Elf
Posts114Likes79Joined8/10/2018LocationPH
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English, Tagalog
Learning Japanese

Do you guys think that using extensions like rikaikun can be beneficial to reading native level sites? I've heard that it can serve as a way to slowly understand hard text. Anyone tried it?


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Elf
Posts142Likes113Joined4/10/2018Location
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Chinese - Mandarin, English, Chinese - Cantonese
Other French, Indonesian, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese

My friend suggested google translate as a chrome extension.


The google translate chrome extension translates words you highlight when you hover over them. I try to read as much as possible in the foreign language, and for individual words that I don't know, I highlight them. It is a less disruptive way of reading - I used to toggle between windows to get the translation.. 

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Ent
Posts837Likes504Joined18/3/2018LocationBellingham / US
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English
Learning Tagalog
Other Swahili, Thai

Yes, I think it's beneficial, but I prefer reading tools like the one we have.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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