https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charlie298884

Can we have the "Words" feature in Chinese?

Can we have the "Words" feature in Chinese? It would be very helpful!

For Spanish, there are four tabs: "Home", "Words", "Discussion", and "Labs". I really miss the "Words", which seems to be even more important for English speakers learning Chinese, compared to English speakers learning Spanish.

April 13, 2018

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Semeltin

You can use the Words feature with a trick:

Enter the discussion forums twice (ie. in two tabs) with Spanish as your language. Then switch to Chinese in one of them and close it. Finally, go to the words tab with the remaining tab in which Spanish is apparently still selected.

April 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BethP53

I tried that, but it gives me a 404 code. I was on my PC and tried it using firefox and chrome as my browsers.

Did this work for you on a PC and if so, what browser were you using, or were you perhaps on a phone or some other device? Thanks.

April 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DonutEggRoll

I just did it on Firefox but I know I've done it on Chrome before, too.

Step 1: Set language to something that has a Words tab (e.g. Spanish)

Step 2: Open a new tab and make sure you are on the Discussion section

Step 3: Go back to original tab and change your course to Chinese/Japanese/Korean. You could even do this on a separate device

Step 4: Go to the tab that is on Discussion and still shows that you are on the course with a Words tab, then click on the Words tab and it should show you the "secret" words of the Chinese/Japanese/Korean course.

The trick is you have to access the words from Discussion or you will get the 404

April 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KennyHolst

This just worked for me in Chrome. Besides the "part of speech" column it's all there for Chinese. 1022 words, time last practiced, word strength, character, pronunciation, what skill it's from, sample sentence. I don't get why this is hidden???

April 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BethP53

That was it. It works from the Discussion tab but not the Home tab and I had it open to the home tab. Thanks SO much.

April 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Semeltin

I was using Firefox on the PC.

It will give you a 404 code unless you trick Duolingo. Maybe you left the first tab open for too long after changing the language. You should immediately close the tab after the language has been changed.

April 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MrZanav

Like... this seems like it would be the perfect thing for Chinese since everything is in nice symbols that can easily be studied. This needs to be implemented!

April 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaynardHogg

In the intervening year, someone has fixed whatever enabled the trick.

May 4, 2019
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