• Another great resource

    Allthough a bit less advanced then lingvist, this one is pretty nice too and has strategy game attached to it. There's only French, Dutch and English to learn.
    www.stratlingo.com

    posted in Resources
  • RE: Why did "allow" in this sentence counts as "enable"?

    I've got no insight to the relevant algorithms either, but from my experience it's mostly a matter of word length. The "gaps" in the cards where you're typing your answer reflect the length of the word Lingvist looks for. If, for example, you'd type "authorize" you'd be able to see that it doesn't fit before you send your answer.

    But "allow" and "enable" have the same number of letters and are (in a font with proportional widths) of roughly the same length. So Lingvist probably gives some leeway in those cases.

    posted in RU
  • RE: Why did "allow" in this sentence counts as "enable"?

    One thread for this question is sufficient 😉 To prevent parallel discussions which tend to be quite annoying I've closed this thread. For any questions or remarks, please refer to the "sibling thread" linked above 🙂

    posted in Questions
  • RE: Starred words disappeared

    The "starring" is a new feature that is currently tested by the product team. Until the team finds the best way to integrate the new feature into Lingvist (or comes to the conclusion that it isn't that helpful after all), the feature may change its exact form or disappear and reappear again.

    posted in Technical troubles
  • Is there a way to see past progress and statistics?

    Hi, is there a way to see the past progress (more than the last 4 weeks)? So seeing new words learned per day, repetitions performed, etc.
    Can the statistics be exported?
    I've been learning with Lingvist for quite some time, and it would be interesting to see how the progress evolved over time.

    posted in Questions
  • RE: How does this website work? Is it just a dictionary?

    @Harry-0 Welcome to Lingvist 🙂 A major part of this site clearly are the courses. But there's a lot more to it than just taking a list of words and "automating it a little bit". For example, the words that are taught in a course are chosen by linguists and experts for the respective language.

    The cards are reviewed in a SRS, a spaced repetition system. Shortly that means the more often you answered a card correctly, the longer it will take until it's asked again. But there's a lot of science behind the details so the SRS can hit what I'd like call the sweet spot - when your brain needs to invest some effort to remember the correct answer, but still hasn't completely forgotten.

    If you choose to buy Lingvist Unlimited, you get access to additional features. For example, there are additional focuses that concentrate on different topics. For example, the German - English course offers several additional hundred words on "Business" in a focus, and several hundred additional words on "Living abroad" in another. The English - French course offers a focus on "A weekend in Paris", and so forth.

    Plus, there are challenges. That are small exercises of different kinds. For example, you read a text or listen to a short audio clip, and then answer a question about it. In other challenges you're asked to insert the correct grammatical form of a word into a sentence. There are even challenges where you're using the microphone of your phone to record one part of a short dialog and work on your pronounciation.

    posted in Questions
  • RE: Why "exempt" in passive voice?

    @игорь-1 "exempt" can be used not only as a verb ("to exempt somebody from something"), but also as an adjective ("to be exempt from charges", for example). In the sentence on the card, the word is probably used as an adjective. "exempt" can also be used as a noun, meaning the person or entity who is exempt from something, but from my experience this third version is rarely used.

    posted in Questions
  • RE: Vote for your most wanted language pair here!

    A short moderational note to @petrovandrew228: As you see, we have a thread where users can wish for new courses at LingVist. I appended your wish to that thread 🙂

    posted in Questions
  • RE: Cards won’t be counted

    Unfortunately, I can't help you with this problem, but maybe I can add additional information for the developers. I've seen something similar when I learned across the "midnight reset" - meaning when I started a learning session shortly before midnight and kept going into the next day. Maybe this is what happens to you as well? So far, the problem has rectified itself after some time, maybe when the next batch of cards where due (but this is mostly a guess).

    posted in Technical troubles