Our Flashcards make learning vocabulary a super enjoyable and effective experience! We have a system known as spaced repetition in place. Whenever you get a card right, it will show up less frequently. This is to mimic the way your brain tends to forget information over time. But don't worry, we've got you covered!
What's more, we let you decide how right or wrong you think you were. This gives you even more control over how often you're tested on a particular word.
To access Flashcards, you'll need an active Premium or above subscription. Just a heads up, you can only use Flashcards through our website for now. But, we are working on making them available in our mobile app in the future!
Adding Words to Your Decks
Adding words to your decks is a piece of cake! Here are a few ways you can do this:
- Choose words from the Suggested Lists on your Flashcards page.
- Use our Deck Manager.
- While going through any lesson's vocabulary section, select the words you want to add using the checkboxes and then select the Add to Flashcard Deck button. You can create a new deck or add them to an existing one.
Importing Words Using the Deck Manager
Our Deck Manager is super user-friendly and helps you import words into a new or existing deck from various sources on our site like Core word lists, pre-made Vocabulary Lists, vocabulary from specific lessons, and if available vocabulary that appears on various aptitude tests. Here's how you can do it:
- Visit your Flashcards page and select the Add new deck button.
- Browse through our vast collection of vocabulary words arranged by category, use the checkboxes to pick the ones you'd like to add, or use the Search field to find specific words.
- In the Create a new deck field near the bottom, enter a name for your new deck, or select the down arrow in the field to choose an existing deck to import into.
- Select the Import button.
- If you’re done, select the Done button, or repeat steps 3-6 to import more words.
Studying Your Flashcards
Now that you're all set, let's start studying! Here's how you can do it:
- Head over to your Flashcards page or select Vocabulary from the top menu and then Flashcards.
- Select the Study button on the deck you want to go through and then select Start Session on the next screen.
- You'll be shown the front of the Flashcard. What appears on the front will be chosen randomly from the Card Types turned on in your Flashcard Settings.
- When you’re ready, select the Show Answer button or use the space bar on your keyboard to flip the card over.
- Did you get it right? You can use the S key on your keyboard to quickly mark the word as incorrect or the D key to mark it as correct. Alternatively, use the colored Incorrect/Correct bar to choose how confident you feel you were and how correct or incorrect you were. This will determine when you’ll be shown this word again. Hover your mouse over the color bar to see when you’ll be shown the word again and then select the spot you’d like. If you feel like you have the word down pat and don’t need to study it anymore, select the Set as Mastered link.
Customizing Your Flashcard Settings
You have the power to customize how your Flashcards look and behave. Go to your Flashcards page and select the Settings button near the top of the screen. Here you can try out the different options like changing the maximum number of Flashcards per session, autoplaying audio when you flip the card over, showing or hiding parts of speech, show or hide things such as romanization if applicable, choosing what types of cards to show, and more!
Managing Your Decks
You’ll automatically get a pre-made deck with the first Core 100 words essential to getting started when you sign up. To manage all of your decks, go to your Flashcards page and select the 3 dots button in the top right corner of the deck you’d like to change. From here, you can Edit the words in that deck, Merge it with another deck, or Delete it. If you’d like to restore any decks you deleted, you can do so here.
Reviewing Your Decks
After studying your decks, they will be scheduled for you to review them again depending on your answers in your study sessions. To see if and when any of your decks are up for review, just go to your Flashcards page and have a look at your decks.
Tracking Your Progress
To keep track of your overall progress, just visit My Stats. It's a great way to see how far you've come!
Lastly, remember that consistent practice is key. Make it a habit to review your flashcards daily. This will help build your vocabulary and enhance your language skills. Happy learning!