I've been using my language vocab deck in one direction, by viewing the foreign word and translating it into my language and thinking of the physical thing. I'm wondering if studying the cards using the opposite side helps improve recall.
For example, the front of my Spanish card could be
nadar, and the back would include
to swim, or a picture of a swimmer, with possibly an example sentence.
Is there a benefit to also study the card by seeing the backside translated word or picture, then recalling the foreign frontside word? Or does that build a habit I don't want to reinforce?