I need some advice on using FloFlo

I just reached level 3 and wanted to speed things up a little bit, so I have wandered around on the internet and tried to find some more resources. That is when I came across FloFlo. I tried it out using the easiest book on the website and it was great, but there is a problem. I found that it is kinda overwhelming and don’t really know how much vocabulary I should add to my study queue.
So if anyone could give me any advice on what to do, I would be very appreciated.
Thank you for helping me out.


I see @Raionus typing at the same time, but anyway:

People tend to add as many words as they want to learn in a single day, or maybe a couple of day, then empty their lesson list before adding more.
In my case, I add about a week’s worth of words before working through it. That makes the addition of new words somewhat regular.

You can also do two things: add words while reading, or add words and learn them before reading. There’s no consensus on what is best; you’ll have to try it for yourself.

In terms of actual numbers, floflo has the same SRS setup than WK, so you can base how many lessons to do per day on what you are doing here. If you do have an opinion yet, the actual number of reviews you will get per day in the end (i.e. once the review queue is stable) is 8~10x the number of daily lessons.
So you can start with 15 lessons, I guess, and see were it gets you.


Thank you so much. This is very helpful, it helps me a lot in knowing where to start.


i think adding them when you encounter them and they play a big enough role is what i’d do.

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To add to what Nath said, don’t forget that you can use the frequency filtering in all sorts of ways to your advantage.

For example, If you’re adding words as you read, you could look through the whole list but only add words that appear, say, 3 times or more (and ‘ignore’ the rest for now).

If you’re learning in advance, you could start by prioritising high-frequency words, and then drill down to lower frequency words. You could add frequency 1 and 2 words as you read, and only if they actually seem helpful / likely to come up in other books.

It depends a little what you want to get out of it. If you’re reading in order to learn as much vocabulary as possible, then going slower might be the best approach. If you’re just trying to read more and using FloFlo to help with the vocabulary, you can be more mercenary in choosing to ignore a lot of the lower frequency words (while still utilising it as prescient dictionary). Make the tool work for what you want to get out of it :slightly_smiling_face:


I never thought that you could use the filter that way. It is great to know. Thank you.

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Is level 3 high enough for floflo? I just started and came across a post about it yesterday when I was browsing the forums, but people there were saying that it’s intended for people level 20+. If it’s actually useable at 3 then that would be amazing, because I have more than enough time to study and sometimes WK’s forced waits feel way too long, so having something else to work on (once I get a bit better) would be cool.

It’s not that it’s not possible for you to do it, any study is better than none after all. However, for beginners I’d recommend to focus on grammar first. Reading will be a big part of one’s studies around intermediary :point_up:, but first you need to get to that level.

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Just like you I felt like WK’s forced wait is kinda long so I need other resources to study more vocab. I only use floflo for vocabulary, not to practice reading. So I think it’s okay to use it.

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