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10 000 Spanish sentences sorted from easiest to hardest[1/2]

19.91MB. 1000 audio & 0 images. Updated 2018-11-13.
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This is a collection of Spanish sentences, sorted from easiest (most simple) to hardest (most complex). This deck begins with very simple sentences, and slowly gets harder as you progress. You can view the full contents of this deck in the form of an Excel spreadsheet. -=-=-=-=-=- — Why study sentences? Memorizing the meaning of individual words... is pretty much pointless. If you want actual fluency, you need to see a word in as many example sentences as possible. That makes the language start to flow in your head. That shows you how to use the word. How it is combined with the other words. And many other things. We think that effort always converts into fluency. This is not true. If you memorize the meaning of individual words you won't get fluent and you will spend a ton of effort. But studying sentences is the real deal. Is the method of learning that actually converts effort to fluency. Get some basic grammar, some basic vocabulary, then just dive into sentences and more sentences until you're fluent. — If this deck has so many cards, won't it take me a long time to finish it? If you study one card every 7 seconds, then you can study 500 cards per hour. It's quicker than you think. — How much should I study? Try to study at least 20 minutes a day — or do 50 cards a day. You will see visible results. — How do I replay the audio? In the Computer version of Anki, press the 'r' key. (The mobile version has a replay button.) — I keep getting the wrong answer for a certain card. Mark the card, so you don't answer it on autopilot mode. In the mobile version of Anki, you mark by tapping the 'star' on the upper corner. In the computer version of Anki, you mark by pressing '*' on your keyboard. Alternatively: edit the English sentence of the card, to something that will help you remember the answer more easily. — I'm having technical issues. If you have technical issues, search your issue on Google (for example: audio doesnt work on anki using MacOS) and see if you can find a solution to your problem. And if Google fails you, ask the developper of Anki: https://apps.ankiweb.net/docs/help.html — he usually replies within 24h. -=-=-=-=-=- If this is useful to you, please rate it~ https://frequencylists.blogspot.com.br/ This deck is divided in three parts. This is part one. Part one has been updated to have a better sorting of sentences.

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difficulty index 644
new word introduced par
sentence Tengo un par de zapatos.
sentence english I have a pair of shoes.
sentence cloze Tengo un _____ de zapatos.
sentence cloze (answer) Tengo un par de zapatos.
difficulty index 101
new word introduced hoy
sentence Es todo por hoy.
sentence english Let's call it a day.
sentence cloze Es todo por _____.
sentence cloze (answer) Es todo por hoy.
difficulty index 873
new word introduced empezar
sentence Acaba de empezar a llover.
sentence english It began raining just now.
sentence cloze Acaba de _____ a llover.
sentence cloze (answer) Acaba de empezar a llover.

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Too far away from Castillian Spanish for me. Simple example bebé = baby, doll= muñeca however I realize children use there own names for their toys and games. so bebé could be baby to a young child BUT I am nor a young child and if I collect dolls in Spain it would be - mi pasatiempo es coleccionar muñecas. HOWEVER imho for learners of Latin American Spanish this is the best deck you are ever going to find
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Super useful learning vocab in context
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Thanks for the focused and hard work you put into this. It obviously takes dedication to put something like together.
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I’ve been using this deck for about two weeks and have reviewed about half the cards at least once. I’m using it to dip my toe back into Spanish after many years away. It’s been pretty good for that. I think it might be kind of confusing for true beginners, though.

As with any L1->L2 translation task deck, the arbitrariness is sometimes annoying. That is, I often think of a correct way to say something in Spanish, but what I thought of doesn’t match the back of the card at all. This is made worse by the rather loose (not wrong, but unnecessarily un-literal) translations used on many cards. Editing the English on some to be a little more literal has made this somewhat better.

There are also some places where the sorting algorithm gives somewhat odd results, such as putting “Estás entre amigos” (the preposition "entre") and “No entre usted” (an imperative form of entrar) next to each other. This is because it thinks these two "entre" are the same word, which they aren't. This is the kind of thing I think would be hard for a beginner, but it's not that big deal if you have a fair amount of knowledge of grammar going in.

