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If you have been using Lingopolo recently, you cannot possibly have missed the latest addition: gorgeous, beautiful, stunning, funny, lovely photos!

Many, many of the words, and quite a few of the phrases, and even one or two of the dialogues now have photos, for example:

photo on "bear" page

And now that many words and phrases have photos, the summary page for each lesson gets its own slideshow of photos from that lesson:

Lessons directly integrated with words, phrases and dialogues

I am very pleased to announce that lessons are now directly accessible from their related words, phrases and dialogues.

Phrase tabs

New Thai-English dictionary and other dictionary improvements

I'm very pleased to announce the addition of a Thai-English dictionary, together with many other dictionary improvements.

Firstly, the Thai-English dictionary. This is something which I've had in mind to add for a very long time, every since the creating the English-Thai dictionary. It's now available and, as a student of Thai myself, I find it very interesting to look at an alphabetic list of words all beginning with the same letter.

Total number of words and phrases known now displayed

I am pleased to announce that Lingopolo now displays the total number of words and phrases known (the "All Known" statistics): 

Home page 3 columns

Previously, only the number of Words Known and separately the number of Phrases Known was displayed:

Home page 2 columns

Lingopolo now mobile friendly

I am pleased to announce that Lingopolo is now mobile friendly.

In the not so distant past, if you tried to use Lingopolo on a mobile device, this is what it would look like:

iphone 4 view originally

Yes, it was microscopically tiny text.

Lessons now display words and phrases separately

I am pleased to announce that lessons now display separately the words and phrases in a lesson:

Lesson words and phrases displayed

For comparison, the old style showed all the words and phrases bundled up together:

Lesson words and phrases old style

Now over 4000 Thai recordings!

I am pleased to announce that we now have over 4000 Thai recordings!

The current total can always be checked at the Thai Statistics page, but at the time of writing the situation is as follows:

Thai Statistics

Lingopolo French now has over 4000 recordings!

I am pleased to announce that Lingopolo French now has over 4000 recordings!

Below is a screenshot taken at the time of writing, but do check out the French Statistics page for the most recent values.

French statistics showing 4017 recordings

The new "Learn" button for words

I'm extremely pleased to announce the launch of the "Learn" button. This is a wonderful addition (I think), which allows you to go directly into the in context lesson to learn a particular word. If you don't know what an in context lesson is, then have a look at my recent blog post about the new in context lessons.

Another 1000 recordings added! Now over 2800 recordings!

Since my blog post in May celebrating 1800 recordings, I'm pleased to say we've added over 1000 new recordings and have now well over 2800!

French Statistics

The actual current value you can always see at the French Statistics page.


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