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How does Duolingo's vocabulary works?

Hi I'm just wondering how does Duolingo's vocabulary works. I had recently word in lesson (subject of the lesson was "haushold") - "notwendig" (means necessary in english) - it was yellow highlited as a new word. After I sucessfully took that lesson, I looked into my vocabulary and that word was not there (I didn't find it even though I was using that search future). So what is the requirements to word to appear in my vocabulary?

4 years ago

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It should appear, if not immediately, then soon. Did you try searching for it? Also, newly learned words will quickly degrade so you need to practice them often! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Drecker123

Yeah, I have searched for it (in my general vocabulary as well as in my "household" vocabulary) and both gave no result... :-/

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Drecker123

And now again - I had another lesson, about numbers, and there was a new word "Lehrer" (teacher) and it did not appear in my vocabulary. But there was another new word - "sieben" (seven) and that did appear in my vocabulary. Do I have to get the new word it appropriate lessen (like when I get "seven" in "numbers" it appears in my dictionary and when I get "teacher" in same lesson it does not). Or how does it work?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StuartGlasgow

I think Duolingo can sometimes skip slightly ahead and use words from as yet unlocked lessons, I got a few words today I don't remember previously seeing on Duolingo - Then later when I had unlocked a new row I checked and there were 8 words that I had already learnt earlier today (and actually an entire lesson, "Arts 1") marked as already complete/learnt.

So basically when you reach the relevant section for "notwendig" it will show in the vocabulary there.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Drecker123

Thank you, It seems to make a sense.

4 years ago