Anki Card Templates for learning Japanese
Anki is a spaced repetition flashcard program.
Anki creates the (flash)cards automatically, based on the notes that the user adds (which basically are a collection of key-value pairs, called fields; anki manual: basics). The information displayed on the cards and its styling is controlled by templates, which are written in HTML and CSS (anki manual: cards & templates).
In this repository I host the templates I created for studying Japanese.
Usually two cards are generated from each note: E.g. from a note containing the fields
Keyword: Gold, I can generate a card asking for the kanji corresponding to the keyword "gold" or a card asking for the keyword corresponding to the kanji "金". This corresponds to two templates.
- Conditional Card Creation: Cards will only be created if there is a sensible Question/Answer pair.
- Lookup buttons: Row of buttons to look up Expression on different dictionaries/kanji.koohii/google images etc.
I use two different note types for learning Japanese
- kanji: Keyword (meaning of the Kanji) ↔ Kanji → Reading (3 templates). Click here to check out the kanji templates.
- vocab: Japanese Expression ↔ Meaning (2 templates). Click for to check out the vocab templates.
Each template consists of 3 files:
- A Front Template in HTML
- A Back Template in HTML
- A Styling in CSS
style.css, usually shared between different card types belonging to the same note
You can either
- Download the newest version of the templates as a zip file by clicking here
- clone this repository via
git clone https://github.com/klieret/anki-card-templates.git
- navigate to the files via the menu above, then copy & paste from the browser
To use one of the templates, simply copy the contents of these files to the corresponding fields in the card editor. You can get to the card editor from the Anki main window via
Manage note types → select your note → click on
Cards → select the card type you want to edit or add a new one (more information on how to get there anki manual: cards & templates).