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Something wrong with the Swedish Fluency percentage

I am a lever 12-learner, has studied 23 skills, 57 day streak, practised daily but my Swedish Fluency is 3%. I think that should be much more higher than 3%. Is it wrong? P/S: Why Duolingo always makes me practise same skills every day although I do it daily? I feel so annoying. Is there any way to report that problems?

1 year ago

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devalanteriel
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I don't know why your fluency score is broken, but it's an absolutely terrible measurement anyway, so I wouldn't fret it too much.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eva33964

Kanske dags för dig att gå vidare till andra svenska-kurser? Det kan ju vara något fel på mätaren. Jag talar svenska flytande och gjorde testet på kul, men fick bara 52% trots alla rätt. (Jag har svenska som modersmål och bor här.) Det finns ett webbforum kallat Familjeliv, googla och prova det, då testar du din svenska på riktiga svenskar.

1 year ago

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devalanteriel
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About 50-55 % is the maximum attainable fluency score for any course, so that sounds about right. Duolingo isn't trying to make you fluent, after all. :)

1 year ago

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Well, in that case it's just about right! :) In any case I'm now subscribed to the Swedish discussion topic too so I can reply in that topic.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lamontsson
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devalanteriel - I was under the impression that if you did a placement test and got most of it right, it would give you a fluency of higher than 60%? My mum did one for German and actually got some stuff wrong, but still got some very complicated things right, and was given 58% fluency straight away.

1 year ago

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I think it differs wildly, and German has one of the longest and most efficient of all trees, so it's no surprise that you can get a little higher there.

Plus, well, there's that thing again that the fluency meter isn't actually performing very well. :p

1 year ago

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Yeah, although, her German is actually quite good. 60% would probably be a good indication. 55% (my Swedish fluency) is probably a bit generous but as I do more and more 'extra-curricular' (non Duolingo) study, I am getting nearer to that.

Just a little thing deva: I'm not sure 'efficient' is the word you want there. That would imply that it takes comparitively little effort to learn a lot, when compared with other courses.

1 year ago

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devalanteriel
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I see your point, and appreciate the answer, but I did mean "efficient". In terms of how much you actually learn per lesson that sticks, I think German is the best tree out of the seven I've been going through. So while I, too, would assume that a car marketed as both the fastest and the most efficient was fraudulent, I still might be surprised. :)

1 year ago

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Ah ok, sorry about that. I didn't think that one tree could really be much more efficient than another.

Haven't you studied German before though? So wouldn't it be quite hard to tell what's Duolingo sticking and what's just past knowledge being brought up again?

1 year ago

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No need to apologise. :)

I'm half German - fluent but not quite native-level. So yeah, anything I write on this needs to be taken with a grain of salt; I can only guesstimate.

1 year ago