Special hello to my fellow german learners!
I have been working for weeks on my german deck with the help of my husband (native german speaker). I decided to get the Goethe Institute wordlists and compile them in one deck. I tried studying through the most frequent words lists before, but that didn’t help me read graded books since those lists start really too easy and it takes a long time for basic nouns to appear. Since I need to take a proficiency test at some point, I thought it would be the best decision to study words already based on their suggested level.
So I downloaded the “Goethe-Zertifikat Wortliste” for the levels A1/A2 and B1. Based on that I organized the nouns with their articles, added the verb conjugations to the verbs and edited sample sentences. Like I said, it has been weeks of work by both me and my husband (he inputted EVERY plural and verb conjugation manually, and he personally checked all the english meanings to make sure it made sense).
This deck is not perfect, I am sure there are still some mistakes here and there that we failed to see. So I thought I would share it with you guys and let more people study with this material, besides helping me to make it better!
You can find the deck in the community center by the very obvious name of “Goethe Institute Wordlist A1/A2/B1+” or on the link: https://kitsun.io/store/detail/60539174b98b960a3f5ccb55
The way I chose to organize my studies was to have this “mother” deck with all the words I have to learn and make smaller decks with specific skills that need to be practiced. The first “child” or “support” deck, if you will, is the Verb Conjugations deck. I use this deck with the sole purpose of training 3rd person singular conjugations (since those are the ones that have most exceptions), but more specifically “Präsens”, “Präteritum”, and “Perfekt”. By perfecting those 3 tenses one can easily build all the other tenses in german.
All the verbs in the “Konjugationsmaster” deck were from the “mother” deck. So everytime I add a new verb to the main deck I also add it to the conjugations deck. I did share the conjugations deck to the community! Here it goes the link: https://kitsun.io/store/detail/605395cd267d0c0a469eddd2
Soon I will also add a “Pluralmaster” deck, for me to input only the plurals from the nouns I learned in the main deck. But right now I haven’t advanced enough into the main deck for it! And my dream is to make an adjective declension deck one day, where I have to write exactly how the adjective has to be written based on the word afterwards.
Anyway, it is all work in progress! But I am happy to share it with you guys and get some feedback so we can all grow and learn together!!
p.s.: The reason why I didn’t add B2 words is simply because I couldn’t, for the life of me, find the Goethe Zertifikat B2 Wortliste. I found their complete list of words, but never a B2 or even C1 only list. If anyone has that pdf, or that list, let me know that I will add it to the deck as well. I am slowly adding more words from their complete list, but since I don’t know from which lvl their are from I always just add it to B1!