The glossary
Some stories have a glossary, which contains the story's vocabulary. To see all stories for which a glossary is available, click on 'Glossaries' in the black navigation bar at the top of the screen.

1. Accessing the glossary


Select the story for which you want to learn the vocabulary, make sure the 'glossary' tab is selected and click on the light blue button 'Glossary' (figure 1).

figure 1: the glossary button


2. The vocabulary list


You can now see a list of words from the story, listed alphabetically (figure 2). The words are usually shown in their dictionary form, which is the basic form shown in a dictionary. For instance in French the dictionary form of the word 'jolie' is 'joli', while the dictionary form of 'vendu' is 'vendre'.

You can filter the list by clicking on a single letter in the row of letters above the list, which will show only the words starting with that particular letter. Note that diacritics are ignored for these filters.

figure 2: the vocabulary list


3. Word translations


To the right of each word you can see translations for that particular word. If you need translations in a different language, you can select a different language in the dropdown right above the column with translations.
If you click on the chevron next to the translations, you can see the source of the translations and optionally a description (figure 3).

figure 3: English translations for the French word 'canapé'


If a word doesn't have translations in the selected target language, you can fetch them from one of the provided sources (figure 4).

figure 4: Translation options for the word 'après-midi'

Click on one of the green buttons to fetch translations from this particular source (figure 5).

figure 5: Translation fetched from OmegaWiki


4. Flash cards & word info boxes


Once translations for the words in the word list are available, you can learn them by clicking on the green 'Flash cards' button in the top right corner of the screen. You can learn more about flash cards here.

Translated words will also show up when you read or listen to stories in the form of clickable info boxes (figure 6).

figure 6: Info box for the word 'après-midi'


5. My glossary


If you only want to learn a subset of the words available in the glossary, or you want to be able to edit the translations, you can create your own glossary as explained on the following page.