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  1. Just a comment

    hi, i have just found your app.I am very impressed with it.Better than lingua.ly and alot of other language websites i have come across.
    Congratulations and well done.its late so I will come back tomorrow to check it out further............

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  2. Flashcard statistics/setting

    Would it be possible to enhance flashcard statistics with e.g. how many words I'm supposed to review today i.e. to keep reviews and the new words apart. If I have no time to study them today, I'd just review the old ones to keep them alive in my head. After my reviews if I had more time, I'd start to learn new words.

    Cheers

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  3. offer an export field that uses Anki's cloze syntax in reverse

    Hi Steve,

    can you also add an third export fields using the Anki cloze format like

    Context (Anki cloze with reverse translation):
    {{c1::translation::original word}}

    for reverse learning because Anki cannot switch front and back for cloze cards.

    Many thanks in advance.

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  4. Offer infinitive form

    It would be nice to add the infinitive form of a word as a flashcard if the word in question is verb. I think a lot of learners prefer to remember the infinitive ( + grammar) over learning all verb in random conjugations.

    Really nice tool though, found it through HN.

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    Could be a nice option. Then again, I actually like the way it works at the moment since it makes me practice at verb conjugation at the same time.

    Note that editing your flashcards is highly encouraged, and you could potentially add the infinitive as an alternative translation manually if you prefer, although I would argue it’s better to practice the actual conjugations.

  5. drama suspense action

    about people and places

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  6. Possible change to DeepL api

    I know Readlang currently uses the Google API for translations, but being that DeepL just released access recently to their API, it may be a very nice change to the site. DeepL is by far the best machine translator out there currently. Just an idea, loving the sites anyways!

    https://www.deepl.com/home

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  7. Undo button

    Hello Steve,

    It would be nice when reviewing cards to have an "undo" button for the my last scored card. I sometimes tap the wrong key, and it would help the spaced repetition algorithm to get more accurate information if I could go back and change my scoring.

    Compounding my problem is that I use SuperMemo and Anki, and they each have slightly different scoring scales, which means that I'm probably a little more prone to error when switching between them.

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  8. Include the Title in the "body" of an article.

    When importing an article from the web, the importer does a good job of distinguishing the body of the article from the title. The only catch is, we can't actually "readlang" the title! The title needs to be just as interactive as the body text. Thanks. :)

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  9. Make web reader bar multi line on small screens

    I have been loving the Web Reader bookmarklet in Firefox for Android. There is one glitch, though: the reader bar seems to extend off of the mobile screen. Could this be fixed with a multi line bar?

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  10. exporting the words alphabetically or by theme

    I've already sent a request for help, but didn't get an answer.

    I save my words as I go along. I'd like to be able to export the words I've saved in alphabetical order, or the click on and export them to Word or Excel, to create a customized vocabulary list on a specific theme.
    How can I do that? Thanks

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  11. Display additional information about words (gender, irregular verbs...)

    It would be nice if the flashcard would display additionnal information about words.
    I would be extremely helpful to display the word gender (and plural form) for languages that have declension, such as german or russian.

    Also, information about verbs could be useful, such as irregular vers, and such.

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  12. readability levels

    Here are some other algorithms for calculating readability. Same idea, different implementations.
    http://www.editcentral.com/gwt1/EditCentral.html#notes

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  13. Make the sign-up process easier

    The sign up link on the main page only allows me to sign in, not sign up. I spent 15 or more minutes trying to figure out how to create an account using email. I finally found a video that pointed me in the right direction. I almost gave up.

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  14. Option to switch off the video and only read

    Currently, if the text has video, the video plays along with the text. But if I want to read the text only, it is difficult. I can pause the video and read, but if I click any text for translation, the video will start from that place. An option to disable the video would be great.

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  15. monitor and review your articles for accuracy, in content and skill level.

    You have many articles listed as A1 but include passages from Kipling, Twain, and many political and religious texts. These are not suited for anyone below a B (or even occasionally C) level skills. It also looks like many texts are written by non native speakers and contain many errors which do not help the learner to learn the language correctly.

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  16. Percentage read

    In the bookshelf, to the left of the texts you have read, is a percentage. In my case, this doesn't show any kind of correlation with how much I've read, as I have read all of these texts from start to finish, but none of them show anywhere near 100%. In fact, most of them say 0%!

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    Thanks Cat!

    That’s very strange, doesn’t seem to happen for me but I’ll do some testing tomorrow and try to figure it out. Which browser are you using?

  17. Allow for annotations of texts

    For words with multiple meanings, or words that have a specific meaning based on their context, or for proper nouns. It would be helpful for native speakers to annotate the meanings of these words, instead of just giving the generic dictionary definition.

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  18. Integrated dictionaries no longer seem to work with arabic script

    The default dictionary for arabic no longer seems to work, and my attempts to add others haven't proven fruitful so far (e.g. http://www.almaany.com/en/dict/ar-en/{{query}}).

    Any idea what might be wrong?

    Thanks for the amazing site!

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  19. Feedback / or / idea for feature

    Hello,
    When I click on a text as "read", I like to have options, such as "archive", "hide"... etc.
    Thanks!!!

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  20. Why not change the English word by a synonime in English, too?

    People studying english at a certain level might not know the meaning of a Word but they could perfectly know one of its synonimes. I find that sometimes the translation of the English Word into Spanish is not very accurate.
    For instance, the Word "trigger" in my last Reading didn't mean "gatillo" but something like shooting. Excuse me if I am mistaken.

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