https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

Duolingo vocabulary created in Memrise

Dear All! We've been all asking for some help in keeping track on the vocabulary we've been learning... I created a course on Memrise that has all the listed vocabulary of Duolingo's French course - well for the first 21 skills, which is the point I'm at...

You can search for "Duolingo French from English" on Memrise, and you should be able to find it I believe...

I'll be updating it as I learn new skills and new words. Should anybody have a question about it, or if has mistakes or anything like that, you can contact me. Also, if someone feels like updating it further, I believe I can allow other "contributors" to do that.

Just to make sure it's clear, I made it to HELP the community, and by no way to create any kind of competition or trying to lure people over to Memrise. I'm learning in Duolingo, and I feel it's the very best. I HOPE that with some updates, my efforts will be "wasted" :P

EDITED, ATTENTION!!!* This is still a very “beta” thing, so sometimes I end up moving some things around and it may result in someone who is using it losing some progress. I’m very sorry if that happens, I know the release is premature, but I felt it might still be useful anyway...


Thanks and happy learning! Tamas

May 8, 2014

70 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/SongbirdSandra

You put a lot of work into that course. Génial ! :-)

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

Thanks, Sandra, still working on it...

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bibohk

Thanks a lot, great work I just try it now and register on it, I love it. good work

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

Thank you! Please forgive me that in the beginning I'm changing around some things and it can make you lose some progress here and then... i can't emphasize that enough... If you want to look at the lists, however, as the form or review, it shouldn't cause a problem

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/bibohk

oh yes I will I still try to review the basics level , how do you calculate the accuracy? depend on time? thanks a lot

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

Memrise does that on his own... I'm just creating the material for it... not sure how they calculate TBH...

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/centime

Thank you to boringtomi and ruinchristmas ! I appreciate learning drills, it is a good way for me to retain new information. That was a popular teaching / learning method when I was in grade school. Guess I'm wired that way now.

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

You’re very welcome

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rebekasto

I like it! Thanks, just the thing to review from the beginning. I'm using yours and ruinchristmas'. If you guys ever work together you could call yourselves boringchristmas...

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jayeidge

Awesome thank you

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

Thank you! Hope you find it somewhat useful!

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jayeidge

After noticing how very much work you put into it, just have another 5 lingots. Took me a moment to understand "plant" and "overwater" though ;)

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

Oh gee, many thanks for that! It took me a minute, too to understand how it works, but then it was easy :-)

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tariqnisarahmed

Please post a link. Just go to the Memrise course's main page, copy the URL, and paste it here. Sounds like a wonderful bit of work on your part. Thanks! I use Memrise a lot to build vocabulary.

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

Here it is: http://www.memrise.com/course/300146/duolingo-french-from-english-lessons/

It needs some more work, and as I said it’s only to the point I’ve learnt...

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/mjstallworth

Merci beaucoup! This is great! I have a suggestion to improve it: on the words that begin with the article and a vowel (i.e. l'enfant), in the description, put in whether the word itself is masculine or feminine. That really is the only thing that I can see right off that would make it better. You've done a great service!

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jayeidge

If you expand the view of the word you can see it's gender. If asked for "Child" you can either answer "l'enfant" or "un enfant" or "enfant" what ever you like. The way it is now makes it compatible with the dictionary and thus we have audio on quite a few words. If you added any kind of gender indicatio to the vocab you'd have to type them when your spelling is checked. But if you want to control yourself you can just put "un" or "une" and than you'll know if you know it.

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

ALMOST.... I’m getting rid of the nouns with no article... i.e. only l’enfant and un enfant will be accepted, cause French doesn’t allow you to just say “enfant” anyway. NOT adding “des” and “les” versions, however, unless they really make sense, like “les chaussures”...

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/maddyis7

Tiny point. Why have the user name boringtomi? what you have achieved on memrise, is anything but boring! I'm not even doing French (Much) but was pleased that even I knew all the words in the first of your Vocab Pages. And it's a great quick way to consolidate what you know. DL have promised us it back this May. I hope that we get it. I still have to double-think about some simple words like how to spell cucchiaio (spoon in Italian) or that tacchino means turkey because you don't come across it much in everyday speech. That is where the Vocab section really helps. :)

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jayeidge

That's cool.

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tariqnisarahmed

Merci! Just did a round. I see you're using accents as well as adding articles to practice gender. Those are good additions, especially since the goal is to really learn the vocab well. Hope I won't have to type out stuff like "fem" and "singular" though. In those (few?) instances, perhaps you could add alternate answers so that "the" is accepted by itself.

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

good point, honestly, i’m totally new with this, so trying to figure it out how it works myself

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jayeidge

don't worry, you don't have to type "sing" or "fem" you only type french, the other direction is only multiple choice

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

Actually, I’ve just added the reverse test for the Basic 1 - maybe you can check it out if you like it this way...

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

Actually, I’ve just added the reverse test for the Basic 1 - maybe you can check it out if you like it this way...

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/underwood.jones

Un gros merci! Out of curiosity, do you have a .doc or .txt or other file you might be able to e-mail me (from when you compiled the list)? If not, no problem whatsoever, but if you have it handy I have been attempting to get a hold of a vocabulary list to use as a guide for developing a future course for another language...

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

Nope, I’ve been entering the whole thing one by one... luckily most of them came up from the public databases, but I’ve been doing some editing on them, so sorry I don’t have such.

