Probably you have already noticed it but there is a feature that’s really awesome to use. I don’t know if there was before but in any case I use it daily now.
When you read anything, there is an icon on the bottom right where you can click for reviewing words. Here there is also a label with Vocabulary.
Clicking on Vocabulary gives other information and one of these is “New Words”. And the option to “Ignore” them.
I find this feature super useful because often you have foreign words or too many names and so on in text that you import.
Now, before reading the text, you can quickly go here, scanning all new words and quickly ignore every kind of word you don’t need in your text.
Very useful! Imho.
Hey Davide, thanks for bringing this up. This slipped through the post I wrote about the changes made in v5 and indeed it is a very useful new feature. So I will add it to the blog post
You’re very welcome. And yes, you should definitely add it, it’s very useful feature that I’ve been using all the time now.
Interesting. I like this…it appears to also give the “meaning” where it can, so it might be helpful to review prior to reading just to get a gist of some of the new words before you come across them. Will definitely play around with it for sure.
Hey Eric, I only see meanings for LingQs, not for new words. Where are you seeing meanings for New Words?
Hey Tommy, where can I finf the post you wrote about the changes in Lingq 5?
I’m on the android app. I went into a brand new lesson that has a lot of blue words. Clicked the vocabulary icon at the bottom right. Clicked “Vocabulary” in the popup. Clicked on “New Words” in the upper “tab group”. It lists all the blue words and where someone may have entered a meaning before on a word, it appears that the app is including that. In my screenshot you can also see where a couple of words don’t show any meaning…likely because they are not German words (bracas and bummmmm).
So, this is where I was thinking it could be beneficial to just quickly look through these prior to reading which might help a little potentially as one is reading through the first time. No doubt one would likely still have to click the word after one through, but I suspect in some cases some of these words might just “click” even after a one time review, once it is seen in context for the first time. Whether it sticks beyond that point, who knows, but it was something I thought I’d test out.
Note…you can also see the “blue” words if you go to the “ALL” section. They’ll have their meaning there too, if someone has previously given a meaning to that word.
I’m looking on my ipad mini 6 and it looks like the “New Words” section here does not show the top meaning chosen by users underneath the word.
So it appears it’s only a feature currently for Android…Pass on the request for adding it to iOS, if it isn’t already in the pipeline! =)
Interestingly, I’m noticing too that on the Android version of the “New Words” section, I don’t have the quick option to ignore the word as on iOS. Sounds like that feature needs to be added to Android version.
I think there is a problem here. I don’t think those “translations” were expected to be. In fact, as you saw, on iOS they are not displayed. And on Android there is the “ignore” part missing, which is very handy.
Now I’m wondering if displaying those potential translations “that I don’t know from where they are taken” could be beneficial or not. I don’t think I wanna waste too much time to read countless translations without context that could even be potentially wrong. But, I’m not sure 100%.
When you come across the word in context and click the blue word, it is going to include the top 1 or top 2 translations anyway…so one is going to see them regardless of if they are right or wrong, so I guess I don’t see any harm in showing them. It may not end up being fruitful for the points you make, but folks don’t have to use it in that manner if they don’t want to. Ignore feature should certainly be added to Android. My personal take is both features should be in both apps.
Cool thanks for the info. We’ll work on creating a similar experience on both apps.
yes, that’s why I wasn’t sure. I don’t see it on my iPad so I can’t see if it could appear too cluttered with too many things to skip if one wants to be focused on quickly ignoring only before reading. I don’t have the eyes-impact reference.
This is nice for new words, however, unfortunately, you cannot do the same for Lingqs (that you may known and want to mark as known)
This could be an excellent feature to add as well.
EDIT: actually you can. I’ve just tried. Just click on the number on the left of each Lingq displayed on the first column and you have the option to mark it as known.
In fact, the New words should show the Ignore button and not the meaning as it is on the iOS app. I’m afraid that will be changed on Android. Ignore is the more beneficial option there and we don’t really see learning words out of context as part of our methodology. Sorry to those who liked that!