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ru15k v2.1 - Targeted Sentence Cards for 15000 Russian words

194.44MB. 13317 audio & 0 images. Updated 2021-10-15.

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This is an updated version of the original ru15k deck (https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/480545875) EXISTING USERS: Please view https://freelanguagetools.org/2021/10/updating-to-ru15k-v2.0/ for updating instructions. Failure to do so can cause data loss. Join us on Telegram or Matrix if you have any questions. UPDATE 2021-10-15 The deck has been updated again due to a major mistake in the previous version, which caused the last word of every sentence to not be lemmatized and created a large number of 2T sentences. This release fixes this mistake and should be much more usable. Almost all indices are left as it is in the v2.0 release, which means you should be able to just import it again. If you want to ensure a perfect ordering, you should perform the steps specified in the blog post. Still, make backups before taking any action. This deck consists of sentence-based cards for the 15000 most frequent words in Russian. The set of sentences come from Tatoeba project and Lenta.ru. All cards shows the dictionary forms of the words and contains TTS audio for artificial immersion as well as pronunciation hint. Some words might not have definitions, but it was not realistic for me to manually check all 13000 notes. You can add definitions yourself, or you can simply suspend them (with the ! button). All sentences are ideally meant to have only one targeted unknown word to minimize difficulty. In reality, some sentences might have unfamiliar proper names or occasionally difficult words can slip in. Other times, the sentence might still be too hard to understand even with only one unknown word. The first 5000 words should mainly use bilingual sentences, whereas the later words should mainly use monolingual sentences. In general, in using this deck, you should suspend any card you think is too easy or too hard - remember, the point of studying this deck is to prime your brain to acquire the words more easily, not to fully learn it. You should always be picking the low-hanging fruit to maximize studying efficacy. Moreover, Anki decks are not alternatives to authentic immersion, which should always be your primary method of learning any language. Differences from the old version: Coverage statistics Top Words Coverage 2000 1830 98.6% 5000 4328 96.5% 10000 9342 96.4% 15000 13984 95.2% Sample card:

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Word закрутить
Front Сюжет картины закручен вокруг неудачника, который заводит дружбу с похожей на недо девочкой в его новой школе.
Rank 13063.0
Definition Verb1. to twirl, to twist, to wind around2. (tap etc) to turn off, (nut etc) to turn tight, to tighten (up)
Lemmas сюжет · картина · закрутить · вокруг · неудачник · который · заводить · дружба · с · похожий · на · недо · девочка · в · он · новый · школа
Word нервно
Front Поначалу он вел себя нервно, но затем успокоился и привык к своим хозяевам.
Rank 6618.0
Definition Adjective1. nerve; nervous2. nervous, easily excitable or provoked3. nerve-wracking, creating a lot of worry
Lemmas поначалу · он · вести · себя · нервно · но · затем · успокоиться · и · привыкнуть · к · свой · хозяин
Word пропорция
Front Исторический опыт показывает, что в основе значительных художественных произведений лежит определенная система пропорций.
Rank 8775.0
Definition Noun1. proportion
Lemmas исторический · опыт · показывать · что · в · основа · значительный · художественный · произведение · лежать · определённый · система · пропорция

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I am on sentence 25 and I have found several mistakes already. Some lemmas are completely wrong and some sentences are so different from their translations. Sometimes even the target word of the card is explained wrong. The author should have put care to make the sentences more literal without losing the style so we can see a correlation between lemmas in both languages. If this deck was supposedly manually checked until sentence 1000, I cannot imagine how many mistakes I am going to keep finding, and I am just a beginner. This looked very promising but this many mistakes are only detrimental for a beginner and will create bad habits.
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Sorry, that claim about manual checking was on an earlier version and the checking was not repeated after fixing the lemmatization error, so the some of the bad sentences might have gotten back in. Also, the checking was mainly for the correctness of translations and general grammar, not the lemmas. I will publish a new version of this some time soon, please give it another try then.
> The author should have put care to make the sentences more literal
Unfortunately I do not control this part. The sentences are from Tatoeba and sometimes they use idiomatic translations.
> will create bad habits
I recommend having plenty of exposure to other sources of content and delete cards whenever you are unsure/can't verify if they are correct.
on 1642075203
I wish it had more words! Spasiba though! :D
on 1640966362
up to rank 5000, this is good for beginner. but when I look words over +9000, too many useless words.. I guess..? But thanks for author .really !
on 1639426772
absolutely wonderful deck!
on 1634316558
Nice deck. Thank you
on 1634045439
Excellent deck, however I suggest modifying Anki settings to only show audio on front, then show Russian and small print English transcripts on back of card. This arrangement emphasizes listening rather than reading comprehension.

Also, make an effort to repeat audio aloud before looking at transcript. Unless you have exceptional audio memory, this will force you to (a) understand audio, (b) store meaning in short-term memory in language neutral form (images, etc), (c) actively use Russian grammar and vocabulary to recreate audio as you speak. This method thus builds both listening comprehension and active grammar skills.
on 1633964178
A really nice deck
on 1633951834
Great deck
on 1633888775
There isn't a better deck