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Japanese Core 2000 2k - Sorted w/ Audio

108.64MB. 3970 audio & 0 images. Updated 2018-09-11.
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This is the same core 2k that can be found elsewhere, with a few modifications. - I removed the pictures because many of them are misleading or wrong. - I changed the formatting to suit my own preference. - I also removed the recall cards because there are too many cards (e.g. 朝食・朝ご飯, 起きる・起こる)that have the exact same meaning in English. I changed a few of the definitions to help differentiate between the synonyms, but in the end decided that it was best to only review the recognition cards. The way I use the deck is: 1) Read the vocab word in my head and ask myself if I know what it means. 2) Read the sentence in my head and ask myself if I know what it means. 3) Flip the card to check if I got the reading and meaning right. If I can't remember the meaning or reading of a word, I still try to read the sentence because it often will help jog my memory. If I remember how to read the word/what it means in the context of the sentence, I will still mark the card as "Again" or "Hard". Hopefully this works for you too. I found that by the time I finished this deck I can read and understand a decent amount of written Japanese. And I am quite good at guessing the reading of unknown kanji words because I have been practicing without furigana this whole time. Here's my video on how to get Anki set up for the first time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPVpsX9ZPWE Enjoy! Update: 9/11/2018 - Changed font so it should work on all platforms.

Sample (from 2007 notes)

Cards are customizable! When this deck is imported into the desktop program, cards will appear as the deck author has made them. If you'd like to customize what appears on the front and back of a card, you can do so by clicking the Edit button, and then clicking the Cards button.
Optimized-Voc-Index 1888
Vocabulary-Kanji 寂しい
Vocabulary-Furigana 寂[さび]しい
Vocabulary-Kana さびしい
Vocabulary-English lonely, desolate, sad
Vocabulary-Pos Adjective
Expression これは寂しい曲ですね。
Reading これは 寂[さび]しい 曲[きょく]ですね。
Sentence-Kana これ は さびしい きょく です ね
Sentence-English This is a sad song.
Sentence-Clozed これは( ) 曲[きょく]ですね。
Notes Core 2000 Step 07 - 027
Core-Index 1227
Optimized-Sent-Index 1850
Frequency 2953
Optimized-Voc-Index 935
Vocabulary-Kanji 期待
Vocabulary-Furigana 期待[きたい]
Vocabulary-Kana きたい
Vocabulary-English expectation, anticipation
Vocabulary-Pos Verbal Noun
Expression みんな私たちに期待しています。
Reading みんな 私[わたし]たちに 期待[きたい]しています。
Sentence-Kana みんな わたしたち に きたい して います
Sentence-English Everyone has high expectations of us.
Sentence-Clozed みんな 私[わたし]たちに( )しています。
Notes Core 2000 Step 03 - 088
Core-Index 488
Optimized-Sent-Index 724
Frequency 1188
Optimized-Voc-Index 1365
Vocabulary-Kanji 対象
Vocabulary-Furigana 対象[たいしょう]
Vocabulary-Kana たいしょう
Vocabulary-English target, subject
Vocabulary-Pos Noun
Expression このアンケートは大学生が対象です。
Reading このアンケートは 大学生[だいがくせい]が 対象[たいしょう]です。
Sentence-Kana この あんけーと は だいがくせい が たいしょう です
Sentence-English This questionnaire targets university students.
Sentence-Clozed このアンケートは 大学生[だいがくせい]が( )です。
Notes Core 2000 Step 03 - 058
Core-Index 458
Optimized-Sent-Index 1248
Frequency 2721

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it's a really helpful and awesome deck, thank you so much !
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Been using for about a month and I can feel the improvement, not hard at all and very useful vocab
on 1674515142
Excellent deck! Example sentences are voiced and have a newbie-friendly difficulty.
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god deck, though, does anyone know how to change the font?
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The order changes for this deck alone are worth it
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Awesome deck. Audio seems native and example sentences are excellent. Super deck.
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This deck is a godsend! I passed N2 around 7 years ago when I was studying in Japan but after I graduated I left Japan for good and haven't used Japanese since. I forgot like 90% of the Kanji I knew and needed dire refresher of the vocabs and this deck helped me a ton! I'm halfway through the deck so far in 2 weeks and most of the vocabs I encounter were the stuffs I already knew (but forgotten) and just need a little recollection and so far it has been a breeze.
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on 1659697114
Excellent, nice progression flow, very good audio.

