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Suggestion: Words Search

I have always loved being able to go to the words page and see the physical number of words I have learned as it gives me a tangible sense of my progress. Likewise, I love that I can click on a word and view helpful features such as translation, skill, and example sentences. However, this is only helpful if you know the Spanish word you are looking for. It would be very helpful to be able to search for the word in English, or your default language, and have it come up with the word you have learned; such as in an online dictionary. They could even expand this later to incorporate a translation feature that would help you formulate sentences using the words you have already learned. What are your thoughts guys?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/sodette123
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Yes I think that's a great idea! I remember having the same problem where I was trying to look up the German word for "Apartment" but I could not remember what the word was until I scrolled all of the way down my vocab page until I found it. A word search in your native language would really help cut down on the time it takes to look for a specific word for sure!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NoNoEsImposible

This would be great, but Duolingo doesn't quite need to add a search box. Would it be possible for you to just use your browser's search function on the Words tab? It should scroll down to the word, whereupon you can click/tap on it and see the information.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sodette123
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If you knew the exact word you were looking for in that language, then yes that would be helpful. However, I don't believe that works as well if you try to search for a word in your native language. (i.e. If I hit Cntrl + F and type in "apartment" in my browser's search function, it doesn't really send me anywhere where I can figure out what apartment is in German quickly. However, if I type in "Wohnung", then it finds the word automatically for me because it's in the language I'm learning.)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulDanielsons

That was my thought as well, but the page only has the words listed in your target language. So doing a search on the page will not find the word because it is not physically there until you click on the word you didn't remember.... although I guess it is nice to scroll down and remember a few other words you might have forgotten.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pcooksey
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If you are interested in using Duolingo as a dictionary then bookmark this page: https://d2.duolingo.com/api/1/dictionary/hints/en/es?tokens=["apartment"] and change apartment to whatever you want. You can search multiple words too ["apartment", "building"]. As well as change the start or target languages (example is set for English (en) to Spanish (es)). Hope that helps a little!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PaulDanielsons

It may not be the most elegant of solutions, but it definitely gets the job done! Thank you so much!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Espatially

I completed a course on Instructional Technology. Kids/people learn better when they learn from TV, apps, or games. This app already feels kind of gamey (a good thing), but further game development would be a fantastic idea.

1 year ago