I finished the first Kanji in Context Workbook, 94 chapters, 1700 cards, and a hundred grey hairs later, follows the release of the deck. The deck is structured in the following way.
– The word or words are on the front of the deck
– The sentence or sentences are on the back
There are words that I thought would need a definition, so there is a separate field called 意味 in this deck, which is on the back of the cards.
– The word or words are defined like this 肺胞 【はいほう】
In case of such a word, i chose to use a picture, to make clear what it means. I tried to find appropriate pictures, sometimes containing book titles, and sometimes an additional text for you to read. Sometimes I decided to add a short definition in Japanese, and if you find any errors or mistakes in them, you can blame me for it. In most cases, however, I decided to go with pictures, because they make clear what it is about.
– The dialogue sentences are spiced up with real names instead of A: B: A:
In any case, you find the reading for the names, if not written in Kana, in the meaning field for instance 明子 【あきこ】. There are certain cases in which I decided to add readings to the meaning field for words, that might be difficult to read, and in some cases I also added pictures for them wherever it was possible.
– This deck does not contain any Furigana
If you want them or feel the need to have them, you will have to add them there yourselves. This is why I kept the two fields Front and Back in the deck.
– Some decks contains more than one sentence for a particular word
You will sometimes find two sentences, an in one case even three, and there is a field for a fourth one also. Since there was no need for it, you can delete this field.
– The pictures don’t contain any naughty or otherwise disturbing content
In short this deck should be safe to use even for children aged 1 to 99. I even added pictures of books which I read a review off, to allow you to dig deeper into some of the content. I also would suggest you to drag out the pictures to google search, to look at the original sources, and to read some more about the content related to the pictures.
I put much thought into this deck and tried to avoid typing errors by checking and double checking the entry before submitting a card. And I must also say that Kanji in Context isn’t the best source for a sentence deck. There are numerous cases in which the sentences are very lengthy, or in some in which there are several sentences in succession. But all of them clearly show how the words are used, in which contexts you are most likely to find them, and many examples are drawn from sources like newspapers, or referring to real-life content.
Finally, here is the link to the Anki2 deck Dropbox I hate it … try to find a file-sharing platform these days that allows sharing and downloads, without having to register, but this one should work … If you haven’t updated Anki 1.2 to 2.0 now would be the perfect time for you to switch over to this new version. I hope that you will like the deck, and if there are any complaints about the quality of the deck, or if you find any errors or mistakes, or in case you just want to thank me, please leave a comment.