Is there a way to have the audio as the question and the rest as the answer? would like to use the same deck as listening practice.
on 1658899393
Thank you very much for sharing your excellent work !
on 1657122780
Improved version of the original 2k deck.
on 1656596846
sound does not play

i used the deck for one day and now the sound no longer plays when i flip a card, even when i press on the play icon. any help would be appreciated. (P.S i exported my cards today before i did my cards would this maybe have had an effect?)
on 1655554854
Good deck, however some very common words aren't in the deck and less common ones are in it.
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great for learning
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soo good
on 1652054551
I could learn efficiently many great words and Kanji's
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Thank you
on 1650362877
very convinient and easy to read deck
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Good pronunciation material
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Great audio
on 1645905241
I can wholeheartedly recommend this deck.
on 1645136407
The images are not fitting for a lot of words and I feel like a lot of the words are too easy but this might just have to do with me.
Edit: Nevermind I reviewed the wrong deck, sorry for that, this deck is really nice to learn new vocab.
Comment from author
You sure you're reviewing the right deck? I actually removed all images from this version for your exact reason.
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Just starting my Japanese journey and this is well put together!
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I had to delete "Japanese Recognition Practice" deck (around 6000) in order to check this deck out, because all 2007 of these were flagged as duplicates.
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Very nice. Thank you!
on 1641407347
Just getting back to regular Japanese study, perfect for a review of basics in one deck.
on 1640191041
I’ve been doing Japanese for just over a year and this deck is brilliant for consolidating what I know, filling in the gaps and learning new material. Excellent quality and no way could I have made this myself. Thank you
on 1639646215
Extremely useful deck, a lot of effort went into this.
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Very cool
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Super helpful! Just what I was looking for.
on 1636163165
Very well put together, with high quality audio clips and high quality examples. Thank you so much for putting this deck together!!
on 1635004106
Nicely sequenced to bring together and contrast trickily similar words that use the same kanji in different ways.
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Very informative
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Thanks for sharing this. It has been a great resource!!!
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The only problem with this deck is that it is so good that once you get through it you'll wish the same format was available for 6k or even 10k. Minor gripes are katakana words at the end and beginning with numbers, but overall the focus on recognition and listening comprehension was awesome for improving my japanese quickly
on 1631470080
Perfect with native audio words AND sentences! nothing better to practice pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar all together, thank you!
on 1631291796
Pretty decent
on 1631263278
Amazing audio examples
on 1630939035
It contribute a large part for my pass of N3 from 0 knowledge of Japanese
on 1630239440
Thank you for the deck!
on 1629280156
So far so good, this deck seems to be the best I've tried.
on 1629074862
Very good.
on 1628840374
C'est génial
Merci beaucoup
on 1627623263
this saves me a ton of time an effort
on 1627275396
Notes that could not be imported as note type has changed: 2007

How do I fix this?
on 1627048362
Yes, love this deck. I don't have tons of time to study but just doing a handful of cards a day helps with vocab, reading, and pronunciation. I love that it includes example sentences with audio. And there's no fluff, just what you need. Thanks so much
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Good I love this
on 1626305829
Definitely one of the best if not the best Core 2k deck. Has better structure than the other 2k deck and focuses on recognition making it more condensed. No images as well which I personally prefer. Audio of good quality included.
on 1625247370
i really step up my learning game with this !
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Thx for sharing!
on 1622783512
The sentence audio has been very helpful for training my listening skill.
on 1622236849
Seems to contain the majority or common words used! Any idea on which deck i should seek after to expand my vocab further without starting from 0 reviews?
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it says that 713 notes were skipped due to the note type changing. How would I get the entire deck to work? Would I need to downgrade to a different version of anki?
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Good so far thank you
on 1618168831
Incredible deck! Love the examples and the audio. Thank you!
on 1617614949
Thank you
on 1617423005
Amazingly written
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I've been using this deck now for 3 months, with this alone I've learnt soooo much!
You'll need YouTube to understand the grammer.
I avoided learning hiragana like the plague, that was a mistake, learn hiragana first, it will make your Japanese better (and easier to learn.
Only downside is that it doesn't progress from easy to difficult, it's somewhat random.
(If there's a way to change this please let me know!)
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very good audio
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Love it, btw does it contain the entire core 2000 serise
on 1612258071
What?? I'm sorry. Please correct me if I'm wrong. But why is the sample sentence wrong? Now I can't trust the deck since I already saw an error. For 六つ、the sample sentence was: 息子は六つになりました。and that translates to "My son turned six." What?? It's supposed to be 六歳 why is it wrong? 六つ means "six things" so is the sentence saying he ended up with six sons? Very confusing and inaccurate. Sorry, I like how it's configured, but I can't trust the sample sentences anymore after finding that out. I'm still laying out my Japanese and if I unknowingly pick up wrong sentences, then that's gonna be detrimental.

