Sunday (4/15/18) 12:18pm - ... wherein Peter studies languages.
Hi all! I'm poking around at Japanese and Spanish lately, and I figured that with my weekly updates, I'd include a quick rundown of how that's going.
So here's my status as of this writing, along with notes about what each itme actually means. Lately I'm just doing a lot of memorizing, which is definitely the *wrong* way to go about language acquisition, but it's an easy, game-ified, and undemanding 'background task'.
Anki is a flash-card app that uses a spaced-repetition system to ease memorization. I found a spreadsheet of the 5937 most common words in Japanese, in frequency order, and used it to build a "deck" of Japanese→English flash cards.
Bunpro is an SRS system for Japanese grammar concepts. They're arranged in five "JLPT" units (named after the Japanese Language Proficiency Test) -- "5" is the easiest -- and each unit has ten levels of increasing difficulty.
This deck contains the 5001 most common words in Spanish, in order. It includes Spanish→English and English→Spanish cards. (And pictures!)
Anki basic-grammar deck: 235/714.
Inspired by Bunpro, I scraped sample sentences off of all the grammar posts on SpanishDict, and wound up with a deck of 714 sample sentences with links to the SpanishDict pages that explain them. I'm going through the deck in random order.