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Using LingQ for IOS


In your Feed you see a list of popular lessons. Make sure to set your level in the Feed Settings and then scroll through your feed to find a lesson you like.

Once you have opened a lesson, you can see that lesson at the top of the Feed page in the Recent Lessons section.

Or, if you prefer, you can change to one of the other options on the Home page:

  • Getting Started - where you can take the 3 Beginner 1 courses to get you started

  • My Lessons - where you can find all the lessons you have chosen

  • New Lessons - where you can search and filter our full library of lessons


The reader is where you study your lessons. Play the audio using the player at bottom. Swipe right to move to the next page in the lesson and left to come back.

When you first open a lesson all new words are blue. This means you have never seen them before on LingQ. You should tap on all blue words you don't understand. When you do, you will see some popular translations to choose from or you can check a dictionary to create your own translation. Once you choose a translation those words become yellow "LingQs". These are now going to show as yellow in all future lessons and you can review them using the Review Activities.

As you page, all words you have left blue will be considered known and turn white. You will only be left with white and yellow words. As you review this lesson and study future lessons, you will see your LingQs in multiple contexts and you will gradually learn them this way. As you learn them, increase their status until they become Known.

Don't worry if you accidentally swipe a bunch of blue words away. You can always tap on unknown words to make them blue and LingQ them as you read. Over time you will see your Known Words number moving up and up!


As you create LingQs for words, you will notice that sometimes you see grey highlighting around groups of words. This tells you that there are Related Phrases for this word. Tap again on that word to see a list of the related phrases. Tap on one that makes sense for you and see the translation for it. Create a LingQ for that phrase just like any other LingQ except it now shows in orange.

Or, you can create phrase LingQs at any time by simply selecting the text you want to LingQ and clicking Create LingQ.

To see words within a phrase, tap the word and you will see any highlighted words within the phrase. Tap it again to see those words.


You can either review your vocabulary on the Reader or in the Vocabulary section. On the Reader simply tap on the Review button showing you the number of LingQs you have created for the lesson.

You will then be prompted to complete the activity session for your LingQs. You can adjust the number of terms in a session and the information and activity types in the Activity settings.

To see all your LingQs, go to the Vocabulary page which you can find by clicking the Menu icon in the top left corner of the Home page. Here you can see all your LingQs, just phrases, and just your terms due for SRS Review.

You search for specific terms, filter them, and adjust their status. Click the Review button to review the selected list of LingQs.


Your Playlist allows you easily play your lesson audio. Just add the lessons you want to listen to using the "Add to Playlist" button on your lesson tiles or in the Reader in the "More" pane.

Once a lesson has been added to the Playlist the state of the button changes and that lesson will now appear in your Playlist.

Your playlist is synced across devices and on the web and can be listened too and adjusted on any device.

You can play your playlist by tapping the Menu icon in the top left or, if you have 3d touch enabled, touch options will show on the app icon including playing your Playlist.

You can shuffle, and play your tracks continuously. Also, your audio is automatically downloaded and your listening time automatically tracked for your statistics.


On your Home screen you can see your Activity Apple and Avatar Coin images.

Your Activity Apple will change colour based on how active you are. See how it can change colour by creating and learning a lot of LingQs, and adding a lot of known words. Beside it you can see your Streak, or the number of days you have met your LingQs target in a row.

You earn avatar coins as you create and learn LingQs and as you make words known. You can use these coins to outfit your avatar. * For now you will have to spend your coins in the web version. Avatar store not yet available on mobile.

To see your Avatar and to see your Statistics, tap on the known words button (with flag) at the top right. Here you can change languages but more importantly, you can see your Stats or you can switch to see your Avatar.

When looking at your stats, make sure to also manually add any activity you are doing away from LingQ that isn't being tracked automatically.
That way you can see your full language progress in one place!