I want to translate by ear (and hide the text)
I want an option that automatically hides the text provided for translation. The phrase would then be communicated by audio and I would input the written translation. (This is because the text distracts my ability to translate by ear)
I agree. I'd like to see an option to increase the difficulty level in several ways (and maybe earn more coins for it, as a bonus). No text, no peeking, or no slow audio would be a few good ways to increase the challenge. I posted the idea a while back, but didn't get much response...
I also tend to look away to listen without seeing the text in order to better test my listening comprehension, but i would prefer an option to click prior to the practice round that blocks the text altogether unless i want to check on an individual entry as i go because just having to glance to click or hit the speaker repeat, my lil' brain picks up on the visual text
My idea is slightly different but on the same kind of topic. Normally we have all four different skills in our lessons, but I thought it would be helpful if we were able to choose which skills we want to practice (e.g. like in Lumosity). You could prioritise which of the four you want to spend the most time on: Speaking, Writing, Reading, or Listening. All the exercises for each skill already exist, its just that you will be able to choose what you want to practise - what is the most important thing for you. E.g. I have a writing exam coming up and don't want to practice speak. or listen. skills - only write. and read.
I'll give an example, in Spanish.
In spanish it says "El Gato". You must type in english "The Cat".
There is speaker button that speaks "El Gato".
"El" and "Gato" are buttons that show their translations when pressed.
I want those button hidden. There is a "Reveal" button that will show the "El Gato" buttons when asked.
Example 2 is when "El Gato" is text and not translation buttons. There are english buttons bellow: "The" and "Cat".
I want the "El Gato" text hidden as well with a reveal button.
The best thing about translating by ear is that it is more "immersion". Since there aren't clues to help us when we do need to speak to someone in a foreign language in real life, it can help us force our listening skills to improve.
So I went and created a css style that does exactly what I was wanting. It hides the text then displays it after a few seconds.
I am releasing it to the world. It was made with the "Stylish" browser extension. If you want the same, Download the extension, then download my style:
It also displays the hint if you mouse-over the hint. You can also set how long you want the hide-delay for.
It uses 'stylish'.
You better switch to the Stylus addon.
This is your related thread: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/26991945/Hide-the-hint
are you still searching for using of a "hide text" feature?
Today I stumbled across this Chrome extension: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/17786706
It additionally shows a "text input field" were we would be allowed to type the text, which we heard, into.
The "timed practice" "type what you hear" exercises drive me nuts anyways ;)
You can use this Tampermonkey user script from Camilo which supports all what you are looking for in your dreams: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/19654789/Userscript-Tree-Enhancer
- picture hides
- text hiding for forward, reverse and laddering trees
- enable the target (TTS) audio not only for reverse reverse trees (L1 base/source), but also for forward trees (L2 target)
- the required source audio (e.g Portuguese) for the reverse tree (Portuguese->English) is just missing on the mobile app (I encounter this problem for PT->DE)
It works since 2017 with the new Duolingo Scala web portal and is the replacement for "Duolingo Reverse Tree Enhancer", but also works (incl. L2 target language TTS audio on multiple-choice and right hand side translations) even for forward trees.
I run it in Firefox V52.9.0esr (32-bit) on an older PC together with the Tampermonkey addon; can't use Chrome here.
There is a browser addon list on his github webpage.
According to Camilo is Violentmonkey another option and should work too.
Q: Has anyone of you requested the additional "text input field" like from the Chrome exension thread 17786706 from Camilo yet?
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