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5000 most frequently used French words [v. 6.0]

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This deck contains the 5000 most frequently used French words, sorted by order of frequency. Many of the words have example sentences. This deck also includes: • An alternative version with Canadian French audio. • A deck to train your conjugation of irregular verbs. • A small deck about French phonology. • A deck to train Listening, Reading and Speaking skills. -=-=-=- Part 1 ➔ [this deck] Part 2 ➔ https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1543609595 -=-=-=- A small preview of the new version: -=-=-=- If this deck is useful to you, please rate it!~ https://frequencylists.blogspot.com.br/ -=-=-=- Update 2020-09-12 [v. 6.0] • Remade the main deck entirely: a. Now there is a button to view the Wiktionary article of a word. Which means, now you can see the full conjugation of any verb in this deck. b. Removed redundant cards. For example, if there is a card for the word rapide, it's redundant to have a card for the word rapidement. Added more cards to make-up for the removed cards. c. Now there is a bit more info on the back of the cards. (For example, the plural form of a word, the feminine form, and so on.) • Added a course on French phonology, and a course to practice Speaking and Reading. • Added options for people who wish to learn the Canadian variety of French that is spoken in Québec.

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Back Es-tu étudiant ?
3 Are you a student?
Word chose
Word with article la chose
Frequency Index 58.
IPA /ʃoz/ [ˈʃo̝̠͗ːz̪ᵊ]
Noun declension [pl. les choses]
Basic meanings of word n. thing
Example sentences
Example sentences without translation
Wiktionary entry [view on Wiktionary] Etymology From Old French chose, from Latin causa. Compare Italian cosa, Portuguese coisa, Spanish cosa among many others. Compare cause, a borrowed doublet. Pronunciation IPA(key): /ʃoz/ audio (France) (file) (Quebec) IPA(key): [ʃou̯z] Rhymes: -oz Noun chose f (plural choses) thing Synonym: truc 1580, Michel de Montaigne, De la cruauté, Essais Les Agrigentins avaient en usage commun d’enterrer sérieusement les bêtes qu’ils avaient eu chères, comme les chevaux de quelque rare mérite, les chiens et les oiseaux utiles, ou même qui avaient servi de passe-temps à leurs enfants : et la magnificence qui leur était ordinaire en toutes autres choses paraissait aussi singulièrement à la somptuosité et nombre de monuments élevés à cette fin, qui ont duré en parade plusieurs siècles depuis. The Agrigentines had a common use solemnly to inter the beasts they had a kindness for, as horses of some rare quality, dogs, and useful birds, and even those that had only been kept to divert their children; and the magnificence that was ordinary with them in all other things, also particularly appeared in the sumptuosity and numbers of monuments erected to this end, and which remained in their beauty several ages after. Descendants → German: Chose Further reading “chose” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language). Anagrams échos
Word with declinations la chose, les choses.
Parisian French Audio (Voice 1)
Canadian French Audio (Voice 1)
Tags n
Front des plats à emporter
Back meals to take away

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Wonderful tool
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Amazing deck. Although it would be nice if the cards indicate if the french or English word is being asked for as like this e.g. just "plan" comes up and one doesn't know if this should be the french le plan with answer plan map etc or english plan with answer le plan.
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This is so good and detailed, thx a lot to the crator for making this
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it was really helpful to me!!
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bon, bon, bon
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I find decks with images easier for memorizing new vocabulary similar to how common apps like Duolinguo or Rosetta stone work.
Kudos to the creators, they put a lot of work into this deck and maybe a more advanced French learner will find it very useful, but for me it contains too much information and too few images. Update: I still ended up using it and think it is the best French Anki deck out there. The deck has a lot of additional information, but it only shows up when you click/tap on it.
Comment from author before post was edited
This deck used to have images, actually.
Maybe I'll put them back someday. ^^
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The effort in making this deck is enormous, so many thanks for that.

It seems that at least for me, the Android problem (example sentences not showing) still persist, although the Windows version works just fine. I've seen in this comment section that someone found a solution (moving the <script> tag on the back of the card), but not being a power-user, I'm not sure how should I approach this.
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Well made, extensive deck
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Why there are words with capital letter?
Comment from author
You are in the wrong subdeck.
On the main screen of Anki, click "+" to view subdecks.
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I can't seem to download the full deck? Hit the download button and import and I only have access to 20 cards. Can some advise on how to download the complete deck? Thanks!
Comment from author
Anki by default limits study to 20 cards a day, you can increase this limit by clicking the Configs button, then changing the field "New cards/day" from 20 to 200 (or whichever limit you wish, instead of 200).

Also remember that you can view subdecks by clicking the "+" symbol on the Anki's deck list.
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I really commend the author of this desk for this gigantic effort. However, the data source used in compiling the frequency list does not really represent real-world situations. Many frequently used words are missing or are ranked very low. I recommend using a deck based on the Routledge Frequency Dictionary instead, which is based on better data.

Edit in response to reply: The Routledge Frequency Dictionary is not entirely based on newspapers. It is based on 50% spoken French (conversations, interviews and transcripts, parliamentary debates, phone conversations, theatre dialogue, and film subtitles) and 50% written French (newswire/newspaper stories, literature, magazines, newsletters, tech reports, user manuals). This is quite a diverse mix and certainly more diverse than only using movie subtitles.

Some extremely common missing words include: jusque (Routledge#134), soit (Routledge#166), compte (Routledge#254), mort (Routledge#276), quant (Routledge#275), marché (Routledge#280), appartenir (Routledge#319), concerner (Routledge#324).
Comment from author before post was edited
The data used for the Routledge Frequency Dictionary is even farther from real-world situations, because they base their word-frequency on newspapers while I based this deck's word-frequency entirely on movie subtitles. Which is why, if you look at the Routledge Frequency Dictionary, you see a lot of words ranked very highly that are used often in the context of newspapers but not so much in daily life.
The downside to my approach (base the frequency on movie subtitles) is that vulgar words get frequency-ranked quite high, but I removed them in the 6.0 version of this deck. ^^

This may seem like a small difference (rank the words' frequency based on newspapers, Versus rank them based on movie subtitles) . . . but the difference is huge when you reach the 500th word onwards.

As for this,
"Many frequently used words are missing or are ranked very low"
I will investigate if that's true, and if it is, I'll fix in the next update of the deck.
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As a mere learner, 5000 words seem intimidating to me. Can't imagine how much effort it required for you to complete this deck.
Really appreciate it!
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Parfait et complete
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i dont really like bagguete, sorry. like ur caps tho, keep it up!
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This deck is the pinacle of an Anki deck. The amount of thought and skill of the creator that went into creating this deck is just mindboggling. I salue you, Neri! I'll buy your book on amazon, as it's the least I can do to repay you for what you've shared here.


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Apenas fantástico!
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It's my favorite French learning tool
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This is comprehensive and exactly what I needed. Thank you so much.
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There is a huge explanation, and many topics to begin on the right way to learn, that's amazing
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Best seen
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This is amazing. This is a must-have deck for anyone interested in learning French. 10/10
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Thank you!!! This is great
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super! clear. très bien la prononciation et la structure des cartes.
Merci bien!
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Currently two months in using Part 1. Highly recommend due to relevant words and example sentences. Looking forward to finis this one and starting on Part 2. Good work!
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Good 👍
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the format is 'immaculate'! and the font is beautiful too :)
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I keep getting Anki import failure for the part 2 (which is where most of the cards are). I’m trying to import onto an iPhone. Any idea what I could be doing wrong. Part 1 worked fine.
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good :)
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useful words with phonetic and voice
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Extensive and accurate
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Only separate words without any context.
Comment from author
1. When you download this deck, click the "+" symbol to view subdecks.

