Frequently Asked Questions

Quickly search our FAQ to find the answer to our most commonly asked questions so you can get back to language learning.

How do you count mistakes? I only got one letter wrong!

Based on the positioning of letters, we decode if it is likely to be a typo or a mistake, and, if it was a mistake, whether it was a bad mistake or the kind you can live with. After that analysis, the word is deemed correct or wrong. So, don’t worry if you only got one letter off in a really long word, such as “subscription”. Even though the app will ask you to retype the word as if it were a mistake, it isn’t treated the same way as if you got the whole word wrong.

Lingvist mistake diacritics

If you made a mistake with a special character (diacritic), it will not be recognized as a wrong answer by default. To challenge yourself, you can choose to toggle on the “Strict Diacritics” option in the “Settings” tab.