[Tips & Tricks] Building a vocabulary
#1  kguil 09-04-2013, 12:18 PM
Whenever you look up words in the dictionary, M remembers them and builds a vocabulary for you. This feature has been available since v1.2.5 and is especially useful if you want to go back to a book and see new words you learnt. Like most of the content you create, collect and annotate in M, you can export your vocabulary to HTML and CSV for future reference.

More details here.

#2  holymadness 09-05-2013, 11:18 AM
This is a brilliant feature, especially for those who read in a second or third language.

#3  Faterson 09-06-2013, 12:07 AM
Great and unexpected (by me) feature. It can and should still be improved in Marvin, and I have written about it here.

By the way, Amazon has just announced this feature, or something very similar to it, for Kindle devices -- except that the feature also includes "flash cards" to test your knowledge of vocabulary items, or something like that. Well, flash cards can be useful, and the display of dictionary definitions is superior in Kindle over all other e-reader apps (I love how those dictionary definitions pop up at the top or bottom of the Kindle screen, unobtrusively, with "Tap for more" links). At the same time, though, Kindle is extremely inflexible (as usual!) in terms of real-life use of this feature, because you can only use a single dictionary at a time, while reading a book! And that's definitely not enough. For example, I typically use a translation dictionary, in addition to an explanatory dictionary, while reading a book -- but Kindle only allows you to use one of them at any time.

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