My #Lingq Banners and #ForeignLanguages

So you can see on the right hand side here all my little Lingq.com banners showing the words that I know in a number of different languages.  Some of those languages, like Japanese, I haven’t at all started yet on Lingq.  Others, like German, I play with on and off and will eventually get serious about them.

My main languages for the time being though are Polish and French.  Since Lingq doesn’t quite yet offer Polish as an official language with it’s own library ect, I’ve jerry-rigged the English slot and do a lot of my Polish reading there.  At the time of this writing I’m currently at just over 7000 known words, but Polish being a very highly inflected language, I feel that that number should be a bit higher.  When Lingq finally does offer Polish and I switch over to a Polish slot, I’ll probably have to start from zero again!

Even though Spanish has a higher word count than French, I’ve really made French my other active foreign language study.  Right now I’m mostly concentrating on my Assimil course for French, but I do upload articles on Lingq quite often.  Slowly but surely that French number will get higher and higher.

I think if I had to say what my third language language is at this point, I’d even have to put Japanese ahead of Spanish.  I’ve begun collecting Japanese words by using Assimil and Michel Thomas.  I’m not quite ready to start really reading on Lingq.com yet though.

Anyway there’s a little rundown of my banners, these Lingq banners being perhaps the best tool to track my word collection obsession.

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2 Responses to “My #Lingq Banners and #ForeignLanguages”


  1. 1 Aamba June 25, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    How do you get those banners? And could you tell me how you rigged it to do a language they don’t have? I really like the look of LingQ, but I am learning Hindi and there’s nothing there for it. I’d like to create a banner to track my Hindi vocabulary.

    • 2 polymathisthegoal June 25, 2010 at 9:19 pm

      Well hopefully it’ll work for Hindi, but I just chose a language I wasn’t going to use the slot for and started putting in my own hints by using an external polish/english dictionary and by using google tranlate in a separate window.


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It should be noted that these are Polish words known.

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