2. Almost every word in the 50-to-2000 range has at least 3 example sentences.

Study the first 50 cards, and you should start seeing plenty of example sentences.
Unless there is something wrong with your Anki and the button of "show example sentences" isn't showing to you.

In any case, every card has a Wiktionary entry that often has example sentences, are you sure you meant to write this review for this deck and not some other deck?
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Lots of good work went into this
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i like it
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This is great. Thank you!

A question about the cards. For the "speak" section, I don't see any audio on the card. Is there suppose to be some?
Comment from author
I chose not to add audio to it, because the focus is just the speaking part, not listening or pronunciation.
But you can use this Anki addon to add audio to the cards, if you wish:
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Really great, but the ordering for clicking on the main deck (without hitting plus on the left side) is not great. It starts with [Indicative Past Historic] cards, way too advanced. It would be great of you could change this!
Comment from author
It might be the case, that your Anki is configured to give you cards in random order.
Because the first cards you should get, are the most basic French words (de, le, tu, ne, and so on).

Click on the "Configs" button on the right side of the deck on Anki's main screen.
Click "options"
Make sure the "insertion order" option is set to "sequential", not "random".
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The words are clearly explained.
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Very useful
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Porque es muy completo
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I am beginner at french. This helps a lot
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Nice Job. Thanks for preparing this deck
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Lots of duplicates. Deleted after all.
Comment from author
When you download the deck, click the "+" symbol to view subdecks.

I think your issue may be caused from not having selected a subdeck.
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There are a few cards that complain about missing resources (possibly as a result of the links to audio files in the embedded wiki entries), and a fair number of words lack example sentences, but this deck is nonetheless an excellent resource.
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seems pretty solid
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para estudiar de intercambio
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An amazing deck! It is very detailed and helpful!

@@@@@ IMPORTANT BUG FIX: @@@@@
The button "show exs" is not appearing on Android when there are examples available
I managed to fix this by moving the <script> tags to the end of the card's "Back Template"

Also, I'd suggest to add Anki's TTS feature to allow reading the example sentences out loud.
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Super useful
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Outstanding deck!
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love it
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Great deck! Is there a way to type in the answer though?
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Just because
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Great resource. I have a question on how part 2 should be used. It is organized into two 4500 word groups. Is the idea to go through them randomly, or in order? If in order, does that mean learning only French to English until done, then back again? If random, what connection is the between learning one way and it's reverse for any word? There could be years between the two. Or am I missing a trick here?

Edit: OK so the cards are ordered in both decks (F2E and E2F in part 2) the same, and I should do alternate days on each subdeck if I want to study the cards both ways? I've already got the first 500 down btw, that's why I'm switching to part 2 for further vocabulary/phrases and will do the grammar parts of part one concurrently. Along with multiple other study methods. This is just a supplement.
Comment from author before post was edited
>>>Randomly, or in order?
In order.
>>>If in order, does that mean learning only French to English until done, then back again?
Study the two of them together. For example, study the first 500 Words French-to-English, then study those 500 words English-to-french. Then repeat for the next 500.
But in any case, you should focus your study on sentences, rather than just individual words.

Some words are simple and straightforward: Lune means moon. Femme means woman. Arbre means tree. Those words can be learned without any additional context.
Other words are complex: The word "faire" can mean many different things depending on context. Words like these can only be learned, by immersing yourself in context (that is, by immersing yourself in sentences). Which is why, after the first ~30 cards, you start seeing many example sentences for each word. I included those example sentences to improve understanding of the words.
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Quite helpful
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Thank you so much for the great work!
Quick question: The comments refer to the first 500 words then 4500 words. I am on part 1 v.6.0, and the first card that appears is ÊTRE [Indicative Past Historic]. This is pretty advanced. Where can I find more basic (A2/B1) vocab and grammar?
Comment from author
1. When you import this deck to your collection, click the "+" symbol in the left side of the deck to view all subdecks. You are starting in the wrong subdeck.
2. Click the "config" button on the right side of the deck. Make sure the "insertion order" option is not set to "random".

That should solve your problem. To give you a reference, the first 4 cards of the deck are supposed to be the words: de, je, pas, le.

Or maybe the deck did not import fully to your collection. If that's the case, delete the deck, then import it again, but wait until all the importation is complete.
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I love the deck since it's so thorough and I could go straight to immersion instead of trying to hunt other resources
But I don't understand why this deck has 2000 words when it's only supposed to have 500
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Hi Neri! Great deck as always. I use the French decks and my GF uses the Spanish decks. One question! Is the order to learn supposed to be [1], then [A.1], [A.2], [A.3], and lastly the OTHER [1] from the second deck?? OR, am I supposed to learn [1], then the other [1], then [A.1], [A.2], and [A.3]. To be clear I am referring to the different "[1]"s because in this deck you have the first 500 and the other deck has the other 4500. Thanks in advance!!
Comment from author
Study the first 200 cards of the deck marked as [1], of Part 1.
Then study all the other decks, in no particular order, whenever you feel like it.

But only when you finish the 500 words of Part 1, then you should go to Part 2.
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Simply amazing deck, everything is awesome. Thank you so much
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Love it!
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I like it
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thanks for the wonderful effort collecting these words
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Really comprehensive, and very easily understood
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Outstanding. Though I may know many of these words, I am learning to pronounce the words correctly. Thank you for doing this deck with the audible.
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Works perfectly and all of the packs inside it are so jampacked with knowledge!
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merci, thanks
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Dope. I attended a francophone school for nine years, but since I left (when I was nine), kinda just have a lot of trouble with recall. This should help brush up on vocab, and just get me back to where I was. Thanks!
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Beaucoup de mots
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Thank you for this deck its really well done.
But I have a question, which sentence deck do you think is better the one in this deck or the ones in French Sentences Part 1, 2 and 3?
I'm done with the Main Course(English to French).

And people stop down voting the deck just because you don't know how to use Anki. Its working for everyone else so its you not the deck.
Comment from author
"French Sentences Part 1, 2 and 3" is the best one.
It lacks audio in many cards, but you can add audio if you want, with this add-on:

That said, the sentences deck where I take sentences from Wiktionary . . . is also a great deck, because it covers almost every meaning of the most frequently used words.
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Its a great way to learn French
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great work!
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I'm not getting any meanings out of the words, only conjugation.
Comment from author
Delete the deck, and import it again to your Anki.
Make sure to wait until the importing is complete. (It can take a while, but it eventually imports to your collection.)

If that doesn't solve your issue, contact the Anki developer, he usually answers in the same day. Go to: https://faqs.ankiweb.net/
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How do I use this deck properly? There are like four subsections. Should I click the deck as a whole or do one part after the other? (as in the words, irregular conjugation, phonemes and sentences decks). Also, should I delete the deck of the accent I don't want to learn? Lastly, this deck only has 500 words, correct? I'm wondering because both this deck and part two are of similar download size so I'm not very sure.
Comment from author
>How do I use this deck properly?
Something like this:
1. Get yourself familiar with the basics of French grammar, go to -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_grammar
2. Study the first 200 words of the main deck
3. After that, study the other subdecks (conjugation, phonetics and sentences decks) whenever you feel like it

>Also, should I delete the deck of the accent I don't want to learn?
Yes, if you wish to save space.

