Vocabulary checker, problem

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    Vocabulary checker, problem

    Hi,

    I'm trying to create a program that tests you at some words in any language, but I've got problems.

    When you shell type in words and translations, it jumps directly to the translation. Here's a bit of my code:
    Code:
    while (true)
    {
    	cout << "Word: ";
    	getline(cin, words[i][0]); // it skips this
    	cout << endl;
    	cout << "Translation: ";
    	getline(cin, words[i][1]);
    	cout << endl << endl;
    	
    	i++;
    	
    	cout << "Enter some more words? [y|n]: ";
    	cin >> query;
    	
    	if (query != 'y' && query != 'n')
    	{
    		cout << "Error..." << endl;
    		break;
    	}
    	else if (query == 'n')
    	{
    		break;
    	}
    }
    Thanks!

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    > cin >> query;
    Use getline for this as well.

    Basically the same problem as using scanf and fgets in C. They don't cooperate on how to use the input stream, so one gets confused by the mess left behind by the other.
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