The new version (v3.0) of the ru15k deck has just been released. This post contains instructions for existing users of the earlier versions of ru15k who wants to update to the new version. If you are a new user, or only studied a small number of cards from the original ru15k, you can also simply delete the original deck and start using this deck directly, which would not require any manual intervention. If you have done an upgrade before, the process should be largely the same.
Immersion-based language learning can be demotivating at times because of a feeling of the lack of progress, unlike with traditional output-focused techniques in which level can be assessed with the ability to speak. One of the main ways to measure your progress in immersion is by tracking your time. Unfortunately, most time tracking tools out there are online and proprietary, which is unacceptable because what you spend your time on is sensitive and valuable information.
Mpvacious facilitates making Anki notes from subtitled videos. While it supports adding notes directly, in this post we will use SSM to actually add the cards, then use mpvacious to add the screenshot and audio afterwards.
Over 30 years since its inception, the World Wide Web has grown into a data-hungry, attention-seeking monster. This article details my method of taking back control from increasingly manipulative Web services, in an attempt to improve my life and have more time for things that matter.
Here is a compiled list of immersion-based learning resources for Russian, some of which I have used myself.
The information is not guaranteed to be correct. If you would like to correct anything, please join our Matrix or Telegram chatroom and give your suggestions. (link on the sidebar)
This page is will be updated to include new resources. If you have any, please inform us on the Matrix chatroom, link on the sidebar.
Support for local dictionaries such as StarDict, Migaku, and JSON has been added to ssmtool in version 0.3. This means you can use them for offline use, or if Wiktionary do not have good coverage for your language.
Support for local frequency lists have been added in version 0.5. This information is displayed on the LCD counter widget on the window which should help you decide whether to add a card (you might want to prioritize adding a note with a word at frequency rank 5000, rather than another one at 40000).
A basic but fully functional API has been added in
ssmtool version 0.3. The
goal of this is to enable extensions for other programs, such as ebook readers
or video players, to depend on ssmtool’s infrastructure and configuration.
Simple Sentence Mining (ssmtool) is a universal, cross-platform, multilingual, clipboard-based tool that helps you generate Anki flashcards from whatever source. It is free software under the GNU GPLv3 license, meaning you are free to use, modify, and distribute it, even commerically, as long as it remains under the same license.