Okay, changed my rating afterwards since it was actually a lapse on my end. つ counter can be used for the age counter from 1-9 years old. Glad it was cleared up, I learned something new today!
on 1611381283
really great!
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Great deck
on 1610715463
This is really one of the best Core decks that I've ever used. Honestly, I kinda wish that there is a 6k or 10k version with this format since I'm already done with this deck. Thank you for your great work!!
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veri gudi mai friend
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Very useful deck!
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Stop rating decks negatively because of your computer issues. Post it on reddit or something
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This is a great deck, especially the sound, which is of very good quality.

I also like the fact that you can chose "kanji only", or "kanji with furigana". You can remove the furigana once you are a little more familiar with kanjis, which helps remembering the pronounciation also :)

This deck is a good starting point if you want to read the news on "NHK news easy".
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very good
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I'm losing hope in continuing my self study but this is godsend! Thanks!
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high quality deck
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Getting an error when I import:

"Notes that could not be imported as note type has changed: 713"

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Removal of distracting pictures that were often only somewhat related to the content is helpful. Good audio quality.
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Thank You!
on 1596650568
Absolutely brilliant deck, I've been having a lot of fun with it
on 1596251330
Some of the audio is wrong but it's good overall
on 1595390055
An excellent job, thanks! But... "any information, even those not so well fitted pictures, could be used for learning. if it's possible to bring them back into the deck and just don't use that field in card templates. this way, those who want pics back, will be able to do it with no efforts."
I agree with this person. even if some pictures are misleading, I would save more time replacing them than having to add pictures for the whole deck.
One more thing: maybe it's just me, but I think you should arrange new cards to show in the order of frequency. To understand texts, we should learn the most common words first to create the foundation, and then the less common ones. I find it kinda intimidating when the words in the example sentences are too advanced for me (because the new cards are shown in random order, but not the most common ones in the list first). I tried to fix this by choosing "show new cards in order added", but it didn't work. Maybe I'm mistaken or something?
Please give some help, and thanks again.
on 1595201020
Where is the audio sourced for this? It's excellent. No complaints, however unless I'm missing something, under Anki's appearance settings even when the light theme is selected the background is always black. White text on a black background is too rough on the eyes for many of us. Thanks for the deck!
Comment from author
It's from an old version of the iKnow Core 2000 deck which used to be in the public domain, but they've long since put it behind a paywall.
I made the deck before Anki had a dark mode, and I liked to study before going to bed so I made it black to go easy on my eyes. I'll release an update that matches Anki's settings.
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Best deck out there. Do you want to learn via sentence mining? or do you want to learn by learning a ton of vocab? Either way, this deck is for you!
on 1593771666
This is the best Anki Japanese deck so far.
on 1593329312
This is incredible. You've kind of spoiled me as this is the first Anki deck I used and it has set a very high bar. Now every other deck I tried is disappointing in comparison.

I just got through all 2000 words and don't know where to go next. Please do a similar deck for 6k(笑)
Comment from author
Try this one https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/813424842
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Very yes
on 1592801315
Great deck, although I have a suggestion to improve it: add tags to each word that would group vocabulary. For instance anything to do with body would go under tag Body (hand, eye, body, ear etc). Anything to do with location would have a Location tag: (where, there, here, right, left etc) and so on. This would be helpful to sort them in custom lessons.

