When I encounter a new word from reading or a video outside of lingq, I use the “Import Vocabulary” link to add it to my review. However, this is a multi-step process. I type the word in the box and import it, then I have to search/find the new word in the vocabulary list in order, then I edit the entry to add a definition. Is there a way (like a particular delimiter) I can use to enter both the word and its definition in the input box in a one-step process?
Lessons / Vocabulay / + Import Vocabulary / Import Term ( write ‘’ the word’‘) / Import / Find ‘’ the word’’ in Vocabulary.
Then, you have to add definition
Hmm - Why not import the text you’re reading into LingQ? That way, when you read and come across a new word, you can click it and choose a definition. This is faster than the “Import Vocabulary” method and one of the main purposes of LingQ (importing content). As for videos, you can also import videos into LingQ (depending where you find the, YouTube/Netflix/ETC). And LingQ should grab the dialogue (audio sometimes too). Again, when you come across a new word, simply click it and make it yellow then choose a definition. It will automatically go to your review list.
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Thank-you, but I go through all of those steps now. It would be easier if there was a simple input form with a field for the word and a field for the definition. Then you could 1) input word and definition and hit enter; and 2) go to next word – without the search and edit. This is such a simple programming change I would encourage lingq to consider it.
Let me know when the “import physical book” feature is available But seriously, I subscribe to the philosophy that a language lerner should engage in both extensive and intensive reading (or video viewing). (Luca Lampariello has a good YouTube video on this.) Lingq is excellent for intensive reading, where you go slowly and make sure you understand every word. But sometimes I read a French novel or watch a French movie “at speed” without mentally translating every word, and I want to enjoy the flow. I may note an occasional word or phrase here or there that think I should add to my vocabulary. In this case, I do not really want to go through the effort to import a whole movie or long Kindle book, just to view the text in full-text mode and page through the text to find and lingq a word here or there. Also, in this use-case, I don’t want lingq to assume that I know every highlighted word I do not add to my vocabulary.
Fair enough. Unfortunetly, the only way to do what you’re asking if by using the method you mentioned above. We’re working on revamping LingQ and once the core features are taken care of, we can always go back and look at what you’re asking. Thanks again for the feedback.
If I find any better way of importing vocabulary, I’ll let you know