Advent Calendar 2019 – That List Though

 

“That List Though”

Hi Leute,

door 23 of the Advent Calendar and behind it is… the sneak peek of a new archive.
Now you might be like “Wait a minute, you already told us about the new archive a few weeks ago.”

But that was the winter archive. Now you get a sneak peek into the spring 2020 archive, with the latest trends in the archive scene, the archive colors of the season and edgy new looks.
Oh man, my brain is such a lazy mess today :). I actually had to do a bar shift last night because we were out of staff. It was fun and a really nice callback to back in the day when I started the blog, but I am incredibly tired today. Tired and silly.

Anyway, so there actually is a new archive coming. And this is a completely new approach.
You know that I usually take one word as the title but I talk about a whole bunch of words in the article.
So far, the archives would only list the words of the title.
But over the last year, I have worked with a programmer…wait, let me start again. Over the last year, a programmer has created a custom made piece of software that is basically a little dictionary of ALL the words discussed on the blog.

For each word, you get translations and usage info AND a link to the article in which it is discussed.
The backend of this is finished now and me and my army of elves have started filling the data base. The front end (the part that you see) is still very rough and has no functionality, and it’s gonna be a while before it’s actually convenient to use, but I am so excited to have this that I want to give you a little sneak peek.
I have had a system like this in the back of my mind for a long time, and it’s really amazing that it’s actually a reality now. And it just kind of happened! The person who did it reached out to me and offered to help.
Vielen lieben Dank Daniel!! Du bist der beste!

So yeah… if you see it you might be a bit underwhelmed at first, but the potential of the data base is huge. Like, we made it so we can add a flashcard system on top of it, so you can add vocab to your decks after reading the article and then review them. I mean… I could do that using some third party option like Anki or Quizlet, but having one that’s really integrated here is MUCH better :) :) :).

Anyway, I’m really really happy to show you this and I hope you like it. Here’s the link:

Yourdailygerman – Glossary/Dictionary 

EDIT: 

The whole thing is actually online now :)

 

It’s just a long list in alphabetical order at the moment, but I’ll add more functions next year.
Let me know how you like the idea and if you’d like having flashcard and all your thoughts in the comments.
Again, big big thanks to Daniel who made this into code.
Have a great day everyone, and see you tomorrow for the very very underwhelming finale ;)

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DJ
DJ
2 years ago

Vielen Dank!

lisa
lisa
2 years ago

I really really like the idea of building my flash card list. Yes!
Thank you! And you too, Daniel.

Bori
Bori
2 years ago

Super Idee! Ich freue mich auf solches Archiv um einen besseren Überblick zu haben. Und die Flashcards wären wirklich das Sahnehäubchen:). Dies würden viel helfen beim Lernen.

marko
marko
2 years ago

I’ve probably been a member for a year but had no idea about all these articles!
So amazing! Hopefully there will be an easy way of getting to them on your site somewhere, rather than having to look it up through the 23 Dec 2019 Advent Calendar post…

Regarding flashcards, I use Anki, and I put sentences as well as just vocab on it.
With any given English sentence, there are not usually 50 different correct German ways of rendering it. Just 2-3 for most sentences. They can all be given on the back of the card. Memorising idiomatic German sentences is useful IMHO.
Naturally, Emanuel, if you made flashcards they’d be better than the Anki ones.

Thank you for doing all this great work. Amazing, and very helpful!
Fröliche Weihnachten!

Camille Hunt
Camille Hunt
2 years ago

I’d love some Flashcards!!!

Congratulations on this new thing!!! It sounds great!

TomBambadil
TomBambadil
2 years ago

Hi,
Das ist wirklich toll, aber kann ich es benutzen?

Jeanne katzman
Jeanne katzman
2 years ago

I’m confused about the “for members” box. I press it snd nothing happens.

LCantoni
LCantoni
2 years ago

Supertoll! Vielen Dank!

Alan
Alan
2 years ago

Very, very useful/useable and informative. Brilliant.

fairyhedgehog
fairyhedgehog
2 years ago

This is a great idea and it’s going to be so useful!

Rohrkrepierer ‐ KOOK & HECKLER
Rohrkrepierer ‐ KOOK & HECKLER
2 years ago

Bei der Liste fehlt der.Eintrag ”Unheilig'”!
Etwas. besonders ist zu hören–
So zu sagen
nichts sonderbares sondern wunderbares!
Hier :
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DpG8fAC5Kjo

Franziska
Franziska
2 years ago

Der GRAF!! Wir war’n geboren um zu leben (und lernen) und Bernd Heinrich Graf zu hören!

Denise
Denise
2 years ago

Managed it. Just became a unicorn.

Denise
Denise
2 years ago

Brilliant.!!! I want to become a member – I know the instructions must be here somewhere – to support your work. New Year’s resolution – to go back and try to relearn languages that I used to know something about! German – very difficult -so I admire all of you on here who come out with stuff I struggle to comprehend.
Thanks E and Happy Christmas.

Roger
Roger
2 years ago

I looked for my favourite German word … Ausgezeichnet Please add it so I can congratulate you !! OK, I just did !!! Amazing work – Yabla does something similar but only in newsletters for a few words. There is then a link of a few words to their videos containing those words. Your Archive is so much more comprehensive with amazing links to your articles. Your list is so beautifully arranged and easy to use … resulting from your hard efforts. For your future in 2020 and beyond (to keep the elves happy) :- Video articles German synonyms English synonyms (Though dict.cc already does this so synonyms are easy to find there) Video Articles are my big wish for my 2020 letter to Santa Emanuel Also in Google, if you type in “ausgezeichnet meaning” you get the results below, so maybe there is no point in your team spending time reinventing the wheel, when details are so freely available in dict.cc, google, and other sites. Maybe, after all, it is best for you to focus on your unique style of analysis, giving you a great point of difference – I mean an outstanding point of difference – which you already have compared to all the other people in the language market. If your humour and clarity can continue in written articles and maybe in videos that would be enough happiness ! Congratulations on a superb amount of work !! Emanuel and Daniel you have made my Christmas !! Google synonyms and other details :- AUSGEZEICHNET Adjektiv sehr gut, hervorragend “ausgezeichnete Weine” Origin zu auszeichnen (3a) Similar brillant einmalig erstklassig fabelhaft genial grandios großartig sehr gut sehr lobenswert sehr schön vortrefflich vorzüglich à la bonne heure exzellent superb [echt/ganz] prima [echt] bombig [echt] klasse große Klasse [echt] spitze [echt] super einsame Spitze [ganz] famos [ganz] fantastisch [ganz] toll glänzend groovy klassisch pfundig tadellos klass sauber [echt] cool eine Wucht dufte affengeil [echt] geil wunderbar supertoll göttlich knorke schnafte [echt] krass fett aus·zeich·nen /aúszeichnen/ Learn to pronounce schwaches Verb 1. (Waren) mit einem Preisschild versehen “die ausgestellten Stücke müssen noch ausgezeichnet werden” 2a. durch etwas mit Vorzug behandeln, ehren “jemanden durch sein Vertrauen/mit seinem Vertrauen auszeichnen” 2b. durch die Verleihung einer Auszeichnung ehren “eine Forscherin mit dem Nobelpreis auszeichnen” 3a. aus einer Menge positiv herausheben, kennzeichnen “Klugheit und Fleiß zeichneten sie aus” 3b. sich hervortun (2a) “sich durch Ausdauer auszeichnen” 4a. DRUCKWESEN durch eine besondere Schriftart hervorheben “ein Zitat durch Sperrung auszeichnen” 4b. DRUCKWESEN ein Manuskript durch Angeben der Schriftarten u. a. zum Satz fertig machen “er hat das Manuskript ausgezeichnet” Similar 1. etikettieren auspreisen bepreisen 2. sich abheben auffallen glänzen herausragen hervorragen sich hervortun kennzeichnen 3. anerkennen belobigen belohnen bevorzugt behandeln dekorieren ehren feiern loben Lob spenden/zollen medaillieren prämieren rühmen verleihen würdigen belöhnen des Lobes voll sein preisen lobpreisen beloben besternen 4. herausheben herausstellen kennzeichnen Translate ausgezeichnet to adjective 1. excellent 2. magnificent 3. superior 4. splendid 5. exquisite 6. admirable 7. expert adverb 1. excellently 2. beautifully 3. splendidly… Read more »

Jake
Jake
2 years ago

Nice. I think it would be cool to do a similar thing with all the example sentences you’ve ever written.

Roger
Roger
2 years ago
Reply to  Jake

Yes … Jake’s idea would be super super super cool … including any related multiple choice quiz for that word and a cumulative scoring system for each user !! A Leader-board of user scores would be great also. Now that the elves have nothing else to do in 2020 :-)

One last crazy thought … I would love to see tables comparing words in German, English, French, Italian and Spanish, followed later by all the other European, Asian and World languages. There are 1.3 billion potential members in China and you would only need one Euro from each of them :-)

How great it would be if we could see Emanuel and an elve or 2 or 3 … in a live streaming format like this one for Spanish learners –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfnetBImDfY&feature=em-lbcastemail

Suz
Suz
2 years ago

What an incredible amount of work! The flashcard system would be wonderful. Thanks for all you do for us. Frohe Weihnachten!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Es is ein sehr klein nützliches Lexicon. Ich vermute das einreichen würde . Das hängt auf Möglichkeiten des Sofware an.
Jeder grösser Werk begint mit kleinen Etape ! Viel Glück daraufhin!

Elsa
Elsa
2 years ago

Hiya,
This is a VERY, VERY, VERY good idea!! Thank you (and Daniel) for coming up with this and making it real, it’s soooo incredibly useful.
Only one question: I know this is still beta, but why is are the first few entries not in alphabetical order (e.g, the first entry is “nicht für voll nehmen”)?
I’m sure this glossary will be much appreciated by all of us!
Bis morgen!

Elsa
Elsa
2 years ago
Reply to  Elsa

Oh, I forgot to add that a flashcard system would be wonderful! However, I did try the other one you mentioned in one of your Advent Calendar articles. Although I found it useful, I also found that asking us to translate a whole sentence in German can be a bit misleading, as multiple translations sometimes apply and we’ll just assume we’re wrong if we don’t use the exact one they give us… Not sure how this problem could be solved though…

Turtles
Turtles
2 years ago

I remember when I asked why you stopped fact sheets at article ends. You said you planning sth big. I think WE FINALLY GOT IT

Turtles
Turtles
2 years ago
Reply to  Emanuel

I wouldn’t say teaching thousands of words and expressions is lazy ;)