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Access to charts and other linguistic aids?

I've mentioned elsewhere that I'd like to see access to different kinds of charts (verb charts, etc) and someone told me that duoLingo once had these, but that they aren't available now?

Is this so, and was there a reason given for the removal? I find these learning assists to be quite helpful.

November 21, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/MasterZsword

I don't know particularly why a feature like that has been removed. I don't recall ever seeing verb charts. The closest thing I have to that is the words tab. Though, a good site that offer verbs along with all of their conjugations for multiple languages is Word Reference (http://www.wordreference.com).

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tech274

Yes , they used to have conjugation tables . I think I was able to click on a verb during the exercise and a chart would pop up.

Miss that feature.

November 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/rumnraisin

In the languages which have a Words tab you can click on a word (such as a verb), then scroll all the way up to the top of the page and a focus panel for that word should be present at the top right of the page. At the base of that panel is a button which says More details. If you click on that a pop-up window should appear, which for verbs (some at least) should have the charts on (you may need to scroll down it a little). Not all languages have the "Words" tab. (Was there ever an announcement that this was deliberate?)

Occasionally there has been a bug (at least I have to guess it is a bug) with the hints, which instead of giving me a few translations in a pop-up has led me to pages such as the following:

https://www.duolingo.com/dictionary/French/puissions-pouvoir-modal+verb-present+subjunctive+tense-first+person-plural/1b66dee93c82a5ce311352eedcd76f93

These also exist for more recently created language courses:

https://www.duolingo.com/dictionary/Swahili/papai/88989b834e79e66a43081b3565e88789

I presume these have similar information to what gets displayed in the "More details" pop-up. I have no idea how to navigate to these pages deliberately.

I would probably find these more useful as a pop-up in lesson the first few times I come across a known verb in a new tense/aspect/mood, but that's just speculation on my part.

November 21, 2017
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