Alternatives to memrise?

(DW7) #62

Many thanks Hydroptere. Personally (like some others) I can’t face trying something else (at least not creating courses) - although I do fancy trying those ‘Clouds’ courses.

(Lena) #63

I use Ankidroid for an Android tablet, it does not seem to eat that much.

(Overlord Hydroptère) #64

yeah, thanks but the tablet in question is not android, the OS is a “full” OS, a French one originally made for multimedia “creatives”… and i try to learn chinese with it, the decks are above 5000 items each, with sound and examples… the thing is constantly freezing

(alan: anki works ok on a “normal” laptop", if you can make do with this constant self-assessment :wink:)

(Dylan Nicholson 548) #65

There are actually studies that show word sequences with particularly unusual imagery are more likely to stick in your head, so it’s entirely possible sentences like that are more helpful than you think.
And how do you know it wasn’t intended to be uttered by a Swedish-speaking baby porcupine.

(Overlord Hydroptère) #66;;;; (just for the names of various software, search “Hersteller”/producer company);;;; (just for the names of various software, search for the “Hersteller”/producer);;;

und so weiter und so fort

(Darkskye Ian Test) #67

Have you guys tried mondly?
No offence to memrise(i use both apps)
But ill list the things they have advantage on;

Mondly=repetition(kinda!,manual lol)+conversation(life situations)

Mondly: words+imagery+/phrases/verbs/tenses/mini dictionary/etc.

Memrise:official (limited) + with community
Mondly: limited

Voice overs:
Mondly:native speakers(every single one of them)

And theres alot more…(but i rated this 40%to mondly, 60% to memrise)(just this post)

But ill rate the range between the two apps,
80% to memrise
20% to mondly

Some flaws

Memrise: exactly as said
Mondly: goes really hard

Free access:

Mondly: really limited

(idle) #68

There’s repetition on Mondly? Do you mean spaced repetition? Where? I must have missed it.

(Dylan Nicholson 548) #69

I wasn’t all that impressed with what I could access from the free version in one session. It immediately jumped from stupidly easy (with a 2 word English prompt and the equivalent German audio, asking you to provide the German text), to surprisingly difficult (a 7-8 word sentence with quite rapidly spoken German audio, using a word in a way I’d never seen it used before, against asking you to type out the German text), but after a few examples of that there didn’t seem to be anything else I could do…

(Overlord Hydroptère) #70

for malay learners:
lingo was mentioned already, i think:

(idle) #71

Hey @Darkskye_Ian_Test, if you edit your post after other people comment on it, you could at least acknowledge it. I almost missed your edit.

Anyway, thanks for the answer. “Manual” repetition basically equals no repetition.

(Kaimi) #72

There’s a new Anki addon that does the same as memrise premium’s “current/longest streak”, with extra functions like checking which items are due to review each day clicking on the squares. Really nice!

(Overlord Hydroptère) #73

thanks, kaimi, did not even know they have such an active forum

(Ichigo Smof) #74

How to import stuff in anki from memrise?
I have installed the program, but don’t find a possibility to import something from memrise.

(Kaspian) #75

I haven’t tested Memrise-to-Anki lately, but it was working as of December 2016.

More info here:

(Ichigo Smof) #76

i have to say that i tested anki a bit today with one of their desks, and i still prefer memrise, although memrise looks very empty since the mems are gone

(Ultra-Sadist Delinquent) #77

You can test it out more and let it grow on you. You can also install addons, if that’s what they’re called, to have it look and behave more like you want it to.

(Overlord Hydroptère) #78

I have to make my own desks in Anki, it is very cumbersome for me to edit the cards from already made desks - although, one has to admit it, one can find very fine deks in Anki …

it used to be very easy to edit cards in Anki, until some 6 years ago

(Ichigo Smof) #79

and i had to click myself on a button to say whether it was good or not,
maybe you can automate that

(Overlord Hydroptère) #80

why? that is the very point of Anki, that the learner choses if she considers to know an item well enough or not

(Ichigo Smof) #81

but then you’re back at using paper cards, i think
it’s better that the computer keeps track of your results and decides whether and when you have to learn something again