https://www.duolingo.com/jonnycc

How about a vocab feature?

I like that duolingo keeps track of how many words I've seen/learned as part of lessons. I'd love it even more if there were a feature where I could see a list of all those words, maybe with a second column with definitions. Anyone else like this idea?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/sakasiru
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Yes. This feature was available once, is promised to come back and is eagerly awaited by plenty of duolingo users.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jonnycc

I will join the ranks eagerly awaiting the update.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nhieecan
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I've been looking for that feature today.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/killary45
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In response to user feedback a brilliant vocabulary feature was introduced back in July 2012 . http://blog.duolingo.com/post/27567736243/new-vocabulary-section

It is no longer available.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/c.h.milor

Why?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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I believe it was removed in the design refresh of the site, but no one knows why.

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https://www.duolingo.com/MJG7
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The vocabulary list was removed because testing didn't show it to be helpful. See: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1538409 Testing is important. If a feature isn't helping us learn, then I would rather not have it.

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https://www.duolingo.com/killary45
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The vocabulary feature was not compulsory. I would guess that if users did not find that using the vocabulary feature helped their learning, then they would not use it.

I wonder if it was the learners who found just going down the tree in a regular way more difficult who were the ones who clicked most often on the vocab option. If so that could explain why they were more likely to be slower learners or drop-outs.

In that case perhaps the research that showed that using the vocab feature did not help was based on faulty logic - correlation does not prove causation.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DPScanlan

You must be new. To catch you up on this subject - There use to be a vocab section - demand for the return of a vocab section is great - Duo Developers have promised to bring back the vocab - Duo developers are very busy creating other useful features and coding other language courses - But they'll eventually get to it. Learn & Immerse in the meantime

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jonnycc

Thanks for the info.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ajray-
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Yea, I like how they show the spanish word with a picture. I would love to just sift through pictures or gif's of the vocab so I can get out of the habit of thinking in english. But that's probably too much work to put in I guess

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jurekcy1

This is actually great idea

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Morganh1009

Yes, i wish that they would put one in the next update and also add the immersion part on mobile versions too!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Melaninja
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Funny how the moderators never comment on any discussion regarding vocabulary anymore.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Heddman

I would appreciate a vocabulary feature. I would also appreciate a comment of an DL-official on that.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jenniferh918

I would love to see that, would be very helpful. As it is, I try to keep a list of the words as they are introduced.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/frogmom4

yes I would like this

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https://www.duolingo.com/Renstro
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I like it!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/c.h.milor

Definitely

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/razer51

I think it would me a lot.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aliciaftw

I feel sorry for whoever decided to completely trash the feature.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tarrant11

I had the same thought. I have been using ling ling EspaƱol on my phone to build vocabulary but it is a bit flawed as there are no definitions and as most words in English have more than one meaning making learning confusing at times. A simple flash card type game where you see a word from your learnt words and then select the Spanish or English equivalent from a short list with definitions available would be ideal.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sakasiru
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You may want to try InternetPolyglot: http://www.internetpolyglot.com/ipolyglot2/home

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https://www.duolingo.com/SeifElshennawy

yes i like it

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bibihrips

that is a great idea. i would like the list too

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anastasimak

To be honest, creating this list myself gives me the opportunity to type the word, the meaning and any notes I want to make about the grammatical behaviour of the word, and therefore makes it easier to learn and retain.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/randyev

I like that idea, too; that adds a little positive reinforcement. I think you may be able to do that on the Memrise site, if pencil and paper don't work.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/herekittykitty99
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I agree; I've been retaining more since starting a notebook.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saxicola

I agree. I have a spreadsheet that I capture new words from Duolingo, Memrise and elsewhere. I can then do a quick find to see if I already have it and I can download into a flashcard system (still experimenting with various of these) for learning. If I need to quickly save a word I use Evernote as I can sync across my mobile, tablet and PC.

I would still like this vocab feature in Duolingo as well though.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bretonparano
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Indeed for portuguese i write any new word in a tex file organized as a trivial flat database.

So sure a vocabulary feature would help, and i would like it to include a an interface to check vocabulary. It would simply loop randomly the vocabulary base and ask you to reply to definition in the learning language by a single word in the learned language. Probability to select a word would depend on your failing rate (ie trivial word would rarely be asked for).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/goopach

I like it... I keep a list as I learn them... they are given in each lesson.
I like it I keep a list as I learn them. I could post to quizlet if more are interested.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MartinGree4
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Although I write a lot of it down, I would really welcome the inclusion of this feature.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BeastBoyMiles

There used to be one I miss that feature

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/anureet2003

I hope that the feature is back soon .

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EllaM-I

That would be good :-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chris_engel

There used to be such a list here in duolingo but it really was just a list. Seemed a bit worthless to me from the beginning of my usage of duolingo and it seems to be removed by now.

What is REALLY missing here imho is a vocabulary trainer. In fact I just came here to your discussion because I looked for the vocabulary list on the website to copy the words over to a vocabulary trainer app I just created to support my duolingo learning. I keep forgetting too much vocabs :)

Sadly the list seems to be gone so I have to manually scan through the lessons and write the words down manually :(

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yogi12345

If you use Chrome, try these excellent extensions to save your vocab:

MyvocabU

lingua.ly

Both allow you to double click any word on a web page (including on DL) to get a popup window with the definition and then that word is saved to your word list in the extension. Both extensions then offer various ways to quiz you on your saved words.

They both work well and can be used on sites other than DL so you can create a comprehensive list.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chris_engel

I will give them a try - maybe I can use them to collect the words. The point is that I am mostly using duolingo and my vocabulary trainer on my mobile phone, so the chrome extension most certainly won't do it for me. But thanks for the tip tough :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nalnacs

I was wondering if there was such a feature when I first started. But I just started doing my own vocab list in a notebook, every a new word comes up I write it down along with its definition. I feel this helps me learn better than having the feature online.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mandyturtle

although I would also like a vocab feature so I don't have to write down each new word as it comes up I have been making my own flashcards on spanishdict.com.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jonnycc

For anyone watching this conversation, Duolingo has added back an updated vocabulary feature! It's a button at the top of the page titled "Words". It lists all your vocabulary, by category and by date last practiced, and has a "practice weakest words" feature.

Thanks Duolingo!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marcusscott67

I would love that! I keep notes on every lesson to help me learn better. Occasionally, I then go through the notes and highlight words to help remind me of things I may have forgotten.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rachvx
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Not to brag or anything, but here's my recent (and popular) post about this: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3167630 :P

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/macapacka2014

hellooooooo

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