Three fields, three ways to recall


I have a specific requirement and I hope someone can help me do what I have in mind.
I’ve already read this thread: [Writing two-way cards with three fields] Apologies, I’m new and can’t post links yet. It’s similar to what I want, but not quite the same.

I have three fields, EN, DE and FR. Three types of cards should be created: EN>DE, DE>EN and FR>EN. (For some context: I’m a student of interpreting and these are my working languages.)

How do I modify the cards so that these combinations, and no other, are asked for? Alternatively, I can bite the bullet and create separate cards for FR>EN without reversing. However, this would be less than ideal as I have a CSV that I’d like to import.

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You can do that easily by creating three different card types from the same note:
Edit a Note > Cards > Options > Add Card Type

Then edit the front and back templates for each card type as you wish:

Card 1: EN>DE
Card 2: DE>EN
Card 3: FR>EN.


Thank you so much! This is exactly what I was looking for. I feel a little silly for not having discovered this myself, but my excuse is that I am a newbie. Thanks!

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Thanks, @cqg. I was finally able to create 3 Cards with one Note.

In addition, what I was hoping I could do is create the following process.

When in the Study mode, after Side B of Card 1, we go to Side A of Card 2. Then to Side B of Card 2, and on to to Side A of Card 3.

I want a 5 sided Card. How do I do that?


Could you define what is a “side” of a card ?
In this example:

Card 1: EN>DE
Card 2: DE>EN

The Back of Card 1 if the Side B? So it’s the Side A of Card 2?

A card has only 1 Front and 1 Back sides. But you can play with any number of cards by Note … With a concrete example it would be easier to understand :slight_smile:

I’m calling EN to be side A of Card 1. DE as side B of Card 1.

When I finish with side B of Card 1, I want to be take IMMEDIATELY to Side 1 of Card 2, which could be DE Ending Variations (& nothing else). Then onto Side B of Card 2, which could be DE Spelling (& nothing else).

I guess Anki in it’s great wisdom creates only 2 Sides per Card. Inexplicable that they believe their “best way” is the only way to learn.

Thanks for you help. I truly appreciate it.

I think you could simulate this with Javascript but i ran across the same question and I think that Anki have a good answer to this.

So the Card 1 ask me if I recall what is a Squirrel in German. Ok easy it’s Eichhörnchen (not so sure about that ahah). Card 2 ask me (i’m not sure what is the Ending variations): "How to say ‘des’ + ‘Eichhörnchen’. And Card 3 ask me to type the word corresponding to Squirrel.

In my experience, I can perfectly recall what is ein Eichhörnchen and fail to write it correctly and vice versa. So having different cards with different task is the best way for me to focus on my mistakes. I tried some card where I should recall the word + gender + endings + plural + spelling + pronunciation + etc. etc. and it’s just boring, repetitive. You can learn them together the first time, in your prefered order and then see what you can recall or not.

If I’m correct you are suggesting making the 3 cards, then study all 3 together, at least for the first time.

To keep seeing them in the future “close” together, I’d have to show the same success level for each of the cards for each session.

But you see no way to “lock” them together. I suppose if you had the Javascript code, you would have given it to me already.


Ok, @cqg gives you a link with some answers. And yeah, I don’t have any Javascript for this because I think it’s a bad idea ahah. But I think that you need to experience whatever you want, so, instead of Javascript, why don’t you try a very simple card with 3 questions :

  • “Squirrel” in German ?
  • Ending of ______ in German ?
  • {{type:Word DE}}

You know that if you can’t recall the first question, no need to try the others, etc. I think that it would be good for you to test and compare this method and the usual one, and tell us what you think?

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