Beta for Chrome extension for showing meanings of characters in Chinese course is now ready to try!

January 8, 2018


I have a favour to ask. Can you make it that the traditional and simplified characters can be change continuously without the need to refresh? I mean, when I turn on traditional, the characters immediately turn into traditional characters and vice versa. It's difficult especially in lesson where page can't be loaded.

it's very useful if you can do it because there are some people like me who want to learn both traditional and simplified characters. Thanks for your effort by the way.

January 8, 2018

You could do the lesson with Traditional, then redo it without the extension, or vice versa.

January 8, 2018

and you can switch to traditional, go to the next question and it will be in traditional :)

January 9, 2018

Hi Hakim,

We can certainly do it. Could you make a GitHub account (it is free)

then go here

and click new issue and write what you want the feature to be. That way it will be included a lot more quickly :).

January 8, 2018

Good job, thank you very much.

January 9, 2018

You're welcome!

January 9, 2018

Oh man! I love you for that :) hahaha! Nice job. Keep up the good work!

January 19, 2018

Thank you for making this extension. Two wishes:

Could you make an option of turning off the slow reading? It's a really bad robot reading and just clutters the interface. (PS: Scratch that. After using slow reading it for some time, I find it useful in some cases. It might have even improved. So it's better not to clutter the addon's settings with another switch.)

Also, what does option "indicate enabled skills" do? Is it about upcoming skills feature?

Thank you again. : ) Good job!

February 6, 2018

I noticed that the app puts the red Chinese pattern in the header background and other places, but it doesn't go well with the report feedback when you get the answer wrong. This should be optional. (I can paste the screenshot here, so just try to click report next time you get the answer wrong)

February 18, 2018

This is really grate, thank you. But I have a question. How do I see the list of learned words and the list of words I make when doing a lesson?

July 20, 2018

This feature never worked for me :(

July 24, 2018

Nice job! Keep up the good work!

January 8, 2018

You're welcome. I'm glad people are using it.

January 8, 2018

什麼 is showing up as 甚麼

I think this conversion should be removed: 什 -> 甚

January 20, 2018

I'm open to the discussion, both are right answers, what is your reasoning behind it?

I'll tell you my thoughts

I appreciate that 什麼 is what people use even in Taiwan. but the true traditional is 甚麼.

It is like 麵 vs 麪, the right is the true traditional, but the left is what is used in Taiwan (and 面 in China).

This is why I'm thinking of having three options. Traditional, Taiwan, simplified.

January 27, 2018

I second the motion to either change it to 什 or add a Taiwan mode. I personally am learning Taiwanese Mandarin so I just want to learn what is most commonly used.

Thank you for your work!

February 9, 2018

I appreciate this effort very much as i would like to learn traditional rather than simplified :) 謝謝! 現在我學習繁體字! 非常好!:)

January 26, 2018

多謝! It's comments like that that keep me on my insane mission to create this thing.

January 27, 2018

This is so wonderful! :D :D

January 26, 2018

It makes My duolingo lag alot

February 5, 2018

I worked on the efficiency a lot today. Can you tell me if it's any better?

February 5, 2018

Mine as well, just a little, I downloaded today

March 25, 2018

Lagging for me, just installed it today.

April 5, 2018

Also lagging a lot for me. Just installed it. Almost crashed my Duolingo Chrome tab once, but I let it wait for about 3 minutes until I could interact with Duolingo again.

Side-note: Thank for making this!!! I've been looking for a traditional solution for a while now and this solves my problem. You're awesome.

May 14, 2018

There is a problem with the character 單(单), in restaurant it still shows the simplified character.

January 10, 2018

same with 員/员,務/务

January 10, 2018

same with 地鐵 / 地铁

January 11, 2018

輕鬆/輕松 is another, need to be careful with this because 松 is also valid traditional character.

January 12, 2018

Thank you for the reports!

They have all been implemented now.

I've uploaded the fixes, it takes Google around 30 minutes for it go live,

Version 0.98 contains your fixes. Thank you! Once downloaded go and refresh the extension and it will load in all the new meanings.

January 12, 2018

炼/煉 锻/鍛

January 13, 2018

Hey thanks for the report. We moved our look-up server domain today so some translations amay not work over this period but thanks. I really appreciate it.

January 13, 2018

Thanks for the report!

Server is back up and running. We had to install a CDN because sometimes the server is getting hammered and we can only afford a cheap one.

please always report in future, this was just a one off :)

January 14, 2018

just installed :-)

January 25, 2018

Small update today. I reorganised all of the translations and deleted some useless ones and worked on making it faster.

January 27, 2018

This extension is awesome, thank you. Would it be possible to have a toggle that allows you to see the simplified characters on a whim? (or allow hoverover) It is helpful for noobs like me to see the difference between traditional and simplified for the same character. Thanks!

February 7, 2018

you can in some places, for example the Happy New Year popup!

February 15, 2018

Help! I believe my standard Duolingo only shows me traditional characters if I'm not mistaking. I would love to learn simplified Mandarin... The extension also does not change anything when I switch 'traditional' on. Does anybody know how to fix it? Thanks.

February 8, 2018

This extension is amazing, thanks so much! I also learned something new. I've never seen 甚 just 什, I thought it was a mistake, until I check out this discussion. I think I've been just doing Duolingo for French and avoiding the Chinese because I really wanted traditional characters. Now it time to spend some time on my Chinese tree.

March 11, 2018

This is so amazing, thank you! I find that it lags quite a lot sometimes on my computer - is there anything I can do to help it run more efficiently?

March 11, 2018

Not sure if this bug is from the lesson or your extension.

Under Chinese -> Name.

The lesson keeps on pronouncing 什 as shi, instead of shen.

Your extension is changing 什 to 甚. Not sure why that is changed.Since 什 is 繁體中文.

Thanks for making the extension.

April 5, 2018

there's a problem with 高興 and 認識. they show up in simplified sometimes, especially in the blocks of two characters (that make a word). they're also changing from traditional to simplified when you're using them. I'm pretty sure the problem is the same with other characters. great extension nonetheless !

April 6, 2018

oh and just so you know, the lag is sometimes huge and it even makes Google crash (on a healthy computer).

April 6, 2018

What sound does this make?

机 Machine noun Can combine with 手(hand) to make 機机 (mobile phone: literally hand machine)

I suspect "機机" in the tip should be "手机".

June 22, 2018

The lag can be minimized whenever occurs if one just switches the Traditional toggle off, wait, and then turn it back on. This sure beats waiting!

July 8, 2018

Every once in a while, Duolingo becomes extremely laggy and I have to refresh the page to fix it. Please fix this bug! Otherwise, a really awesome extension. Thanks!

August 5, 2018

Whenever it's supposed to show 什麼 in a single tile it says 什么

September 15, 2018

Great addon, except it devastates my memory and processing power when the lessons get more complex.

October 8, 2018

Game! Changer!

Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into developing this!! It has had and will continue to have a huge impact on people's learning, and in turn, on our lives! There aren't enough lingots in the world to say thank you!

December 18, 2018
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