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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 covers the basic meanings of each word, so you will see 2 or 3 meanings on each card, instead of 20. 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. 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 reduntant cards. For example, if there is a card for the word rapide, it's reduntant 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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Word condamner
Word with article condamner
Frequency Index 3186.
IPA /kɔ̃dɑne/ [ˌkõ̝̠͗ˑ.d̪äˑ.ˈn̪e̝, ˌkõ̝̠͗ˑ.d̪ɑˑ.ˈn̪e̝]
Noun declension
Basic meanings of word v. to condemn, to convict, to sentence
Example sentences
Example sentences without translation
Wiktionary entry [view on Wiktionary] Etymology From Old French condamner, borrowed from Latin condemnō, condemnāre. Pronunciation IPA(key): /kɔ̃.dɑ.ne/, /kɔ̃.da.ne/ audio (file) Homophones: condamnai, condamné, condamnée, condamnées, condamnés, condamnez Verb condamner to condemn to sentence, punish Il fut condamné à mort. ― He was condemned to death. to block, to obstruct Conjugation Conjugation of condamner (see also Appendix:French verbs) infinitive simple condamner compound avoir + past participle present participle or gerund1 simple condamnant/kɔ̃.dɑ.nɑ̃/ or /kɔ̃.da.nɑ̃/ compound ayant + past participle past participle condamné/kɔ̃.dɑ.ne/ or /kɔ̃.da.ne/ singular plural first second third first second third indicative je (j’) tu il, elle nous vous ils, elles (simpletenses) present condamne/kɔ̃.dɑn/ or /kɔ̃.dan/ condamnes/kɔ̃.dɑn/ or /kɔ̃.dan/ condamne/kɔ̃.dɑn/ or /kɔ̃.dan/ condamnons/kɔ̃.dɑ.nɔ̃/ or /kɔ̃.da.nɔ̃/ condamnez/kɔ̃.dɑ.ne/ or /kɔ̃.da.ne/ condamnent/kɔ̃.dɑn/ or /kɔ̃.dan/ imperfect condamnais/kɔ̃.dɑ.nɛ/ or /kɔ̃.da.nɛ/ condamnais/kɔ̃.dɑ.nɛ/ or /kɔ̃.da.nɛ/ condamnait/kɔ̃.dɑ.nɛ/ or /kɔ̃.da.nɛ/ condamnions/kɔ̃.dɑ.njɔ̃/ or /kɔ̃.da.njɔ̃/ condamniez/kɔ̃.dɑ.nje/ or /kɔ̃.da.nje/ condamnaient/kɔ̃.dɑ.nɛ/ or /kɔ̃.da.nɛ/ past historic2 condamnai/kɔ̃.dɑ.ne/ or /kɔ̃.da.ne/ condamnas/kɔ̃.dɑ.na/ or /kɔ̃.da.na/ condamna/kɔ̃.dɑ.na/ or /kɔ̃.da.na/ condamnâmes/kɔ̃.dɑ.nam/ or /kɔ̃.da.nam/ condamnâtes/kɔ̃.dɑ.nat/ or /kɔ̃.da.nat/ condamnèrent/kɔ̃.dɑ.nɛʁ/ or /kɔ̃.da.nɛʁ/ future condamnerai/kɔ̃.dɑn.ʁe/ or /kɔ̃.dan.ʁe/ condamneras/kɔ̃.dɑn.ʁa/ or /kɔ̃.dan.ʁa/ condamnera/kɔ̃.dɑn.ʁa/ or /kɔ̃.dan.ʁa/ condamnerons/kɔ̃.dɑn.ʁɔ̃/ or /kɔ̃.dan.ʁɔ̃/ condamnerez/kɔ̃.dɑn.ʁe/ or /kɔ̃.dan.ʁe/ condamneront/kɔ̃.dɑn.ʁɔ̃/ or /kɔ̃.dan.ʁɔ̃/ conditional condamnerais/kɔ̃.dɑn.ʁɛ/ or /kɔ̃.dan.ʁɛ/ condamnerais/kɔ̃.dɑn.ʁɛ/ or /kɔ̃.dan.ʁɛ/ condamnerait/kɔ̃.dɑn.ʁɛ/ or /kɔ̃.dan.ʁɛ/ condamnerions/kɔ̃.dɑ.nə.ʁjɔ̃/ or /kɔ̃.da.nə.ʁjɔ̃/ condamneriez/kɔ̃.dɑ.nə.ʁje/ or /kɔ̃.da.nə.ʁje/ condamneraient/kɔ̃.dɑn.ʁɛ/ or /kɔ̃.dan.ʁɛ/ (compoundtenses) present perfect present indicative of avoir + past participle pluperfect imperfect indicative of avoir + past participle past anterior2 past historic of avoir + past participle future perfect future of avoir + past participle conditional perfect conditional of avoir + past participle subjunctive que je (j’) que tu qu’il, qu’elle que nous que vous qu’ils, qu’elles (simpletenses) present condamne/kɔ̃.dɑn/ or /kɔ̃.dan/ condamnes/kɔ̃.dɑn/ or /kɔ̃.dan/ condamne/kɔ̃.dɑn/ or /kɔ̃.dan/ condamnions/kɔ̃.dɑ.njɔ̃/ or /kɔ̃.da.njɔ̃/ condamniez/kɔ̃.dɑ.nje/ or /kɔ̃.da.nje/ condamnent/kɔ̃.dɑn/ or /kɔ̃.dan/ imperfect2 condamnasse/kɔ̃.dɑ.nas/ or /kɔ̃.da.nas/ condamnasses/kɔ̃.dɑ.nas/ or /kɔ̃.da.nas/ condamnât/kɔ̃.dɑ.na/ or /kɔ̃.da.na/ condamnassions/kɔ̃.dɑ.na.sjɔ̃/ or /kɔ̃.da.na.sjɔ̃/ condamnassiez/kɔ̃.dɑ.na.sje/ or /kɔ̃.da.na.sje/ condamnassent/kɔ̃.dɑ.nas/ or /kɔ̃.da.nas/ (compoundtenses) past present subjunctive of avoir + past participle pluperfect2 imperfect subjunctive of avoir + past participle imperative – tu – nous vous – simple — condamne/kɔ̃.dɑn/ or /kɔ̃.dan/ — condamnons/kɔ̃.dɑ.nɔ̃/ or /kɔ̃.da.nɔ̃/ condamnez/kɔ̃.dɑ.ne/ or /kɔ̃.da.ne/ — compound — simple imperative of avoir + past participle — simple imperative of avoir + past participle simple imperative of avoir + past participle — 1 The French gerund is only usable with preposition en. 2 In less formal writing or speech, the past historic, past anterior, imperfect subjunctive and pluperfect subjunctive tenses may be found to have been replaced with the indicative present perfect, indicative pluperfect, present subjunctive and past subjunctive tenses respectively (Christopher Kendris [1995], Master the Basics: French, pp. 77, 78, 79, 81). Related terms condamnation damner   Further reading “condamner” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
Word with declinations condamner.
Parisian French Audio (Voice 1)
Canadian French Audio (Voice 1)
Tags v
Word rêveur
Word with article le rêveur
Frequency Index 4863.
IPA /rɛvœr/ [ʁɛ̞ˑ.ˈvœːʁ]
Noun declension [pl. les rêveurs; f. la rêveuse]
Basic meanings of word n. dreamer, idealist
Example sentences
Example sentences without translation
Wiktionary entry [view on Wiktionary] Etymology From rêve +‎ -eur. Pronunciation IPA(key): /ʁɛ.vœʁ/ Noun rêveur m (plural rêveurs, feminine rêveuse) A dreamer or idealist. Adjective rêveur (feminine singular rêveuse, masculine plural rêveurs, feminine plural rêveuses) Dreamy. Further reading “rêveur” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language). Anagrams verrue
Word with declinations le rêveur, les rêveurs, la rêveuse.
Parisian French Audio (Voice 1)
Canadian French Audio (Voice 1)
Tags n
Front Il aime bien danser.
Back He likes dancing.

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Very useful.
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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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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.

I would love to know how the author automate the data scraping from wiki dictionary, as I would love to have a similar set for Swahili.
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Great resource!
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Clear and useful
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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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Just very simple, and I like simplicity.
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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.
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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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Thanks for creating and regularly improving this deck. My only complaint is there's a lot of pictures in one card. I find it unnecessary, it's just taking up storage.
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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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Very useful
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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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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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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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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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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! :)