Expanding your passive vocabulary — the words you recognize — is essential to listening fluency (and therefore spoken fluency). In most language courses you learn only the formal and narrow definitions of words and phrases. In Lupa, however, you get to see them in full context and translated idiomatically. Language is alive and organic, and relying on word lists and flashcards without context is less useful than most believe.  

As you listen to a story and follow the transcript, you will see some words are underlined in green. These are vocabulary words and phrases selected by our language team.

When you tap on a vocabulary to view its definition, it will automatically add it to your personalized vocabulary list for the story. The word becomes double underlined in green when it is in your list.

If you don't want to keep the vocabulary in your list, tap on the remove (minus) icon.

To view the list tap on the vocab button above the chapter card. 

Then you can see the words you've added to the list on the main page for that episode.

We are currently developing a unique vocabulary review feature, but in the meantime, you can use this list to look over the words you've selected.

Read about all the other features at your fingertips to help you listen and understand effectively.

If you're interested in making flashcards from your vocab lists see this article.

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