I’ve tagged 3000 words within 2 months and I’m quite satisfied with my progress.Therefore, I recommended Lingq to my girlfriend. She is obsessed with Lingq. She’s tagged 2000 words within 4 days. I think it is way too much for her, but she doesn’t think so. I’m curious to know how many words do you tag everyday.
What do you mean by tagging words? Do you mean making them yellow?
I don’t think it is possible to make too many LingQs. The more you make, the better. Two thousand in four days is great work.
200, my first day
As long as she’s remembering to eat and bathe, she’ll be fine.
Qwe333,not the word you know.I mean the word you save, make them to yellow
I’m quite skeptical about the quantity of tagging new words a day.
For me it’s much more important how many new words you can keep in your head.
If you can keep only 20 words a day, all other tagging is no sense.
I tagged 50 words in one lesson. It was too much for me. Now I stopped and work with text listening until all yellow be known
I lingq (or “tag”) all the words that I don’t know. I set no word limit. The only limit is the amount of time I have. I used to study my unknown words using the various ways LingQ offers. Now I never study the unknown words. I find studying them a boring waste of time. If I keep reading, I will eventually learn all the unknown words, unless they are used so rarely that I never see them again.
The same for me!
This is the way I learn!
I think we all learn differently and need to find what works best for our own style of learning.
I create lots of LingQs. Creating LingQs is quite different from tagging. Tagging refers to putting a label or Tag on a saved word or phrase, so that you can review those saved words and phrases that share the same tag, in the vocabulary section.
In my view, the more LingQs you create the faster you will learn. I have created tens of thousands of LingQs in all of the languages that I study. Seeing these yellow saved LingQs in my lessons, is a most effective way to learn these words. I review the flashcards on occasion, especially the saved LingQs for a given lesson, just before I start to read that lesson.
Mostly, however, it is the fact that I keep on running into these saved yellow LingQs over and over again, in different lessons, that helps me to learn them.
I do not believe that we can talk about how many words a day we can keep in our head. I learn words and forget them. I learn some words quickly and other words very slowly. In most cases, it is only after I have encountered words in many different contexts, that I am able to remember them, and eventually use them. For me, the acquisition of words and phrases is not a linear process, or a process of accumulating building blocks. It is much more haphazard and unpredictable.
To me the important thing is to do a lot of reading and listening, and to create a lot of LingQs. I think that doing this is the quickest way to acquire both vocabulary and experience with the language at the same time.
Steve writes the truth!
Learning words is a very chaotic process. Some words I learn the moment I first see them and then I never forget them. Some words I learn after seeing them used a few times. Some words I have seen in context thousands of times and still not been able to learn. Which words I learn straight away, and which words take forever, appears very random. I remember learning the seldom used German word ‘Kinderbetreuung’ as a beginner. I have only heard it a few times since then, but I have not forgotten it. On the other hand, the heavily used verb ‘vorhaben’, I only learned a couple of weeks ago, and since then, I have heard it hundreds of times.
The way I see it, reading as much as possible, especially on LingQ, is the quickest way to learn vocabulary, at least for me. If we do not spend too much time trying to memorise a small number of words, but instead just move on to reading new material when we are unable to remember certain words, we will learn vocabulary much faster. We will continually be coming across new words, a lot of which will be the easy ones that we learn instantly, and we will continue to come across the more difficult ones, making them a little bit easier to learn each time.
I have another point. Even if there is a hard upper limit of say 20 words on the number of words we can learn per day, the 20 that we do end up learning per day will not be the first 20 new words that we come across. It is more likely that we will need to come across many more words in order to learn 20.
As a newcomer (and an older learner) I find the LingQs a fantastic way to learn. I wish they had been around fifty years ago at school. I am happy to potter along at 20-30 a day and achieve a pretty good success rate on the flash cards and cloze tests.
The sense of competing against oneself (and keeping up with the emails) I find to be a (healthily) compulsive activity and a genuinely satisfying experience.