Hi! I’m rather new to Lingq, but I’m really enjoying the site. I noticed you can create lessons, so I decided to give it a try. Everything is fine, but I can’t figure out how some people created the blue box I see sometimes on the right that has translations and/or notes. How do I create them?
Thanks for creating a lesson
Keep in mind that the text area of the lesson should only include words in the target language (English in this case). You can enter the Chinese text into the Translation section. To add these additional resources, be sure to check out this guide: http://lingqcentral-en.lingq.com/how-to-add-resources-to-lessons
Thanks for replying! I actually filled in the translation section under edit. However, when I clicked “save&open” my lesson didn’t have any tab that said “resources” or a blue box. Any ideas?
The translation was actually set up correctly, but Chinese translations will only show if your Interface, Native or Dictionary language is set to Chinese. For the blue box, do you mean the blue popup that appears when you hover over a word? The hints that appear in here are called user hints, and are the most popular hints selected by other users for this word.
By the way, I’ve removed the English from the translation and the Chinese from the main text. LingQ is set up to only support one language per slot, so entering Chinese in the English slot won’t display the user hints available for that term. It’s best to only enter the target language in the main text field, and any additional text either in the notes or the translation.
No, by blue box I was referring to the translation box on the right (which also happens to be blue). Sorry if I was confusing. So just to be sure I understand everything: The box/resource tab is there, but I cannot see it because my native language in lingq is set to English. So if a Chinese lingqer were to go to this lesson, they would see the translation?
Thanks for being so patient.
Yep, that’s correct If you want to see for yourself, just change your Dictionary Language (from the Settings page) to Chinese then head back to the lesson. Don’t forget to change your Dictionary Language back to English, though…
So it is! Thank you very much.