Brain cram

I’ve been buried under a mound of vocabulary! Forcing my brain to accept vocab any way I can. One particular method seems to be working so far: memrise.com

It’s really neat, users submit wordlists and the website helps you learn the lists. Esperanto wordlists include the wordlists for the Lernu.net exams, the most common Esperanto words, vocab lists from various Esperanto books etc.

The website introduces new words to you, and asks you to select them from among words you’ve learnt so far. Every time you get something wrong, it remembers and presents that word more often. If you confuse it with the same words every time, it’ll pick you up on that. The better you are at getting a word, the more difficult the task gets (instead of selecting the word, you must type it), and the less often you get asked about it.

It’s basically managing my forgetfulness for me 😀

Another useful thing I’ve come across is “Traduku!”, a book found at the Esperanto Association of Britain. It’s a compilation of 56 English passages of text which appeared as translation tasks in The British Esperantist. Each passage has notes about the difficult to translate bits, and a model answer by William Auld. It’s really fun and challenging, if you enjoy being picky about language, then it’s awesome 😛

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4 thoughts on “Brain cram

  1. Pingback: Klara Menso, Klara lingvo » Blog Archive » Ludolerni de Esperanto?

  2. I have been using Anki too for awhile. There is a Baza Radikaro deck I got from somewhere that I contributed to the Anki public downloadables a month or two ago.

  3. I would recommend Anki. You can compile your own decks of flashcards and either do them on a desktop application, on the Internet, or on your phone. Then you can sync it so you can do it pretty much anywhere 😀

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