There are 3 indexes: Optimized-Voc-Index, Core-Index and Optimized-Sent-Index in this Deck. They have different numbers.
Does any one know how are these indexes used in this deck? Are they important? The first one Optimized-Voc-Index seems to be used for ordering the list, but does it have any other significance? What about the other two indexes? What are they for?
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The format and font used for this deck is the best I've seen
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any information, even those not so well fitted pictures, could be used for learning. if its possible bring them back into the deck and just don't use that field in card templates. this way, those who want pics back, will be able to do it with no efforts. this is the only reason why I chose to leave it negative -- to bring your attention to this decision. in any other sense -- good job, thanks.

the deck would become even better if you'd leave tags for the original steps, so user could exclude the whole 1st step (for example) if it was already done previously with another deck. the last but not least, it would be a huge step forward to mark cards with JLPT/School Grades tags, so the words could be studied according to the current level a user's of knowledge.
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Very good deck.
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Very useful.
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very good deck
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Great, super helpful!
on 1589101157
For me, this is simply the best Japanese deck out there!!! No way to make it better
on 1588432796
Great deck! Comes with sentences which help me remember their usage in context and make it faster to learn and memorise the words. Audio recordings are great quality too, and really help with the nuances of pronunciation.
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good deck
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A really nice deck. Everything looks simple and clean.
on 1587884109
One of the better "core" decks out there.

I recommend to generate recall cards though, as production is a different skill from comprehension. Unless of course you're not interested in speaking at all.
on 1587498139
This is really great! Well organized and formatted and without distractions.
on 1587379983
Probably the best 2k deck ive found
on 1586791934
It is really great (so far)! Only used it for a couple of days but it looks really professional!
on 1586562432
My favorite deck for learning vocabulary. The design is simple and clean. It has example sentences and native audio. After getting about 3/4 into this deck I can recognize a lot of kanji in Japanese texts and because of the audio my listening comprehension has improved. Another good thing about it is that it has some loan words 外来語(Gairaigo), which helped me polish my katakana reading skills.
If you want to learn some vocabulary and know hiragana you should get this deck, as I don't think a better one exists.
on 1586444208
Thank you! After trying to learn Japanese for so many years on my own, I finally found something that works for me.
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Audio is very useful. Thanks!
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Thank you so much, this is what I need.
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Thank you!
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So far so good
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A question: what if I want to add some new words?
on 1582193093
Good quality content, the audio really helps.
Some few issues with cards without audio, and the end of the deck has only katakana cards which made me go through them in a flash.
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It's good.
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Tip to have visible audio buttons on android:

.replaybutton svg {
background-color: #330000;
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This deck is amazing! I love the fact the audio speed isn't so slow, yet clear enough so we can understand each word/sentence. Thank you so much for you effort!
on 1579536630
i like my stuff better without pictures and the audio is very good!
on 1579348688
Good example sentences, perfect audio. Great!
on 1578765987
haven't used it for very long but seems like a great deck. only thing I'd suggest adding would be whether a verb is transitive/intransitive on the answer side
on 1578603570
Quick and easy to use. Thanks
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Incredible deck. I made the audio play on the front automatically. Otherwise perfect.
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thank you for your effort
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Really good stuff
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Great deck. I've downloaded the other core decks but wasn't a fan of their design... you've created something more digestable for those of us who are too lazy to do have done it. Thank you! I'm going to enjoy using this deck. Really like the font as well.
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No complaints thus far! Not sure if I agree myself that no recall is best, but willing to try, I'm hoping it will come naturally if I become fluent at listening reading and then immerse myself in Japanese media.

