I created some Survival Phrases Anki decks for all the major Sinosphere Languages!

Hello Xefjord here~

I have seen a lot of internet polyglots flex their linguistic abilities by showcasing language skills that may not be considered conversationally fluent, but that can still amaze others with their ability to seemingly get by and not have to rely on their native language. While it is debatable if it is actually a noble goal to maintain 10-15 languages at this "Survival" level it did make me realize that reaching a "Survival" level as a stepping stone to conversational really isn't a bad idea, and that it can be done with comparatively very few words and phrases. I decided I wanted to make some Anki decks using roughly 200 important words and phrases that can start me off by helping me reach the survival level, then also offer me a template for building Vocabulary cards that meet a higher bar of quality than most Anki decks currently offer after achieving the "Survival" level. And now I have some decks to share~

I created decks specifically for the Sinosphere languages because I made them both for my own use (as these are the languages I am interested in) and because I also feel like outside of Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin there is very few quality resources in general for Sinosphere languages. I made decks for Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese, Hakka, and Vietnamese. Each deck has a "Basic Words and Phrases" section that includes my translated list of 200 words/phrases with pictures, audio, and romanization. Each deck also has a "Core Vocabulary" section that includes a detailed template for cards to learn Vocabulary with (And varying levels of examples. KR deck has 300ish cards while Shanghainese only has 1 card). These are not made to be complete decks (As I would never be able to finish them) but more so to give users the tools to make their own quality cards.

So here is the list I am calling "Xefjord's Complete Sinosphere Decks"

[Xefjord's Complete Japanese] (https://www.dropbox.com/s/twazapd7bzbjxvm/Xefjord%27s%20Complete%20Japanese%20%2819-09-10%29.apkg?dl=0 ) [Xefjord's Complete Korean](https://www.dropbox.com/s/tm6mwpxcw2sfujd/Xefjord%27s%20Complete%20Korean%20%2819-09-10%29.apkg?dl=0 ) [Xefjord's Complete Mandarin] (https://www.dropbox.com/s/l0284jo6hixog4a/Xefjord%27s%20Complete%20Mandarin%20%2819-09-07%29.apkg?dl=0 ) [Xefjord's Complete Cantonese] (https://www.dropbox.com/s/savnjisyilpzvbw/Xefjord%27s%20Complete%20Cantonese%20%2819-09-10%29.apkg?dl=0 ) [Xefjord's Complete Vietnamese](https://www.dropbox.com/s/put0tuzakwmaq3h/Xefjord%27s%20Complete%20Vietnamese%20%2819-09-07%29.apkg?dl=0 )
[Xefjord's Complete Shanghainese] (https://www.dropbox.com/s/3ir2redf4nd47lu/Xefjord%27s%20Complete%20Shanghainese%20%2819-09-07%29.apkg?dl=0 )
[Xefjord's Complete Hakka (No Audio)] (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ybs7ixl50gj2c0k/Xefjord%27s%20Complete%20Hakka%20%2819-09-09%29.apkg?dl=0 ) Disclaimer: Most Core Vocab sections to these are incomplete and meant to act as templates for you to make your own cards. Some cards across both decks are without audio, that is not a bug. I just couldn't find audio. Some decks are not made by me (Like Hanzi/Kanji/JP Core Vocab decks) but are modified to fit the asethetic of my other decks.

If anyone notices any mistakes or issues feel free to message me and I will try to fix them, all of these decks were either translated by native speakers or double checked by them. Sometimes multiple times over. I couldn't have made these without the help of a ton of very kind and generous people who put in the time to translate each of these languages, all I did was compile them. The Hanzi deck is not mine (https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/39888802) nor is the Kanji deck (https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/779483253) or the Core JP Vocab deck which is just a variant of the famous 10K deck.

Hopefully these decks should make it easier for learners of the major languages (JP, KR, Mandarin) to get a good head start in reaching a survival level, and hopefully the quality of the lesser known language decks makes learning them more accessible and easier as well. As I said the templates for core vocab cards (other than JP) are my own custom frankenstein of various decks I look up to and I encourage anyone and everyone to expand upon the existing cards I offer to develop solid decks of their own.

I would still love to make decks for the lesser known Sinosphere languages White Hmong and Zhuang language as well, but need translators. If anyone is interested please PM me. I have a Taiwanese Hokkien deck in the works but it isn't finished yet as I only just recently got the translations. I will try to finish that before the end of the week and will upload it here somewhere.

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