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How do I make my own anki decks for Hebrew?

Postby sporedandroid » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:27 am

So I’m having some issues with Hebrew in particular. It has no vowels, so I pretty much need sound for it. I know Asian languages have it worse, but they are a lot more popular than Hebrew. I’m using shared decks at the moment but they are boring. I know they’d be a lot more interesting if I created them myself.
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Re: How do I make my own anki decks for Hebrew?

Postby Hashimi » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:27 am

You can add "niqqud" (diacritical signs) to your words or sentences.

There are some free "nakdans" or diacriticizers:

https://nakdan.dicta.org.il/

https://nakdan.morfix.co.il/nikud/Demo

I don't know about their accuracy, but they say they achieved more than 95%.

A more reliable method is to create your own deck, from a textbook with audio, and add a field for transliteration (in Latin script). You can change the default color for the text in this field to white so you can highlight it whenever you want to see the transliteration.
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Re: How do I make my own anki decks for Hebrew?

Postby Saim » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:36 am

You can check forvo, pealim.com (often shows plural and possessive forms, not just verbs), morfix or milog for pronunciations. For the latter two you have to know Hebrew vowel diacritics.

I use sentence cards exclusively and record myself for the audio after checking the pronunciation, but if you don't want to do that you can add Romanisation on the back side of your card.
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Re: How do I make my own anki decks for Hebrew?

Postby zenmonkey » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:01 pm

I had issues making decks for Hebrew also and had to develop a few work arounds.

For sound, I use recording in Forvo to download a file and paste into a sound field in Anki. My other sound sources are recordings from learning material Pimsleur, Assimil or FSI. I use Audacity to "chop" these up.

Because of the absence of vowels, some of my cards also include pronunciation/romanisation (IPA or my own). And because I want to be able to read both print and script, my cards also have a field to auto-generate cursive text. You can find that method outlined here: https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... php?t=5744

Feel free to ask questions if you need details on any of this.
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Re: How do I make my own anki decks for Hebrew?

Postby AML » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:41 pm

sporedandroid wrote:So I’m having some issues with Hebrew in particular. It has no vowels, so I pretty much need sound for it. I know Asian languages have it worse, but they are a lot more popular than Hebrew. I’m using shared decks at the moment but they are boring. I know they’d be a lot more interesting if I created them myself.


I 100% understand the problems you're having.

1. The online dictionary Rav-Milim is great and gives you nikkud even for conjugated words. It costs money, but hey, good things often cost money. It's the best online Hebrew dictionary by far because of this feature.
2. The free, but great, website TeachMeHebrew have tons of examples and they all have transliteration (including word stress) and audio. They also have free Anki decks with transliteration and audio.
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Re: How do I make my own anki decks for Hebrew?

Postby sporedandroid » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:01 pm

AML wrote:
sporedandroid wrote:So I’m having some issues with Hebrew in particular. It has no vowels, so I pretty much need sound for it. I know Asian languages have it worse, but they are a lot more popular than Hebrew. I’m using shared decks at the moment but they are boring. I know they’d be a lot more interesting if I created them myself.


I 100% understand the problems you're having.

1. The online dictionary Rav-Milim is great and gives you nikkud even for conjugated words. It costs money, but hey, good things often cost money. It's the best online Hebrew dictionary by far because of this feature.
2. The free, but great, website TeachMeHebrew have tons of examples and they all have transliteration (including word stress) and audio. They also have free Anki decks with transliteration and audio.

I’m using teachmehebrew decks at the moment. They’re helpful, but a bit boring. Any way to spice them up?
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Re: How do I make my own anki decks for Hebrew?

Postby AML » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:57 am

sporedandroid wrote:
AML wrote:
sporedandroid wrote:So I’m having some issues with Hebrew in particular. It has no vowels, so I pretty much need sound for it. I know Asian languages have it worse, but they are a lot more popular than Hebrew. I’m using shared decks at the moment but they are boring. I know they’d be a lot more interesting if I created them myself.


I 100% understand the problems you're having.

1. The online dictionary Rav-Milim is great and gives you nikkud even for conjugated words. It costs money, but hey, good things often cost money. It's the best online Hebrew dictionary by far because of this feature.
2. The free, but great, website TeachMeHebrew have tons of examples and they all have transliteration (including word stress) and audio. They also have free Anki decks with transliteration and audio.

I’m using teachmehebrew decks at the moment. They’re helpful, but a bit boring. Any way to spice them up?


Get a speaking partner and create sentences based on your conversations. Your speaking partner could even provide audio for you.
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Re: How do I make my own anki decks for Hebrew?

Postby sporedandroid » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:06 am

AML wrote:
sporedandroid wrote:
AML wrote:
sporedandroid wrote:So I’m having some issues with Hebrew in particular. It has no vowels, so I pretty much need sound for it. I know Asian languages have it worse, but they are a lot more popular than Hebrew. I’m using shared decks at the moment but they are boring. I know they’d be a lot more interesting if I created them myself.


I 100% understand the problems you're having.

1. The online dictionary Rav-Milim is great and gives you nikkud even for conjugated words. It costs money, but hey, good things often cost money. It's the best online Hebrew dictionary by far because of this feature.
2. The free, but great, website TeachMeHebrew have tons of examples and they all have transliteration (including word stress) and audio. They also have free Anki decks with transliteration and audio.

I’m using teachmehebrew decks at the moment. They’re helpful, but a bit boring. Any way to spice them up?


Get a speaking partner and create sentences based on your conversations. Your speaking partner could even provide audio for you.

How do you find a speaking partner? I kind of have social anxiety and awkwardness in general. I’m also embarrassed about learning Hebrew because I’m just a gentile who’s interested in learning about Judaism.
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Re: How do I make my own anki decks for Hebrew?

Postby zenmonkey » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:47 pm

sporedandroid wrote:
AML wrote:
sporedandroid wrote:
AML wrote:
sporedandroid wrote:So I’m having some issues with Hebrew in particular. It has no vowels, so I pretty much need sound for it. I know Asian languages have it worse, but they are a lot more popular than Hebrew. I’m using shared decks at the moment but they are boring. I know they’d be a lot more interesting if I created them myself.


I 100% understand the problems you're having.

1. The online dictionary Rav-Milim is great and gives you nikkud even for conjugated words. It costs money, but hey, good things often cost money. It's the best online Hebrew dictionary by far because of this feature.
2. The free, but great, website TeachMeHebrew have tons of examples and they all have transliteration (including word stress) and audio. They also have free Anki decks with transliteration and audio.

I’m using teachmehebrew decks at the moment. They’re helpful, but a bit boring. Any way to spice them up?


Get a speaking partner and create sentences based on your conversations. Your speaking partner could even provide audio for you.

How do you find a speaking partner? I kind of have social anxiety and awkwardness in general. I’m also embarrassed about learning Hebrew because I’m just a gentile who’s interested in learning about Judaism.


Go to italki and sign up. All sorts of people will reach out to you to exchange your language for Hebrew. No need to be embarrassed, lots of people learn Hebrew for a variety of non-religious reasons.
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