The app works great for me on my iphone and my ipad. In the browser however I am unable to add a meaning to a new word. If it’s a word I’ve already encountered then I can edit the meeting in the browser but if it’s a work I haven’t encountered then that field to add meaning is just missing. I have tried in both Chrome and Firefox and I’ve been trying for weeks now hoping that an update would fix this.
Am I the only one experiencing this issue? is this something that is being worked on? I do enjoy the mobile apps for their portability but for a longer session I’d much rather use my PC, unfortunately that’s not possible at the moment.
It seems fine on my end. I asked our team to check that and will let you know if we find any issues.
Sometimes adding new meanings to newly encountered words can be tricky (with the differences between mobile and the web browser), so I wanted to make sure.
Have you tried these steps and is it still not working for you?:
- Navigating to the page you want → clicking on the blue word you want to define:
- Clicking on the arrow down carrot :
- Typing into the “Type a new meaning here” box:
- Hitting your enter/return key so the new meaning displays like this (grey in color):
Note: I included a bit more info in case a future user might benefit from these screenshots, not saying you missed something. (I hope that’s clear. )
Just because: Images for Users wanting to add a new meaning to a word via mobile (Android)
- Navigate to the page you want → click on the blue word you want to define:
- Swipe up on the popup box for the new blue word you clicked:
- Type in the New Meaning of your clicked-blue word in the “Type new meaning here” box:
- Click the check mark to confirm your new meaning ():
Note: Directions included to help others (if they need it) because it took a bit for me to figure out the shortcut of swiping up on the popup, lol. Please ignore if this is unhelpful to your use case.
Hi! I’m using Firefox and what happens is that the first time I encounter an unfamiliar word and click on it, the only option is to go with the default definition. But when I click the word a second time, it works great. I can edit that definition or look at other definitions to see if any of those will work, or click on a dictionary, or add my own new definition.
So I’ve just gotten into the habit of: click the new word, select the default definition, close out, then click the new word a second time, and then finally do whatever is needed to get a good working definition.
I use a few different browsers: Chrome, Edge, and Firefox (for various reasons, lol). I just wanted to give the heads-up that the above instructions for the browser should also work for you.
I just checked on Firefox.
Hm… I’m not sure what happened but I opened up a new word to see if I was missing the little arrow you mentioned and when I did it this time the blank box for new meeting showed up without having to click an arrow or anything. This is in Firefox, I haven’t tried it in other browsers but as long as it works in Firefox I’m happy. Thanks!
@deltasalmon I want to say I have noticed this myself (off/on), but it’s not always consistent:
I think what you’re discribing might be the default for new words/LingQs that the LingQ community has never defined. Not sure, though.
I think the default behavior is for it to display a machine translation. (Lately it often seems to display two: presumably Google Translate, and DeepL?)
But I have also encountered a completely blank display. I think that happens when there’s a temporary interruption to the connection to either the Internet, LingQ’s server, or possibly some third thing?
I do see the blank box.
But what I don’t see is the little down-arrow that allows me to look at all the different definitions. This doesn’t show up until I click the word the second time. Often the first definition isn’t the one I need, and sometimes it’s not in the available dictionaries either (for example, 내주 was coming up in the dictionaries as “next week” but the definition I needed was “dwell”), but when I am able to scroll through the definitions added by others (the second time I click the word) I can usually find useful information.