Spaced audio repetition is an excellent way to learn language in my opinion… esp since I hate sitting in front of a screen flipping flashcards.
Similar to Pimsleur’s, I’m looking to create my spaced rep audio tracks. I’ve got tons of good recordings of Chinese sentences but no software that can help insert them in an appropriate time interval… such as the Pimsleur series did.
I’ve been using this one but it’s options are pretty limited.
Pleco’s flashcard program (Android and iOS) works with audio, but as far as I’m aware you have to use their audio files (on the plus side, it is pretty good audio, especially with the premium version). You could configure it to give you spaced repetition audio-only flashcards, followed by a reveal with the English/characters/pinyin/whatever, and a grading button for you to record how you did on that card.
Thanks, I’m assuming it’s premium comes at a premium. I’ll go check it out. I suspect I still can’t do this while driving to work, out on a bike, in the gym, yada yada. Huge bummer for me.
Here’s an idea what I’m trying to achieve in the audio
English sentence (make me guess the chinese translation)
Chinese sentence a few times (+space for me to repeat)
This means I can have a permanent Chinese quiz running with spatial repetition whenever I choose, at my whim.
Here is my excel sheet. I’ve got thousands of perfect sentences in writing, pinyin, with native Chinese spoken audio clips. All of this is sorted and just waiting for some software.
水滾了 The water is boiling. Shuǐ gǔn le. 1038f6c5af35b2afd0d0853ecf887c87.mp3
你胡說 You are talking nonsense. Nǐ húshuō. 4e08c25f34b8d8f108cd7d45ed26124b.mp3
我很煩 I’m very bored. Wǒ hěn fán. ff6ed230ea4106d344395b357f8be752.mp3
漲潮了 The tide is rising. Zhǎngcháo le. 209906e9b96aee5bad8084620bf56cff.mp3
小心針尖 Be careful of the point of the needle. Xiǎoxīn zhēnjiān. b9ab983ee29ba8b26864f44984601311.mp3
天氣陰沉 The weather is cloudy. Tiānqì yīnchén. 9c737a39cc415bed4a9fb34296749c1f.mp3
水結冰了 The water has frozen. Shuǐ jiébīng le. d8156d4896017e2df9b2133ff15b7e79.mp3
他在寫詩 He’s composing a poem. Tā zài xiěshī. 18bb6dbb6a60eba2b8ff0e603de6d26a.mp3
他很節省 He is very thrifty. Tā hěn jiéshěng. 7e24659d0046d202ded474f6cb45dd3c.mp3
他們很窮 They’re very poor. Tāmen hěn qióng. 5ad745960c9df3fa5bdbbe695f415c2b.mp3
美國和加拿大是鄰邦 The U.S. and Canada are neighbors. Měiguó hé Jiānádà shì línbāng. 546dd82d94bf2773b932164bb047f919.mp3
埃及有很多文化古跡 There are many historical sites in Egypt. Āijí yǒu hěn duō wénhuà gǔjì. a99771d86e16ba8973602982b5bf8ae0.mp3
書架上有很多本字典 There are many dictionaries on the bookshelf. Shūjià shàng yǒu hěn duō běn zìdiǎn. d2babed13d9020e1eb4c72a02c32491e.mp3
烈士葬在這塊墓地裏 The martyrs are buried in this cemetery. Lièshì zàng zài zhè kuài mùdì lǐ. a0f4a085252b56d55dcb478e02660900.mp3
做這件事我很有把握 I’m very sure about how to deal with this matter. Zuò zhè jiàn shì wǒ hěn yǒu bǎwò. 90d516f1ee8d8e9246f132dc66d6c59d.mp3
這些咖啡豆來自巴西 These coffee beans are from Brazil. Zhèxiē kāfēi dòu lái zì Bāxī. ac5d07034b2f5347a2760446d31d3079.mp3
You’ll need to learn how to use database or spreadsheet software for that one. It took me a long time to figure out how to create a useful algorithm for ordering cards for reading. I imagine that doing the same for audio will either require accompanying text and an ordering algorithm, or some other factors.