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    Vocab Tutor

    I found this site where you can download for free a small program to help memorize vocab with access to vocab lists in several languages including Russian. What do you think?
    http://www.superliminal.com/tutor/tutor.htm
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    Some one on another forum recommended Interlex (http://www.vocab.co.uk/download.htm) and I've been really impressed with it. You can load a series of subject-related dictionaries and it has some nice quizzing features. There seems to be a good base of Russian support -- I think about 25 different card sets to choose f rom. You can also create your own, as I did to help me through some readings. The on DDT posted isn't bad, it just seems to be extremely basic. Better yet, use both of them, since they're both free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Some one on another forum recommended Interlex (http://www.vocab.co.uk/download.htm) and I've been really impressed with it. You can load a series of subject-related dictionaries and it has some nice quizzing features. There seems to be a good base of Russian support -- I think about 25 different card sets to choose f rom. You can also create your own, as I did to help me through some readings. The on DDT posted isn't bad, it just seems to be extremely basic. Better yet, use both of them, since they're both free.
    I downloaded both of them. The first one, though basic, has the advantage of repeating the words that you get wrong, peiodicaly, throughout the session which increases my ability to absorb the word.
    The second program only repeats the words you get wrong until you get it right the first time which doesn't really mean that the word has been learnt.

    EDIT: For the benefit of the Russians who are learning English and those Yanks that don't know much English.
    http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts/ ... ing/learnt
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    Re: Vocab Tutor

    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    I found this site where you can download for free a small program to help memorize vocab with access to vocab lists in several languages including Russian. What do you think?
    http://www.superliminal.com/tutor/tutor.htm
    I had Lingvo Tutor for the same purpose and found it useless.
    I tried to learn some German words in that fashion and discovered that I couldn't remember a single word in just a few hours (except for the self-explaining words like "Fahrrad" constructed from the words I already knew).
    So I think the only effective way to learn words is to learn them in some context (a text, a song etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    I downloaded both of them. The first one, though basic, has the advantage of repeating the words that you get wrong, peiodicaly, throughout the session which increases my ability to absorb the word.
    The second program only repeats the words you get wrong until you get it right the first time which doesn't really mean that the word has been learnt.
    I believe the Interlex program DOES let you do multiple occurances of the word -- otherwise I'd agree with you that it's not very thorough. You should be able to set up "penalty points" as they call it by going to Options->Question->Penalty Points and checking the box and setting a number.
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    I have been playing around with the vocab tutor
    http://www.superliminal.com/tutor/tutor.htm

    It crashes if the text file contains cyrillics so I had to transliterate everything - ugh. Anyway, if anybody is interested in learning some nouns, here is the list I have been studying.

    I never learned how to transliterate so I made the following substitutions.
    ы = ui
    ю = yu
    ц = ts
    ж = j
    - = ь
    -- = ъ

    I also should have CAPITALIZED the stress, but I was too lazy.

    WORD,TYPE,IMPORTANCE,DEFINITION
    fermer,noun,7.796572,farmer
    povar,noun,6.365934,cook
    polyuc,noun,7.513760,pole
    promah,noun,8.976242,miss or blunder
    protsent,noun,8.976242,per cent
    pol,noun,6.893369,floor eg. tile floor
    ujas,noun,7.418106,terror
    protses,noun,3.252358,process
    sklon,noun,9.467017,slope
    fason,noun,4.937100,fashion
    trap,noun,9.199119,ladder
    ugol,noun,7.418106,angle or corner
    ugol-,noun,8.354057,coal
    trus,noun,8.743625,coward
    sklad,noun,6.893369,warehouse
    sled,noun,6.416333,footstep
    poroshok,noun,8.857511,powder
    ubuitok,noun,7.531572,loss or damage
    tros,noun,9.103292,cable
    prohod,noun,8.976242,passage
    sluh,noun,6.590509,hear
    polden-,noun,6.893369,afternoon
    turist,noun,4.810495,tourist
    pod--em,noun,9.122607,rise
    porez,noun,8.309955,cut
    pokoi,noun,8.976242,rest
    proigruish,noun,6.893369,loss or failure
    protivnik,noun,8.022871,opponent
    pozor,noun,8.153757,shame
    skachok,noun,6.655417,jump
    tur,noun,8.355790,tour
    sluga,noun,7.506268,servant
    slon,noun,10.000000,elephant
    tuman,noun,7.546241,mist
    udar,noun,6.320694,shock
    povelitel,noun,7.380757,lord
    topot,noun,8.976242,stomp
    sluchai,noun,7.643290,case
    pol,noun,7.790414,sex eg. male or female
    hleb,noun,8.976242,bread
    poisk,noun,5.335232,search
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    Forget what I said in the previous post.

    I downloaded Interlex last night http://www.vocab.co.uk/download.htm
    and it is far better. It accepts cyrillics, it has tons of preloaded words separated by category so you do not have to make your own vocab lists. The option is still available to create your custom lists. Its the best thing since sliced хлеб.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Forget what I said in the previous post.

    I downloaded Interlex last night http://www.vocab.co.uk/download.htm
    and it is far better. It accepts cyrillics, it has tons of preloaded words so you do not have to make your own vocab lists separated by category. The option is still available to create your custom lists. Its the best thing since sliced хлеб.
    Just FYI, you can get more vocab lists, by subject here: http://www.vocab.co.uk/exchange.htm
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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