Getting Started With Burning Vocabulary


Well, Burning Vocabulary is a browser extension. It's easy to install. You can install it step by step below.

  1. Firstly, you have to install the Chrome browser. If you have installed you could skip this step.
  2. Secondly, open the Chrome web store.
  3. Thirdly, click the button 'Add to Chrome' at the right side position to install.
  4. Forth, set your language at the Language Setting page.

language setting snapshot

You installed successfully through 4 steps. Enjoy it.


如无法访问国际网络,可通过Microsoft Edge Add-ons商店安装。

Mark new words

Open any web page by browser. For instance, if your marked language is English, open an English web page.

Solution 1. right-click menu

Select the new word that you don't know. Mark the word with mouse right-click. The definition of the marked word will be shown immediately.

Solution 2. Keyboard shortcuts

Selected a word, then use the keyboard shortcuts, press the keyboard e twice.

Solution 3. Double Click

Firstly you have to turn on `Double Click` in the Setting of Dashboard page. Refresh your page then mouse double click the word that you want to mark.

Check word's definition

Just move the mouse cursor enter the words that you marked. Then it will show the word's definition with a mini popup. You can also check the word's pronunciation.
Closing popup, just scroll your mouse wheel or left-click none-popup area.

the example checking word's definition on any webpage the example checking word's definition on Dashboard

You don't need to google or check dictionary. You just focus on this word. It's easy to use to save your life.

Addition features

Open the link below by the browser. Then, click the big button 'BUY 1 YEAR' or 'Subscribe' with an orange color. Type your email and pay it. Then, you have the PRO features. Enjoy it. 

'BUY 1 YEAR' means you just pay for 1 year, the expires is 1 year, We will do not charge you later except you buy again. 'Subscribe' means a long term, but you can cancel at any time on Grumroads. We use Gumraod to support our payment system. You can safely use Gumroad, Gumroad have sent over $242M.

Verify your license

  1. Install the extension, then set language。Just skip this step if you installed.
  2. Copy your license from your email.
  3. Click on the Burning Vocabulary icon in the top right corner of your browser and go to the Dashboard page.
  4. Click on the Verify license in the bottom left corner to go to the Enter License pop-up panel.
    keyboard controal
  5. The client activation is complete when you complete the submission after entering.
    keyboard controal


  1. 安装插件,可通过Install安装说明安装,然后选择语言,如果已安装进入下一步。
  2. 进入你在购买时输入的邮箱,拷贝你收到的License。
  3. 点击浏览器右上角Burning Vocabulary图标,进入插件Dashboard。
  4. 点击左下角Verify license,进入输入License弹窗面板。
    keyboard controal
  5. 输入后完成提交即完成客户端的激活。
    keyboard controal

Sentence snapshot

  1. Firstly, Open your browser.
  2. Secondly, click the 'Burning Vocabulary' App in the browser's toolbar at the right-top, and then click 'Dashboard' button at the popup bottom.
  3. Enter the vocabulary Dashboard page, and then click 'Snapshot' at the top menu.
  4. Or you could see a snapshot on your phone browser.

Then, you will see the words' sentence snapshot.

sentence snapshot

Practice by flashcards

If you will have a vocabulary quiz or you want to expand your vocabulary as soon as possible. You can practice vocabulary by flashcards. Just enter the Dashboard page, and then click the menu Flashcards at the top menu. Just jump to next if you know the current word.

vocabulary flashcards animation

You can use a mouse, arrow keys on the keyboard, or space button on the keyboard to control.

Shortcuts to control flashcards

You can use keyboard shortcuts to control flashcards.
Flip Flashcards Blank Space , Previous word , Next word , Look up word r .

keyboard controal

Import words list

  1. Firstly, Open your browser.
  2. Secondly, click the 'Burning Vocabulary' App in the browser's toolbar at the right-top, and then click 'Dashboard' button at the popup bottom.
  3. Enter vocabulary dashboard page, and then click the menu Import at the top menu.
    the snapshot of import custom vocabulary
  4. Or you could add new words on your phone browser

Remove the marked word

We don't want to mark some words sometimes on web page. You can remove these words by vocabulary calendar.

  1. Firstly, Open your browser.
  2. Secondly, click the 'Burning Vocabulary' App in the browser's toolbar at the right-top, and then click 'Dashboard' button at the popup bottom.
  3. Enter vocabulary dashboard page, and then move your mouse cursor to the words line, it will be showing a small 'x' button, click it, then here is a confirm.
  4. After removing the word and refresh your web page, the word deleted will not be marked. Enjoy it.

Mark words on PDF file

Solution 1: mark words on an online pdf file.

You just need to click `Open with BV` then to mark words.

Solution 2: mark words on a local pdf file.
  1. Open the URL ( chrome://extensions/ ) by Chrome browser and then click the button `Details`.
  2. Turn on Allow access to file URLs. That means give it access to local pdf file permission.
  3. Reopen local pdf files by Chrome browser. Then click `Open with BV` to mark words.
    the snapshot of marking on pdf

About 'Invalid or corrupted PDF file'.

It may be not a standard pdf format file though some other program can parse it.

Youtube subtitles

  1. Firstly, switch on subtitles/CC.
  2. Secondly, just move your mouse cursor to the captions' words that you don't understand.
    mark words on youtube's subtitle

Reivew vocabulary on phone

Pro version users can review and add words by our PWA app supporting Android and iOS.

  1. Firstly, open the address below on your phone browser 

  2. Secondly, validate your license on that page.

  3. Then you can review your marked vocabulary on your phone.

  4. It's very convenient reviewing the words that you marked if you add shortcuts to your phone home screen. It's like a phone app. How to add shortcuts to phone screen?

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