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
It needs some more work, and as I said it’s only to the point I’ve learnt...
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!
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.
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. :)
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com in the meantime.. Thanks again!
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.