We all have ways of learning our vocab Here is another suggestion:
For this you will need:
Windows with Chinese simplified enabled (I have not used other platforms)
or OpenOffice (an open source office package which is absolutely free)
ZDT (an open source Chinese annotator-dictionary- flashcard application) freeware
Teach2000 (an open source vocabulary trainer) freeware
Once you have the above installed on your computer, you are ready to learn.
A) Copy and paste the back PDF transript, the one without pinyin, into a Word file.
B) You will notice that everything is there except the punctuation marks. Compare with the PDF to see which punctuation marks have been changed to - or _ or ",etc. Use the REPLACE function under EDIT to quickly repair this. （If you are not a perfectionist, don't even bother, since the chinese hanzi are understandable without the punctuation)
C) Now you can cut and paste the whole text or chunks of the text into ZDT's annotator. If you do not have this free tool, download it from here: http://zdt.sourceforge.net/
Here you can read the text with popup definitions.
D）Open a new category in ZDT.
E) Drag the words that are new from the annotator to the wordlist. ZDT automatically gives you the pinyin and the meaning from a built in CEDICT dictionary. Sometimes the word is not there and you can find it in another dictionary, then you can right click to ADD NEW WORD and manually add it to your wordlist. You can also edit the given word. Often ZDT gives you too many definitions that don't apply to the context. You can simply delete them or add a more suitable definition from your own dictionary. You are already starting to learn the new words as you work.
Since ZDT has a built in flash card game, you can stop here and only use the ZDT flashcards. Should you wish to discover another programme with many more test modes, then continue.
PREPARING A WORDLIST FOR USE IN TEACH2000
F) Once your wordlist is complete, you can copy and paste the whole table into an Excell file. Make a new column between the hanzi and the pinyin and another new column between the pinyin and the definitions.
G) Add a semicolon (;) into the first column you added and copy it all the way down.
H) Add a colon (:) into the second new column you created and copy it all the way down. It will look something like this:
|I) Now you can copy and paste this into the input window of Teach2000 .|
|J) Choose the colon (:) as your separator and click on down. Now the words are|
in Teach2000 and you can save your wordlist to practice in the many different test
modes that this programme has.
|For this lesson's 生词 I have already prepared a wordlist. However, since we are|
all at different levels and have a different knowledge base, it is preferable that
each person makes up his or her own wordlists.
|Simply cut and paste the following wordlist into Teach2000 to practice. Once|
you get to know the programme, you can delete and add words from the lists
I will be posting on my blog.
一直; yì zhí = continuously; always; from the beginning of ... up to ...; all along
觉得; jué de = to think; to feel
坦诚; tǎnchéng = frankly and honestly
交换; jiāo huàn = to exchange; to swap; (telecom) to switch; (math.) to commute; (math.) commutative
意见; yì jiàn = view; opinion; suggestion; proposal
不至于; bù zhì yú = cannot go so far; be unlikely
引起; yǐn qǐ = to give rise to; to lead to; to cause; to arouse
矛盾; máo dùn = contradictory; contradiction
经验; jīng yàn = to experience; experience
确认; què rèn = confirm; verify
看法; kàn fǎ = way of looking at a thing; view; opinion
讨论; tǎo lùn = to discuss; to talk over
研讨会; yán tǎo huì = discussion forum; seminar
各自; gè zi = each; respective; apiece
材料; cái liào = material; data; makings; stuff
理解; lǐ jiě = to comprehend; understanding; comprehension; to understand
总体; zǒng tǐ = completely; totally; total; entire; overall
总体感觉上; zǒngtǐgǎnjuéshàng = The overall impression is that ...
有礼貌; yǒu lǐ mào = courteous; polite; politeness
提出; tí chū = to raise (an issue); to propose; to put forward; to post (Usenet)
意识; yì shì = consciousness
下意识地; xìayìshide = subconsciously
听意见的人; tīngyìjiàndìrén = the person being critisized; the person receiving suggestions
尴尬; gān gà = awkward; embarrassed
谨慎; jǐn shèn = cautious; prudent
干脆; gān cuì = straightforward; clear-cut; simply; might as well
难堪; nán kān = (adj) hard to endure; (adj) embarrassing
正式; zhèng shì = formal; official
进展; jìn zhǎn = to make headway; to make progress
倒是; dàoshì = contrariwise; but then
非正式; fēi zhèng shì = unofficial
更好一些; gēnghǎoyīxiē = somewhat better
扭着脖子; niǔzhùbózǐ = straining our necks
收获; shōu huò = the yield; the result; the harvest
似乎; sì hu = apparently; to seem; to appear; as if; seemingly
黑乎乎; hēihūhū = the blackened
车厢; chē xiāng = carriage
保护; bǎo hù = to defend; to protect; to safeguard
表情; biǎo qíng = (facial) expression; to express one's feelings; expression
无妨; wúfáng = harmless
外交; wài jiāo = diplomacy; diplomatic; foreign affairs
手段; shǒu duàn = method; mean (of doing sth)
解决; jiě jué = to settle (a dispute); resolve; to resolve; to solve
实在; shí zài = in reality; honestly; really; verily; concrete
争论; zhēng lùn = to argue; to debate; to contend; argument; contention; controversy; debate
扣押; kòu yā = detain; keep (someone) in custody
平民; píng mín = (ordinary) people; commoner; civilian
讨价还价; tǎo jìa huán jìa = haggle over price
筹码; chóu mǎ = bargaining chip
顾全面子; gùquánmiànzǐ = to save face
离谱; lípǔ = excessive; irregular; beyond reasonable limits
谴责; qiǎn zé = denounce; condemn; criticize
利益; lì yì = benefit; (in someone's) interest
责任; zé rèn = responsibility; blame; duty
混杂; hùn zá = mix
损失; sǔn shī = a (financial, etc.) loss; to lose
民间; mín jiān = among the people; popular; folk; non-governmental; involving people rather than governments
谩骂; mànmà = to curse; to hurl abuse
指责; zhǐ zé = criticize; find fault with
会议; huì yì = meeting; conference
推出; tuī chū = to release
共识; gòng shì = consensus
大会; dà huì = general assembly; general meeting
联合国; lián hé guó = United Nations
议题; yì tí = topic of discussion; topic; subject; issue (under discussion)
滑稽; huá ji = comical
百年大计; bǎi nián dà jì = a project of vital and lasting importance
衡量; héng liang = weight; measure
进度; jìn dù = (n) degree of advancment; speed; tempo
不动; bù dòng = motionless
突飞猛进; tū fēi měng jìn = advance by leaps and bounds
计划; jì huà = plan; project; program; to plan; to map out
发愁; fā chóu = (v) worry about sth
可疑; kě yí = suspicious; dubious
|You will notice that this list has different separator signs. It is|
just because I generated it with Teach2000.
|Teach2000 is the best Vocab Trainer I have come accross,|
both for its multi mode learning possibilities and because it is
so user friendly!