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Anki is a flashcard application that uses spaced-repetition algorithms to decrease studying time and increase memory fidelity.

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Anki collection stats is showing reviews from years before I started

When I look at my collection stats, it's showing some reviews from years before I started anki which should be impossible. How can I search for the card causing these phantom reviews and delete them?
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Is it possible to filter an RTK Kanji Anki deck to only include Kanji from a vocab deck?

Is this an appropriate place to ask about setting up Anki? I have used RTK (Remembering the Kanji) in the past, and it was helpful for kanji recall using the little mnemonics, but I wasn't really ...
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Does the usefulness of Anki vary between languages?

This question is motivated by this Reddit comment where the author has had success learning Spanish via Anki: I've been using Anki for about a year (the time it took me to reach C1 in Spanish from ...
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How does Anki vocabulary relate to reading vocabulary?

Sometimes I see people online say they have an e.g. 15000-word vocabulary on Anki. It sounds impressive, but it's not clear to me that such a student can utilize that vocabulary for actual reading. ...
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Where can I learn by example how to create custom flashcards using random numbers and persistence

Anki version: 2.1.49 on Windows / Linux / Android I'm following a guide on how to create persistent, random numbers using Anki. The guide is here I can't get it work because the author doesn't tell ...
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Anki: How can I mark the cards that I already know in an imported deck?

I'm trying out Anki for myself and I have imported various deck about non-Latin writings systems, some of which I have at least already partly learnt. When importing an external card deck, Anki will ...
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Card template problem in Anki, with missing field, but the field isn't missing

I have an error on one of my old cards due to the newest update. The preview is telling me "there is no field named..." I do have that field actually. But for whatever reason, I'm still ...
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How to set a card's state as learning?

I have an Anki deck, called ASL-Browser, which I downloaded from the Anki shared decks. I have the deck options set so that it doesn't show any new cards; instead, when I learn new words, I go into ...
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How can I best create a second (variant) Anki deck from an existing deck

I have a set of language learning cards, English on the front, French on the back. I'd like to create (as deck that can be independently studied and shared) a set of cards that are almost, but not ...
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How does Anki structure when to show new words? Ex. it seems to often show words that are related in certain ways

I have been using Anki for learning a language. The deck i'm using seems to often present new words that are "thematically" related together ex. monitor, keyboard, desktop,printer. However, ...
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How do I mark an Anki card wrong if I accidentally marked it right?

My keyboard is old and it caused me to accidentally mark an Anki card right when I actually got it wrong. I don't want to "forget" the card; I just want to change today's result to "...
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Does not appear all the cards in the deck

I export a deck (without schedule) with 45 cards and then I delete it from Anki. However, if I import it again there are only 20 new cards. I can find all the 45 in the browser though. The funny thing ...
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Strange, unpredictable behaviour of unsuspended cards in AnkiDroid

Could you explain me the following strange and unpredictable behaviour of unsuspended cards in AnkiDroid? For a very long time I didn't block my "leeches", because I considered it annoying. ...
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Anki: How to get a single deck to show me the back of cards first. Reverse all cards in only one deck

I want to take a deck that is already made, and simply have it show me the back of the card first. Basically reverse every card in the deck. If I go to make the basic card type into a reverse card ...
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Why is my anki importing a word twice?

I have imported a csv file as follows into my anki. 吧,,ba5 毕,,bi4 秉,,bing3 餐,,can1 单,,dan1 果,,guo3 洁,,jie2 结,,jie2 就,,jiu4 刘,,liu2 品,,pin3 其,,qi2 请,,qing3 如,,ru2 他,,ta1 甜,,tian2 完,,wan2 些,,xie1 用,,...
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Is there a customizable Memrise-like spaced-repetition software that lets the user choose an answer from a list?

I use both Anki and Memrise to learn vocabulary but these days I'm getting to think that Anki is not that effective to learn a word, as it is just flipping a card. On the other hand, Memrise lets you ...
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Combining two mismatched Anki decks

I have been working my way for several months through an Anki deck for a foreign language. The deck is for level A1 of the foreign language and, because I have been using it for some months, it ...
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Is Quizlet's “Learn” algorithm the same as Anki's Spaced repetition?

Is Quizlet's “Learn” algorithm the same as Anki's spaced repetition? If not, how does it differ?
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Automatically create a list of new vocabulary from an eBook

I thought of an idea for a software that I would find useful as a foreign language learner, and I am wondering if something similar already exists. The software would (more-or-less) automatically ...
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Anki: A LOT of "unseen" cards, is all well?

I am a pretty heavy user of anki (1-2 hours/day), and am confused by a statistic and a behavior. fwiw, I use the templates from Gabriel Wyner/Fluent Forever. OK, here is the question: What is the &...
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Anki: Dealing with enumerations

I am learning Anki in order to learn languages. I am reading the article https://www.supermemo.com/en/archives1990-2015/articles/20rules that the Anki Manual says to read, and I am at point #10 where ...
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Anki: Confused about what review ahead is

I am learning how to use Anki to learn Japanese. I want to check that I understand review ahead clearly, since I am getting confused by the manual. Let's say you review ahead by 1 week and you review ...
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Why are learning sibling cards not buried?

I am learning how to use Anki to learn Japanese. The Anki manual says that when you rate a card, its new/learned siblings will be buried but not its learning siblings because time is of the essence ...
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Anki: Why do learning cards change category when you bury them?

