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            I agree this would be great. But implementing it for all the supported languages would be difficult.

            I currently rely on Google Translate to do the hard work of translating and Readlang itself isn’t actually aware of which words are verbs, nouns, etc.

            It’s unlikely I’ll be able to add this any time soon.

            Phil SomersPhil Somers commented  · 

            I totally understand the degree of difficulty, even in one language, let alone all the supported languages. I guess it was wishful thinking on my part. I have been looking at my weak areas in Dutch and see this approach of highlighting verbs and verb parts, combined with full conjugations, as a big asset. I have been playing around with the concept by manually highlighting verbs and using Verbix. It really is useful, especially to learn conjugations without resorting to rote learning, to better understand word order in sentences, to understand separable verbs, and verbs being pushed to the end of sentences, such as in Dutch and German. I am going to see if I can implement some software to do the highlighting using a large corpus of conjugated verbs. The process will make a few mistakes but will probably be 95% correct with the highlighting and quick access to the fully conjugated verbs.

            Thanks for your continued work on Readlang. I love it. I just wish I had more time to use it.

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              Phil SomersPhil Somers commented  · 

              That would also be useful for Dutch although usually just the main verb gives a good sense of the meaning of the separable verb.

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