>Lastly, this deck only has 500 words, correct? I'm wondering because both this deck and part two are of similar download size so I'm not very sure.
Yes. Part 2 covers the other 4500 words.
They're about the same size, because Part 1 has longer audio files (from the sentence decks).
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This is such helpful deck. Thank you so much.
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i just wonder how you get and format all the data from wiktionary? I guess it is time to refresh my python and try it myself.
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very very helpful and very nicely done
did you use an automated process to make this? if so, i would like to get in touch regarding how to do it, i have a bigger frequency list of french words that i would like to start chipping away
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I learn
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Well, I was using this 2 years ago when I was starting to learn French, 2 years later I decided to come back to this exact deck (I wanted to restart learning the language) and not any other deck. So it is pretty good if it was in my memory for 2+ years
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because its useful
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thanks for your help
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Why I can't find the sentence button?
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It looks like so much work and love was put into it. Thank you so much for this wonderful deck!
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well curated. Awesome.
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I downloaded it for MAC OS MOJAVE 10.14.6 and the system pops-up a message saying there is no app to open it.
In theory it should be opened by Anki App, I would guess.
I would appreciate some help.
Comment from author
This is only the file with the deck.

You need to download the Anki app.
Anki is free on Android and computers, but for iPhone it's paid. Search for Anki on Apple's App Store and download it.
I have no affiliation with owner of Anki, I only make decks and share them.

By the way, "AnkiApp" is a copycat of "Anki", do not mix those two.
This is the real one:
This is fake:

In any case, you should look for an official download link in the official Anki website:
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Fantastic, thank you so much!
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File just links to a Amazon book
Comment from author
This has to be a bug.
You're supposed to get a deck with the 5000 most frequently used French words, not a file that just links to an Amazon book.
And this whole deck is free, there is no "paywall".
Could it be that you did not import the whole deck? To give you an idea, this is what you're supposed to get:

You can ask the Anki developer about how to fix this issue, he usually answers in the same day. Go to:
In any case, I will personally investigate this problem when I get the chance.
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Very helpful
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I want to learn Freanch
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Je ne l'ai pas encore testé
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like it
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A lot of words
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Let's see how it works
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I don't know why, but the cards won't work - it just keeps saying "cannot open this file" and then asks me to download a different app to load them on. I did that but the cards still won't load up onto the app at all.
Comment from author
Ask the Anki developer about your issue, he usually answers in the same day. Go to:
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A very thorough deck. I'm also thankful for the Canadian pronunciations.
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This deck is very extensive in both quantity of cards and each card's contents. The audio is also great. Even though it looks like it's generated, I still think it's not pronouncing anything wrongly, it almost feels like real person speaking.
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So much detail, thank you for your hard work!
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very useful
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extensive vocabulary. very helpful for DELF
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the idea of the most used words in french is awesome
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What can I say - it's all been said by others - an excellent deck for learning French. The k you.
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The amount of time it takes to import this thing is insane BUT this content is priceless and is free come on!!! stop complaining about the download it is 100% freaking worth the time. thanks dude you awesome.
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very helpful
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So helpful and detailed. Thank you so much
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I find it really rude that people are downvoting this deck for technical problems unrelated to the deck.

Anyway, I was half an hour into creating a deck when I thought I might find a pre-assembled deck online.
Absolutely incredible.
Thanks for your time and patience, and above all, for sharing your work for with us for free. You're a star!
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This is taking so long to download it's not feasible. I have an Android. Is this normal...I knew it would be long, but this is impossible, sadly.
Used the wrong word...it downloads but I can't get it to import. Tried a different file without incident.
Comment from author
It can take a long time to import, but it eventually imports into your collection.
I will probably split this deck in two or three parts, sometime.
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Educational for me
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very helpful
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Awesome well organized deck!
What other material outside of anki that complement this deck?
Specific youtube channel/books/apps?
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I see the "main course" of the deck is just words. In another deck you've created you said learning words is mostly pointless and you should do sentences. Should I not just skip to the read and speak part of the deck in A.3 (if I remember correctly), even though it doesn't have audio?
Comment from author
Study the first 200 words of the main deck, then start studying the sentences deck... then come back to the words' deck when you feel like.

But as you will notice, the main course (the words' deck) has a lot of example sentences, so you will be exposing yourself to words in context, one way or another. ^^
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Well made, thank you
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Best French Frequency Deck I've found!
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Good for start
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Thats great
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Here are some reasons I love this deck:
a) It's comprehensive; it includes practically everything to know from A1-C2.
b) The cards are very detailed; they have etymology, pronunciation, context cues, and much more.
c) The amount of cards; some decks I've tried hardly lasted me a few days, but this one will probably last me years!
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its very helpful
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Is there a way to make it so you see the English word on the front, then you get the french translation and pronunciation on other side?
Comment from author
There is one subdeck with French on the front,
and another subdeck with English on the front.

Go to the main screen of Anki, with the list of your decks.
Click the '+' symbol on this deck to view all subdecks.
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I really like this. Thank you for the hard work.
I just don't get the order of the words. I'm new to Anki and I don't know if the order is something from my settings or it is baked in the deck, but it is not in the order of frequency, which I thought it mostly should be. I mean, I just learned the meaning of lieutenant in French, and I don't think I needed that for a long time to come. There are a lot of more useful and frequent words before it.

Update: The sharer of this deck kindly instructed me to check the order option. But it was set to sequential. I guess the frequency list which is used to make this deck is a bit different from the one I could find in Wiktionary. I could not find lieutenant in the 10000 most frequent French words at all. After all, the frequency of words is heavily influenced by what corpus it is extracted from.
Comment from author
Go to the 'home page' of your Anki. (The main screen with the list of decks)

Click the 'Configurations' button on the right side of the deck.
Click 'options'.
Make sure the 'order' option is set to: 'Show new cards in order added'.
Your option might be marked as, 'Show new cards in random order'. That's probably the issue.

The first 4 cards are the following words: de, je, pas, le.
If these are not the 4 first cards that you get, then the order of cards is wrong, and you should contact the Anki developer if you wish to fix that:
I should mention that I have no affiliation with the developer of Anki; I only make decks.
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Great details. There is so much care and attention given to this deck. I appreciate your work and thank you for sharing with us on our learning adventures, it's incredibly useful.
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i can hardle imagine such a nice card with so detailed information,especially amazed at IPA and the origines our auther provided. merci beaucoup
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This deck contains many very nice cards with a lot of useful information!
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Amazing for learning Listening, Speaking, Reading... It works very well if you keep consistent with the work and do some French every day!
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I am going to learn french, this is going to help me to jump in, thank you!
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Super !!
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I love how detailed this is! But when I clicked to add all these decks to my Anki, my Anki is really laggy now. What do I do
Comment from author
This is permanently solved, by simply closing Anki then opening again.
This bug has been fixed in recent versions of Anki.
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Only Ads for Amazon! Nor funny. I just lost my time
Comment from author
This is probably a bug you're getting, because the whole deck is available for free.

If you're having technical issues, ask the Anki developer:
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Most detail, organized and helpful deck ever
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really good bro
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It's very good
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It is well organized and edited with appropriate information
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This is a very good deck, possibly one of the best for learning french.


If you are a regular user of Anki, the September update of this deck will cause issues for you. For the main course "F to E" and "E to F" cards, the "Wiktionary" field will quickly clog up your collection size and will put you above the allowed 250MB. This is possibly not an issue if this is the only deck you are using, for me however, it was a big problem until I figured it out.