I am learning how to use Anki to study Japanese. In the manual, it says: " If cards were in learning when they are buried, they are moved back to the new card queue or review queue prior to being ...
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Anki Manual Confusion

I'm learning how to use Anki to study Japanese. In the anki manual it says: "Thus, if you select your 'French' deck, the subdecks 'French::Vocab' and 'French::My Textbook::Lesson 1' will be shown ...
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Make existing custom Anki cards reversible

I have had a long discussion with the Anki support asking how I can make some of my existing cards reversible but I have still not been able to do exactly what I want. I have an existing deck where I ...
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Anki: Color cards by tag?

I know how to change the background color of all cards in an Anki deck. What I want to do, however, is to color the cards with a given tag differently from the rest. Does anyone know how one could ...
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anki minimal pairs

I'm looking for a way to practice minimal pairs with anki in a relatively effective way. One of the problems I'm having is the minimal pair cards are not random enough. Also, the cards aren't shown ...
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Image cloze deletion for declension tables

I'd like to learn the declension tables for Russian and I use Anki to learn vocabulary. Does anyone have any advice for learning these tables, and do you think there is a better way to learn the ...
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Is it possible to add HTML when creating cards in AnkiWeb?

I want to add my own HTML to Anki card. For example, front side of the card <div class="word">word</div><div class="ipa">[IPA]</div><br>... Instead of the following (...
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Cloze card design for root/suffix verb conjugation?

I'd like an Anki cloze card design to learn verb conjugations where I have multiple card fields for: Infinitive Root Suffix: Singular 1st person Suffix: Singular 2nd familiar person Suffix: Singular ...
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How can I find an appropriate image for a word on SRS?

I'm writing a script that converts my list of bookmarked words into SRS, with audio and image on it. Now, I'm writing a script to fetch an image from Google Image, but the images I got are mostly ...
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Should the answers on SRS also be the target language?

I bookmarked words I didn't know while reading texts in a foreign language, and then created my own Anki deck from the list of bookmarked words. Originally I used English as the answer (translation) ...
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Anki question: multiple words on cards or separate cards for each word?

I'm studying German and I feel the need to learn vocab and sentences as well on the same cards. Basically my technique is to find a sentence not so long, break the vocab down and put it all on the ...
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Anki decks for understanding spoken Norwegian

Among the Anki decks that teach Norwegian there are at least three with substantial amount of sound files; they and others can be found at https://ankiweb.net/shared/decks/norwegian. (There might be ...
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In Anki, do you have any effective methods for learning words with multiple meanings? [duplicate]

I have been learning English for over a decade now, and my ultimate goal is to reach level C2. With that in mind, I use Anki as my base of vocabulary. A very specific problem has been haunting me ...
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Bulk-add pronunciations to Anki decks

This is what I want to do: I have a large Anki collection (over 20,000 notes of Japanese vocabulary). I want to add Japanese pitch/accent information to each note. Possible solutions? I have no idea ...
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Tinycards and Anki

Duolingo has a flashcard program called Tinycards. Anki is a well-known flashcard program. What are the major differences between these two, when it comes to learning languages? Both of them at least ...
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Is it more efficient to make flashcards for L3 in L2 and L1?

I'm currently learning Japanese as my L3, using flashcards (Anki) for kanji vocabulary. My L1 is Portuguese and L2 is English (fluent). Is it more efficient to make flashcards for L3 in L2 and L1? ...
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Should I learn a whole bunch of new words at once with Anki?

I've got a specific anki deck where I have around 350 cards that I'm reviewing and 260 new cards that I haven't touched yet. I'm behind on my reviews for this particular deck (put it off for a while), ...
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Should I avoid learning related words at the same time in SRS, and if so, how do I avoid it with Anki?

One anti-pattern discussed in "Fluent Forever" is learning a group of words from a certain theme all at once, such as colours one week, family members another week, and so on. Does this apply to ...
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What are Anki's disadvantages?

Anki makes remembering things (words) easy. We can remember them anywhere by using Anki easily... If you have a smartphone or a personal computer. I think this is a kind of Anki's advantages. But all ...
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How can flashcards be made using only the target language?

Usually, language flashcards are made with a word on the front and its translation on the back. This happens to work well with nouns like apple and most colors because, well, fruits and colors usually ...
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Is there an assumption you've learnt something before putting it on Anki?

I'm putting vocabulary on Anki, using the "Add" option, and I just add the material without trying to memorise it first. (I'm using the deck created for "Fluent Forever") When I go to study it with "...
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How to personalize a vocabulary flashcard deck without spending too much time on it?

I understand that SRS programs like Anki is for review what you learn, not to learn the card completely new. However, for learners who require to learn a lot of new words (to pass a test for example), ...
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Why does anki remove 'leeches'?

In anki the strategy when a word is being continously mistranslated is to mark the word as 'leech' and remove it from future repetitions. In contrast - Memrise will offer a special cramming sessions ...
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When to remove a word from Anki

Anyone familiar with Anki, or Spaced repetition in general, should know that the algorithm assumes that you will never remove a word from the system. You'll always review learned words, but after a ...
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Is there any software for minimal-pair training?

Gabriel Wyner, in his book Fluent Forever, stresses the importance of minimal pair training early in the language learning process. He summarizes the research behind this suggestion in this video. ...
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What approaches can I take to overcome 'leeches'?

It's not uncommon that I come across a leech while studying my Anki cards. Usually this is the result of confusing two similar items (vocabulary terms, IPA symbols, whatever). Once I've identified ...
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