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Show HN: Learn a new language while you browse the web (fluent.co)
52 points by araghougassian 10 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 9 comments





This looks exactly like https://jointoucan.com/. I struggle to see any difference. Really surprised that you have 9000 users already. Perhaps I miss some important difference from Toucan?

Funnily enough I also never heard about Toucan before. I made https://vocabboost.online/ (which uses a similar idea, but for making languate tests out of webpages) and only then users told me that it was similar to Toucan.


Have you heard of Migaku? It is a browser extension, currently only available with a Patreon "donation" that operates in a similar manner. It looks pretty cool.

What languages do they offer? Whatever I choose, I get "Specific content for <lang> is coming soon!"

You might have better luck watching their youtube videos to find out. This one from March says English, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin (2), Portuguese, Cantonese, and I think also Japanese although he did not say as much: https://youtu.be/Z71md2rjGjE?t=494

Thanks for showing the Toucan service. I'm trying to learn Portuguese and so few tools offer it.

Excellent idea, massive privacy concerns. I basically have no way of ensuring that your plugin won't leak my browsing history to you, intentionally or not.

There needs to be a completely offline version of it and that will be a killer. Even if it's a paid one.


I can’t evaluate it… I don’t use chrome anymore and I’m learning Italian, which is not available right now. It seems like a nice idea to have something like an intuitive, super charged dictionary whenever I’m browsing … but I would argue that when not at work, a lot of people use their phone to browse the internet rather than their PC.

My tactic so far, to force myself to learn, is to change the system settings to the desired language, which in turn makes a lot of the apps and websites default to that language. It’s a pain to look up words all the time but on my phone I keep the reverso context app and the Google translator always at hand. On my laptop I just Google it.


It's good but seems like not properly working in browsers others thn chrome. I struggled to open the page clearly. Is it with me only?

Looks awesome! But site doesn't work well in Firefox nor on mobile.



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