There’s a lot to study out there, and Anki will most likely have it for you spread out across multiple decks. I prefer to have everything in one deck. Different types of reviews may be thrown at you all at once in random order (whether that’s J-E, J-J, kanji, etc.) when it’s set up like this. But it saves you the time from having to review each deck one at a time, and it adds variety to your reviews.
So how do you easily combine your decks together?
1. Have at least 2 decks imported into your user account
If you are having trouble even with a basic import, make sure to have read through this guide.
2. Click the browse button, and go to the 2nd deck you want to combine with your 1st
For this example, I will be merging Intermediate Stage 2 with Intermediate Stage 1.
3. Highlight all the cards you want to move
Click on the first card, then hold Ctrl and press A (or Command + A on mac), or click and drag all the cards in Stage 2.
4. Click the Change Deck button
Highlight the location where you want to transfer the cards to, and hit Move Cards.
Below, I am moving stage 2 cards to stage 1.
5. Go to your user home screen, and delete the now empty stage 2
You might want to rename your Stage 1 to something like “Main Japanese Ass-Kicking Deck” so you know that all your cards are contained within.
Then you just repeat the process for every new deck you import.
And… you’re done!
How do you manage your decks?
Do you have everything merged into one deck? Or do you like to keep your decks separate and review them separately?
Founder of Jalup. iOS Software Engineer. Former attorney, translator, and interpreter. Still watching 月曜から夜ふかし weekly since 2013.