Advanced Spanish Words deck

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I started this deck after doing one of the top 5k Spanish decks and finding they were missing a lot of words, so I’ve been adding every advanced word I come across watching YouTube and other media.

Originally it was intended for personal use, before I decided to share it so it may be missing a few words that I already knew before starting anki.

This is a work in progress and suggestions are welcome. Also if you have any free to use pictures or sentences for the slang deck, share them here.

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Great job! Congratulations! That’s really a lot of work.

A couple of questions:

  • how did you get the ChatGPT examples, did you use a specific addon? did you use the API?
  • did you happen to share your FPM program somewhere?

Thanks for sharing!

This is the prompt I use:

I am going to give you a word in spanish and I would like you to define the word and make a series of example sentences in spanish with their english translation.

The format of each example sentence should be: spanish sentence ; english translation.

Please always use this format!

The sentences should be short and simple!

Use bullet points for each sentence. Here is the first word: indicado


Usually it will screw up the first time and you have to argue with it to make it follow instructions. Then once it settles into a good pattern, you can just keep supplying fresh words and will keep generating what you see in the cards.

I’ll post a link to on github, once I get it uploaded

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Cool, thanks a lot!

As a suggestion for the deck, I think I would be good to have a different field for examples (and images, I guess, even POS when present). That way they can be easily styled differently if needed.

Regarding ChatGPT, so do you do that manually and then copy each definition and example from the chat to each note? That’s a lot of work! ¡¡Ánimo!!

Yeah I thought about automating the sentence thing, but chatgpt screws up frequently. More importantly, I’m also learning the cards as I create them, so I like to look at each one and read a few sentences for my own understanding.

My current workflow is to check each candidate word for frequency, (and sometimes google trends, quora hits…), give the word to chat, look for a free image and then copy paste it all together. By far, finding relevant free images take the most time so that’s where I’m asking if anyone wants to contribute.

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Makes sense, I’m sure the whole process will help you remember everything better.

Regarding images, I can think of two options. Using an addon like Batch Download Pictures From Google Images and setting it up so it looks for images on Wikimedia or custom websites like Pixabay or Freepik (using “”), for example.

Also, you could use AI to generate images, which I believe are royalty free. There are many (pretty fast) options for this now 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Here’s a link to my word fpm program on Github: GitHub - SurpriseDog/WordTree: Look up any word and determine its FPM (Frequency Per Million) including ALL of it's conjugations.

I’ve fixed some bugs to get this working in Windows, but it’s only been thoroughly tested in Linux where I use it everyday. If you find a Windows or mac bug, copy paste the command line used and the terminal output to the forum thread or raise an issue on my github.

This the command line I usually run when checking out new words for ASW: ./ --book ‘Harry Potter. La coleccion completa - J.K. Rowling.txt’ --anki ~/.local/share/Anki2/User\ 1/collection.anki2 --nostars

• The book is a collection of the first 10 books of Harry Potter in .txt (must be in text format)
• --anki points at my personal anki collection so I can make sure a word isn’t already in my anki collection. (this location is different in Windows/Mac)
• --nostars ignores conjugations with abnormally high fpms. 9/10 times these are nouns with another meaning that has nothing to do with the original verb. Let me know if you think I should make this the default.

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You mean like past participles turned nouns (like hecho) and things like trabajo meaning job instead of I work?

Yes, but trabajo (861 fpm) doesn’t meet the threshold to set off trabajar (234 fpm). It’s based on how much more frequent a conjugation is vs the root verb.

A better example would be privar at 0.7 vs privado at 44 fpm. Privado also means private, not just the past participle of privar so it’s fpm is way too high.

By eliminating the star words, I have it reporting privar at a total of 5 fpm vs 88 with all the star words.

When you run the program, this will make more sense.

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Got it, thanks for explaining! That makes sense. And it sounds like it should probably be the default, yes.

I’ll try to play with it when I have a bit of time.

Btw, the link to the OpenSubtitles corpus at the end of the readme seems to be broken.

Will this thread get locked if no one posts every 30 days? I’ve noticed quite a few threads have a note from a bot:

This topic was automatically closed 30 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.

I intended this to be an open thread to gather feedback far into the future, so I’m just wondering what I have to do to keep it open.

No, in this category posts don’t automatically lock.

So threads like this one were locked manually?

That post was created in a different (wrong) category, and inherited the settings from there. If you scroll down the category page for Shared Decks - Anki Forums, you’ll see that only a scant few posts are locked.

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