Removing the "Wiktionary" field from the note type fixes the issue and frees up about 200MB of collection size.
Comment from author
That's a shame, the Wiktionary field is probably 30% of what makes this deck good.

In any case, if I update this deck again, I have many ideas on how to reduce the deck size without compromising quality.
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Perfect to lear french language! THANK YOU VERY MUCH
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Best out there
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a lot of stuff to use to learn, this is best anki deck out there
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Great, comprehensive deck
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It’s a good deck; but there are some IPA pronunciation that are not consistent with other sources. Autoroute and taille are two examples.
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Gran vocabulario
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Thanks, it's extremely helpful :)
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The best course of French out there. Thanks!
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Just awesome!
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Muy didáctico
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Very good
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Super, thanks!
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A work of art. Amazing.
It would be amazing to have decks like this for English (most used words, verb conjugation, etc).
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Probably the most detailed French deck on the web. Appreciate all the effort. I was using the canadian versions of the cards. Why do these look different from the Perisian? Are they missing some example sentences?
Comment from author before post was edited
You might be saying this, because the example sentences weren't showing on the Android version of Anki.

I updated the deck to fix this, let me know if the issue persists.
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Amazing deck. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn French.
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I love your deck, and I have improve my French practicing every day. The only problem that I have is that I can't listen to the audio files on the anki mobile app (IOS).
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So many!!
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por sus palabra
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Thank you for this!
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achei muito legal
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High quality deck, just what I needed.
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seems good and I wished there was a deck like this for the verbs too
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Très beau !
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Excellent deck! It really kickstarted my French learning. Thank you!
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Great deck!
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is good
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that's cool
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How can I delete less frequent words? Let's say if I need to learn top 500. I don't see a way to sort by the frequency index.
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a lifesaver! I would 100% recommend downloading this
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Best resource to learn French, hands down
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Thank you mam, I would like a deck like this for other languages, like German, Chinese, Arab and things like that... if someone know some good decks share with me, tk u
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This is a great deck definitely download, the deck is large but it is very much worth it in the long run!
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Its really helpful
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Para estudar
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It is helping me continue and progress my French
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Absurdly amazing.
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I'm sure it's good
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It's the best of the best decks! thank you for doing it, I'm enjoying studying french with it <3
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Lovely work, thank you very much!
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Thanks for the deck, IPA, French -> English and Reverse
(important for solidifying memory by training the brain to generate on its own more than simply recognize),
(the more types of senses engaged improves memorization, and of course let's you know how to pronounce the word),
these are all essential in a high-quality deck..... As well as images, neuroscience tells us that our brains remember things with images even when the images aren't even related to the content to be remembered. I'm working on gathering images for the deck that are well connected to the words... If some collaborators would like to help, that'd be great.
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Thank you a TON for this powerful resource. It's a lot more than just a collection of common vocab. The deck contains multiple subdecks for practicing some common conjugations as well as pronunciation, which is described using a very detailed, narrow IPA transcription with all those small nuances. And everything is super convenient and user friendly. I've been using this deck for a couple of weeks and it's been one of the best learning resources I've ever seen. I can't even conceive of how much time and dedication the author has put into it. Thank you again!!! People like you are a real inspiration for all of us.
Comment from author
In the French language (and any language, really) . . . pronunciation guides tend to be very bad.

For example, French pronunciation guides will leave you to understand that the French /i/, /u/, /e/ are identical to the English /i/, /u/, /e/ . . . when they are actually quite different.

French pronunciation guides will leave you to understand that the French consonants are just like the English consonants... and so on.
It's no wonder that so many students speak French with a thick foreigner accent; pronunciation guides have taught them badly.
My dissatisfaction with French pronunciation guides is what led me to do a detailed description of French phonetics.
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Great deck, just what I needed to review my french. My grammar is still pretty solid but my vocab is mostly passive now. Just one question, can I delete part of the deck? I wanted to delete the Canadian one to get rid of some of the cluster, but I'm afraid it will mess up the rest.
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Exactly what I was looking for, what a gargantuan effort this must have been to put together, thank you!
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Brilliant deck! and has saved me so much time, thanks!
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Amazing deck really helpful love your work and it's sad to see people giving you negative reviews for stupid reasons. Awesome!
Comment from author
If you ever make a product that gets reviews...
You will get at least a few unfair negative reviews.
Things like:
"The tables of the restaurant were blue. The color blue triggers me. One star"
"I'm having this technical issue that none else is having. One star"
"I did not like this small detail of the product. One star"
For example, in 2018 I saw a 1-star review on Amazon that was just written... "dont know yet". [Like, that was the whole review; it was a 1-star review and it was just written "dont know yet".]
It was for a biography of Leonardo da Vinci, the one by Walter Isaacson.
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Incredible work!!! Really useful. I only found a minor issue... I wasn't able to download and install directly to my mobile. I assume that this is a memory problem, as there is a huge amount of cards.
If anyone has the same problem, I solved it downloading and installing on the desktop app. Then I deleted everything but the main deck which I want to study. Now I'm able to use it at the mobile. Late I'll add the remaining decks one by one.
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This is a great deck with tons of effort put in. But I'm still not sure exactly how to use it. There's so many subdecks so how should I go about actually learning with it?
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This is an awesome deck that has a ton of features including example sentences, word history, and conjugations. I can’t even imagine the amount of time that would take to make this.

There are a couple minor issues though like some words being the wrong color such as the feminine word for school being colored blue instead of red. Maybe this was intentional, but I can’t imagine why that would be. Also I feel like there are a few pretty common words that I don’t think were included surprisingly like ice cream and a couple others that I can’t remember at the moment. However this may just be due to word choice, as in the words I’ve been learning may mean something very common, but there are words that are used more often for them in French.

There are a ton of subcategories too, but you can collapse them so it’s not like they’re permanently there taking up space. The subcategories are awesome though because each subdeck meets different needs and I’m glad they’re there. Overall this deck is great. Like the creator said, if it slows your Anki down at first, just close it out and reopen and it’ll work fine.
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Do these sentences in Read/Speak training overlap with the ones from the 10000 French sentences deck? There are ~7000 here and ~10000 there; is it mostly duplicates?
Comment from author
No overlapping. Or at least, no more than ~2% overlapping.
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i want lesr
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Great vocab!
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It's so necessary and helpfully
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I want to improve my french vocabulaire
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how do i update the old version of the deck? i have tried to watch tutorials but it was increbly difficult and i was affraid that i would do somtething wrong. Can anyone help me?
Comment from author
Unfortunately there is no way to update this deck from an older version without losing progress, because in the last version (6.0), I remade the main course entirely.
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I need it
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Most thorough Anki deck I've ever seen. Very well done.
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I've just started using Anki and this is the first shared deck I'm using. It looks pretty nice. I'll revert in case I have any questions. Thank you for compiling this and sharing it with everyone!
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Great deck!
If you're like me, you may not like the fact that you have to switch between learning english -> french and french -> english.
(In most other decks I used both sides of the cards appear in the same deck and I don't have to think about it).