And, like many other reviewers, I customized the cards to get rid of clutter on the front, but that was trivial.
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Way too hard. I'd rather do the English translations instead.
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Thumbs up for hard work . Thumbs down for overly complicated layout and too much English. It would be better if it simply had sentences + hints in Spanish at the back of the card

Otherwise this is just another deck putting your brain into translation mode instead of Spanish mode
Comment from author
I spent a very long time studying "Foreign language to English" ... and I found that it is way more productive to study "English to foreign language" (what this deck is right now). ^^

In any case, you can customize this deck to make it "Spanish to English" instead of "English to Spanish".
See this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnbKwHEQ1mA&yt%3Acc=on
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I am not sure whether to give it a thumbs up. Some of them seem like possible mistakes when you look them up on sites like Google Translate and wordreference. Is this a mistake, for example?


Es mi bebé.

That's my doll.


Es mi bebé.

It's my baby.




baby, babe, nurseling







bebé. nm

(niño muy pequeño)

baby n

El bebé gateaba por la habitación curioseando cada rincón.

The baby was crawling around all the corners of the room.

bebé. n común (recién nacido) baby n

El bebé se cogió al pecho de la madre y comenzó a mamar a las pocas horas de nacer.

The baby took the mother's breast and began to nurse within a few hours of birth.
Comment from author
In latin america many dolls are babies, so in this context the words are synonymous.

My native language is a dialect of Spanish ("Portuguese"), so you can trust me when I say that the translations of this deck are accurate. ^^
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This is a Great Boost!
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I am struggling to get the cloze/answer fields to work. it seems only the front and back cards and audio show up...Any ideas to get those fields to work. They seem to be ignored by Anki...:(
Comment from author
The "cloze" field is optional. To enable it, see this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnbKwHEQ1mA&yt:cc=on

If that works, I'd appreciate if you could change your rating to a thumbs up.

My original plan was to make this a 100% Cloze Deck... But I figured it's way better, if I made the deck — as it is right now. ^^
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Thanks so much for this resource. How can I delete the timer?
Comment from author
Go to the computer version of Anki.
Open the deck.
Click Edit.
Click cards.
Delete everything between <script> and </script>.
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Very good
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Great stuff! Thank you for sharing this. Idk where to find the 2nd part please
Comment from author

It was made in a different way from this deck, but it's still great practice.
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I believe there´s a mistake with one card:
Eng: You're like me.
Span: Son como yo. >> This should be "eres como yo"/"nos parecemos"?
Comment from author
The You in the Spanish card is in the plural ("You guys/y'all"). I plan to make an update that changes the plural You to "y'all" or "you guys" to avoid ambiguity. Thanks for the feedback ^^
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just started seems great... i love free stuff
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Great resource.
Also, the layout on part 1; i.e this deck; is the best
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good job
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This is super useful and well put-together. I love that it takes not only word frequency but also sentence difficulty into account in its organization.
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Thanks a lot
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I just downloaded it. Having created my own lists on Anki, I know how difficult it is.
I appreciate your effort and generosity.

Btw, this says 1/2
Has the second part been uploaded yet?
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UPDATE: It appears this deck was updated in late 2018 and it's gone from good to indispensable. Comes with nice formatting, including a countdown clock (which I promptly deleted) and automatically dictionary look-up links for all the words in the Spanish sentence (though I wish it would look up the un-conjugated version of verbs, but alas). The fields have been re-arranged a bit so you now have a populated difficulty index, a separate field for the new word, a separate field for english/spanish/cloze sentence, etc. I love decks like this because I can keep the contents but build my own cards to study the way I want to study (either english -> spanish, spanish -> english, cloze, listening, grammar, vocab, etc). So far the introduction of new words seems to be efficient, although not in true +1 style.

This is a HUGE resource and I want to thank the author for making it and continuing to update it!

imo it would be perfect if it had pictures of the new vocab word on the card. I used the webquery add on to add tabs of a google image search, 123 example sentence look up, and verb conjugations. It automatically looks up pictures of the vocab word and I can save them to the card with just one click. Still kind of annoying, but not too bad. If you're interested in using webquery to maximize your anki Spanish, here's the URLs I plugged into webquery:
Google image search: https://www.google.es/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&q=%s
Example sentence lookup: https://www.123teachme.com/translated_sentences/sp/%s
Conjugations: https://www.123teachme.com/spanish_verb_conjugation/%s

Great resource, but bad for learning vocab

This deck is a great resource. There's lots of ways you could use it. It's set up for listening practice, but I re-arranged it into a cloze deletion deck for vocab practice. It's also a great resource for learning simple grammar.

