Kickstarting our Anki deck

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The last few days I’ve been thinking of hosting the Tatoeba Hebrew Anki deck on KickStarter. That way we can pay for both the recording and some of the segmenting as well.



More audio for Tatoeba Anki


Now 524 of the sentences in the Tatoeba Hebrew Anki deck have audio files. At present there are 3,2477 sentences in all, so there are still 31,953 sentences left to go. Onward ho!

Update: Audio is at 704. August 6 2013,  11:35PM

Update2: Audio is at 941. August 7 2013, 11:27PM

Segmenting Hebrew audio files like there’s no tomorrow

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The last few days I’ve been spending almost all my free time on segmenting audio files for the Tatoeba deck — and I now got almost all of the first thousand sentences segmented (I have 120 sentences more to go.) I’ll have to quickly input them into anki because. . .

I already have the next 1400 sentences recorded and I need to segment them as well and put them into Anki as soon as possible.

So far the Tatoeba deck is 32,473 sentences but I’ve been hanging around a bit in the Tatoeba website (it get’s rather addictive) and it seems like there are loads of new Hebrew sentences being added every day, so I’m sure I’ll eventually want to update the deck again.

I’ve leached the sentences that don’t have mp3 files yet and am studying with the sentence files I already have added.

Biblical hebrew


I haven’t really started Biblical Hebrew in earnest (although earlier this year I did a lot of listening of the Psalms). However, later on when I do work on it, I’ll probably follow this guy’s method — making anki decks of sentences from the Tanach (with audio).

Studying grammar first seems like one of the worst ways to study classical Hebrew. And since text and audio are easy to get, it’s mainly a matter of segmenting sections and then reviewing them on anki.

The one sad thing is that I haven’t been able to find audio for the whole Tanach cantilated yet. I really enjoy the cantilated version and I think it should help for memorization as well.

אלוהים שלי

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Hebrew anki deck

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The last couple weeks I’ve spent a lot of time on listening to Hebrew — either radio, podcast, or youtube movies.

Today I updated my Tatoeba sentence deck. Originally it was 7,000 Hebrew sentences but I added an odd 25,000 more Hebrew sentences with the English translations. I also added  audio files to t237 of the sentences.

I’ve already recorded around 1,100 sentences. My goal for the next few days is to segment the remaining sentences and add them to the deck, as well as record another thousand sentences.

Segmenting the sentences and inputting them into Anki is rather time consuming, but since I’m listening to the audio and looking at the translation while I’m doing it, I feel it’s partly study as well.

The more I work on the Tatoeba deck, the more I like it. It starts out with really simple sentences and then goes to more complex sentences. It also often includes several different ways to say the same thing, which I find it fun to learn at the same time.