https://www.duolingo.com/MDoulos

How many words does Duolingo cover?

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The title says it all. Approximately how many words does going through the full tree of any language teach you? How many words should you know when you graduate Duolingo? Gracias! Merci! Danke!

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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  • English 1952
  • French 2423
  • Italian 2784
  • Portuguese 2821
  • Spanish 2141
  • German 2385

It does not matter from which language they are taught.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoyerNoronha

I have given you a lingot please keep it safe, use it for some grand purpose

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_JesusG_
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These numbers can't be right. At least they are not the ones that appear on the Progress panel. From the comments below, and my own experience, the word counts when the tree is finished are (give or take a few...) :

English ----- 1397

Spanish ----- 1575

French ----- 1848

Italian ----- 1791

I'm looking for the Portuguese and German word count. Anyone with the tree finished or better yet, with the tree recently finished, care to help?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duolingoHepCat
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Finishing a tree is great, but when you continue to practice after that by strengthening skills, you will find that you are taught more words as you continue to practice. I believe that once you reach level 25 (30000 XP), you have seen every word in the course.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth528513

That is incorrect. I reached level 25 in German over a year ago and am still getting new words. I see below I had 2451 nine months ago and now I'm at 2874.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickShields

I currently have 3528 Italian Words and it's still rising. Very, very slowly!

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimbo_kelly

I finished the tree this week and my word count is currently 3209. This includes the 2 bonus slots

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Davu
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See: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2471656

German: 1710
Portuguese: 1942

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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Those numbers are right, but probably include some "forms", which are not included in your list. for example in the incubator go went gone counts as 3 words, but in your list 1 word

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carey911086

Swedish?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JonneZomer
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I finished my Spanish tree with 2190 words

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adairpete

I am almost 58% fluent, 2 weeks shy of level #23 in Spanish and my word count is 2711. I am, therefore, guessing that it takes around 3000 words to be 59% fluent on Duolingo. I read somewhere that one can be reasonably fluent at 3,000 words which is the total that another user gave as the possible word count on Duolingo. That makes sense to my experience and that posted by JonneZomer at level 18 above. I also read that one would be considered to be close to 100% fluent only at 5,000-10,000 words.

There is a correlation between Duolingo's fluency rankings and user on-going word counts. And neither the word count or the fluency rate increases unless the user routinely does the timed quizzes in each section. Fluency is determined by how many of the answers on the timed quizzes come from your own brain. To get to the maximum 20 correct answers on each timed quiz consistently there is not time to look up an answer....which is the purpose of a timed quiz.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kay.Aje
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It says you are 58% fluent, but realistically you are not close to being fluent, duolingo maximum gets you to A2 level, you cannot become fluent by only using duolingo, thats silly, go talk to native speakersand you will find out.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adairpete

Correct that 58% Spanish fluency is not anywhere near 100% fluency. Fluency rates above 60% are generally determined by a working knowledge of 5,000-10,000 words and Duolingo uses only around 3,000 words.

However, 58% fluency indicates that one can understand a little more than half of what one hears or reads in Spanish and has a solid grasp of verb conjugations and other grammatical rules governing the use of nouns, adverbs, pronouns and adjectives (allowing one to respond appropriately).

Duolingo actually has pretty good tests of fluency in their timed quizzes. To increase a fluency rate, one must complete timed quizzes with at least 75% of the scores consisting of 90-100% of the maximum of 20 points for each quiz. If one must look up answers on a timed test, there simply will not be enough time to score well. Answers must come from memory and understanding.

Yes. It is possible to become fluent online IF the course you are taking contains 5,000- 10,000 words. The key to fluency is not speaking to native speakers. Rather it is now many words you understand and commit to memory. Your accent would probably be off but you could be highly fluent.

With Duolingo as a base (and working with a certified Spanish translator), I will be over 80% fluent within a year...at which point I can stand before a Latino community, understand their questions and concerns and help them (without a translator). That is my goal.

I already have a Master's degree (and expertise) in an unrelated and very complicated area giving me complete confidence in my goal and in the relevance of the Duolingo fluency rankings. I love Duolingo and it is a great starting point for anyone!!. Spoken fluency in Italian is my next personal goal.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kay.Aje
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Fluency IS speaking with native speakers, there are people who only know 2500 words and are fluent as in they understand everything they hear, they can speak without translating and stuff, I never said you cannot get fluent online, i said solely using duolingo, it is impossible, and also fluency means you are completely okay with speaking,reading, writing, and listening. Not just knowing words, so you can know 50000000 words but if you cannot speak randomly with native speakers you are not fluent. Duolingo is great but i dont like it when people think they can be fluent only using this app it is ridiculous, so again you are no where near fluent if you have only used duolingo.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kay.Aje
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And duolingo does nothing to help with listening,native speakers speak fast, you need to be immersed either by conversing or listening to the radio, tv shows etc.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rich476879

There's no such thing as a fluency percentage, in the field of language studies. It's a generic, if somewhat useful measuring stick.

Furthermore, there is no single definition for fluency. There are as many as a million words in the English language, but most people really only know about 20,000, and use far less than that in general conversation.

Reading, and even writing fluency is somewhat useless for conversational fluency purposes. Training your war to understand the rapid jibber jabber of a foreign speaker, and being able to respond effortlessly would be what most people think of when they hear the word fluency.

Submersion of some kind is necessary, even if it's just watching foreign films in their native language. Being able to read and write, is a far cry from understanding a fast talking native speaker.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/johanov
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I did the German tree just for fun skipping nearly all the normal exercises by using the optional test-outs wherever possible. (I was already reasonably fluent in German, although it is not my native language). This instantly brought me to skill level 63% but my word count was only about 1100. So there does not seem to be a correlation between words you know and skill level. After completing the tree, my word count increased by about 10 for each round of practice, but now I am stuck at 1235; whatever I do, I do not get any new words.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rich476879

You have to go through each lesson individually. Over and over and over. Some lessons have 10 parts, so there are about 450 lessons, lets say.

Start from the beginning, do all 450 lessons, without making a mistake, and then come back and tell me you only have 1200 words.

The program is unpredictable. It can ask you the same stupid question over and over, and then surprise you with something you've never seen before. Plus, the early lessons become harder, once they add knowledge gained in later lessons.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/duolingoHepCat
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Doing the whole tree one lesson at a time and then strengthening will expose you to more stuff than just testing out.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Scutigera
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I am pretty convinced that the "practice skills" also introduces several sentences we do not get in the individual lessons (and vice versa).

But, I know that timed practices are not tied to the (kind-of-arbitrary) fluency score as I have never done a timed practice and I have fluency. :)

Duo's official word on fluency markers:
https://www.duolingo.com/comment/19032758

Well done on your German knowledge. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MDoulos
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Where did you obtain these numbers and why do they differ from those already mentioned?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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I am an incubator mod so I can see it in the incubator. And it differs because I think especially when you use shortcuts you "miss" most of the words. For example I am one of the people who built the English for Turkish speakers course and I am 100% sure we teach 1952 words. However, I finished the English tree mostly using shortcuts and therefore I only have a word count of 1392.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OjosDelMundo

I completed the Spanish tree using no shortcuts, and my word bank shows 1575. I have seen Luis mention in another thread that the course teaches around a 3000. You're saying 2141. I will say that even after I finished the course, while strengthening skills, I sometimes see unfamiliar words. Does Duo continue to introduce new words even after you have completed the course, without showing any changes to your word count? It would be nice to get an accurate word count so that I may assess my level.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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I am not sure. but I just realized that my counts include some word forms, and probably in the word counts of users, they are counted as one (for example in the incubator drink-drank-drunk may count as 3 words, but 1 for user word count)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rich476879

Yes. It continues to introduce new words the more you practice. I'm at 2,724 words in Spanish. I'm 52% fluent on level 23. It all depends how fast you go. If you race through, or test out, you'll see less words.

Just do tools practice tests over and over again, and your word count will slowly grow. But the higher It gets, the slower It adds new words. It took me like a month to get from 2,700 to 2,724.

It also matters which software you are using. I actually have two seperate Duo apps on my phone, and they are very different. Don't ask me to explain.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mloz22
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That's so weird. I just decided to take up Spanish here, and tested out of a bunch of lessons about an hour ago, and was placed on level 10 with 52% fluency. I don't really understand how we can be on different levels but have the same fluency. I think the reason I didn't test higher was because of missing tildes and one word I didn't recognize? This is an interesting thread.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MDoulos
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Thank you for the information then! Please tell me- what are the shortcuts? I've never used one.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Selcen_Ozturk
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you can find them on your tree as "test out of ..." Alt text

or in the skills Alt text

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jmsacklin

Thanks for the information! Is there anywhere to find a LIST of the words that Duolingo teaches in any given language?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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@Selcen_Ozturk, Thank you for this information!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oxfordst

I gave a lingot finally

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oxfordst

I'll give you a lingot when I have enough

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Glossophyle

I'm curious to know ! (I was really looking for the very same question) do you count conjugations genders and plurals as duolingo does (things like 'gato', 'gatas', 'gatos') or your count is about the actual different terms and verbs we are going to learn?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JoyerNoronha

thanks for this info

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Paukke

The German was updated a while ago. Are there more words now?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth528513

I'm up to 2451 now after the most recent course extension.

Edit, as of April 29, 2017, 2563 in German. Edit, as of May 7, 2017, 2583. Edit, as of May 18, 2613. edit, as of June 6, 2652. Edit, as of June 18, 2680. Edit, as of July 30, 2733.

Edit, as of 9/5, at 2744 Edit, as of 11/14, I'm at 2836. As of 8/31/18 (took six months off), 2874.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joe685106
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Thanks Elizabeth, appreciate the updates! I am sitting on 2570 - good to know there are a few more words in there.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LugoschPierre

I am at 2765. They continue to add some very useful words. I would like to see them go all the way to ~3000.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LugoschPierre

I have finished the new updated German tree and my count is showing 2026. Does that match what others have told you?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LugoschPierre

Lots more words. I am at 2765.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SojournerDest

Yes. Lots.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PJCSantos

Do you know how many?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joe685106
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Hi Selcen. Do you have any idea what the current word count for German is?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WillHess00

As of now, Spanish has 2572 words.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BradJones11

I'm coming back to my tree after some time away from Duo and it says my Spanish words learned is 2700. Do you have any of the bonus skills? (I'm still missing the Christmas one.)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WillHess00

I have flirting and idioms as bonuses

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oxfordst

I accidently deleted the comment where I said I would give a lingot when I have enough, but here is the lingot I owe you for helping me out :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RonaldoLza
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I finished the English course, but it appears that I learned 913 words, how do I learn the other words covered by Duolingo?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabemcnab
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Thanks so much for this! I have always wondered

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Newfoundscotty
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I wonder if any have increased since this post? Ive only been around a couple of months.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rich476879

This is dated. I'm up to 2,438 words in Spanish, and counting. I'm on level 20, and 48% fluent, so I would guess it would still be holding out on at least a couple hundred words.

I imagine the Duolingo servers are upgraded constantly, adding new words and sentence configurations, etc..

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Glossophyle

what I d love to know is whether in this discussion you all are talking of "words" like different lemmas or you comprehend into that number (1952 for English for instance) the different forms of the same lemma like 'go' 'goes' 'gone' 'went' for the lemma 'to go' and plurals and gender for languages with feminine and masculine or any other grammatical peculiariry that declines a lemma into its different forms. When a dictionary advertises about the numeber of words it contains it says the number of lemmas though they call it 'words', only in order to simplify

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LugoschPierre

Good question and I am not sure of the answer but... I think the word count does not include inflected forms of any word. Buch and Bücher count as one word. Same goes for verbs; gehen,gehe, geht, ging; one word.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth528513

I think most of us are looking at the Words page (http://www.duolingo.com/words) and the count at the top. On that page, der, die, das, Fisch, Fische, etc. are all listed separately. I have to assume they are counted separately as well.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LugoschPierre

That would make sense Elizabeth. I am not sure what the real answer is.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mbsmbs1273

it shows 2468 in french

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bhaveshjai4
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I finished french tree with 2619 words

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth528513

But as you continue to practice, you will get more words. Finishing the tree does not get you all the words.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingAbout
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right, the tree just means you saw all the grammar one time and are ready to dive in to the remaining 75 percent or so of the course. it is a great thing to finish but Duo does MUCH more after the tree. the exceptions, the weirder tenses, the false friends....

