Adds a calque to foreign-language web-pages to aid language learning.
Ask any non-native speaker how they learned to speak such good English, and you'll generally get a response involving watching movies with subtitles, playing video games online, or living in an English-speaking country. You don't learn a language in order to use it, you learn a language by using it. Wordology is a browser add-on for Chrome and Firefox intended to help turn your foreign-language reading from homework into a natural part of your routine. Inspired by Lingq and FLTR, Wordology allows you to add translations for individual words and display them with a simple mouse-over. Words are color coded: green for known words, and red for unknown, helping visualize your progress. In addition, Wordology's "Smart Matching" heuristics will automatically detect variant forms of words such as plural nouns or conjugated verbs, saving you from having to add every single form of a word. Wordology does not support phones or tablets.
- (2020-07-16) Meow Meow: good
- (2019-11-24) Rhonda Rosie: I use this extension with IM Translator and Dict.cc for definitions. Then I can reread foreign-language articles and have an instantaneous translation of words I've forgotten.
- (2019-11-09) Andrew Polan: Cool but pretty strange implementation. Why I can't just click and mark the word as "known"? Why should I type a translation every time? Wouldn't it be more convenient and logical to translate unknown words only?
- (2019-09-26) David: This is an amazing Extension! Super useful! Just one question: How can I add a phrasal verb or a collocation?
- (2019-06-01) Steven: Great extension.
- (2018-10-20) habib shakil: love you so much :)
- (2019-09-26, v:1.2.2) David: Question
Your extension is awesome, it has help me a lot. Just one question: How can I add a phrasal verb or a collocation?
- (2019-06-01, v:1.2.1) Steven: downloading and importing word list
Downloading the word list results in a version where all the spaces in each definition are removed. The result is: "adefinitionwhichlookslikethis". It wasn't always like this.
- (2019-05-24, v:1.2.1) Ugur tash: Pop up issue
it is amazingly simple and good extension.However, I am using different other extension such as google translate and other dictionaries and they are also popping up on my screen if i activate it. Whenever I intended use wordology, I can not use other pop up dictionaries. So, could you please add optional `describe word` section. it should pop out not the every time when I click the unknown words but if I intentionally wanted to `describe a word` for wordology. Which you can make in two ways. First way is that you might add additional small pop up box(e.g google translate small symbol) which activate whenever the word clicked. I mean, right now the pop up cover all my screen and you can not use any other extension such as google translate until unless you close it. Or second suggestion is you could assign a hotkey which triggered to `define word` section. Like If the user click a word with this key than this pop up section will open. Hotkey will be optionally assignable by the users from chrome extension hotkey or with extension setting. I think second option will be simple and doable don't take your time so much. Thanks again for the extension.
- (2019-03-22, v:1.1.1) A question re uploading words
Hi: I love this extension! I have long lists of words with their definitions in Excel format, but can't seem to upload them to Wordology to save time in future. I'm not a computer geek, but have tried various online converters. Can you tell me how to go about this? I downloaded the dictionary of the few words that I translated manually in Wordology, so I see how the file should be laid out, but when I try the various converters and then try to upload the json file they created, and then download the dictionary again to see if the new words are there - they aren't! So frustrating. Any way to make it easier?
- (2019-02-05, v:1.1.1) Salvar e transferir dados
Text in English: Good afternoon! I'm Brazilian and am still learning your language, so I'll might make some mistakes. I'd like to know if it's possible to link my data to a Google's account or anything similar to that, 'cause I wanna access those data in more than a machine. I wanna use Wordology in my cellphone and in my computer, accessing the same words in both. If that's not possible yet, an update wich makes it possible would be great! Thank you! _______________________________________________________________________ Texto em português: Boa tarde! Gostaria de saber se é possível vincular os meus dados a uma conta do Google ou algo assim, para que, mesmo utilizando outra máquina, eu consiga usufruir do Wordology. Gostaria, no caso, de usar no meu computador e no meu celular com as mesmas palavras salvas. Se não for possível fazê-lo, encarem meu texto como uma sugestão, pois essa flexibilização seria muito útil. Grato!
- (2018-12-05, v:1.1.1) Michael W.: Add a option to mark and repeat words
Really good app but I as a language learner would like to have a option to mark unknown words so that I'm able to see them during reading. Plus getting also a list or Vocable trainer for it. So i can focus on words which I Haven't memorised yet. That would be perfect.
- (2018-08-17, v:1.0.1) powerstaffo: phrasal verbs
this app is amazing, thank you for sharing but it has a great limitation. Just for example i was reading a text and i came across a phrasal verb "up to the task", wordology can't link multiple words, and though i made it manually by the json file, it doesn't show multiple green words in text. Thank you so much!