WordSwap

WordSwap

Passive vocabulary building extension

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What is WordSwap?

WordSwap is the easiest way to build vocabulary in a foreign language. Just turn on the extension and read online as you normally do. The extension swaps out foreign language words as they appear in the text, helping you pick up new words passively.

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By: Monwara
Users: 244
Rating: 3.29 (7)
Version: 0.0.2 (Last updated: 2013-04-03)
Creation date: 2013-04-03
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Size: 29.87K
URLs: Website
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Summary

WordSwap is the easiest way to build vocabulary in a foreign language. There's no reason to go out of your way to view flashcards or listen to audio for 30 minutes a day. Instead, just turn the extension on and read content online as you normally do. You'll pick up the new words in a passive manner as they appear in the text you read.

The extension works by swapping out foreign language words each time it appears on a page. You create a list of words by entering word-pairs in the settings window (just click on the extension's icon at the top-right corner of the browser to change the settings).

Be sure to click "Enable Swapping". You can also choose to see the original word next to the foreign word and/or see the foreign word highlighted in the text.

Please let us know if you have any suggestions or experience any problems.

User reviews
The extension doesn't work now.
by Arc Lin Arc Lin, 2023-08-28

Great tool, but it seems that it does not support Chinese-English (English-Chinese is perfect). Look forward to upgrading. Thank you for the tool again.
by yingzhao pan yingzhao pan, 2023-08-18

goodjob!thank you verymuch!
by 子浩 子浩, 2020-11-21
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Safety
Risk impact

WordSwap is relatively safe to use as it requires very minimum permissions.

Risk likelihood

WordSwap has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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