If this bothers you, there is a simple solution-
If for example you want to learn 20 new cards a day and repeat 100 cards - create a two groups-
group 1 - French parent - which allows 20 new cards and 100 repeats
group 2 - French child - which allows 10 new cards and 50 repeats

Then set all the parents to be in group 1 (5000 Most common french words, [1] Main course, [a] Option 1...) and the child decks to be in group 2 (I) French to english, II) English to french)
Then you can just click on "[1] Main Course" and not have to think about it ever again!
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aprender frances
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Man, this deck completely ran havoc in my Anki, even after I deleted it, it did weird things across my Anki. So many sub menus and sub categories. Was completely unusable for me.
Comment from author
Have you tried to close the Anki application and then open it again?

When you load this deck on the Computer version of Anki for the first time, Anki becomes slow.
But if you close Anki and then open it again, it all goes back to normal, and you can study it normally.
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Extremely good deck, thanks a lot! I have a question regarding the structure. If I saw it correctly, the 5000 basic cards are in there from both sides French > English and English > French, making it 10.000 cards. However, for the first days, it only shows French > English...
How is the order here? From when will it ask me English > French as well? Or do I need to do this manually somewhere?
I basically want every day to learn both sides of the same new cards.
Comment from author
There is one subdeck with 'French to English'.
And one subdeck with 'English to French'.

If you're on mobile, in the list of decks, click the 'arrow' to the left side of the deck... to 'expand' the list and view all the subdecks.
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Thanks for your great work!!
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Merci Beaucoup !
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We find it really useful
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Just an overall great and detailed deck!
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Truly the best deck ever made for language learning. Merci beaucoup, mon ami!
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Really excellent work!

However, administratively, it would be better to have one note-type with four card-types rather than four note-types with the same information on.

Also I feel that Canadian and French audio should be on the same card rather than duplicating thousands of cards with a minor audio change.

Finally the order of the cards needs to alternate between front-to-back and back-to-front rather than all of one direction then the other.
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huge work. salut for sharing it
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Would you consider maintaining this (and possibly your other decks) on GitHub? This deck is massive, both in size and in effort, but it could use some tweaking to make it more useful to all users.

I'd offer to help with setting up GitHub and card style improvements.
on 1606566628
Very good deck, but I have a problem with showing example sentence on Android.
Another question, how can I see the example sentence in the begining, and just put __ (instead of le,la,un,une) before the word that I am learning? So it would memorize it better in a sentence.
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I really appreciate the effort, but like other users, I found it impossible to use this deck due to its sheer size. I would suggest generating a leaner version of this deck, stripped down to the essentials, and without all the HTML formatting and other extra features.

EDIT: Please the author's comment below. I have deleted the deck so I can't try the solution they describe, and am now using a different deck to learn French, but you may want to consider it.
Comment from author before post was edited
It seems that this is what happens:

1. When you import the deck into the computer version of Anki, Anki becomes slow (after it finishes importing).
2. However, if you close the Anki application and then open it again, the slowness is permanently gone.

When you finish importing this deck, close Anki's window and then load it up again. The slowness should be gone.

Let me know if that doesn't solve the issue.
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Is it possible to contribute to this package?
I want to contribute the german translation for the back (as a native german speaker)
to make this more appealing to german learners.
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easy to follow
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Hello, sorry for disturbing your time, bu I wonder if you deleted your chinese words deck?
Comment from author
I don't have a deck for the Chinese language, although in the future, who knows... ^^
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Huge updates to this deck since I last used Anki (a while ago). Seems to be very accurate and well organized. Lots of built in context and additional information. Looking forward to getting back on a regular studying schedule with this deck.
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Es buena la forma de aprender con esto francés
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The deck is absolutely great! I find appendixes - such as Irregular Verb Training - very useful. I would love to see, please, IPA notation in section [A. 1 b] Past Participle. There is a small problem with verb "asseoir" in section [A. 1 a]. Verb ÊTRE is missing in section[A. 1 b] Past Participle. Overall, great job!
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Awesome! It's very complete.
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Thanks so much the audio is really a great help
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Good one
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Just very simple, and I like simplicity.
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My question is whether I can easily flip the deck after downloading, so that I need to come up with the French word after being given the English.
Comment from author
You won't need to flip, because there is one subdeck with "French to English", and a subdeck with "English to French".
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Amazing deck, thank you so much!
I would choose this one over any other deck
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I want to improve my French words
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Super helpful
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I appreciate the continuous effort on this deck. The dozens of nested decks made the Anki program slow on my 12gb ram laptop when I first opened the deck/synced it, but after I reopened Anki it's fast now. No performance issues on Ankimobile either.
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Even though this deck is a bit hefty, it's totally worth it. The IPA is very useful, and cards are arranged in order of frequency, which is incredibly useful while learning.

[UPDATE] The "show exs" does not work on Android for some reasons. It does work on windows, but I'd like to be able to use it off my phone.
Comment from author
I see that the button does not show up on Android, indeed. I'll see a way to fix it.
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The new update is HUGE and my desktop can hardly run after i downloaded this to anki. Simply unsustainable. Don’t recommend if anyone wants the computer actually working while using anki.
Comment from author
You mean that your computer is slow even when the Anki application is closed?

Then it's absolutely not the fault of my deck.

If you mean to say that Anki is slow after downloading my deck,
try to create a new Anki profile, and then import the deck into this new profile.
That should solve the issue. That should allow you to use the deck without slowness.

In any case, if you have technical issues, you should ask the developer of Anki:
He usually replies within 24h.
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Hello there,

Firstly I would like thank you for sharing such great decks for those who learn French. There are simply no better decks than yours. I have been using this particular deck for about a month now. I have just seen that you have updated the deck and replied to a comment that we cannot retain our current progress.

My question is, would you recommend me to update the deck even though I have made some progress in it? I have studied 100 new cards every day. Also, why are there 3 times more words than the last version. Thank you in advance.
Comment from author
>My question is, would you recommend me to update the deck even though I have made some progress in it?
Yes, because the new version of this deck is much better than the previous version.

>Also, why are there 3 times more words than the last version.
There are 3x more cards because I added an alternative version of the deck with Canadian French audio, and I added some appendices with Listening, Read & Speak training.

But the main course of the deck is still 5000 words.

If you do wish to keep using the previous version of the deck (so you don't lose progress), it's still worth downloading this new version, because of the new appendices that I included.
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Hello I love this deck and it's honestly been so helpful to me but since the last update there's been quite some change and thought I would download it again because of the new changes however I do not know how to update a deck without losing progress so I hope you could help me with that, thanks in advance and thanks for making this deck :D
Comment from author
Unfortunately there is no way to keep your progress from the previous version, because I basically remade the entire deck.

But if you're using the Computer version of Anki, this add-on will help you quickly get to the point that you were before: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1046608507
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Great resource!
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I'm grateful!
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n i c e
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A great deck, and I hugely respect the amount of effort that's gone into it. Much kudos.

I would like reiterate the opinion of another reviewer and ask if you could reupload the deck which had pictures? I find them so useful in attaining a strong mental connection :(
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Fantastic, thank you.
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Thank you
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Very good so far. Two weeks in and my vocabulary has improved loads!
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Been using it for a while, and I'm pretty happy with the results
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Thank you
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Thank you for your accurate curation. Time definitely well spent in learning this. Would recommend!!
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Thanks from Saint-Petersburg!
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full of detail really helpful!!
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Very comprehensive!
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Hey man, thanks for putting so much hard work and effort into this deck. It really is thorough. But I was wondering if you could post the picture version as well? If there's a pic I don't like, I'll just change it. Not come on here and whine about it. Trust me, I know how much patience it takes to make one of these decks. I've made 5000 words and sentences for Spanish. Thanks in advance
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I am learning french and I think this can be useful for me
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Awesome deck! How many new cards do you guys recommend per day?
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The irregular verb part is excellent. It is wonderful. Thanks lot!
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excelente trabajo .... muchas gracias
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its lit
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Very useful
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No doubt the best french "mot" deck on Anti web. There is a minimum explanation, which is good for memorizing and getting acquainted with the word. Only very small errors. The sequence of the words presented is very well ordered.

