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BearXiong

Sharing: A Pleco word-frequency user dictionary

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BearXiong

I've attached the raw entries of the user dictionary to this post. 

 

You can install the user dictionary based on the raw entries, but it could take a while to process (probably like an hour). To do so, in Pleco go to Settings -> Manage Dictionaries -> Add User -> New. Then give it a name e.g. "Freq". Click on the (empty) dictionary which you created, go to Import Entries -> Choose File, and select the file pleco_freq_dict.txt which I've attached to this post, and finally Begin Import.

pleco_freq_dict.txt

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Beelzebro

This is a great idea! Am I correct that adding user dictionaries requires the flashcard add-on? I use Anki but I might be tempted to buy the add-on just so I can add this dict haha.

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BearXiong

Ah, I didn't notice that but you're right. You need the flashcard add-on to access the user dictionary options according to this.

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dtcamero

this is super awesome...

trying to decide whether or not to study this word... is it obscure or daily use? here's the immediate answer for every dictionary entry... simply brilliant.

should be automatically adopted by pleco's @mikelove as a default service.

well done sir!

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mikelove

Cool project!

 

We actually do have a frequency list in Pleco already, but we currently only use it for sorting search results; we aren't really confident enough in it to encourage people to base their vocabulary study decisions on it yet. (to be honest for that I'd be more confident with something human-curated rather than with corpus analysis)

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ErwinHero

I know I'm late, but thank God for this BearXiong! I am not learning Chinese to pass exams. I am learning to increase work efficiency in China. This may save me hundreds of hours. Why this is not a default option to turn on is beyond me. It's not something that should be overthought--the value is incontrovertible. 

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