Levantine Colloquial Arabic Vocabulary: ANKI Flashcards

Levantine Colloquial Arabic Vocabulary: ANKI Flashcards

(7 customer reviews)
Format

Anki Flashcards

Length

4,500+ flashcards

Level

A1, A2, B1

Over 4,500 flashcards with audio. Use Anki’s SRS (spaced repetition system) to maximize your memorization of new vocabulary. (2017 Revised Edition)

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) Phonemic Transcription; 3) Tags: Section Title and Number from Book; 4) 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 Levantine Colloquial Arabic Vocabulary 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. Twenty new words a day is really an ideal goal, as studies have shown this to be in line with the limits of human memory. Aiming to learn many more than this will likely decrease the efficiency of the time you put into learning vocabulary. At a rate of 20 new words a day, you will have learned the entire contents of the Levantine Colloquial Arabic Vocabulary book in under eight months. And keep in mind that you will also be reviewing previously introduced vocabulary each day in addition to the 20 new words. 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 first section of the book Levantine Colloquial Arabic Vocabulary (available as separate PDF purchase). If you prefer to choose specific sections or words to study, you can create a “custom study deck”. Open the main deck and then click on “custom study” (at the bottom) → study by card state or tag → choose tags. Then you can choose one section from the book to study as a subset. All the words (phrases, examples) are tagged to their sections. 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.

Note: The handful of sensitive and vulgar words from the book are not included in the Anki deck.

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7 reviews for Levantine Colloquial Arabic Vocabulary: ANKI Flashcards

  1. Kathy

    I love these!

  2. TOM (verified owner)

    Maybe the best language learning resource I have ever found for any language, no exaggeration. Has completely reinvigorated my ammiya learning!

  3. Jess (verified owner)

    This is a great help for learning Lebanese dialect, great work. Lingualism has an excellent approach. I’ve been a language educator and course director for 20 years so I know a bit. Most publishers put out works to teach on a course, with fillers and lots of talk about the language. Lingualism puts out works which actually enable you to master an Arabic dialect.

    My criticism is that you need to learn the broken plurals as well, which means I have spent a long time making separate entries for these plurals.

  4. Sam

    Simply the best material you will find for learning amiyya remotely. Absolutely worth the purchase!

  5. Nina (verified owner)

    Enjoying the materials very much. The books and flashcards are absolutely worth the purchase.

  6. Rommel (verified owner)

    I love flashcards as I have found them to be the best way for me to learn. These flashcards are very well done. My wife and I enjoy learning them and coming up with mnemonics together. This is my first time working with Anki so it’s been a bit of a learning curve for me for the first couple of days. My recommendation would be in the ordering of the decks. I have had to rearrange the order of the decks because I wanted to start with “Greetings and Common Expressions” first, then “Pronouns” and “Question Words”. Personally I think it makes sense, especially for the beginners, to have these as one of the first decks but instead I found them to be one of the last. Other than what I consider to be a bit of an inconvenience, I think this is probably one of the best materials out there on learning the Levantine Arabic dialect. Thank you very much for this product. I highly recommend it.

  7. Corey (verified owner)

    Fantastic! I live in Beirut and have been learning Lebanese Arabic for about a year. As anyone studying Levantine Arabic knows, it’s very challenging to find resources. And since, technically, Lebanese, Jordanian, Palestinian, and Syrian (and the subsets of each) are all “Levantine”, it can be depressing to find out that what you’ve been learning is misunderstood in your new context.

    If you plan to speak with Lebanese people, this is a fantastic resource. More than 5,000 unique vocab items, each one with two way cards so you can study from Arabic->English or vice versa. Easy to work your way through piece by piece by simply moving new cards into your existing decks. All cards have both Arabic and transliterated Arabic (although I don’t like their transliteration system, so I quickly replace with my own) and fantastic pronunciation audio with a Lebanese accent… so you won’t end up getting laughed at for sounding too Syrian like I did when I first came here!

    Of course, if you learn the pronunciation differences between dialects and stay mindful that not every word will transfer, you could easily use this resource to speak with Syrians or Jordanians or Palestinians. Just keep in mind the audio may not be totally accurate and you will need to check with your friends to see if a word is commonly used in that region.

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