As to the earnest user who has given the verbose negative comment, I have two suggestions.
1. No deck is perfect, the error level is low here. And in most cases, the error is the result of comprising between accurate meaning and efficiency.
2. You are always sacrificing one feature for another. Anki is for fast learning and not for serving as a reference. The lack of minutes explanation and delicate usage is actually a plus.
3. Moreover, if you want to master french verbs, Anki is not the preferable way, it is good for the first impression of a word, but the actual mastering of words and sentences occurs only in daily active training(reading, listening, speaking..), which is beyond the might of Anki.

Thank you for your deck! Thank you for your time and effort!
Comment from author
To practice reading and speaking — I made a deck called "16000 French sentences sorted from easiest to hardest":

I think *that* deck is where the real learning happens; this deck (5000 French Words) is just a complement to that deck of sentences. ^^
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thanks a lot
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merci beaucoup
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Thank you! I am just starting to learn French, and with your deck, I have been able to start reading Harry Potter in French and recognize many of the words only because I am studying them from your deck. Thank you so much for the time you put into making this for the world.
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Amazing, this will help me a lot, thank you for your hard work!
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THANKS A LOOOOT FOR THIS!!! It is so comforting and inspiring to see people like you ready to give so much! Thanks again! God bless you!

PS: How can I get to know when you release anything, like updates, new decks, etc?
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Evethough I am only using the deck for the irregular verbs it has worked marvellously and I have noticed an exponencial improvement of my french skills.
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well done!
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This is easily the best shared deck available here to improve French vocab. The recent addition of irregular verbs is a huge help and really accelerates the learning process. I hope the creator builds on this in future updates and maybe even includes regular verbs to practise conjugation. Thanks so much for all the work you have done on this!
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So much work placed in this deck
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This will take you quite far on your journey to be able to read French!
There are some weaknesses: adjectives often come with articles, some words are translated wrongly, but hey, it free, and if you are serious in your studies you should take time to look up the extended meaning of the words you learn. And then correcting them is easy and fast.
I use linguee.com as my primary dictionary on my Android phone, since I don't have to leave Anki in order to have the basic meaning of a word shown...
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Works well!
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Excellent! Thank you
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Thank you for your hard work
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very useful
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Thank you for the work.
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very helpful thank you!
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Very helpful.
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Thanks, and it's free! :D
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Excellent collections, thank you for your contributions! Is it possible to make all the decks the same but change the back of the card to type ins?
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Adjectives with articles, and nouns sometimes without articles. Confusing.

And having multiple, way to large images for a single card is totally unnecessary and makes this deck way too large.

A lot of the images are quite pointless as well (e.g. containing the actual word being learned).

I would not trust this deck.
Comment from author
For 2.5 years nobody complained about images, but since people have been complaining a lot about the images lately, I removed them in the last release of the deck.

As for the other issue that you pointed ("Adjectives with articles, and nouns sometimes without articles. Confusing.") — while not that much of a big deal, this is a valid complaint, I will try to fix it in the next release of the deck.
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Very helpful, it has Word Etymology, which gives me clues about how to remember words.

And example sentences are good, the uploader must have spent lots of times in it.
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Problems with this deck:

1) Many words are translated incorrectly, often mixing different meanings together as well, or only showing the translation for an expression using that word but not the word itself. Example: "autant" shows the translation for "d'autant que". If you only use these flashcards without double checking every word you will learn hundreds of incorrect meanings.

2) The feminine form of nouns and adjectives is never shown. Pretty big problem in my opinion since you're essentially missing 50 percent of what you need to use the word and have to check the dictionary every time.

3) the pronunciation of many words is wrong. The D in "le nœud" ring pronounced when it should be silent is one example. Despite the other claiming its a rare exception, it is not other examples include "supporter" being pronounced as "supportère".

4) Half of the cards show the gender of a noun using "un/une", the other half uses "le/la". This is especially confusing when "un/une" ("one") is used with an uncountable word.

5) Some words show a both a feminine and masculine form when the word has only a masculine or feminine form. Other times both forms exist but have different meanings (essentially making them different words), or one of them isn't used anymore or only in specific regions. One example: "le couple, la couple". I'm a native speaker and frequent reader and have never seen "la couple" used in my life. This deck is supposed to contain the 5000 most used French words, and this definitely isn't one of them. That aside, grouping two different words together like this and making it look like they're two forms of the same word is bad bad for the learner, no matter what.

5) Most words don't have examples or just a handful which all use the word in the same manner, failing to showcase different uses. Many of the examples also refer to fixed expressions using the word instead of the word itself. For other cards it is the other way aroind: Cards teaching a fixed expression have examples where a single word from the expression is used instead of the expression. One Example: the card "le car", meant to be a bus or cart, has example sentences where the word "car" (since, because) is used instead.

6) This deck, which is supposed to contain the 5000 most frequently used French words, contains words like "le mark", a German currency which was replaced by the euro decades ago, and a word which is basically not used anymore. This word, like several others in this list, are not among the 5000 most common French words.
I've finally found the time to have a short look at all cards, and I can't recommend this to any learner. The majority of cards will teach a learner something wrong - be it an incorrect meaning or an incorrect pronunciation - or at the very least confuse him or her by showing rarely used meanings or meanings of a similar sounding word or a fixed expression using the word instead.
The examples are also rarely useful. They often use a different word or expression than on the card and don't always showcase the word's various meanings and ways to use it.

While the creator seems to acknowledge the problems mentioned above and seems to be willing to correct them, I wish he'd also acknowledge that the majority of the deck has one or multiple of these issues instead of claiming that I am "overexaggerating".
I have named concrete examples, nothing I pointed out so far has been nitpicking or overexaggerating, and I have no reason to lie about having found similar mistakes on most cards. Whenever I was told something was just an exception, I was able to provide more examples.
They aren't rare exceptions. They are pretty big issues, and it baffles me that they have gone unnoticed so far. I guess it's because only learners comment here.
Either way, the fact that no-one has pointed them out before doesn't mean they aren't there, and I suggest finding a native speaker with more free time than me and asking th
Comment from author
This review was 85% untrue at the time that it was written, and now that I updated the deck (in 2020-09), this review is 95% untrue.
on 1578049052
Thank you for taking your time to make this!
Love it😊
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Great deck overall, by the way when u say its fixed in such update, do i need to redownload them to update or the deck it self will update in my ank? thanks
Comment from author
Download the deck. Open it in the computer version of Anki. The old version will be updated with the new version.

I think that's how it goes. If you still can't do it, ask the developer of Anki:
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The photos in this deck are pretty awful. le retard, meaning the delay he put a bunch of pictures of mentally handicapped people. le lit, meaning the bed, theres just a bunch of pictures of lit fires, and that's just a few of the ones I noticed. Please make the photos related to the word, and not just a poorly chosen cognate.
Comment from author
Fixed in release 4.5
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This is quite good collection, but has many flaws. Images totally useless (generate a lot of confusion most of the times) and example sentences often terrible (gives examples for not the right words, like 'ferme' as farm vs closed). But if you exclude these and focus only the translation, the core is good, suggest a big revise.
Comment from author
I think that, even with the flaws that you pointed, the example sentences are still extremely useful. ^^

I will fix this issue with example sentences in a future release.

