I think I can afford to study more new cards per day. So I am increasing the number of new cards from 50 to 100 starting tomorrow.
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Over the course of next few months, I intend on increasing my vocabulary size by looking up all the new words that appear in 欢乐颂, a Chinese drama.
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I once tried using the Lua script to go through the most recent texts from Slow Chinese.
The result contained about 300 生词. I was running out of the 生词 in the 欢乐颂 anki deck.
So I added the Slow Chinese 生词 instead. In a retrospect, I suppose it's still good cuz I am still learning 生词.
The bad is that I will not be making a progress on 欢乐颂 for one week.
TLDR: My 欢乐颂 anki deck has been contaminated now. Lol
This drama seems to be a perfect fit for me at the moment in terms of the vocabs I am learning.
I can see myself using most of 生词 in the near future.
One thing I noticed is the frequent use of 成语.
I believe that I will sound much more authentic as long as I take the time to thoroughly absorb the expressions used in this drama.
By the way, please leave a comment/feedback/anything. That will encourage me to continue blogging here.
I will answer any question about studying 欢乐颂.
I wish that I could be learning Chinese full time without having to feel guilty, which happens when I have other obligations to take care of.
Unfortunately, that's not the case now. So I need to limit my time while shooting for the maximum possible result.
To that end, I limit myself to learning 50 new cards and reviewing 100 old cards on Anki.
When the new cards run out, I open up the script in Chinese Text Analyser and start identifying all the new words in the next episode.
This process usually takes around one hour. I have covered the first 7 episodes so far and it looks like there are 200 new words on average from each episode.
I am selectively choosing the new words as I have always been doing because I don't see myself using super professional vocabulary in the near future.
How much Chinese do you know now? How long have you been studying?
I have been studying Chinese language for 2 years now.
I have never taken any HSK test.
I feel comfortable speaking in Chinese.
That doesn't mean I am perfect, of course.
I mean that I can say what I want to say and understand the other person with ease most of the time.
Sometimes, I probably sound like a caveman and not so natural when speaking in Chinese.
Vocabulary wise, I have a good grasp on all the vocabs upto HSK level 4.
The Chinese Text Analyser program tells me that I know about 6,000 words as of now. Note that the definition of a word is subjective.
What is your goal?
I will look up every single new word or expression in this drama.
Then, using the technology described in the post that I linked at the very beginning of this post, I will make sure to review what I learned for longer retention than otherwise.