Excellent Czech Vocab Flashcard Website

Discussion in 'Vocabulary & Translation Help' started by flapcats, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. flapcats

    flapcats Member

    Hi there,

    I've started to make some Czech flashcards on the website www.quizlet.com

    Look up either 'Czech' or my username 'Flapcats' for the lists.
    Some others have created lists there too.

    Mine include months, clothing, direction + prepositions and assorted vocab lists.

    Quizlet has some unique features that I've found really useful:

    The SCATTER game is fun - where you are presented with a screen of Czech/English pairs all jumbled up and you have to drag one onto the other as quickly as you can.

    The other games involve you either reading or typing the answer.
    Because I don't have a Czech keyboard I've got around the diacritic marks problem on a non Czech keyboard by writing the Czech words without and then again in brackets if the word has them.

    i.e: kosile (košile) = shirt

    So in order for it to count a correct answer when it asks me to type the Czech for shirt I type 'kosile'.

    You can alternately customise the symbols pop-up to include Czech diacritic characters but it's much slower to click the letter than following my Czech-in-parenthesis option, especially if you can touch-type.

    So - If you make your own sets or find mine useful (or I've got errors!) let us know in this thread.

  2. Polednikova

    Polednikova Well-Known Member

    I've had a quick look and although at first sight it looks quite complicated, I can see that it could be quite useful, and I've had a couple of goes at the scatter game, which is fun. Thanks for telling us about it. I see you've got some good examples of imperfective/perfective verb pairings - see what I mean about the lack of a coherent pattern!

    And I see you're in London,Flapcats. Do you know about the British Czech and Slovak Association, run by my lovely Czech friend Růžena Holub? They have monthly get togethers at the Czech & Slovak National House in West Hampstead and I know she'd make you very welcome. PM me if you'd like more information.
  3. Ktot

    Ktot Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing. I went to the site, and enjoy the format of different activities you can do.

    However, I'm afraid that your effort of avoiding diatrics and Czech character letters didn't work. When I take the "test" and type in my answers, it counts them all wrong, even if I have written them identical to the form of the word outside parentheses....
  4. Ktot

    Ktot Well-Known Member

    I figured it out. There is a bar of options on the right of the screen, and you must find "When grading, ignore:" And check the box that reads "Stuff in parentheses" :)

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