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  • Every now and then I search YouTube looking for real guides on how to use LingQ, but it still hasn't happened

  • It would be nice to just see someone use it for 20 plus minutes while describing

  • What they're doing. If you've ever had a question like Sono2 or however you pronounce this name

  • You're in luck because in this video I'm gonna go through exactly how I use

  • LingQ for learning languages

  • if you've never heard of LingQ,

  • it's an online platform for learning languages just by reading and writing, and

  • Honestly, right now it is my favorite app for learning languages. If you're still confused or if there's still something you want to know

  • Leave me a comment below and I'll be sure to answer it as soon as I can

  • Alright, so the first thing I'm gonna do is show you guys

  • LingQ using German we're gonna choose right there and only because German is a language that I have not

  • German is the language that I have not yet learned it all using LingQ

  • Or any other method really,

  • so this is gonna be able to show you guys exactly what link is like from the very beginning and so

  • We're just gonna do this really briefly. We're gonna go to guided courses. All right, I

  • Don't know anything in German so we're just gonna start right here I guess getting started

  • Will use will start the first one

  • Alright, so we're in a lesson now, maybe I should go back a little bit. These are different courses that you can use

  • If you're gonna learn German using LingQ and

  • In each course, there's various lessons

  • And then when you decide which lesson you want to use you, just click on it and it'll bring us to it

  • All right there so you see now all the words here are highlighted in blue

  • That's because I don't know any words in German

  • After I learn a few words link is actually going to save those words and then these words here will not show up as blue

  • so for example

  • Well, I don't know any of these so I don't even know where to start

  • Okay here's a word that I see show up a few times

  • We. Vee. Okay, you can even listen to it here

  • Alright, so apparently it means how alright

  • I haven't actually learned this word yet. I haven't memorized that I haven't internalized it but we're gonna say that I have

  • Alright now you see I clicked on this word here and it saved it so that now LingQ understands

  • I know this word and

  • It's shown here highlighted

  • Actually, I take that back, I'm sorry, I haven't learned the word it's saved it as a lingQ. It's essentially

  • Saved as a word that I'm learning and that's why it's highlighted in yellow now

  • Every time I click on this word it's gonna show this little thing right here. It's gonna give me a translation

  • It's gonna give me options for looking up other translations and it's gonna have down here

  • it's gonna show the level that I've understood this word at, so

  • This is my first time

  • Seeing this word

  • So it's a number one and you can move up the levels and as you do, it'll go from being more yellow

  • Slightly less yellow to just underlined and then the checkmark means it's a known word

  • So there and I got a point because I learned one word. All right

  • Let's see. What else can we do here?

  • learn the word "es"

  • Okay, see that must be a really popular word in German

  • And then once I learn it

  • oops, let me click there.

  • Once I learn it

  • Every instance of that word is now learned. Now what happens when you turn the page?

  • All right, well, I guess this lesson was only one page

  • And so I learned a whole bunch of words. Let's go back to that page again. Alright, this lesson was only one page

  • So when I turned the page, I finished the lesson, but let's go back to that page

  • Now literally every single word on here is considered to be known

  • I learned it except for the one word that I created a lingq for. That's still saved as a word that I'm learning

  • And I can upgrade that and set that one to be known as well

  • All right. Now you can also you see that it highlights in gray a phrase you can

  • you can set whole phrases as

  • lingqs, okay, so

  • Let's say I just want to learn what this set of words right here means, okay

  • Or I want to learn what the whole thing means

  • Okay, you can you can set different lingqs for

  • Different numbers of words and that's quite useful

  • All right, so that is what it's like when your brand brands new to a language now, of course

  • I don't actually know all of these words

  • So let's go through and change some of these from known to being a lingq. All right, so, how do they say this?

  • Mochten... all right. I don't actually know this word. Apparently it means want, so I'm gonna change it to a lingq

  • All right

  • We're gonna set that to one because I don't know it at all. See we already went over

  • So we're gonna say that I know that to a level two. All right Wie,

  • we're say I know that to a level two and

  • Keine, we're gonna say I know this. It means "no" apparently.

  • I thought that was nein, but I don't know that at all, so we're gonna set it to level one

  • I think it means "is"

  • Am I right? Okay.

