What happened to the vocabulary list?

February 7, 2014


I relied on the Vocab list, please bring it back!

February 10, 2014

The vocabulary list is an important resource. Please bring it back!

February 12, 2014

It was one of the most useful tools! That would be great if duolingo staff offered it again.

February 13, 2014

Yes, please bring back the vocab list!

March 1, 2014

Some time has now passed since the vocabulary list went missing, please bring back ASAP!

February 15, 2014

Bring the Vocabulary back PLEEEEESE !

February 17, 2014

same question over here

February 9, 2014

I really need that vocab list, even if it has bugs, I don't care

February 15, 2014

Really, really miss my vocabulary list :(

February 17, 2014

I'm going to go ahead and comment as well just to add pressure

February 26, 2014

Same question.

February 10, 2014

-want- NEED

February 11, 2014

I saw it once. Thought, "hey this is a great resource to have!" Went back today to use it for the first time. And <poof> Gone. Please bring it back.

February 10, 2014

Please do bring it back.

February 18, 2014

Agree with everyone here. The vocabulary list was a tremendous resource that I used every day. Please bring it back. I have yet to see any improvements that were given to the users in return for Duo taking something fantastic away. So far it's been a lose-lose.

February 25, 2014

And me. I've been away for a while and am keen to get back into it again. The vocab list was going to be my starting point.

February 27, 2014

I was wondering the same. Does anybody know where the vocabulary has gone? :(

February 12, 2014

"We are also working on a new version of the vocabulary page that will be better integrated with the core Duolingo experience." - Luis von Ahn

Taken here:

February 14, 2014

While it's great to see that improvements are being developed, why take something away before it has a better replacement? I hope there's a way to bring it back SOON! -By the way, we miss it so much because you all at Duo do have done such an awesome job so far! THANK YOU!

February 14, 2014

Just to clarify something, so there aren't any misunderstandings, please note that I don't work for Duo. I'm just a user like you with a few added toys attached to my account.

I have no idea why it was removed prior to having the replacement ready. You'd have to ask staff that. I could throw out a couple of educated guesses, but they'd just be guesses and still wouldn't be "good" reasons.

February 14, 2014

It's easy to guess reasons, but hard to guess good reasons :)

February 14, 2014

That sounds reasonable. ;-)

February 14, 2014

Since you said "we are working" I assumed you were part of the Duo Team, thank you for clarifying :) I have specifically sent Duo this question, let's see how soon we get a reply.

February 14, 2014

Sorry for the confusion. The bolded part of my post is a quote from Luis, the CEO of Duolingo. The quote was taken from the link.

Good luck! ;-)

February 14, 2014

Still waiting after a fortnight... :(

February 25, 2014

Yes, bring it back, please.

March 2, 2014

Can't wait until the vocabulary page is back

March 18, 2014

The vocabulary list is a great resource. I like to read and record sentences from completed lessons using the vocabulary lists. That way I can listen to them in the car to reinforce what I am learning. Please bring the vocabulary lists back. Thanks. Duolingo is a great tool.

February 14, 2014

I was really disappointed to come back to the site and suddenly see it missing. Glad to know the staff is just working on a new version.

February 16, 2014

The vocabulary list was helpful AND it gave easy/quick practice time. Regretfully I sometimes do not have the time for a drawn out lesson AND doing a few words was a great refresher. Some days I did less some days I did more. It also encouraged me to visit, to practice, and stay on task/goal/dream. Please bring it back... also I miss the more realistic Duo.

March 13, 2014

Yes it is a great shame. I was loving this site and learning so much from it with the help of the vocab list but now its absence, and the way Duolingo has ignored requests for information about it, has just put me off coming here. There are other sites that are still trying hard. The team here used to be great at responding and engaging with users. What happened?

May 20, 2014

I check the site every few days to see if the vocabulary list has been restored. I read the discussions to see if there are any new updates. Does the Duolingo staff read the comments? There are many comments asking for the return of the vocabulary section but I see few if any responses from the Duolingo staff. How does one get a reliable update? Please, someone on the Duolingo staff post a schedule showing the return of the vocabulary page. Thanks

May 28, 2014

That was not the best decision to take the vocabulary list out :( PLEASEEEEEE bring it back ;(

March 17, 2014

I give full support to any and all of you. The vocab page was extremely helpful.

March 30, 2014

Just want to add my voice - I thought vocabulary list was a key cornerstone to the overall learning process. Looking directly at the words you've just learned reinforces memory and meaning. I think it was a real mistake to remove it prior to a replacement. Although I like the new design, I don't understand what's taking so long to bring us a new, and supposedly more integrated, vocabulary list.

April 2, 2014

I can't help thinking it is weird that Duolingo is staying so quiet on this issue that is so important to so many. Normally the team are quick to answer questions but on this the last I read was Luis' blog from over a month ago.

April 3, 2014

Totally agree, strange that Duolingo staff is not reacting to such an significant issue..

April 4, 2014

Still waiting. Has there been any update? I guess I should just write down the words, look up the conjugations and definitions and make some cue cards for each lesson. It was very effective and convenient to have the lists to review right after every lesson though. The hover feature is great for cheating, but it doesn't seem to aid memorization much.

April 24, 2014

I woke up this morning to discover a redesign of of how we "play" and interact with Duolingo! Really? Where are the priorities Luis? While it may be beneficial to play against a Robot, or with another human, the VOCABULARY was ESSENTIAL!!! I am not happy.

April 24, 2014

Is anyone from duolingo even looking at these comments? There have been no activity on the blog since the beginning of the year. The lack of vocabulary is really a burning issue and it is really unfortunate that duolingo seems to completely ignore user opinions. I still can't understand why they would think it was a good idea to turn off a functionality that was very useful.

April 26, 2014

Can I sign up on e-mail that notifies me when the vocabulary comes back? I would like to start using Duolingo again but I will wait for the vocabulary.

May 6, 2014

I agree! I need the vocabulary list as well.

May 26, 2014

Yes, please bring back the vocab list!

April 2, 2014

Yes, what happened to vocabulary list? I even wrote to Duolingo and received no response.

April 21, 2014

I am sick and tired of waiting for the new vocab list. When it left, I hit a brick wall.


June 7, 2014

I gave up hearing from Duoling and started adding words to a spreadsheet in Google Drive after each lesson..

June 12, 2014

I love Duolingo. Every aspect of it is spectacular. Could someone affiliated with Duolingo please give us all the courtesy of a reply to the inquiries about the absence of the Vocabulary tab? Even if a return date is not set yet, some kind of response from the "official" site would be in keeping with the community aspect of the program. Thanks.

June 13, 2014

I am a bit bummed about this loss, as well. I used the vocab list to practice my weakest words each day before I completed a new lesson. :-(

February 15, 2014

Please bring it back! French has become harder without it!

June 12, 2014

please bring back the list

June 13, 2014

I've only just started learning, but a vocabulary list would be GREATLY appreciated simply because, well, reviewing would be good!

C'mon Duolingo staff! We need this!

January 2, 2016

Please, could someone advise an estimated date for the return of the vocabulary tab?

June 16, 2014

They said they'd bring back the vocabulary lists months ago. I would just write the words and the meanings in a spread sheet.

June 16, 2014

i agree. It was very useful for providing an overview of the vocabulary you could go off and learn

July 6, 2018


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