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I bought the improved version last night funnily enough. Spent the first half hour suspending the first bunch of cards. Gonna continue suspending today then hopefully crack on with 10-20 cards a day.

 

I'll keep you posted! 

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xinoxanu

Just downloaded AnkiDroid and this deck too! Thanks for creating the post, I wasn't aware such a deck existed ✌️

 

I'm a little bit overwhelmed, however, by the sheer amount of sentences I seem to have to clear out (suspend it seems? Any way to bulk-do-this?) before I reach the ones at an HSK5 level (going to sit the test next month). Since I can comfortably-ish read native level materals, I'm looking to use Spoonfed as a tool to improve my listening skills. Is there some advice for Anki newbies on how to optimize the deck for this purpose?

 

I must say I tried the Glossika CD's last year when I was at HSK3-4 but didn't get far out of boredness, so wondering if Spoonfed, albeit similar, is a step in the right direction thanks to the SRS system behind... For comparison, I've used Skritter for 2 years and I can totally say I wouldn't be at my level without it (+1700 characters, around 3000 words), so fingers crossed!

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I've been using Spoonfed Chinese mostly consistently for a month or so now. Since I'm not a total beginner (1700 characters known ish) i ended up using Anki's browser to skim over cards in the deck until I reached words that were mostly unfamiliar. I suspended 2287 and have 334 mature,  187 young, and 5000 unseen so far. It's been a good supplement to studying cards I found in reading (in Pleco's srs) and watching Chinese tv. My listening is my weakest point so I've been looking away from Anki, listening to the card's audio, repeating it, then looking and if I understood it and know the characters then I pass the card. It's not perfect (found a couple typos so far and mismatched audio), but its way better than what I had when I started learning. Like WurstMann says (in the other thread), I'm hoping to use this as almost a crutch for a few thousand cards before leaning more on native material. 

 

I also bought the improved version (I think it was a dollar or two). @xinoxanu It sounds like we're around the same level, I did the same amount of skrittering roughly too. With this deck I did some broad sweeping suspending, I went about 100 cards at a time and just did a cursory look at a bunch of the cards to see if it was all stuff i already knew. If you're in the browser, you can mass select cards to suspend by holding shift and clicking on the end of the section of cards you want to select. then just hit suspend and all the highlighted cards will be suspended. 

I was actually kind of shocked at how (relatively) few cards I had to suspend before I ran into words I didn't know at all. so It was a little humbling but I'm hoping to chip away at the deck at around 10 cards a day. Also I still delete/suspend lots of cards I run into, from the looks of it I've deleted about 500 since actually starting reps. 

 

Ultimately committing  to using this deck only costs me about 10-15 minutes a day and is easier than making custom sentence cards. At this point I'm happy to take convenience and a slightly lower retention rate to get my vocab up. I'm using it along side just watching a couple hours of tv a day and reading some yuhua at a very leisurely pace.

 

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xinoxanu

@haveheart Thanks! Did you find much difference between the old and new and improved version? Wondering if it's worth it to make the 2$ donation or not...

 

 

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@xinoxanu  No worries! I think there were more typos in the old deck and maybe removal of redundant cards. I paid the 2 dollars partly to get the version with traditional characters, which I'm not sure was an option for the free one. Also for what it's worth, the paid one comes with like 5(?) download links or something. 

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