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15 Aug, 2016 11:20 PM

I want to find the best way to transfer unknown words to anki.
Here is example:
I reading the text and there is unknown word, I want just highlight it and automatically transfer it to some plagin (and after to anki) or directly to anki. And then I will add some pictures. Also maybe there is some easy way to find pictures for such words.
Thank you.

  1. 1 Posted by ZapBeeb on 11 Sep, 2016 10:03 AM

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    It depends on the media.
    If it's internet/or pdf you can use something like Evernote do dump all the sentences/words to ankify and then do it later when you want.
    To find pictures i'd say google images is the way to go.

    Good luck finding a picture of the word "jolie" that has no Angelina in it, though.

  2. 2 Posted by Vit on 18 Sep, 2016 02:23 AM

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    You are reading; that means you are an Intermediate / Advanced learner.
    At these level you do not need ( and it is very hard to find) pictures.

    To add to ZapBeeb's post:
    If you like the sentence -- hi-lite a relevant fragment, too.
    In addition to hi-liting, make a paper card with the sentence fragment ;
    store the cards at TV set -- until you enter it to Anki -- and quickly flip thru
    the cards twice a day.

  3. 3 Posted by ZapBeeb on 18 Sep, 2016 03:56 PM

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    About images, there is who thinks that a carefully chosen image can help retention even for advanced learning, as a sort of mnemonics.
    I am trying this but have not yet reached a conclusion whether it is good bad or negative for me.

  4. 4 Posted by Vit on 19 Sep, 2016 02:48 AM

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    That's why 'they' just only 'think' about it; :-)
    doing it would consume all the time in the world.
    Again - we are talking about most Languages.

  5. 5 Posted by ZapBeeb on 25 Sep, 2016 08:37 AM

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    Why you think that would be so time consuming, Vit?

  6. 6 Posted by Vit on 25 Sep, 2016 04:34 PM

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    Try to find a picture for the word to render :-)

  7. 7 Posted by ZapBeeb on 02 Oct, 2016 07:20 PM

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    That would be probably a shiny ball on a checkered board (black and white). :D

    I do not always find a fitting picture, but does not have to be a literal translation, rather than a sort of mnemonic hook.
    So, for the word "Hubris", you may choose a painting of the babel tower, for example...

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