LingQ has been lying to me : 'You know 3349 chinese words!'
That is actually not the case. Your Known Words include the LingQs you have set to status 4 or √ along with all blue words you moved to known without making LingQs out of them. Status 1 to 3 LingQs are not included. The fact that your two numbers coincide above is just coincidence.
Hi Mark, thanks for your reply.
Does this mean there is a ghost list of words that LingQ knows I "know" that I can't access?
On the Vocabulary tab, you will only see the words you have saved as LingQs (yellow words). They will be included in the Known Words stats when they reach status 4 (or checkmark). However, there are also words you made known directly in a lesson without saving them as yellow first (blue to white). That's why your Known Words total does not match with the Known Words listed on the Vocabulary page.
A list of all Known Words isn't available.
Yes, there is such a list and it has never been accessible but in our new beta version LingQ 5.0 it will be available per lesson.