I am just starting lingQing in the last week or so and my stats say that I have 11 known words. But when I filter my vocabulary for known words there are no known words. I accidentally made some words known (by accidentally “finishing” a lesson) and changed them to their actual level. Now I still have 11 known words but I can’t find out what they are. Can you help me to find them? I am really trying to understand how this system works.
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Paging lessons automatically moves all remaining blue words on that page to known. We assume you have created LingQs for all unknown words before paging. If you do want to read the whole text, you can choose the Full Text option to see the full lesson at once without removing blue words.
Automatic removal of blue words can be turned off in the Settings for the Reader. Just click the gear icon in the top right corner of the Reader. The “Move words to known” option is the one to turn off. However, this just means that when you click the complete Lesson option on the last page, all your blue words for the whole lesson will be moved to known. There is no reason to keep blue words. The idea is that you either need to learn them or they are known. (or you can ignore words).
Having said that, you can click on all white words to make them blue again and create LingQs for them. So, if you are reading, and come across a word you incorrectly marked as known or ignored, just click on it to make it blue.
List of known words isn’t available.
Finally, you can reset your language and start over in your Language Settings - Login - LingQ
Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.
Thank-you Zoran for the detailed explanation. In my case, I only have 2 lessons imported and 100% of the words are either blue or yellow. Although my number of known words did go down when I went through them and made them yellow, I suppose that some words did not get removed from the invisible known list when I made them yellow again. It’s only 11 words so I would not use the nuclear option to remove them but it does seem strange. Once I really go through the lesson that I accidentally “completed” I will take note whether the known words increases by the total words in the lesson, or if it increases by total minus 11 . Thanks!