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Vocabulary Wishlist Thread

There seem to be many threads requesting vocabulary changes or additions, and I can't seem to find one thread discussing or summarizing them all. Tatou suggested that we request things in a thread (http://www.duolingo.com/comment/862708) but that thread was for a specific problem:

Vocabulary Wishlist


  1. Add colors to vocabulary - http://www.duolingo.com/comment/999552
  2. Gender in vocabulary (http://www.duolingo.com/comment/982573)
  3. Games:http://www.duolingo.com/comment/324790
  4. Flag words you want to learn -http://www.duolingo.com/#/comment/123761
  5. Add immersion words to vocabulary http://www.duolingo.com/#/comment/720896
  6. Vocabulary With Pictures - http://www.duolingo.com/comment/582137
  7. Export Vocab - http://www.duolingo.com/#/comment/695772
  8. Word strength decay monitoring -http://www.duolingo.com/comment/367207 [Implemented]
  9. Add International Phonetic Alphabet, and an initial lesson on the sound system - http://www.duolingo.com/comment/462063

Unknown responses :

  1. Custom [Self-created] practice-sessions(http://www.duolingo.com/comment/825089)
    a) http://www.duolingo.com/comment/991872
  2. Practice spelling http://www.duolingo.com/comment/350968
  3. Search for a word in our "native" language
  4. Numbers, Days, months etc overview - http://www.duolingo.com/comment/594713
  5. Add Conspicuous (naughty ) but appropriate words missing from vocabulary -http://www.duolingo.com/comment/912683
  6. Notepad in Vocabulary - http://www.duolingo.com/comment/349941
  7. Add more multimedia (sounds,pictures,etc) to vocabulary - http://www.duolingo.com/#/comment/765930
  8. Show weakest words on login, and/or get a Reminder to practice when there are more than x weak words - http://www.duolingo.com/comment/765891
  9. Add Multiplayer/Singleplayer POP Quiz/ Spelling Test - http://www.duolingo.com/comment/774162
  10. Teach Alphabet -
  11. Shortcuts could be used as batch lesson practice - http://i.imgur.com/zvvSRzW.png
  12. Word strength algorithm adjustment (only for major adjustments) announcement over our skill trees(http://www.duolingo.com/comment/274897 - http://i.imgur.com/CMAxsqa.png)
  13. Rating word strength in order to provide feedback that could be compared with our word strength data and then perhaps used to improve upon a system. http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1158166
  14. Sort skills by strength http://i.imgur.com/a3A6PNS.png


October 21, 2013



Add a counter that shows decayed words(e.g. 1 Bar words) close to the total number of words learnt.



I like it, but I would prefer some kind of different visual indicator showing us overall word strength of the whole skill tree instead of this numerical one.


The export seems to be in the to-do list of Duolingo: http://blog.duolingo.com/post/62723181502/duolingos-inaugural-hackathon - project#2, no?


Indeed, I've added it to a "positive reply list"


I just remembered an old suggestion of mine for unknown responses category:

Sort skills by strength http://i.imgur.com/a3A6PNS.png

This might help those users that are constantly keeping their skills golden.


One for the category "NEW": "Rating word strength in order to provide feedback that could be compared with our word strength data and then perhaps used to improve upon a system. " http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1158166

btw It's funny 6 hours after I have posted this I see two new buttons [too easy? too difficult?] in Lesson practice :D


Do you have a screenshot? I'm not in the test panel. ;)



Too difficult is shown instead when I make mistake.


Done, I've added it. They are like ninjas they spy around and take good feedback immediately.

Maybe it is like a reward for good feedback to include people in the experimental feature they suggest.

Edit: P.S. Maybe the feature they really implemented was this one: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/1158731



Thanks for the screenshot.


an old suggestion: Shortcuts could be used as batch lesson practice. http://i.imgur.com/zvvSRzW.png


Whenever the word strength algorithm is adjusted (only for major adjustments) Duolingo should place an announcement (that: "Notice something different...") over our skill trees. Like the ones we get when new lessons are added. (edit those announcements usually include a link of discussion that contains more information)

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