Nwwt's Hebrew deck

Support thread for my Hebrew deck.

Feel free to ask any questions, report mistakes and missing words, make suggestions, …

… and of course, a thumbs-up on the deck page is appreciated as well :grin:.

First of all, thank you for this deck. Very helpful!

  1. Is there a way to select view only? Since I read Hebrew and write it elsewhere, I want my Anki decks to be a quick review, and typing takes way too long. Seems every time I don’t write and simply click show answer I have the option to do it again in 1 minute, 10mins, or mark easy and alter the algorithm (the good option is missing).

  2. Can I select only Hebrew for the front of the card? I don’t want to translate from English into Hebrew.

Thank you!

I’m glad it’s helpful! Regarding…

  1. This is confusing to me, since not only is actually using a type field in Anki already always entirely optional, the result(ing comparsion) if one does use it is also only purely for show. Meaning also, there is no way to tell Anki to infer which answer button to pick from it, that is still entirely upon the user. Could it be possible you’re using an older version of Anki?

  2. That sounds like you want to suspend the EngIvt card type: Card Browser (B from main menu) → use card:engivt as search queryselect all search results (click on one, then Ctrl+a) → Toggle Suspend (Ctrl+j)

You’re right! Everything works now, thanks!

I have figured that the 0-1 to 2-16 refers to the Hebrew from Scratch volumes. I am not sure what are the Duolingo tags, though, in case I want to follow the Duo order as well. Is there a sheet that explains the tags somewhere?
Thank you!

Sorry for replying this late, the notification slipped past me.

From the deck description:

  • clean tags: roots, Duolingo keywords plus “Level##”, for HfS chapters are given as “#-##”

There are also a few two-digit number tags leftover from the Top deck.

I am on windows, 2.1.35, and got a big import error.

The deck did largely come in, but some stuff did not?

Notes found in file: 4314
Notes that could not be imported as note type has changed: 44
Notes added from file: 4270

[Skipped] פַּשְׁטִידָה, quiche, unsweetened pie, נ, n, , [sound:פַּשְׁטִידָה.mp3], פַּשְׁטִידוֹת, ,
[Skipped] חָמוּץ, sour, punget (smell);
bad-tempered, foul mood, gloomy (colloq), ז, adj n, ח־מ־ץ, [sound:586b2935-a131-510b-bc0a-87408be40b89.mp3], חֲמוּצִים, pl. also: pickles, pickled vegetables

העֲנָבִים ההם הם השחורים – הם חמוצים.‏Those grapes are the black ones – they’re sour.
[Skipped] פְּרוֹטֶקְצְיָה, favoritism, nepotism,


Sorry again for the delay.

Which other Hebrew decks did you import previously?

Asking as this (assuming apkg rather than text import) afaik usually happens given the presence of either

  • an older deck from which the new import derived&changed (at least some) notes, or
  • a prior version of the same deck and the user locally (or the deck author in the new version) did incompatible template changes.

In any case, a solution should be to manually change their note type to the newer template and try to import again.

Steps (well, at least I hope this works):

  1. Sync all your devices, then create a profile backup just in case the following goes wrong. In Anki’s main window: FileExport… (or Ctrl+E), “Anki Collection Package”.
    You can deselect “Include media” to speed it up as that won’t be affected anyway.

  2. Identify the newer note type name (in Anki’s main window: ToolsManage Note Types, or press Ctrl+Shift+N there). It’s name will be “Hebrew”, but probably with some hex suffix (eg. “Hebrew-2fa28e”).
    The note count written next to them in the window that opens should suggest which one the new one is, and maybe which one is the old. Then close the window.

  3. In the card browser (Browse, or press B), select the affected notes (or if you’ve got no other Hebrew decks, just every note with Hebrew in it).
    Best case is if you know from 1. which old note type is affected, as then you can just select that in the sidebar and hit Ctrl+A after clicking on one in the now prefiltered card list.

  4. Click NotesChange Note Type (or Ctrl+Shift+M). Select the new note type from 1. and execute.

  5. Reimport (0.'s colpkg if something went wrong).

Thank you for an amazing deck! Really appreciate all the effort that went into this.

