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Practice Words From Specific Books

April 17, 2014

By default, Readlang will select flashcards for you to practice which are useful, high frequency words, and are scheduled for review according to Readlang’s spaced repetition algorithm.

But what if you are focussed on a more specific goal? Perhaps your job or studies require you to learn technical terms, or perhaps like me you’re working your way through Harry Potter and would like to restrict your study to those books. I’ve recently added a new feature for Readlang Supporters that allows you to choose to study words from any text from which you’ve translated 10 or more words or phrases, for example:

It helps if your texts have sensible names so you can remember which is which - I’m looking in your direction Mithridates ;-).

Please let me know if you find this useful or not!

I have an idea to improve this, allowing you to upload a group of texts to represent the kind of texts you’d like to read, so that Readlang will prioritise vocabulary that appears the most frequently in those texts. Does that sound useful?

PS: I’m working on a big redesign of the “Words” tab at the moment, with searching and filtering though your translation history. It’s taking a little longer than expected, so be patient!

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