Discussion in 'Flashcard Exchange' started by Shun, Jan 4, 2015.
You guys are animals. I'm a piker by comparison.
Thanks! Well, if you want it, you can surely get there!
Interesting project Shun. Here's my screenshot. Just started using the srs about a year back. There seems to be too many words / characters to learn than time to learn them
thanks for the screenshot. Good work!
Do you also read texts with these words to make sure of their usage?
These words are mainly from the HSK vocabulary list which I've added to words I'm trying to learn from the NPCR textbook. I try to read and understand the examples in the various dictionaries I have on pleco.
Would love to be able to start reading some simple story book soon but it's such a chore at the moment as my vocab is still weak.
OK, then you also have texts from NPCR. I think linking words up in memory with actual usage examples from texts is key. Thanks for the report!
Haha it is nice to have someone recognize my hard work but so far I have never felt satisfied of where I was standing, so I am still pushing hard every day.
I think that the difference between "cards learned" and "total repetitions" is because I repeat flashcards more than once everyday. First I do the "first pass" where I do all the SRS. Then I repeat the 15-20% that I failed until I know them all. Then at the end of the day, I do one more time the ones that I failed + the new ones that I learned during the day.
Just FYI - when I reached 6500 flashcards (words), I started to watch movies (audio / subtitles all in chinese). I had to pause a lot and search for characters, but it was already possible. Say a 2 hours movie, I would watch in 4 hours.
At 7000, I started to watch TV series, same style, pausing a lot, but eventually I would understand it all
At 9500, I started to read books. First book was terribly difficult, it took me 3 months
10700, Second book, much easier, took 1 month to read
12000, 7th book, took 15 days to read
I also feel there is no end in the learning, but there are a lot of checkpoints. Every time I pass a checkpoint I feel really happy of the new things I am able to do. But I still see the overall picture, and i know that there is a lot left.
Plans for this year is to read 1 book per month, learn all the new vocabulary. By 2018 I hope I will be able to read books almost as if they were in English.
That's real awesome. Wish I can have some of your determination. Thanks for sharing your progress, it's very inspiring.
And here was, feeling marginally adequate at 2200 cards. Not any more!
pdwalker, do you live in Asia? 2200 is already better than 90% of foreigners that I know in Taiwan
But don't look at those 90%, look at the remaining 10%!!! Keep going!
I do. I wasn't actually complaining, I was more giving a backhanded compliment to you guys by making fun of myself.
I feel like I've just started to get to the stage where I am able to read simple things and get the gist of what it's about even though I don't know all the characters. I just have to keep on pressing on.
Thank you all for sharing your experience! These numbers keep me motivated.
Personally I created about 400 cards yet and had about 4000 repetitions at all. Still developing ...
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