The issue with images has been fixed in release 4.5
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This is a good deck, but not perfect. It's definitely a time-saver with respect to not having to create your own Anki French frequency words deck. It's great that the cards include audio, though I don't like the default inclusion of the definite article (i.e. le, la) with many of the items, as it creates confusion -- it would be better to include this information on the back of the card.

Also, some of the example sentences are mismatched to the word on the card -- meaning, they are wrong. For example, for the adverb "puis" one of the example sentences is:

"Puis-je dire à mon père ce que tu veux ?"

This is not a usage of the adverb "puis," (meaning: "then" or "so") but rather a conjugation of the verb "pouvoir" (meaning: to be able to, i.e. "can").

This is caution to beginner and intermediate learners that some of the examples on the back of the card (many of which are good sentences for testing comprehension) are poor or incorrectly matched to the word on the front of the card.
Comment from author
>some of the example sentences are mismatched to the word on the card
This will be fixed in the next release of the deck.
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I don't get it. I can't see any images.
Comment from author
The images start showing up after the first 100 cards.
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Has Pictures
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Cest bon
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Everything looks autogenerated and the formatting is terrible.
Comment from author
Did you use this deck on mobile?
The formatting in PC is fine, but on mobile needs improvement — and I intend to fix this problem in a future release.
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Good deck but could anyone help me on what is the best setting to review this deck? Or is it okay to learn it with the default setting? And how many new cards per day?
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so good
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Excellent work !
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great endeavor.
bon courage
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Good quality
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OK, fair enough :)
Comment from author
>"Full of mistakes"
Do you mean, translation mistakes?
There are no translation mistakes. I'd appreciate if you could elaborate on this point.

Maybe you saw an idiomatic expression in the example sentences, and thought the translation was wrong but wasn't.
See: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:French_idioms
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Aprender francés
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it's good.
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It's amazing
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Full of mistake. Probably not created by a native french. Quantity dont mean quality
Comment from author
Could you elaborate on that?
Because there are no mistakes.
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great: Thank you so much - to make such a deck myself without machine use would be close to impossible. I'm still deleting a lot of cards, but it's very useful to find the point where I forgot. I also put the images with the question (when reviewing on the computer, choose edit, cards, and copypaste {{Images}} into the Front Template, will be applied to the whole deck). Nice that it is so customizable. I use this in addition to the "10 000 (1000) sentences". great, thanks!

oh well: a lot of primitive slang. putain is no. 200, merde is 156. Maybe frequencies were established using corresponding texts.
Comment from author
The vulgar words come a bit early, because the frequency is based on movie subtitles ^^
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Exceptional deck. Thank you so much.
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Il est très bien.
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Doesn't follow the optimal learning path. The best way to learn a new language is by repeating full phrases or sentences, learning words in context. I would recommend this deck if it had real world examples mixed in with cards of the individual words.
Comment from author
After the 50th card or so — pretty much every card has example sentences.

Are you sure you meant to write this review for this deck?
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Overall it is good, but I feel like there is definitely room for improvement, particularly when it comes to images. Some words in French sound like English words, but have completely different meanings. These words often have incorrect images that match with what an English speaker might think the word means but is wrong, and has nothing to do with the actual correct translation.
Comment from author
Fixed in release 4.5
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just what I need
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Very good
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It helped me
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le moi, le pas, le non, le fait ... ?
I'm not trying to hate on the deck because I think everything else is really excellent but the articles really confused me. Especially because things like 'le fait' can have another meaning with article ('le fait'='the fact' although the word that is meant: 'fait' is the conjugated form of the verb 'faire'='to make') and some other words don't really have a meaning at all ('la ton'=? There is 'le ton'='the tone' but it just should have been 'ton, ta, tes' and not 'le ton, la ton' for 'yours, tone' which just as a side note don't even have the same frequency). This just happens in some words from time to time and I'm only 40 words in, but still a really confusing thing if you want to learn the correct words even if it appears to me a minor error. I hope this will get fixed amazing deck otherwise...
Comment from author
Will fix in next release.
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Looks like an incredible resource. I hope it helps me to finally master the language. Has great audio, and dictionary quotes as well.
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For learning purpose
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Exactly what I needed!
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great help
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Excellent! Merci beaucoup.
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Awesome work, where can I download the previous versions though? Would like to use these NSFW images to reinforce my memory on words ;)
Comment from author
I don't have the previous version anymore ^^
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Thanks for the hard work!
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Well done, thank you!
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Thanks for the hard work
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excellent deck
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awesome! thanks a lot.
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Really useful deck -- take the images with a grain of salt though, since they often show something other than the word actually being described (e.g. "le coin" = "corner" shows a coin since that's what comes up in Google image search. "haut" = "high" but also means "skin" in German, so gives a bunch of images of the skin.)

Thanks for sharing!
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Adding articles to almost every word is in many cases misleading (e.g. "avant" is mainly used as an adverb, not as a noun, one could easily add an additional card for the noun "avant", or leave it out if it is not one of the 5000 most frequently used French words), and the translations are usually missing the article. Some categorisations/translations are just plain wrong, e.g. "chez" is certainly not a noun and does not mean "home", but instead "to/with so.".
Comment from author
You are taking veeeeery small flaws — and describing them like they completely ruin the deck.

You are taking something that happens in 20 cards — and writing it, like it happens on all 5000 cards.

But I will edit the deck to address your issues.


PS: Chez can mean "home" depending on context.
Check the following link: https://context.reverso.net/traducao/frances-ingles/il+est+venu+chez

The word Chez itself meant "home" in Old French. (it was written 'chese' — cognate with Spanish/Portuguese/Italian "casa", which means home.)
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A lot of word in french to training. Thanks a lot!!!!
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as dafr erfref edefd
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Absolutely terrible thing.
1/ Adding definite article to every word is a mistake, especially when it is like le hôpital and not l'hôpital
2/ Pictures - I do not know if this was downloaded by machine, but this is plain wrong! picture added to "efoncer" is primitive vulgar meme and for "assez" - gangbang scene. Really? And this is after reviewing maybe 40 cards. Do not want to think what is in the rest of em.

Waste of time and not appropriate for younger students.
Comment from author
The article was separated, to show the gender of the word.
But this has been fixed in release 4.0 of the deck.

