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10. Query dialogs

10.1 Normal random query

After selecting "Create random query" from the header menu the vocabulary disappers.

Then all entries that match your current threshholds. are put into a list and shown in random order with the following dialog box.

[random query dialog]

In the area with the original expression there are some properties you can enable pageto give you some hints.


If you find a mistake with a query you can invoke the edit dialog immediately and correct it.

Show more

Each click on this button will show one more character of the solution to give you a little help.

Show all

Shows the complete solution in the "Translation" field.


Not implemented yet. Later version will take the content in the field translation and determine using a more or less smart algorithm if the answer was correct.

Don`t know

Tells kvoctrain that you did not know the answer and that the according grade must be lowered.

Know it

Click this button to tell kvoctrain that you knew the answer correctly. This entry is then removed from the "bad list".

Stop query

Stop query mode and show vocabulary again.


Invoke options dialog.

In the right top corner you see two progress display that indicate the remaining time and the amount of queries to come.

The query of the current lesson is repeated until all its expressions are known. The amount of retries of the current lesson is shown below the progress indicator.


I regret to admit, but usually I don`t know the solution :-(. For that reason the Return key has special behaviour, which I found convenient:

At the moment you must decide for your own, if you knew the answer or failed. Later versions may provide a more or less smart algorithm to make this decision from a string you entered.

If you knew the corrent answer, the grade is increase by one step. If you did not know it, the grade is reset to level 1.


10.2 Random query with multiple choice

[multiple choice query dialog]

This type of query works similar to the previous one. The solution is shown together with random other expressions and you have to choose "1 out of 5".


10.3 Query of conjugations

[conjugation query dialog]

This dialog appears after starting the query of the verbs.

All tenses are queried that have definitions for conjugations. Of course you must know all of them for a successful result.


10.4 Query of articles

[article query]


In this dialog the article of the noun is queried.

It is important to having selected the correct subtype in the entry dialog.


10.5 Query of comparison forms

[comparison query]

All adjectives that contain also comparison forms are shown. One word is chosen randomly and you must complete the remaining two.


10.6 Query of synonyms, antonyms, paraphrases and example sentences.

[synonym query]

The query for the above mentioned additional properties of your expression looks basically the same for all types.

You are prompted the expression and have to enter the according property. Querying by "example" is a bit different since kvoctrain takes the expression and replaces it by some dots so this is mainly useful when your expression is a single word.

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