You Can Now Import the BEST Korean dramas from Viki into LingQ

ericrobertz ca Canada

**UPDATE Now works with other languages. They must have learn mode enabled.

Nice update for those learning Korean (Japanese and Chinese too).

You can import content from Viki :) For those who don't know, Viki lets you watch (mainly) Korean dramas and they have a learn mode option, similar to

However, you cannot use their learn mode on mobile and if you live outside North America :(


LingQ lets anyone import Viki content, study it on desktop and mobile ;)

This post has a bit more information on how to do it:


December 06 at 20:24
  • chytran us United States

    Great news! Thank you!

    December 07 at 00:01
  • Yannick at Austria

    I just tried importing a Chinese drama from Viki with the LingQ Chrome extension. However, I received an error message saying that so far only Korean is supported.

    @Mark and team, is there any way you can extend this feature to Chinese as well?

    Thank you!

    December 07 at 07:45
    • Ryrbo se Sweden

      I tried this as well and got the same result. Would be great if chinese could be included as well. Hopefully it's not too hard to implement.

      December 07 at 15:43
      • Administrator
        ericrobertz ca Canada

        Works now. :)

        Only for videos with the natives subs enabled

        December 10 at 20:54
        • Yannick at Austria

          Eric and team, thank you so much for implementing this! I just tried it with Chinese and it worked!

          Just one thing: the words are not split correctly when you first import a lesson. One line of subtitles (which consists of multiple words) is imported as one long word. Of course, this can be easily fixed by resplitting the text in editing mode, but I wanted to let you know anyway so that you can get rid of this bug.

          Again, thanks for this great feature!

          December 11 at 16:46
          • Administrator
            ericrobertz ca Canada

            Hi Yannick, that also happens for Japanese too.

            We're looking into it, it's a bit tricky to fix but we will let you know if we're able to figure it out.

            December 11 at 19:28
            • Ryrbo se Sweden

              Really looking forward to a solution to this, as it would be extremely useful for importing new interesting material in a simple non-time consuming way.

              Edit: Just found how to resplit the text on the edit lesson page, which makes this import issue easily manageable.

              December 14 at 20:30
    • Administrator
      ericrobertz ca Canada

      I got the same as well for Japanese - we're looking into it.

      December 07 at 21:48
  • iaing au Australia

    The real way to do viki is to get onto a translating team.

    December 08 at 10:33
  • t_harangi us United States

    This is very useful! Thank you!

    December 09 at 17:10
  • Blicer us United States

    For Japanese:

    Viki works after entering learn mode

    Animelon works on most content, occasional one or two episodes won't work

    Daiweeb doesn't work at all for some reason which is too bad because they have some great dramas and video players.

    February 07 at 19:16
    • Administrator
      ericrobertz ca Canada

      We tried to add Daiweeb but cannot seem to at the moment... Hopefully down the road.

      February 07 at 19:32
      • Blicer us United States

        Thanks for letting us know. I appreciate the work that has gone into the extension!

        February 08 at 07:48
  • iMeoWi us United States

    This is incredibly convenient!!! Awesome stuff :D

    February 14 at 16:31
  • EdwinFinch ca Canada

    I normally wouldn't bother asking but since this is a language learning site I am so curious: as a Canadian company, why does LingQ publish blog posts with the American spelling of words?

    For example, a couple errors I found were using the American versions of "favourite" and "practising" (American is "favorite" and "practicing").

    Do you guys hire someone from the states to write your articles?

    February 14 at 22:23
    • Administrator
      ericrobertz ca Canada

      I write some of them myself, as a Canadian, I never spell favorite the Canadian way... same goes for practicing. Probably due to the fact I read a lot of text that was written in America.

      February 14 at 23:33
      • EdwinFinch ca Canada

        Ah, okay. Well time to get in the habit then, embrace your roots! ;)

        February 15 at 11:06
  • quochuynh ca Canada

    There was an error opening this lesson. We have been notified and will investigate this issue. You will be redirected to the home page where you can try opening another lesson.

    May 28 at 03:51
    • Administrator
      ericrobertz ca Canada

      I am not sure where you are getting the error. I recently imported from Viki and it worked fine.

      May 29 at 17:06
      • snagao hk Hong Kong

        Hi, I'm getting this error when trying to import from Viki:

        Error:0: ERROR: Unable to download JSON metadata: HTTP Error 403: Forbidden (caused by HTTPError()); please report this issue on . Make sure you are using the latest version; see on how to update. Be sure to call youtube-dl with the --verbose flag and include its complete output.

        I have learn mode enabled for a Chinese show. Is anyone aware if there is an issue still?

        July 03 at 14:15
        • Administrator
          ericrobertz ca Canada

          I have added this issue to our development checklist!

          July 04 at 22:42
  • Administrator
    ericrobertz ca Canada

    This is back working again

    July 05 at 18:28
    • snagao hk Hong Kong

      Awesome, it works now. This is really cool, thank so much!

      July 06 at 00:44
  • ErickaFofa br Brazil

    I love dramas by Viki.

    I watch always..

    I can suggest more series for anyone who has interest..

    Tell me ...=)

    July 06 at 01:12
  • JanFinster de Germany

    Error code: " Error:0: ERROR: Sorry, this content is not available in your region. You might want to use a VPN or a proxy server (with --proxy) to workaround. "

    This happend when I tried to import the show Nirvana on Fire from Viki (Mandarin). I do not understand the logic as I can watch the show perfectly fine in my country on Viki. Why would Lingq show such an error?

    September 07 at 17:29