It also took me a while to figure out the difference between ## and #-## tags (these also sort in a confusing order). I’d like to suggest a slight change:

  • Level##, LessonName → Level##-LessonName
    Tagging lessons by their order and name separately was confusing to me (and made it harder to navigate tags), and merging them made sense since I think most people would prefer to learn words in lesson order. Also a few lessons have been rearranged in Duolingo since the deck was published, and it’s cumbersome to relabel them with the current system but much easier with the one I propose.
  • Level##-LessonName → DL-##-LessonName
  • #-## → HfS-#-##
  • ## → T-##
    Here I added a common prefix for each source. DL stands for Duolingo, HfS for Hebrew from Scratch, T for Top-2000.

I also added separate DL, HfS, and T tags to be able to quickly filter all words for the respective source.

Thanks for the feedback!

I guess the tags could use that rework, true. (Doing it with the separator the Hierarchical Tags addon uses suggests itself.)

While at at, I probably should separate out the small one-liner explanation for the numerical tags (in the “clean tags” highlight) into a more detailed proper one given how important tags are within Anki.

Trouble is, I haven’t had much time in recent months to work on the deck, especially since I got stuck at the main “finishing touch” (addition voiced example sentences where readily available) which while done automatically with a script in turn requires manually cleaning a very high number of false positives.

IOW: I’ll do it, but I’ll take time.

Sure, thanks for considering it!

And once again, thank you for this incredible deck. I’m having a blast using it paired with Duolingo, this is seriously better than even some paid premium resources.

There is two EngIvt cards renews (m, s), but one should be to renew

@jonito @draggeddown

The update is available now, including typo fixes & more.

Thanks so much for your hard work!

Is there a way we are supposed to load the deck that im missing? I cant get the audio to work on android, windows or (arm64) linux… I know it says they have to be loaded in desktop version. Does this mean I just download the file and load in on the desktop app and sync? Feel like I missed something obvious.

Sorry for the delay. It’s indeed currently best to load the apkg into an up-to-date Anki desktop first and upload the files to AnkiWeb that way. (Fair warning: AnkiDroid takes ages to then download these files, during which the device mustn’t go into standby, else the process gets interrupted. Though in that case it’ll resume where it stopped if you reattempt, at least.)

Some preliminary questions:

  1. Which program versions are you using?

  2. Did you have a past version of the deck already installed? The new one contains incompatible changes. (While it’s possible to manually update, it’s complicated and very verbose to describe, so I’d like to rule out some other things first.)

  3. Could you update to Anki 2.1.50 beta 3 and import the deck into a new profile to see if that works? (Main window: File @ top left → Switch ProfileAdd → select & Open)

At least versions 2.1.49 & 2.1.50b1 had a bug that disabled autoplay for the way I include the audio (but even that should either only necessitate clicking once onto the reviewer, or the :loud_sound: that appears then).

Sorry, the response for this got buried in spam. I tried the installs fresh. I had been using an older version of the deck with the audio, and then my phone had issues and I ended up just starting over completely. I deleted all the decks from my account and reinstalled everything just to get a fresh start.

the android version is 2.15.6, the arm64 linux version is 2.1.15 (442df9d6)

can’t get on the windows computer at the moment, will try tomorrow

No worries. 2.1.15 definitely is too old (Aug '19): the first to add proper support for this deck’s audio is 2.1.36 (Dec '20). I’m guessing there’s something wrong with the way the old version uploaded the files to AnkiWeb (it may even have deleted them).

That would explain why AnkiDroid doesn’t play them – it should do so properly (but Droid won’t recognize them as in-use, so don’t currently execute Check media on it – it’ll still suggest deleting them).

You can get the current betas for desktop here.

Hey when I add the deck to Anki none of the cards have audio; not that the audio doesn’t play but that none of the cards have anything in the audio field. ⁨Anki version ⁨2.1.49 on windows 10

You need Anki 2.1.50. The official release should be out any day now, but you can already get release candidate 4. See the link at the end of my previous comment to download, you can take the qt6 version.

I’m using the qt6 version of Anki 2.1.50 on a mac, and the audio still isn’t playing.