I just joined today and as I have some Spanish knowledge, I started at beginner 1 to brush up. After completing the 10 lessons there, I wanted to begin Beginner 2 but when I click on it the page is blank, the same for all of the other levels, too. Am I missing something?
Thanks in advance,
Could you be a little more specific? You write ‘when I click on it the page is blank’. What do you click on? Which page is blank?
This website is pretty complicated, so it will take you some time to get used to it.
@PaulaBt - I just tried this and it seems to work properly. Would you be able to let me know if you see what is shown in the screencast below?
Thanks, I tried it today and it seems to be fine.
I responded to your email via my email and not the site so my response didn’t go through - you seem to be correct in that this website is complicated.
I know some basic Spanish as I took three levels but that was ten years ago. As I completed the ten lessons in Beginner 1, I wondered how real ‘newbies’ managed with 4 different words all meaning ‘it is’. It seemed a strange way to begin to learn, using conjugated verbs!
thanks to you both for responding.
I have a couple more questions:
Could you please tell me the significance of the Rose on the lessons? I searched in the help are but I couldn’t find anything.
Also, how do I delete some LingQ’s?
I have been using the site intensively for just over three months now, and I still have lots of questions about how things work, and I am still finding things that I did not know about before.
When somebody likes a lesson, they can send roses, and you can therefore look for lessons that have been sent many roses because they will probably be good.
When you say that you want to ‘delete’ some LingQs, what do you mean? Do you mean that you have made LingQs out of some nonsense word, like a name or a random string of characters, or do you mean that you have make LingQs out of words, and now you know them and don’t want them highlighted anymore? If the former, then you can click on the big red X that appears next to the word when you hover the mouse over it in the reading interface. If the latter, then you can click on the number 4, which is next to the X, and it is counted as known (the highlighting goes away and the word is left with a little dotted line underneath it). You can also do this stuff in the vocabulary section (I will let you try to find that).
@PaulaBt: " I wondered how real ‘newbies’ managed with 4 different words all meaning ‘it is’."
The simplest way is to put it on your list of “things I will understand soon but need to just accept for today”.
An awful lot of languages conjugate verbs, so the idea shouldn’t baffle too many people. Apart from the Japanese, whose verbs work entirely differently, and the Russians who don’t have an equivalent of “is”.
I would suggest that a beginner look for explanations of verb conjugation somewhere on the internet and learn a little about how it works so that they can learn to recognise the various verb forms when reading.