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.
Posts made by Henning Kockerbeck
RE: Starred words disappeared
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.
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.
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).
RE: Has this been suggested already?
In addition to the general courses, for some languages there are additional focuses. For example, the English course taught in German has a focus with business related words, and the French course taught in English has a focus called "A weekend in Paris". I'm not sure about the German course taught in English, though. Those additional focuses are part of the Lingvist Unlimited plan.
RE: How do I change the app language on Android
On the screen where you change the course, the app first offers you any courses in the teaching language you're currently in. In your case, that are all courses that are taught in French. Below that list, there should be a link « Cours en autre langues », meaning "Courses from other languages". This link leads you to a full list of courses.