Unfortunately, it's hard to use. This download (part 1 of 2) alone has 3,000 cards, which contain a total of 15,000 words but only 780 unique words. The excess is okay if you're using it for listening or grammar I guess, but if you want to use it for vocab like me, that's really inefficient. A +1 style deck (where each card adds 1 new vocab to the pool) could do this in 780 cards, instead of 3,000. Okay, so maybe the +1 deck would be more like 1,000, but that's still 66% less work!! Instead of taking you 10 months, it'd take you 3. That's a big difference.

I guess I just have a slightly different learning style than the author. I agree that context is essential for language-learning, and you need to see one word in multiple contexts to really learn it. But I want my anki to be quick and bare-bones, so I can learn the survival vocab I need, and then go read a book or watch TV in the target language. That's much more interesting and is much more likely to last in the long-term. At least for me.

There's a field for the frequency rank number, but it's empty. If it was filled, maybe I could sort the deck by that field and pick out the most useful cards for myself. As-is, I'm trying to figure out how I can weed out the 2,000 cards I don't want without wasting too much of my time... and I probably will just find another deck.

It's a shame.
Comment from author before post was edited
The new version of this deck has a better sorting of sentences. Try it out.
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Hello Neri! I'm an admirer of your lists of "sentences sorted from easiest to hardest". You've done an amazing job! They helped me a lot at studying the languages that I need. I think your decks are one of the best tools for learning languages ever! Thank you really much, I deeply appreciate your efforts! Will you be able to create such a deck for Uyghur? I am ready to pay you a reasonable sum of money for this job. You see, there are very few resources for learning Uyghur, and this is quite a big language (about 10 million speakers in China and Central Asia). Please help the community of Uyghur-learners, we really need it! I live in the Xinjang Province of China now, and I need it really "badly". Thank you beforehand! My email address is shamil153@gmail.com. Respectfully yours, Shamil Khayrutdinov.
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Deck is ok, but many of the translations are creative, not mechanical.

"whatever do you mean" instead of "what do you mean"
Comment from author
This review refers to the new version of the deck; the older version of the deck had no translation problems. I'll fix that this november.
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great collection of sentences. To make it fantastic need sentences organized/grouped by situation
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Very useful sentences, thank you!
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Very good.
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Gustaría aprender español
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Perfect for listening practice.
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This is a great deck. The sentences are challenging right from the start. The audio isn't the best, but it's a start.

For those of you who don't know, look in a card's options in the lower right, to replay audio just press "R".
<strike>but is there some mechanism for a replay button on the front of the cards? I can understand that the cards are not written out on the front but just because I miss a card's sentence doesn't mean I don't know it.</strike>
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This audio makes this deck unusable (for me).
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I love spanish and I want to learn it.
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horrible sounds
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bad audio
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Too big

I am afraid you will get part 2 when you download here and vice versa.
It would be a nice idea to split this great files into several parts, because now it is not handy.
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Great deck for listening skills

It is really a great deck for listening skills. One reviewer mentions the repeats in the sense of many similar sentences. In fact, I like this feature, because it forces me to pay attention in order to distinguish between those two similar sentences.

I also created a modified deck, where the audio part is eliminated, and the front of the card is the Spanish sentence and the back is the English translation. This helps me in solidifying the learned sentences, and especially the recall of the Spanish version, when I see the English translation.

In the spirit of further improvements, let me ask the following. The sentence ¿Qué quiere hacer él? Is translated as [ What do you want to do? ]. Shouldn’t it be [ What does he want to do? ]?

I’m assuming the formal version of [ What do you want to do? ] would be ¿Qué quiere hacer usted? Please let me know if I am correct here.
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This is what I have always needed

I wish I found this deck sooner.. huge help thanks
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Deck is too large with many doubles

It would be nice if the author weeds out the sheer number of duplicate Spanish cards with only a slightly different English translation.

Although there's more than 10.000 cards, the deck it is very monotonous, and has a lot of useless sentences which you will never use.

Many often used verbs like "poner","dar", "oír" are hardly present, and the verb tense "hacéis" for instance is completely absent. How can that be in such a large deck? There must be something wrong with the Frequency Calculation method.

This deck is quite useful for training your listening speed and some grammar, but not for vocabulary.
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This deck is amazing.

I've been using it for just a couple weeks and it's great. It really trains the listening skills and the vocabulary is like a bonus. You've got to figure out the grammar (or learn the rules separately), but it's great practice for that as well since the same thing can be phrased in several slightly different ways.
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So great!