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Re: Sites/Apps like Readlang, Lingq, Lingua.ly, etc.

Postby Tomás » Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:36 pm

Xmmm wrote:For certain kinds of learners, the "listening reading app" is infinitely preferable to FSI or Assimil or Anki.


To me, Assimil *is* a LR app. I have a scan of the book and I read it on my screen while simultaneously playing the audio.
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Re: Sites/Apps like Readlang, Lingq, Lingua.ly, etc.

Postby Cainntear » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:16 am

Tomás wrote:
Xmmm wrote:For certain kinds of learners, the "listening reading app" is infinitely preferable to FSI or Assimil or Anki.


To me, Assimil *is* a LR app. I have a scan of the book and I read it on my screen while simultaneously playing the audio.

Assimil has always been LR. I'm curious what kind of learner would find it infinitely preferable in an app than on paper. :D
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Re: Sites/Apps like Readlang, Lingq, Lingua.ly, etc.

Postby DaveBee » Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:23 pm

I've just started experimenting with Google Chrome + the google translate extension. I will be using this to replace the Readlang widget.

I'm trying it out on wikisource.org, and it seems to be quite nice. You highlight a word/phrase, a little G logo appears, you click on that and the translation is shown in a floating box.
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Re: Sites/Apps like Readlang, Lingq, Lingua.ly, etc.

Postby stevepuu » Thu May 04, 2017 1:03 pm

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Re: Sites/Apps like Readlang, Lingq, Lingua.ly, etc.

Postby Sayonaroo » Sun May 07, 2017 11:03 pm

I have an aversion to staring at the computer/screen for reading so I figured out a way to do readlang/lingq thing without staring at a screen. I just print the whole thing out with the google translation and it's been pretty helpful for spanish. With reading foreign languages I usually re-read a sentence or a paragraph or a passage so it gets really strenuous with a computer.

First I get the pdf or whatever and convert to .doc. then I replace all the . with .<br> and so on and so forth for the comma, question mark, exclamation mark using CONTROL + H. then I convert that html. Then I paste that into google sheets then I run google translate through for column a1 by pasting =GoogleTranslate(A1, "es", "en") in to column 2 (press control when you click on column 2 to select the whole column). Then I put the function =CONCATENATE(A1,22,B1,33) in the next column (press control when you click on the column to select the whole column) . Then I replace 22 with <br>+ and 33 with <br>. then convert the html, then paste into doc then format it and print it. i DON't recommend doing the whole book at once because google sheets will lag. I do around 3000 lines

so I end up with the format of
spanish sentence or fragment
+english sentence or fragment

I like it a lot so far and am excited to see what results I will reap from reading a lot in Spanish without srs/anki. If you don't split it up by sentences and fragments you're going to waste a lot of time searching for the word and I love this format because the dual text book I had bought was making my eyes tired having to search the next page just for that one word.

I just hate how on lingq the definition disappears if you click on the new word and I hate how on readlang that you have to pay to translate an unlimited number of phrases. I like free.
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Re: Sites/Apps like Readlang, Lingq, Lingua.ly, etc.

Postby leosmith » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:25 am

jo11 wrote:I would love to see an open LingQ alternative, but you would need a team of 2 or 3 developers working full time for maybe 6 months before reaching anything comparable to LingQ.

I have decided to make the LT Reading Tool free. It's similar to LWT, LingQ and Readlang in many ways. It supports 104 languages. We've made it through the first round of bugs and improvements. It would be nice if some members here would try it out and compare with the other tools. I would like to use the comparison to make LT even better.
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Postby leosmith » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:36 am

Even though I spent over an hour on this, it was a bit hasty. I know LT and lingQ very well. I've never used LWT, but it's pretty well documented. I used Readlang for a few months with Tagalog, a beta language. I googled everything I didn't know for sure, and I think my almost all the data is correct, but I'd like your input.

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Re: Sites/Apps like Readlang, Lingq, Lingua.ly, etc.

Postby Bex » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:03 am

leosmith wrote:...I think my almost all the data is correct, but I'd like your input.

I'm pretty sure you can ignore words on LingQ, so that is incorrect on your list.

I have used all the others but mostly LWT and LingQ and I think the rest of your data looks correct.

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Postby leosmith » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:23 am

Bex wrote:I'm pretty sure you can ignore words on LingQ, so that is incorrect on your list.

Fixed, thanks. I see it's an option that I've never used on the pop-up.
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Re: Sites/Apps like Readlang, Lingq, Lingua.ly, etc.

Postby rdearman » Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:01 am

Sorry, but what is "LT" ??
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