Anki Flashcards

8 Apr

Do you the flashcard application / software called “Anki“?

"Anki" is a Japanese word that means "Memorization"

You can download Anki on your computer or AnkiDroid on your Android Smartphone (there’s also an I-Phone application).

This software, made by Damien Elmes, is an excellent tool for learning a language or nearly anything else that can be studied with flashcards.

You can make your own cards (and share them, if you want to) or download cards that other people have made.
And it’s all free!

I made a deck of basic everyday Japanese words. If you study Japanese, please try them…and let me know (on this post’s comment section) what you think of them.

My deck is called “Useful Japanese Vocab.“. You can find it by searching that title on the Anki site.

To use the flashcards, you are shown one “side” then you click “Show answer”.

After that, you click “Soon”, “Good” “Easy” or “Very easy”, depending on how well you knew the answer.

If you study with the deck often, you can learn a lot.

A card from my deck.

Click here to go to the Anki site.

6 Responses to “Anki Flashcards”

  1. mightysupers May 2, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Just downloaded the app. Thanks for the tip.


    • tokyo5 May 2, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

      Do you study Japanese?
      Did you download the deck that I made?


      • mightysupers May 3, 2012 at 9:47 am #

        I did download the deck. I am trying to learn some Japanese before my trip this Fall.


      • tokyo5 May 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

        I’m glad you’re using the flashcards I wrote … I hope that they’re helpful.
        Tell me your impression of them.


  2. Metal Odyssey April 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    Very cool stuff. Don’t you feel we could have used this technology back in the 80’s when we were in school?


    • tokyo5 April 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

      Actually, I think the younger generation missed out—we’ve lived in both the “analog” world and the current “high-tech” world. Unlike us, today’s young people don’t know how to live with technology.

      But, that said, you’re right—it would’ve been much easier to study with something like this Anki software.


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