What the H*** is a lingQ
When you click a word for a definition, it provides a list of definitions on the right. You tap one and it then saves the word to your online memory. What i have only just noticed after several weeks of using this is that there is another page of lingqs that appears on the right when you open any new or old lesson. It shows you a list of the lingqs you have that will be found in this new text and you can then read down through the list and refresh yourself quickly before you read the text. This is quite effective, now that I know that it is there and what it is for. There isn another option of clicking 1 2 3 4 and Known at the bottom of one of these windows on the right, but that's far too much work for me. I just rattle on and at some point when I am tired of seeing a word that is yellowed, and I know that I must now magically know the word, I just un-lingq it by clicking known (the tick). There is maybe more to Lingqs than this, but this is what I use them for.
You should really become a Premium member! LingQ is such a great place to learn a language! Check out LingQ's how to videos to get the gist of the website! Good Luck on your Language Learning!
I am a premium member. I'm posting in the Premium Access Forum, I signed up today before my original post.
Sorry to say, the Intro Video is not very informative, nor is the website itself. But the concept seems solid and I enjoy Steve's videos on youtube.
Oh that's great! I see that you are learning Norwegian too. Check out the website NRK (If you don't know of it already). They have articles there you can import into LingQ. Here's the site https://www.nrk.no
Thanks, Mark. I worked through the first 5 levels at Duolingo before coming here, and I'm a /rnorsk subscriber at Reddit so I've benefitted from a lot of help from others. NRK is a daily read for me. Very useful. I discovered that words I read in news stories stick with me and I don't need to drill with those with Anki. That's what attracted me to LingQ.
I'm skipping through rather quickly right now to find my level here, but it looks very promising. I could just read on my own, but some structure seems to maintain the discipline to actually study every day, and I need that. I'm retired so every day is Saturday, making it easy to goof off.
Thanks for the help.
I felt exactly the same way when I joined. The concept under-pining the site is really sound & I am sticking with it, but it's not user friendly at all. It's fine when you get used to it, because there is a lot of functionality on the site, but it is only gradually revealed to you, and you have to work it all out yourself. The community pages are great, I find. Lots of answers here. But the site should just be a lot easier to use than it actually is. Badly designed.
Every time you save a word or phrase you are creating a LingQ
Free accounts can create up to 20 LingQs. Once you hit this limit, you must upgrade your account to create more. Premium members may create an unlimited number of LingQs.
OK, thanks. I thought I was just checking the translation of a word. I had no idea it was saving anything.
New Words are "Blue" when you click them it gives you a "hint" of what the meaning of that word could be. Once you click one of those potential "Hints" the word will now be "Yellow" That means you created a "Lingq"
Beware that if your browser is in "dark mode" the "blue" and "yellow" colouring is non-existent! I tried it and it was very confusing. Better to stay with "light mode" to get the correct colouring! :)