  • I don't speak German that just happens to be one of the words in German that I know

  • We're gonna set that as a lingq, but I already kind of knew that word. So we're gonna change it to a four

  • All right. Now what we're gonna do is go back to vocabulary

  • and

  • There we go, all right, so now we have here all the words that were working on learning alright now we're gonna go to

  • Reviser. I have my iPads at the French. We're gonna go to basically check our our knowledge test ourselves

  • and it gives you

  • Flashcards I have mine set to actually give you the answer

  • with the picture with when the when the word comes up just because

  • I'm not actually interested in using this to test myself real hard

  • I just wanted to use it as just like a

  • Just a quick reminder a quick refresher

  • That I don't need to put a whole lot of effort in and then I can get right back to reading

  • Alright and then you click whether you knew it or not, and that was easy... that was easy

  • 00:07:12,030 --> 00:07:16,399 Yeah, and then you go through and then you can say "mochten", okay, I don't actually know that word that well

  • And then just go through several times. You can also set this to come up

  • While you're in the process of reading so let's go to something in here

  • This is this more than one page. No, I've got to go to one that's more than one page

  • All right, this one has three pages in the lesson so we'll say I'm gonna learn

  • This word. Okay. I'm gonna learn this word

  • Okay

  • Now, let's say I've heard the whole page and all the words that are still in blue

  • I understand when I turned the page it's gonna set those to known and

  • Also if I hit this little green arrow here

  • It's gonna show me flashcards of the words that I just learned on that page as a quick refresher

  • alright, so

  • We're gonna go through that one. All right, we'll say yeah, I know that one and

  • then... Let's see. I didn't remember it super well

  • so we're gonna say

  • Show it to me again and

  • Then this one we'll say I didn't remember super well and then it gives you the next page as soon as you're done

  • With your little quizzes from the previous page and then you just keep going through and every time you turn the page it

  • Remembers all the words that were blue now, you notice the first page that I was on

  • While learning German every single word was blue

  • And now as we go further and further

  • They're becoming more and more white. And I'm also getting more yellow ones which are the links that I'm learning

  • and we can go back to

  • Let's see.

  • Rather than learning German. We're gonna go into French, which is a language that I'm actually learning

  • Let's see, we'll go to

  • Le Tartuffe

  • Which is a book that I'm reading in French right now for one of my French classes

  • and

  • This is a pretty old book. It's kind of is little more intense

  • So you can see there's still a bunch of words in here that I'm still learning

  • Either I

  • might already know them, but I haven't yet encountered them in LingQ. so LingQ obviously doesn't know that I know the word until

  • After I've encountered it and LingQ. So for example here the word hi means the same. I already know that

  • Oops, so I don't need a lingq. I'm just gonna set it to known

  • What else do we have?

  • people at school I

  • Know that word. We're just gonna go click on I know this word. Sorry

  • I guess I should have set my iPad to English before doing this video. But whatever. I'm pretty sure you get the point

  • It's I know this word and then this one is ignore

  • Then if I want to test myself while reading the book I can just click on this little arrow again

  • Go through a few times now

  • It'll go through a few of these and then I'll bring me to the next page and

  • Every word that was just blue on this page is now white. Okay, so

  • it's really useful for getting a lot of exposures to vocabulary, especially if you

  • Want to read if you want to learn languages via the input method

  • You're gonna get a lot of input and it's so much easier to read on LingQ

  • Because you always have the dictionary being right there

  • Sorry if it was speaking over me

  • You always have the dictionary right there when you encounter a new word that you want to learn. So super useful. I highly recommend it

  • Let's see. I have a ton of flashcards that I'm learning in French

  • Because I honestly don't really use

  • the

  • LingQ

  • Spaced repetition system very often I prefer to use Memrise or Anki

  • And

  • You're also just gonna encounter a ton of words

  • If you're reading more advanced texts, you're just gonna encounter a ton of words that you don't actually need to spend time memorizing

  • But that's okay really the point of using link is not the spaced repetition system it's

  • being able to read a whole bunch of

  • Material quickly easily with definitions, right there, getting just a lot of input and that is LingQ in a nutshell. If you still have any questions

  • feel free to leave me a comment below. I would love to answer them. And if not, we'll see you guys in the next video

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    Fingtam posted on 2018/10/26
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