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.
I have too many words to review. Can I switch them off?
The Lingvist app runs on spaced repetition. Spaced repetition is an approach where your reviews occur at the optimal timing, when you are just about to forget them.
According to the spaced repetition regimen, you won’t see any new material until you have reviewed everything that is queued for repetition. As soon as you see a new word, it becomes a repeat and thus increases the burden on your stack of words to practice. So, in order to see more new words, you should bring the count of your words to practice to zero.
As recalling information you are about to forget may oftentimes be psychologically challenging, experiencing slight frustration while going through your review words is normal. Keep this in mind when going through your repeats and think of it as a review phase in your learning cycle which “too shall pass”.
If you are curious to learn what affects the growth of your words to practice, check the related article: “Why do I see the same words again?”
You cannot turn off unwanted words at the moment, but you can choose to learn only one Lingvist Deck or Custom Deck at a time, learn words from multiple decks, and whether or not to include new words from a deck.
These settings are available when you select the Lingvist Deck you want to learn.