[before] ⟶ [now]
le obstacle ⟶ un obstacle
le acheteur ⟶ un acheteur
la apparition ⟶ une apparition
la énergie ⟶ une énergie

Extreme cherry-picking. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_picking )
Only some 0.001% of images were NSFW. It's because they were downloaded by machine and managed to bypass the NSFW filter of Google Images.
Nevertheless, this has been fixed in release 4.0 — NSFW images have been removed.
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Good audio
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My favorite method to learn a language is through frequency list.
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really helpful
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It's a good tool to help to remember words
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Very helpful!
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This is the deck with the most assisting media. Thanks for making this.
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Very helpful.
Thank you!
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No pictures, check media message "Used on cards but missing from media folder:
3390 quoique 1.jpg
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C'est simple
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trop sympa
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Awesome, exactly what I need.
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Very Useful
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I find it really useful, it has all that you need to learn: audio, image, examples.

thank you!
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aprendendo frances
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Very useful words
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Great tool and for free.
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This is amazing! I have always loved the version of this frequency list with images/audio that exists for Spanish and it is amazing to have it for French now. Great work!!
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Thank you so much for sharing this. I am so grateful. I have been trying to find a flash card system that allowed me to learn/revise French vocab efficiently but they all seem to have drawbacks. Some either only had words or sentences, some allowed me to add words but not sounds or pictures and some wouldn't let me add anything at all. I was delighted when I found the Fluent Forever book because it led me to the web page where Gabe demonstrated how to add vertually anything to the flashcards in Anki. He made it seem so easy but when I tried it was so time consuming I felt depressed and had almost decided to give up and go with Lingvist. Then I discovered this database and I feel enthusiastic about French again. I notice that there is a thumbs down evaluation because the words don't have the gender article in front of the words. I probably would have thought that was a negative, too, but it is such a small thing and because it's possible to edit cards in Anki I know I can change things I would prefer as I go. I could even change all the feminine nouns to pink and all the masculine nouns to blue if I wanted to! Changes would be daunting if you changed the whole list at once but wouldn't take long if you changed them as you went through the daily list. If I did decide to change them as I went along it would probably help me to remember them.
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Great deck! Especially the example sentences are extremely helpful.
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To "I just can't seem to follow the instruction given:"
This confused me too. I think these are instructions left over from an earlier version of Anki. Just use the cards as they are and you should see a square with three lines inside. Hover cursor over a line to reveal extra example sentences if they are available. Also the majority of cards do not have a picture but the ones that do appear without any intervention on your part.
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The audio's are of a great quality and immensely improved my listening skills for French. Merci beaucoup!!
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I don't know if the deck is good or bad yet.
But to correct the order of the cards:
1. Sort the deck by the sort field
2. marked all cards
3. Press right click
4. Reschedule
5. Ok for "Place at end of new card queue"
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Looks great, I've practiced a little. I'm new to Anki and just wondering why this deck starts at card 15 not number 1 when I open it in the Anki desktop app? Feels like I've missed the first 15 most frequent words!
Comment from author
This, and other problems pointed out in the reviews section, has been fixed in release 3.0 of this deck.
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Very useful
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you did a lot of work to make this, thank you so so much! I didn't realize you had all those example sentences in here until I worked with the deck for almost a month: I've customized it now, and look forward to getting more reading practice as I review all these words! Merci bien!!!!
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Fantastic! I love the audio and IPA pronunciation included.
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helps me learn French on a daily basis
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Excellent resource!
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My idea is to add a newline every line in 'simple example sentences with translation 1' field, so that one can translate these sentences without struggling not to see the translation which is directly below the sentence.
Comment from author
In the 3.0 release, I edited the deck in such a way, that now you can see just the example sentences without the English translations.
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I wish I could down vote the down votes on this. Exceptional work and effort on your part. It is very time consuming to construct these cards. I have a french list of about 1,900 words with just french word, pictures, context clues, IPA, and sounds and that was a pain in the ass to put together. I appreciate it. If you need help gathering images for it at a batch level, shoot me a holler and I can point you to the github page for it. Again, thanks.
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Lot of hard work came into this
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lots of good supporting examples
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I want to improve my french
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I like the effort that went into making these cards. However, from a language-learning viewpoint, I think it would be more effective to do a sort of picture dictionary, where you have just the French words --with audio-- and a picture representing the word.
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Sounds good, but couldn't use it yet because I can't learn the cards in the order of their ranks due to the random "due". How do I fix that?
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Almost perfect, but the addition of determiners has led to some errors, e.g. putting "la enquête" instead of "l'enquête." I know the purpose is to show the gender of the word but it really looks terrible and renders the list unusable.
Comment from author
This has been fixed in release 4.0 of the deck.

[before] ⟶ [now]
le obstacle ⟶ un obstacle
le acheteur ⟶ un acheteur
la apparition ⟶ une apparition
la énergie ⟶ une energie
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I can only see the "French", "IPA" and "English" fields on my cards. All other fields (sentenceFR, sentenceEN, simple sample) are invisible to me.
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audio either doesn't work or isn't included on all cards
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Comprehensive. It's better to have more information than less. You can always hide an unused field. Thank you for sharing your work with us <3
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with excellent sentence example
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Wonderful deck for all learning French. For me the only thing missing are the pictures - personally it's so much easier to remember things when the image is present. Ended up adding my own (and increasing the default font size).
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too much information... keep it simple
Comment from author
This was true in the early release of this deck; but in the latest version of this deck, this review and the one below it are no longer applicable.
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The new version is horrible. Terrible format and way too much information on one card. Luckly, I downloaded the older version a while ago.
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Gender needed

The deck is well-organised. I have one issue with the deck: in general, it's advisable to memorise nouns with their gender together. For example, with the noun "loi" (law), the prompt should not be "loi", it should be "la loi", using the article so that the learning the gender is inseparable from that of the noun itself. While there is a field that indicates the gender, the article should be included with the noun in the prompt.
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Wonderful Deck

This is the best deck I've found on Ankiweb so far. Detailed cards, well formatted, sample sentence, IPA, high quality audio. Thank you!
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I have over 1000 hours in Anki and wanted to learn French. After much searching, this is by far the best deck for both beginner and advanced learners. Being able to replay the native-pronunciation for each word is extremely helpful to me, as well as the pronunciation letters attached. Grammar and phrases are learned subconsciously through the example sentences. I also appreciate that the words are introduced in frequency order; not all decks do this.
Merci beaucoup!
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A great deck! Such a wonderful resource.

Good audio of the words and sentences, and the sentences are really engaging--you often sense there's a story behind them ("I am sure she is alive."), so they engage you and hold your interest. A lot of care went into this deck. I'm using it with a very low "new card" rate, just to tickle my brain with a little French every day while I focus on another language. I'm so glad to have it.
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This is the one of the sole reasons I have improved my french reading and listening dramatically, I'd say it improved it at least 15-20%. THANK YOU
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cards do not flip/reverse

The vocabulary is very useful, however there is a problem with the flipping function.
If you try to flip the cards back to front the function will not work. So you are sticked to learn the words in one direction only, French to English. I think the problem is with the code. It is a pity because otherwise it is an outstanding deck.
But that function is very important to learn words, in reverse mode, from English to French.
Hope it is soon fixed.
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I don't see anything?

Shouldn't I be able to see the text in French? The only thing I get is the sound.
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Well done

I think this deck effectively replaces my semi-original one, so I ended up removing it. Very happy to see that there's finally a deck with decent audio - listening is such a vital skill and just no fun with bad audio samples.
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Ideal Vocabulary, Listening Skill, and Grammar Tool for French

This deck is EXACTLY what I need to expand my vocabulary, listening skill, and grammatical understanding of French. Neri Rook, I truly appreciate you responding to my personal request to make this upgraded version of the formerly available deck. Now, we have the frequency list plus quality audio for example sentences.

I've been studying this for 8 days now (~20 min per day), and my French has already improved dramatically. Put in a little effort here, and you'll see big improvements in your French!

Here's Why this Updated Deck Is a Big Deal to Me, Personally:

I've been a fan of frequency lists for a long time. Unfortunately, it has been hard to find a combination of a good frequency list, strong sample sentences, and quality audio for both the words alone and the sample sentences as well. I went as far as to pay native speakers to record voice overs for sample sentences when studying German. I wasn't really wanting to repeat that task for French. This deck has solved my problem! :)
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