Learning Words

The instructions below will help you come to grips with ABBYY Lingvo Tutor. Go through the seven easy steps below to learn about Tutor dictionaries, exercises, and how to make the learning process more efficient and enjoyable.

Step 1. Running ABBYY Lingvo Tutor

Click ABBYY Lingvo tu tutor Learning Words on the command bar:

ABBYY Lingvo tu step 1 Learning Words

Depending on the current settings, one of the two windows will open:

1. Welcome to ABBYY Lingvo Tutor! dialog box

Note. Clear the Show this dialog next time option if you wish to skip this dialog box next time you run ABBYY Lingvo Tutor. With the Welcome… dialog box disabled, clicking ABBYY Lingvo tu tutor Learning Words will open the dictionary window.

ABBYY Lingvo tu welcome Learning Words

Click ABBYY Lingvo tu open dictionary Learning Words. The dictionary window will open.

2. The dictionary window with a list of words from one of the Tutor dictionaries supplied with the program. The pair of languages will be the same as the current pair in ABBYY Lingvo x3. If you wish to select another dictionary, go to Step 2. If you wish to learn words from the current dictionary, go to Step 3.

ABBYY Lingvo tu Learning Words

Step 2. Selecting a Tutor dictionary

On the Tools menu, select the Dictionaries… command. The Dictionaries dialog box will open listing the available dictionaries for the current pair of languages. To select a dictionary for a different pair of languages:
  1. On the languages bar, select the desired source language in the left-hand field and the desired target language in the right-hand field.
  2. Select the desired Tutor dictionary in the list and click Select.

ABBYY Lingvo tu step 3 Learning Words

Note. The dictionaries supplied with the program are only samples. You can edit and update them as you wish or create your own Tutor dictionaries.


Tutor Dictionaries
Adding Words to Tutor Dictionaries

Step 3. Starting an exercise

Click ABBYY Lingvo tu test Learning Words on the toolbar of the dictionary window. The card with the first word or phrase will open.

ABBYY Lingvo tu step 4 Learning Words

Step 4. Typing a translation

In the exercise window that opens, type a translation for the word or phrase. The following may help you:

  • The first letter of the translation can be displayed by clicking ABBYY Lingvo tu tip Learning Words
  • The grammatical forms of the word to be translated (available by clicking ABBYY Lingvo tu paradigm Learning Words)
  • The transcription and usage examples
  • Recorded pronunciations (available in some of the Tutor dictionaries)

You can type only part of the translation.

ABBYY Lingvo tu step 5 Learning Words

Step 5. Checking the translation

Once you have typed in the translation, click ABBYY Lingvo tu check Learning Words.

ABBYY Lingvo tu step 6 Learning Words

Animated image will tell you whether your answer is correct or not:

ABBYY Lingvo tu good Learning Words – correct translation

ABBYY Lingvo tu oops Learning Words – incorrect translation

You can disable animation and exclamations in the Options dialog box (Tools→Options…).

Step 6. Going to the next word

To go to the next word or phrase, click ABBYY Lingvo tu next Learning Words.

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Step 7. Finishing the exercise

During the first exercise, ABBYY Lingvo Tutor will ask you to translate 10 words, after which the ABBYY Lingvo tu next Learning Words button will change to ABBYY Lingvo tu end Learning Words.

You can change the number of words in one exercise and adjust other Tutor settings on the Exercise tab of the Options dialog box (Tools→Options…).

Additionally, you can schedule ABBYY Lingvo Tutor to run at specific times.

If you wish to finish the lesson without going through all the ten words, click ABBYY Lingvo tu swich to dictionary Learning Words. This will bring back the dictionary window. Note. The Statistics dialog box (Actions→Statistics…) displays the number of cards in the selected dictionary, the number of cards you have learnt, and the cards with the To learn, Edit and Postponed statuses (for more information about card statuses, see the Card Statuses section).

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