Dealing with different variants of one word when adding to vocab!

Hi Guys,

I wonder how do I go about adding a word to a vocabulary.
Lets say I have norwegian word ‘en kvinne’ which is ‘a woman’.

In the text I can encounter different variants of that word including ‘kvinne’,‘kvinnen’,‘kvinna’,‘kvinnene’,‘kvinner’ - they all to refer to plular, singular, definite and undefinite form of it but still this the base is ‘woman’. The problem is how do I go about adding it to my vocabulary? Can I group words under one meaning or do I have to create entry for each?

What about articles? When I see the word ‘kvinne’ without an article I would like to add it but it does not seem to be possible!

How do you deal with that?


Create a lingq for each variant. You can add tags noting the grammatical form, if you want, and you can use notes. I’m lazy and rarely do either. I think you can search or sort by tags. Hints (definitions) are shared with the community, but tags and notes are private to you.

Many other languages also have many, many forms of the same base word. The known word count will look inflated, so my Russian word count is not nearly as impressive as it may seem to someone with a “simpler” language. The Lingq team have taken this into account when setting the thresholds for various levels in each language.

Edit: I can’t really advise on articles. Russian doesn’t have them, and I’ve not yet learned a language on Lingq that does have articles. My first reaction would be to leave them out of the lingqs, but others with experience learning Norwegian or German, e.g., may have different advice. It is possible to create multi-word lingqs, and that is quite useful both for common and for idiosyncratic phrases and expressions.

What I do: I prefer to have the full information in the linq and all versions of a word.

If the full version is not available (for instance there is only „woman“ instead of „woman (plural, genitiv)„ in the prepositions i click on any translator button and type it in myself, then click “done“ and a new Linq is created.

If I remember correctly this Linq is also visible to other users and they can choose it to make their Linqs
Same with articles. Currently learning russian, so no need for that.
But if I would learn german I would note every noun with the article for example „die Frau“ , „die Frauen (pl)“

The unlucky thing is the notes for words are not displayed while reviewing :frowning: