Vocab tab gone!?

What has happened to the vocab tab on the redesigned Duolingo? It was extremely helpful to be able to scroll through all the words I have learned, access their full conjugations and declensions, and to practice weak words. What happened to this feature? Where can I find it on the redesign? - Thanks, Alex

February 8, 2014


Same issue here. The vocabulary tab was a great way to recap words and help us store them in long term memory. The features I used and miss in the vocabulary session are:

  1. the list of words itself
  2. the "practice weakest words" button ( I loved it)
  3. the "practice word" button for each individual word.

Please, get those items back on the menu asap. Thanks.

February 9, 2014

I totally agree with this comment. It's discouraging to have to do 20 items to practise a word. This has slowed my progress significantly.

February 11, 2014

Hi! We are working on a new way to show your vocabulary that is not in the redesign right now. There will be more updates soon :)

February 9, 2014

Much appreciated! It was a great tool.

February 9, 2014

Hi, just returned to Duolingo after having been away for a few weeks and I am so disappointed to see that the vocabulary tool as well as the strength bars are gone :-( They were such useful tools; I probably won't use Duolingo anymore if they are not returned as they are a major part of the learning experience in my opinion. Please can you give us an update as to what is happening with these?

March 2, 2014

Looking forward to have the vocabulary back :) thank you for Duolingo!

February 13, 2014


February 13, 2014

Thanks. I'll wait, so.

February 17, 2014

You said this 1 year ago... why is it still not there? :(

March 1, 2015

It is - it's just now called "Words" and is only available on the older languages.

February 11, 2016

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    I would like to see vocab for Japanese so I can practice the words. It is very useful to see the vocab. Arigatou minna!

    November 2, 2018

    And now? I don't see this great feature !!

    January 31, 2017


    I came back to duolinguo after a break and now the vocab and all those very useful tools are gone! please give us back as soon as possible these features:

    the list of words itself the "practice weakest words" button ( I loved it) the "practice word" button for each individual word. Please, get those items back on the menu asap. Thanks. A.

    May 13, 2014

    is there a way to go back to the old design with the vocab tab? besides, it's not the only feature missing. Alot of very useful stuff is gone. That's a steep price to pay for gimmicky graphics, not to mention a font which is tougher to read.

    May 29, 2014

    This comment is OLD... and still not here...

    December 31, 2015

    yes, I'm looking forward to see vocab tabs back too - they were great

    February 9, 2014

    When the Vocabulary feature returns, it would be extremely useful if it was possible to download it, perhaps as a CSV file or similar. Previously it was a very slow process scrolling down your list of words.

    Although you could search for a word, this didn't help me with words that I was "supposed to know" but had forgotten... I know Duolingo tracks my "strength" in each word/subject, I would like to be able to maintain my own list of the words I find most difficult and use other methods outside Duolingo to try and memorise them better.

    I hope others agree that this would be useful, and maybe Duolingo could consider it? :)

    February 12, 2014

    Do you know how long long it will take to get any of these back, so good for conjugations and genders

    February 9, 2014

    This is a huge missing within Duolingo practice. Dear Duolingo team, I understand your efforts in order to improve this website, but please restore Vocabulary tab ASAP. Thank you.

    February 10, 2014

    I asked the same question and I just got a BUNCH of dislikes for no understandable reason!!! ?:-|

    February 10, 2014

    Another vote for the return of vocab.

    February 17, 2014

    I do agree, I really miss it! Hope it will be back soon.

    February 11, 2014

    Just wanted to let you know: I miss the vocabulary tab also.

    February 15, 2014

    also hope it will be back soon

    February 9, 2014

    I agree, this feature helped me to streamline my learning experience tremendously. The ability to look at the different conjugations, definitions, and pronunciations of each word was an invaluable part of the understanding the language. The sooner this feature returns, the sooner i can actually form my own sentences again hahaha.

    February 9, 2014

    It was a very bad decision to remove the vocabulary tab. It was a great tool. My fear is that it will be reintroduced as a premium feature, meaning we'll have to pay for it.

    February 9, 2014

    It's just site redesign. If you read about the founders, they have a commitment to keeping this free:

    February 11, 2014

    That's good news!

    February 12, 2014

    The reason why I create an account on Duolingo was because they wrote that it was completely free, if they reintroduced it as a premium feature it will be weird so you shouldn't fear this situation! :D

    February 10, 2014

    I agree absolutely!!!

    February 19, 2014

    Is there any new word on this? I remember words that I was using with the vocab tab still, but I'm quickly losing newer words. The 20 questions are great, but since they are teaching about more than the actual word, it's not sticking with me. I can get those questions right, but the understanding of the base word doesn't stick without repetition of the vocab. I love this program, but I really need vocab back for it to be of much use moving forward. Not that Duolingo owes us a thing, but this has been an amazing tool up to this point and I would love to keep using it.

    April 1, 2014

    I recently joined Duolingo, and I have been having a ton of trouble with getting individual words that need to be practiced, practiced. I can't find the right ones on weakest words, or even in their individual sections. This feature to practice individual words sounds amazing, I wish I had been able to use it. BRING IT BACK DUO!!!!!

    July 9, 2014

    It is in the top bar between "Home" and "Activity" for me. I have noticed that when Duolingo introduces new features/designs, they tend to do so sporadically at first and eventually everyone will be switched over.

    July 11, 2014

    Can you give us the address in the URL bar? I bet its available to everyone, but the URL is hidden.

    July 26, 2014

    That would be great.

    August 7, 2014

    I'm afraid that doesn't work. I asked my sister for the link, who does have the word list, but it redirects me to 404 if I try to enter it.

    August 7, 2014
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    Yeah, same here - URL doesn't work!

    Duolingo team: This is really DISCOURAGING!!!

    August 8, 2014

    Programming is a long and difficult process. It will be back, we just have to be patient. I'm sure they're doing their best.

    August 8, 2014

    @Namenlos Stop being entitled. You live in a first world country. Duolingo doesn't owe you anything. What they are doing is common practice anyway. There is a test group to help work out the new features. They could have pulled it for a variety of reasons, most notably because they didn't have the time to maintain it or there were too many problems (even behind the scenes that users didn't notice) that they didn't have the time to deal with amidst other things like incubator courses taking up all their time.

    August 11, 2014

    stephenbal4 it was there, it is back after 4-5 months for some, but not all (still after two months). They are doing a ❤❤❤❤❤❤ job and are disrespecting their customers.

    August 11, 2014

    I think it's in the tab "Words" now.

    September 24, 2015

    it is

    October 16, 2015

    Still not so for me (Jan 2018)! It's critical for Chinese.

    January 15, 2018

    Has anyone heard if there is an update on this? such a shame that its gone! :(

    February 28, 2014

    I also want the Vocab tab back, the redesign is crap.

    March 3, 2014

    I, too, want the vocabulary tab back. This feature should have precedence over gimicky graphics and such stuff.

    March 16, 2014

    That's a great tool

    March 21, 2014

    ¡yo quiero mi vocabulario! me gusta el vocabulario, es muy muy útil por recordar.

    March 22, 2014

    how can allow the micro phone to pronounce sentences?

    May 8, 2014

    Hello, Vocabulary/Words tab is back. Thank you Duolingo. But currently it's just on "bulk mode", how about having it structured on chapter/lessons, as it was before?

    June 23, 2014

    Thanks for restoring this feature! It is very helpful. I really appreciate the ongoing support and refinements of the Duolingo team.

    July 9, 2014

    Where is it? On the top I just have the options Home Activity Discussion Immersion. No words tab for me.

    July 11, 2014

    I cannot find it either, perhaps it's only some languages that has the tab, and that French is not amongst them.

    July 12, 2014

    yup, it has happened to me too!

    May 6, 2016

    Some languages don't have the tab.

    June 9, 2016

    I agree. I'm new to Duolingo, and never saw this feature, but it sounds fantastic! I'm currently attempting to build my own, sort of, glossary of Greek words, which will in the long run, probably build stronger skills, but it's a little exhausting now, and takes away from my time on the site. I don't want to break my streak, and I like hearing the audio.

    October 18, 2017

    Now THAT is annoying!

    February 1, 2018

    Yes, that was so great. I am always baffled by programmers that eliminate features and consider it an upgrade. Totally nonsensical. Add new features, change around -- sure. But take something away and call it an upgrade? Always strikes me as bizarre.

    April 14, 2019
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