Adding a shortcut to toggle pinyin in lessons

Hi there,

I’m new to using LingQ, so my opinion may shift as I continue to on my learning journey, but I was thinking that it might be a useful feature to add a shortcut to toggle pinyin for Chinese lessons. Currently I have pinyin off for my normal lessons, because if I have I have it on all the time, I find myself mostly reading the pinyin instead of the actual Chinese characters. This hurts my character recognition, so I keep it off. Now I come across characters that I know the translation and definition of, but forget the exact pronunciation. I don’t really want to click on those characters just to get the pinyin, because I feel it disrupts the flow of reading the lesson for a relatively minor reminder. If I could quickly toggle the pinyin on and off with a keyboard shortcut, I think it would be the best of both worlds for convenience and effective learning strategies.

I don’t know if this would be useful for anyone else’s Chinese learning approach, but I thought it might be an easy addition. Maybe not.



Thanks for your suggestion and useful feedback! We’ll see what we can do in the upcoming update we are working on. The reader will definitely have some major improvements.