Use Anki’s SRS (spaced repetition system) to maximize your memorization of new vocabulary in Levantine Arabic.
Anki is a free desktop software program that intelligently schedules items to be reviewed at the most efficient time possible.
Card layout: 1) Levantine Arabic; 2) Audio button; 3) Part of speech and other grammatical information ; 4) Variant forms of the word (feminine, elative, plural, etc.); 5) English translation
IT’S EASY! If you don’t already have Anki, visit the Anki website and download the free desktop program. Once Anki is installed, simply click on the files for the Beginning Learner’s Levantine Arabic Dictionary Anki deck you have purchased. They will automatically import into Anki. Open Anki and you will see the deck ready for study.
The default setting on Anki is to introduce 20 new cards per day. However, if you do want to change the daily new-word limit, you can do so by going into settings → options (next to the deck’s name).
Anki will start testing you from the beginning of the book Beginning Learner’s Levantine Arabic Dictionary (available as separate PDF purchase), showing you a card for a dictionary entry headword, and on the subsequent card, one or more example sentences using that word. You can also click “browse” (at the top) and see all the cards. You will see that there are actually two cards for each word (Arabic-English and English-Arabic). You can search words and add your own tags, then go back to custom study and choose your tag to create a custom study deck. When you’ve finished studying your custom study deck, you can delete it. The cards will remain in the main deck and Anki will remember that you have studied them and bring them up for review later.
Press r to repeat a card’s audio. You can record your voice (shft+V) and replay it (v) to compare your pronunciation. For any other questions regarding the use of the Anki program, please refer to the documentation on the Anki site.
Ask questions and get answers in the forums. Be sure to tag your discussion with the name of the book your question refers to.
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