look into it
In the meantime: we're on F-Droid: https://f-droid.org/en/packages/com.ichi2.anki/
Hi, what're you trying to download, and where are you trying to look for contact information?
Our app page has
> Need support? https://docs.ankidroid.org/help.html (much preferred over comments in reviews here :-) )
and as contact information
Try Ankidroid Flashcards
There is an official iOS app, AnkiMobile, which can be purchased from the app store for $24.99 (price varies per country). There is a 3rd party Android app, AnkiDroid, which is available for free on Google Play. There is also an official fully-online version of Anki: AnkiWeb. (There may be cheaper or even better iOS apps but I'm an Android guy so I have no idea).
AnkiDroid Flashcards | 4.8 rating | Free | 5,000,000+ downloads | Search manually
> Memorize anything with AnkiDroid!
AnkiDroid lets you learn flashcards very efficiently by showing them just before you would forget. It is fully compatible with the spaced repetition software Anki (including synchronization), which is available for Windows/Mac/Linux/ChromeOS.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki - should work on Chromebooks
Sure. Here you go for Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki
If you're on an old chromebook: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ankidroid-flashcards/ckmbkodkbmkmdjdimeiddeljndcneifo?hl=en
Tu masz na androida, na iOS też na pewno można znaleźć.
this is the legit app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=en_US&gl=US
*Use a flashcard app like Ankidroid, it’ll help ya remember important stuffs.
*Use FiiNote as a notetaking app, it has all those necessary features you’ll need, and if Im not wrong, presentations can also be made through this
*Use School Planner to note down the time table, Class, Section, Room No. etc...Also it will notify you when your next class will start. You can also note down which assignments or projects you have to complete before due date.
*Use Filterbox to pause notifications so they dont distract you during your study hours
*If you ever found an important note in the web, use Clipto, this will save your notes that you have copied over any websites or apps.
*Found an interesting article or blog over the web and you dont have time to read it just yet...save it to Pocket, save articles or blogs here and read them later when you have time.
*Use Photomath for quick calculations, also see the results in step by step calculation. Works offline
*There’s a site called WOLFRAM ALPHA, Use this to get answers to math problems, science, etc etc.
HOPE THIS HELPS YOU SOMEHOW :)
EDIT: Almost forgot...Use DocScanner for scanning your important notes or documents. the best part about this scanner is it compresses your scanned image without hurting its quality.
Free: AnkiDroid (Google Play | F-Droid)
Paid: SuperMemo is the best in terms of algorithms, they are the ones that invented spaced repetition.
Anki's free on Android (ported from Anki Desktop code, fully open-source): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki
Paid on iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ankimobile-flashcards/id373493387
Free on iOS via AnkiWeb: https://ankiweb.net/about
All the above clients sync with Anki Desktop
Anki Desktop (free): https://apps.ankiweb.net/
AnkiDroid (free): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki
AnkiWeb (free on iOS): https://ankiweb.net/about
AnkiMobile (iOS, paid): https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ankimobile-flashcards/id373493387
AnkiDroid's by a separate team of volunteers, but all of them sync together.
Accept no imitations
For Pc......... https://apps.ankiweb.net/#download
I use AnkiDroid :)
>And no i didn't try to create Anki cards thank you for the tip
the main point is how you create these cards (your created sentences should active your neurons very well :) ) A easy readable and interesting book about a story of memorizing which might be interesting is "Moonwalking with Einstein".
я знаю одного парня из Палестины, его отец учился в России и таким образом познакомился с его мамой... я первый раз встретил парня полу араба полу русского, он мне сказал что таких пар в Палестине хватает
Yes, it's a $24.99 one-time payment. I bought it to support the creators. If you can't or don't want to pay, the browser and Android versions are free (though the Android app is, strictly speaking, unofficial.)
Also, AnkiDroid / AnkiMobile Flashcards with Chinese Decks
Official website, with download link to PC version https://apps.ankiweb.net/
Android app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki
From an AnkiDroid perspective:
Ideally, you should download the latest version of AnkiDroid (2.9.6) from the Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki
If you can't do this, 2.8.4 is available (packaged by the AnkiDroid maintainer) on the Chrome WebStore: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ankidroid-flashcards/ckmbkodkbmkmdjdimeiddeljndcneifo.
I'm not sure about running Anki Desktop on a Chromebook.
Actually, that possibly may not be the issue, as a web search for anki and the error message makes me think it is something missing or misconfigured, but I don't know what it could be.
As an option, have you considered the Android version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki as mentioned on their website https://apps.ankiweb.net/
Compiling from source, or rather troubleshooting problems you will come across is too much work and frustration, imnsho, and in my experience.
I believe there is a Chrome OS flag to set to enable GPU acceleration, but setting that won't change things if it is not supported on your device.
I am away from my CB so I can't check to see what I did on my x86 Chromebook, or see if there is a similar issue
Anki is the official open source software for a desktop PC. https://apps.ankiweb.net/
AnkiMobile is the official closed-source paid client for iOS. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ankimobile-flashcards/id373493387
AnkiDroid is an 'unofficial' but supported open-source clone of Anki for Android. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki
Anki isn't trademarked. It's Japanese for the word 'to remember'. It's shitty, but legal for people to use the name.