If not, later I'll just get a recall only deck and catch up using that so nothing will be lost.
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Incredible deck for studying Japanese. The sentence examples and real native speaker audio (human speakers of both sexes) are a huge benefit.
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this is very good.but i dont know why cant use in phone,cant prounce.Can you help me?Thanks very much.
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Very useful and is definitely my preferred 2k deck
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This is surprisingly really good!
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Various recordings and very useful if you want to learn new vocabulary in context. Excellent!
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it has been very useful
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This is just perfect, I wish I had started with this rather than the vanilla one.
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Good one
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Perfect... just perfect! Much thanks!
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Mazo fácil de entender, con buena calidad de audio y sin imágenes que entorpezcan el estudio.
Buen trabajo.
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This deck is simply amazing!! I love the sentences without the pictures, and the recorded dialogue is super helpful. No complaints.
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nice deck
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Good Deck with Audios
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An excellent deck both in terms of usability and design.
on 1560625490
Much better than all the other Japanese Core 2000 out there.

If you don't like the black background and white text like me you can just edit it back to normal. Make sure to edit white to black and black to white.

.card {
font-family: 'localnoto', 'notosans', 'ヒラギノ明朝 ProN', 'Hiragino Mincho Pro', 'serif';
font-size: 25px;
text-align: center;
color: white;
background-color: black;

(you find this in browse, edit cards)
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Great deck, cards are well prepared.
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This is a fantastic deck. It is "minimalist", though it includes everything you could need to improve your japanese. I love that it is sorted. More importantly, I love that the card template is very straightforward, making it easy to modify.

I have modified the template as follows, which suits my needs great:

- White background, black font
- Reduce font size to 30 px
- Change card front to only show vocab, and then play the sentence
- Change back of the card to show sentence without furigana in large (30 px) print, with furigana at the bottom in small (15 px) print.
- Removed all the links provided, as I did not find them helpful.

Again, the simplicity of the deck is what made these changes painless to make, and I can now use this deck to study in exactly the way that I want. Thank you!
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So far so good, convinient to use, comfortable interface and most importantly, sorted content is so good to learn the language.
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I highly recommend this deck. A much better version of the other popular "Core 2000" decks which are too messy and have goofy pictures which are more distracting than anything else. This deck is organized, clean, and not needlessly repetitive. By learning the vocabulary along with the kanji and the full sentence examples you can learn to read, speak, and listen in one card.

My only recommendation to new learners would be to memorize hiragana and katakana first. It's not too difficult to memorize these characters and it will make your learning process with this deck much smoother.
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Very nice, good definitions
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Good deck for beginners.
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So good!!
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well thought through!
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Nice sentences.
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Amazing 2k Deck!!
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so far so good, for a beginner (in my case, I just finished katakana and hiragana and know around 40 kanjis) I recomend using this deck with 3 new cards a day.
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Very good deck. My only problem is I'm not sure where to move on to from here.
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Great deck
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Everything is perfect except for a few mistakes (two or three cards don't have the word audio files, only the sentence. And the word 後(のち)has the furigana written on the front). Other than that it's a wonderful deck with good audio quality, a logical progression, and it's just good in general.
on 1547874102
Deck only has 1294 cards? Does anyone else have this problem? I'm new to anki so I could be doing something wrong, but I assume I should see 2000 cards...

Other than that it looks perfect.
on 1547766682
top 2000 words are probably used for 80% of conversation so it's really helpful to have a good tool to learn these.
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In my opinion, best Core 2K so far
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This version of CORE 2K is the best that I have used.
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Hi, This deck is very useful. Thank you very much.
Is there any chance you make a Japanese Core 6k deck like this.

Below is the deck I use now. 2k mixed 6k version. but 6k is difficult than 2k. so I think separating them is better for beginner.
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Nice nice! Thanks
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Nice! I really would like another deck like this, 2000 is not that much
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Best core 200
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Best core 2000 . Minimal to the point you get all you need in one package.
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Excellent, thank you.
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Good deck.
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1 grouped by pronunciation & meaning & frequency
2 kanji well annotated with 仮名
3 simplicity, no distraction. (no pictures, easy to see both word and sentence together.)
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Words sebtences and audio. Brilliant
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Why Core 2000?
1. Kanji with Hiragana and Katakana
2. Voiced
3. Sentences with simple words and repeated structures so you can learn grammar as well

Why this than other Core 2000?
1. Sorted (and frequency)
2. Combines cards
3. Removed pictures

Thanks for the great work!
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Great job!

This is really good deck, very well prepared without misleading images and with nice hand-written kanji font. Good for people who prefer to use good quality decks.
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