Multilingual, part-of-speech categorized, difficulty sorted Quizlet flashcards for NGSL, NAWL and TSL

Feb. 2017 update

Unfortunately, after uploading all the flashcard sets to Quizlet, my account started to run so slowly that it became unusable. I had to remove the majority of the data from Quizlet, but I am now offering the data to download in CSV format. Users can upload the flashcards to their own Quizlet accounts if required by using the import function.

Links to the CSVs are as follows:

Each download (.zip) includes translations for: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish. Translations were automatically generated from public domain dictionary sources.

I’ve generated multilingual, part-of-speech categorized, difficulty sorted sets of flashcards for the latest New General Service List (NGSL), New Academic Word List (NAWL) and TOEIC Service List (TSL), and added them to Quizlet.

The sets are organized in classes according to the definition language. Each class contains sets of flashcards for the four lexical parts of speech (adverbs, verbs, adjectives and nouns). There are a maximum of 20 flashcards in each set, and the sets are ordered by difficulty (i.e. frequency), with Part 1 of each list containing the easiest (most common) words.

As no information was given about part-of-speech in the word lists themselves, I tagged the words using Moby, and selected only the most common part-of-speech for words which can be used as multiple parts-of-speech. The word “register”, for example, is listed as a noun by Moby before it is listed as a verb, so only the noun definition of “register” was included in the flashcards.

2 thoughts on “Multilingual, part-of-speech categorized, difficulty sorted Quizlet flashcards for NGSL, NAWL and TSL

  1. Thank you for doing this work. I highly appreciate these resources.

    I was wondering, how do you automatically generate the translations from public domain dictionary sources?

    Kind regards
    Colin Browne


    • I hope you used a good dictionary. It’s really unhelpful when people who do not know for 100% if the translation is accurate or not post cards on Quizlet.


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