April Vocabulary Challenge

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Re: April Vocabulary Challenge

Postby Atinkoriko » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:58 am

Add me please. I need about 3,600 more words to hit 10k, 5k wordlisted and 5k prior, and be done with active vocab study for German for now.

Minimum acceptable words learnt for April: 1,200.
Actual goal: 3,600. Go big or go home
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Re: April Vocabulary Challenge

Postby Cavesa » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:51 pm

reineke wrote:I did say that it's impossibile to make the challenge fair but there's no reason to make it extra unfair. Conjugations have built-in mnemonics so I would count parlare as one word and ignore different conjugations. Even if you're only counting individual dictionary headwords, most English-speaking students of Romance languages will have an advantage. Anyway, it's your challenge. Have fun.


Again, I agree. You are absolutely right. But the only way to make the challenge fair would be splitting it into many (usually one person) challenges, sorted by the language.

I think the challenge serves its purpose as long as it makes us sit down and work with our SRS (or another method) for much longer than we would otherwise do.

And yes, conjugations are easier than completely new words, as they follow some rules. But, on the other hand, it is tricky not to mix the forms up since they are so similar sometimes. :-D
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Re: April Vocabulary Challenge

Postby CurlySue » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:04 pm

I've edited Brun Ugle's post and added Atinkoriko.
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Re: April Vocabulary Challenge

Postby yves » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:33 am

add me please :^)

Language(s): French, B1-2
Estimate of pre-April voabulary: 4500
Goal: definitely pass 5000, maybe get to 5250
Words Learned in April: ~100
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Re: April Vocabulary Challenge

Postby WalkingAlone13 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:37 pm

I am probably not going to do anymore tonight, so figure I may as well post my total so far since the start of the challenge.

My total so far is 801 words. I guess I am easily on track for my goal, so I may have to modify it and see how it goes. I was not actually overly happy with the time I was able to devote to the challenge, so all in all, I can not really complain with my total thus far.

I hope everyone else have been having a more productive time with it. Good luck for the following week :)
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Re: April Vocabulary Challenge

Postby CurlySue » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:56 am

yves wrote:add me please :^)

Language(s): French, B1-2
Estimate of pre-April voabulary: 4500
Goal: definitely pass 5000, maybe get to 5250
Words Learned in April: ~100


Added! (Sorry for the delay, I've been very sick the past few days.)
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Re: April Vocabulary Challenge

Postby CurlySue » Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:57 am

Aaaand it's Saturday April 7th :)

Everyone has until Sunday, April 8th at midnight EST time to post how many new words they've learned this week.
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Re: April Vocabulary Challenge

Postby Teango » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:23 am

Just 100 words so far...auē ka hilahila (how embarrassing)! :oops: To be fair though, I have been both ill and crazy busy.
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Re: April Vocabulary Challenge

Postby Brun Ugle » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:48 am

I've done 180 new cards on Memrise so far. I'm learning vocabulary from other sources too, but that's harder to count, so I'm only counting Memrise cards for the challenge.
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Re: April Vocabulary Challenge

Postby tomgosse » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:47 am

CurlySue wrote:Aaaand it's Saturday April 7th :)

Everyone has until Sunday, April 8th at midnight EST time to post how many new words they've learned this week.

Actually, Saturday is April 8, and Sunday is April 9th.
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