I use MyVocab a lot, that is I add lots of words to the list. As of right now, my list has 1527 words/phrases in it. The main benefit I get is the highlighting feature. When I am working through a dialog, I can hover the mouse over the phrase and see the definition and notes that I entered for that phrase. Also, when I am adding a new vocabularity entry, the software looks it up and shows me candidate entries. One of the bugs I routinely encounter is that if I enter pinyin in the definition or notes, it gets mangled the next time I see it. The same seems to happen if I put Hanzi in the definition or notes. MyVocab apparently indexes the entries on the Pinyin. I wish it would further distinguish it on the Hanzi. Also, I am surprised there is no sort of testing or flash card capabilities with the vocabulary entries. In particular, within a lesson, it would be helpful if the MyVocab entries could also be incorporated into testing and perhaps flashcards.
May 28, 2014
June 25, 2014
Hi Robert, Thank you for your post. My apologies for the trouble you are having with My Vocab. Are you still experiencing issues with your notes? There was a bug, but I believe we have fixed it. If it's still causing you problems, please don't hesitate to contact our Customer Support team. We have talked about adding a testing/flashcard feature to the MyVocab lists, and I will raise the suggestion again with my team members. Thanks for the reminder!
August 1, 2014
MyVocab no longer seems to be manging the Pinyin and Hanzi that I include in the notes. It is strange that your response (Rocket team) is appearing as if posted by me. Another thing I would very much like to see is for your software to add a MyVocab section for a given lesson to show the words and phrases that I had added that appear in that lesson. Then incorporate that into the testing.
August 31, 2015
Perhaps you may consider providing a, say weekly, spoken sentence and asking for it to be translated to English and submitted? Hanzi of course could be easily translated and ineffective.