In future, try to point people to: https://apps.ankiweb.net/
I use Anki and it's fantastic.
It's based on decks of cards. You have to guess the translation (both ways en-lv and lv-en).
The system will give you with more frequency the cards you don't know and with less frequency the cards that are easy for you.
It takes some days to get used to how it works. I am using for some months and have improved a lot my latvian.
You can download decks made by other users. I downloaded the latvian deck and then expanded it.
This is the Google play link:
There is also the webapp https://ankiweb.net/ and the Anki Software.
use the sync feature. What anki app are you using? If you're on android and not using https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=en you are using the wrong app.
Anki has some user content you can download. I think they're all in PT-BR.
Or just search for Matemática in the app.
There's also the good old desktop version, of course.
Duolingo funktioniert ganz OK, mein Favorit ist aber immer noch Anki: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=de
Not sure about csv import but
AnkiDroid for Android. This is the one I use.
AnkiMobile for iOS. Yes, the 25 dollar one, which is expensive. I've heard it's really really good.
If you're not sure you want to commit with 25 dollars, you can use AnkiWeb, instead. I tried that years and years ago back when I only had an iPod Touch, not an Android phone, and it was pretty good. Anki is a pretty simple app after all. It's probably gotten better, in any case.
I'd just go for the web version. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It's AnkiDroid https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki
Here's the Android version
You can use ankiweb.net on pretty much any device AFAIK
Their official apps are:
This is the App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=en
You have to create your own study material
ankidroid is the name of the app, it is this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki
That is really my most usefull app for memorizing an learning.
Putting them in an Anki deck would make this invaluable.
This is the android app, not sure about apple. It also has a desktop version which syncs to the android app
Let me add AnkiDroid which is free and gives you access to a huge collection of flashcards for lots of languages.
Used it for english, woloff, arabic and japanese. Very useful to learn vocabulary at first so you get to understand what people say before tackling the grammar.
Aaaand, it keeps track of your progress and make you repeat the hardest ones first.
is this the Android equivalent of that app ?
That is the app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=en_GB
Then there is a PC one that syncs with it: https://apps.ankiweb.net/
Anki ( https://apps.ankiweb.net/ ) is a free program, which most people on /r/languagelearning recommend for flashcards (I personally recommend it as well). It has a free Android app, however, the iOS (Apple) app costs $25 (Android | iOS )
If you want to remember the words in the long-term, it would be best for you to combine all of the words into one deck once you have studied them for the first time (With Anki, it will show you the words you have just added, and the ones you are due to learn based on their effective algorithm).
This is the link. It's based on this
I'd recommend using Aniki. It uses SRS, which is useful. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=en
There's a desktop version of it too. And a web version, probably iphone etc. http://ankisrs.net/
Sounds like you havent heard of anki:
This is a plugin data set for that, which is a quick searchable database that you can have on your smart phone. It also operates as a flashcard system.
The alternative is PortoDB:
There is just a manual conversion to import process for portodb. If you decide on this method, I will convert the data for you to import.
AnkiDroid. Get as many flash cards from quizlet and cram that you can, and type them all out into the anki droid flash card system. Then study the cards.
Total: 15 apps. Made with List My Apps.
When it comes to technical terms what is happening is your brain is recognising the words but not recalling the words.
My suggestion is use Anki/Ankidroid on your phone, add the words in, and practice what are called recall cards from English->Cantonese, rather than Cantonese->English.
What this does is effectively train your brain into understanding how to bring the word back into memory when you wish to use it.
Its a mental thing, nothing to do with immersion, nothing to do with continuously watching TVB, you have to train your brain into using it.
I have written posts on this about methodologies in language learning in the canto sub.
Here are some links to help with that.
Every time you learn a new word, or there is a word you are having trouble with. Add it to Anki, and practice it as the spaced repetition algorithm provides it to you, and use the app every day until it is in long term memory for both recognition and recall.
EDIT: Also if you want to learn how to read it properly, which I think you said you struggled with down the bottom. PM me and I will send you a whole bunch of material.
Best way to do that is getting into the comics. :)
Usage: Self prepared some cards on Windows and challenge yourself on the go (bus/train). You learn a lot from spaced learning.
Oh right, you said dictionary too. AnkiDroid has no dictionary(?).
Language learning involves a lot of raw memorization, so anything that improves your memory should help. Bacopa monnieri is one of the first substances recommended in the FAQ for this, because of the safety profile and research supporting the notion that it actually works.
If you're okay with trying something that hasn't been researched very well, the few studies on PRL-8-53 and the posts of a few regulars in /r/nootropics seem to indicate that it's really effective for improving memory. However, it's even sketchier than the usual research chemicals because it's not like some major foreign pharmaceutical company was looking into using it to treat some sort of neurodegenerative disease. The only studies on it were done by the patent holder a few decades ago, and it's been off the radar since then (up until the last couple of years, I think).
Also, use a spaced repetition program if you aren't already doing so, at least for vocabulary. I recommend Anki, which also works on Android and iOS.
I wanna say anki, but it's probably too much for what you're aiming for https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki&hl=en
Don't buy anything from the Google play store. Download Anki, Akebi (or some other En-JP dictionary), and work through a grammar guide.
And this official app is actually free: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ichi2.anki