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I would bite the bullet and get a Russian keyboard. In the long run it is better to use the native character keyboard. You have to learn it, but doing so eliminates one step (realizing and entering the roman equivalents) in the process, and keeps your mind focused on the target language. This also reduces the number of key presses in many cases. But since ...


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The reason why there exist complex programs for typing CJK symbols is the fact that there are simply too many symbols to fit into any keyboard. Cyrillic letters pretty much fit the standard keyboard (with some stretches, e.g. there remains few available keys for typographic symbols that leads to comma and dot sit on the same key which I hate the most). One ...


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Actually macOS / OS X comes with the "Dictionary" app built in. This however is not obvious because it is not promoted and by default only the English dictionary is activated. You find the Dictionary app easily in your Applications folder or using Spotlight. But to use other languages than English you need to go to the Dictionary app's preferences. There ...


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Since you only want to automate something (I'm assuming with some sort of program or script), I would recommend taking a look at AnkiConnect, which provides a REST API for interacting with the local Anki database. Note that this does not directly interact with what is stored on AnkiWeb.


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Immersion, reading, usage of audio-visual cues, listening. For immersion, you might be put in an environment that constantly uses the target language. This benefits the learner by allowing them to immerse themselves within the environment so they can practice using their target language skills. Games that use lots of speech to relay information to the gamer ...


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Yes. Russian.typeit.org. And if you know how to type in the official transliteration systems, there is the fantastically useful Cyracademisator. And see here; Martin Podolak is a beast. And for Chrome, Windows, and Google Services, Google Input Tools is great.


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Not a smartphone app, but desktop: When my son was learning English (about 10 years old), I introduced him to computer game Civilization (available for free as "Freeciv" on Linux). There, different civilization advancement can have effects on your tribe (like inventing religion allows you to build a temple, which allows your city to grow bigger and still ...


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If you want a presentation, you might want to consider... well, a presentation software like Google Slides, Microsoft Powerpoint, or a website like Prezi. Though they do not specifically target displaying items for memorization, you can make various presentations to do so. Just pick a learning strategy and make some simple slides. If you do a definition-...


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I do not know of any existing software; however, I do something similar to what you have described using a selection of open-source software running on a Linux platform. I have not automated the process. I typically start with either an epub publication or something in PDF format. If the publication is an epub, I use Calibre to convert the document to text. ...


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I prefer monolingual dictionaries where possible. If I want to translations in particular, I use Wiktionary via https://www.sanakirja.org/ (no affiliation). The benefit is that when I write a word there, it gives the translation in all languages covered by Wiktionary; for example https://www.sanakirja.org/search.php?q=kaukoputki. This often helps in ...


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This is a cool idea. Unfortunately, I'm afraid that there is no such a program like that. This would be simple in term of programming, but you need to do that yourself though. Nevertheless, RSIGuard is a great software for RSI that you may want to try even when you don't think about learning English. You can add your own messages and YouTube channel when the ...


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Do try Anki: https://apps.ankiweb.net/ I have been using it for 5+ years to study/improve my knowledge of languages and to prepare for exams. It has an impressive toolkit, and additionally supports audio (quite useful for the purpose), as well as images/videos and LaTeX (speaking of exam preparation). It is available on all platforms and is free (with a ...


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