Has anyone here uses Anki?

Has anyone here uses Anki?

I use Anki! Do you have questions about it?


I use it every day.

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A lot of people do. I did for a time but I no longer do. I found it more enjoyable to spend that time reading more.


If you miss a couple of days and your reviews stack up in hundreds, how do you reset the reviews again let’s say if there are 150 reviews to be done in a day and you are hard pressed for time how to bring the number of reviews down in Anki? If you can answer this question, I will be very happy. Thanks

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There are a number of strategies.

First, if you know the answer easily, always select the right-most button. That pushes it out farther into the future and helps to keep your daily list smaller.

You can just do as many as you can in a day and you may catch up.

You can start over from scratch selecting the number of new items that you want to do in a day and again, if you already know it, push it into the future.

If you know something fairly well, delete it.

Move old stuff that you’ve been reviewing for a long time off to a side deck for skimming in the browser or simply delete them. If you’ve reviewed them a lot and you still miss things, it may not be worth it to keep review them.

I’m primarily using it now for important words that I have a difficult time with. For example, alejarse.


Yes - I wrote a tool that lets you export LingQ lessons to Anki sentence cards if you’re interested:

LingQ Exporter for Anki:

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For installation purpose what steps I should follow - reading that page seems too complicated for a less savvy tech guy like me. Thanks

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I’m hoping to build a proper user interface for it at some point, so it’s more easily accessible. Right now it only exists as a command-line tool.

More than happy to lend a hand getting it working - once it’s set up, it’s pretty straightforward to use. :slight_smile:

I really want to review not my words in LingQ but my Phrases or Sentences (the multiword lingqs) is there a way to do that?

I’ve been wanting to try really bad after watching a lot of Matt vs Japan on YouTube but i’m still a bit imtimidated by the customization (and I don’t like the interface look TBH)

The tool I wrote works in the following way:

  • Creates a card with a whole sentence on the front (as opposed to a phrase, word or fragment)
  • Lists all the vocabulary + notes for that sentence on the back

Unfortunately you do need some knowledge of Git + command line at the moment, until I host it somewhere and create a user-friendly interface for it. But I’ve tested it with a number of languages and it’s quite serviceable.

For reviewing words and phrases, there’s the built-in exporter that LingQ provides by default.

I can always make a video demonstrating how to get it working if it sounds like it would be useful to anyone.

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I’m reading up now (I actually imported a lot of intro articles into my target language lingq so I can practice while I prep)

Excuse my ignorance but in Windows 10 is “Command Prompt” the equivalent or is CLI a linux only affair?

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No worries! Command prompt in Windows works a bit differently, but apparently there is a Linux-like distribution of Git made for Windows: https://gitforwindows.org/

You can download the project directly from Github - select the Code dropdown and “Download Zip”)

Just make sure switch to “anki” branch once you’ve downloaded it. Inside the directory you’ll run ‘git checkout anki’. This will format the cards a bit better when you import into Anki with HTML enabled.

For getting Node installed (Node is a runtime for executing JavaScript outside the browser), this might be useful:

Right on, I also have a chromebook, a Synology NAS, and a rasperberrypi three. I guess chromebook might be the best option (assuming I don’t have do use chroot or dual boot) that is if I want to use CLI more natively

Thank you so much for any all all headache saving ‘pro tips’.

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I do and I love it. I make 30/40 new cards everyday and my retention rate (% of cards I get right) is at 99.73% for mature cards.

One of my favourite things about Anki is the punishment feature, where you miss a day cards will pile up. This makes me use it everyday, because I have missed a few days in the past and it was really hard to get back up, and I learnt from my laziness and as a result I have been forced to form a habit. I currently use it for language learning only as I’m at the end of my summer holidays, but I will be definitely using it to learn for uni.

On a 36 day streak and at this point of time it doesn’t even feel like studying/chore, instead it feels like going for a walk in the park.

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I would watch that video! (If you can beleive it, embarrassing as it) I still haven’t completed this task, but I really love, that is, I really see the value in whole sentence cards, I believe they can also be called Cloze or Clozes or Cloze cards, and you said that your tool does just that:

Help us be like you! haha


Yes. However, I am not a fan of flashcards. It is fine for short-term memory but not for long-term memory. That is my personal experience.