Chinese Word List on Duolingo

So today, I was playing around with the website and I found the word list for the Chinese course on Duolingo. Here is how it works:

Open Duolingo in two tabs at once, and ensure that they are both in a language that has a word list. (Spanish, French, German, Portuguese). Afterwards, only switch one of the tabs to Chinese. Then, in the tab that still shows the word list icon, click on it. The Chinese word list should appear.

This trick works for some other languages like Russian too. Be sure to try it :))

November 7, 2018


This makes me wonder why Duo doesn't release the Words features for all their language courses, it is a basic necessity and makes no sense not to include it.

November 8, 2018

This worked for me with microsoft edge, when I used chrome it took me back to the home screen.

November 11, 2018

Woah. But it doesn't show some details, and the speak button doesn't work. I'm on the Chromebook, if you're wondering.

November 13, 2018

HelloChinese also has a tab for 'Duolingo characters' and lets you practice writing them, sorted by duolingo module (ex. Work 2, Weather 3, etc.)

November 19, 2018

Did some testing, found it works in Edge, but not Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox. Have not tested other browsers.

Also, manually typing while logged in Chinese language home DOES NOT work. For whatever reason both tabs need to be used.

Step by Step for those who are only using Chinese:

  1. Sign up for another Language, such as German, and complete the introductory lesson.

  2. Go to the Duolingo home page. Confirm that you are still in your new language by looking to the left of your profile pic. There should be a German flag.

  3. Open another tab in Edge and go to Confirm that the language selection is still in German.

  4. In the new tab change your profile language to Chinese.

  5. Return to the first tab (still in German) and click on the "Words" link in the menu bar.

6a. Success: a list of Chinese characters down the left side of the page.

6b. Failure: returns to the Chinese default home page.

Please note, the list is NOT populated with the translated words and does NOT display the Pinyin. Fortunately, the hover-over function will display the English translation for you to reference while completing your guide.

Print the page as a .pdf to save a copy. From there, you can print out the page and manually write/type the translations using the hover over function as an assist.

You can also copy/paste into MS Excel or Word, but there is no easy way to sort your list.

November 19, 2018

It works for me in Firefox on Windows.

This only gives you characters from lessons you have done. See my comment below on Duome for a way to get the list for all lessons.

February 18, 2019

You can also get word lists on Duome. Set the language in one tab, and go to your page on Duome.[Your ID]/progress

There will be a table with links to words, and in some cases useful notes, lesson by lesson. Click the leftmost icon in each row.

It might not be entirely complete. It might be out of order. The lesson names might be somewhat different. But it's a good start.

February 18, 2019

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