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tariqnisarahmed

We need these for every course :)

May 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Ambipath

I've looked through French courses on memrise before and didn't like them. I realized that unless I know the conjugations, genders and how the words are used in a sentence, learning a single infinitive form of a verb would be useless. I just stick with duo and it's been enough for me.

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

Hi there. I didn't intend to create a "teaching tool"... I'm sticking to Duolingo for that, too. I'm just making it so that I can have my vocabulary in one place nicely to review when I want to... I only shared it because I felt maybe some other people could also benefit from it...

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/abluepearl

Merci beaucoup!

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Archaeopterix

I have considered this several times, but never done anything! Kudos and a lingot to you for taking care of business!

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

Many thanks, my friend! It's far from perfect, and in the beginning might even be annoying to use cause I'm changing things around which might cause you to lose progress, but I'm doing my best... it's just something for myself that I share with you guys

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/suesieb

I tried, and I think it's great! Merci beaucoup!

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

Thank you so much! Please be patient with me however in the beginning, cause I'm making some changes and it might cause you lose your progress in some lessons...

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/n.ozdemir

That's great!

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/kitarae

Merci!

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

Ah merci beaucoup beaucoup!!

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/willijanb

Thank you both for these Memrise lessons. So far I have only tried the one by boringtomi. The problem with that one for me is the presentation of "new" vocabulary is so slow, moving like a snail.

I already know almost all of the words (at least in the early levels), I just need a refresher on a few of them. But that doesn't work out too well, because only a few vocabulary words are presented in each lesson. That way, it will take me many hours to review what I mostly already know.

The pace is appropriate for people who have never seen these words before, rather than for people who are reviewing.

In my case I could use, say, fifteen to twenty words per lesson, rather than three or four. Perhaps this is true of quite a few people on Duolingo who are interested in vocabulary review.

That being said, I will keep trying the course by boringtomi, and I'll also try ruinchristmas's course. It is great that you are putting these courses out there for people who need them. I would recommend boringtomi's course to someone who is a complete beginner in French.

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

Further to ruinchristmas’ answer, when there is a lesson in which you understand all but a couple words already, it can be useful just to look at them in the list view (when you just get into a chapter and not “studying” it). It is then like a vocabulary list, which you can review even without using their method.. The point is, that none of the levels are locked, so you can review them all at will at any order you want.

May 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/trmn

Awesome work on the memrise by the way, I haven't used it as I'm just a little further to you and am using the other course... but it's seriously the best complement to Duo that I've found :)! I'm recommending all my friends to use your course!

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

Many Thanks! I missed your message the first time around...

May 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/trmn

when you're in the course, click on a 'garden' (the level) and when you have a list of the words that you're meant to learn in that 'garden' go to the url and type /garden/auto_grow on the end, eg:

www.memrise.com/course/300146/duolingo-french-from-english-lessons-beta/1/garden/auto_grow

It will automatically 'plant' the number of plants that you tell your memrise to show you each less. If you follow ruinchristmas's advice you can plant 15 at a time quite quickly. You'll need to water them of course, but this way Memrise will keep showing them to you for review which is much better than the ignore function.

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/maddyis7

I had the same issues as you on Memrise, 'too simple' , 'too repetitive but as boringtomi replies you can filter / customise it to your requirements, and within a week found it an interesting supplement to DL (But just a supplement!)

I went on for enhancing my Italian only, but soon found myself relearning things like British Trees, Flora and Fauna, Finnish! Great site.

May 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

I agree... I’m LEARNING from Duolingo, but i use it as a supplement to practice the new words

May 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/maddyis7

Hi, I've looked for your Vocab thing on Memrise. I searched under Languages/ Italian and went through the lot. Can you help me find it :)

May 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

Mine is French...

May 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/maddyis7

sono un idiota. I am an idiot. Of course. I'll look now. Ciao.

May 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/JcPOH7KHrmmA4gpm

Merci beacoup. C'est magnifique.

May 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

Thank you!

May 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dennim10

If there was one of these for German that would be awesome

June 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/rabmcnab

Agreed!

June 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/valleygirl69

I just looked at link, and registered at memrise. I have no idea how to comment at forum, or send you a message. I have a large excel file where I've copied questions and answers from the various exercises. I'm not sure if would be helpful or not, but might give some additional Duo translations for words. I'd be glad to send it to you, if I knew how.

May 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/valleygirl69

p.s. someone sent me a message asking if I would share my file with them also. My offer to boringtomi was so that he could use it for the sake of finding missing vocabulary, to help in his effort to replace a function that Duolingo dropped (and one which many still miss).

I made the file for my personal use, and I wouldn't feel comfortable sending it except for the particular purpose stated above. I would think that the sentences and translations are Duolingo's intellectual property and I don't intend to violate that.

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

I totally agree with you :-) Thank you very much for your offer. Actually, since I’m concerned a bit also about the same, maybe it’s better if you don’t send me that. BUT, if you do play around with memrise, and you find some things missing there or incorrect, I’d be very happy if you let me know... What do you think? Reaching me is easy on borbelytomi@hotmail.com in the meantime.. Thanks again!

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/valleygirl69

will do, if I find omissions or corrections--- tho I admit I have a hard enough time keeping up with Duo, so...

May 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/boringtomi

OK, and yes I understand.

May 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Mythdefied

I'm definitely preferring yours over the other one. It's better structured, for one, and you actually translate the words the way Duolingo does. (As an American I have a damn hard time using the animal section on the other one because of the way the creator decided to translate "la chatte". It's very offensive over here.) I was using the other, but I'll most likely be using yours from now on.

May 12, 2014
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