How do you mark new words?

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Hi! I'm new here so I wanted to ask how everyone uses this site, specifically, how you decide to mark words as "unknown" versus "learning." Since it doesn't seem like frequently encountered words naturally transition from "unknown" to "learning" on their own, how/when do you decide to use each category? What has been most helpful to you?

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That's a good question. I realize it's highly personal, but I mark a word as "learning" if I don't know it yet. One could make a case for the pink words actually being "undispositioned" or "new", rather than "unknown", I suppose. Anyway, I change a word from green to white (known) when I know what it means without clicking/mousing over it. I think some people prefer to leave them green until they are using them comfortably in speech, but not me.

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