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stevanche
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Getting there. Cheers! :D

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mrpritch82
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Seems like there's some facetious and pedantic responses on here. If you think duo lingo is the be all and end all to your learning then you're probably the type of person that doesn't want to put any effort in or genuinely learn the language! Just do it! Add it to your knowledge and continue with your immersion and independent study! If it is genuinely aide goal of yours to learn any new language you will keep seeking out new ways to learn! Duo lingo is great! Don't knock it! I wish they had this years ago when I was at school! (And no I don't work for duo lingo!) Buy some relevant books Watch some films Subscribe to news channels and pages of interest in your chosen new language! Have fun! And chill out!!!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rich476879

As an academic curiosity, one would like to get some idea how comprehensive Duo is. But I agree, that it seems some people have gone as far as they can go on Duo, but are still trying to rationalize its use.

Duo can be a little frustrating because it asked you easy questions over and over, but some are difficult. Of none are difficult, it's time to move on.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rcj4
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I am at level 25 and duolingo tell me that I know 2933 words. If I keep doing more practice it seems to go up very slowly. I'm not sure why. Additionally, I've been at 58% fluency for several levels and months and I can't figure out what to do to get to a higher percent.. Any insight out there. thx

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/filips8
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You have the highest amount of words in this post and also the highest fluency rate I have seen so far. May I ask if all of your words are also on full strength? Because I have a feeling that might be the last step to make the fluency be at its maximal. The maximal fluency level you can achieve for any language is supposed to be between 50-60% as of July 2016. So I am second guessing here but if your word strength bars are not full that would mean 60% is the highest you can achieve by having all words on full strength. (http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Fluency) Curious to know if my answer helps!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth528513

I'm at 70%, and have seen others report 77%.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rich476879

I've heard as high as 70%. The higher you get, the more difficult it is to squeeze extra percentage points out.

You say you've been at 58% for two months. You can't possibly be saying you do lessons every day, and never make a mistake -- even a typo.

Have you mastered Duo? Is it child's play? I doubt it. If so, why would you even be using it? Just to get a higher score?

Start at lesson 1, part 1. Do every lesson (all 400 plus of them). Don't make more than a rare mistake. Of your score still doesn't go up, then your wasting your time anyway. You're beyond Duo.

That said, there's a rumor that the timed quizes can raise your score. Whether that's true or not, it usually endless quizzes without a single mistake that get you another percentage point.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Hi MDoulos,

Here are the language stats for several of the languages (this was before anything came out of the Incubator, so some courses are missing.) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1015809

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_JesusG_
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Link is dead. Can you please relink?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MDoulos
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Thank you very much!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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Swahili will have around 2450 words.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/maximeboussery

It has been proven that 3000 words cover about 98% of a language. Will all languages move on until they have about 3000 words? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0yGdNEWdn0

Thanks

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Macossay

I wonder the same thing. It's not just any 3000 words, though, it's 3000 of the most used words. Does DuoLingo base its vocabulary on word frequency?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rich476879

Good point.

Why apples and carrots? Why knives and spoons, but no forks. Why bed and bed sheet, but no pillow case?

3,000 would likely be sufficient, if they were exactly the proven most common 3,000 every day words.

That said, if you finish duolingo, you could probably be air dropped into a mountain village in the 1987th century, and get by. Within a couple weeks you'd probably be pretty comfortable.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SivanLange

it takes 3000 words to get by and understand everyday talk mostly. But you really can communicate on intelectual level and start to understand a language in a deeper level at 10,000+ words. That said some languages do have common words or grammer rules which makes it easier. For example French, Italian, Spanish and Portoguese have some similiar words and grammar is very close. Also English and German has some intersections.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Spanish = 1571 words

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MDoulos
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Wow. Really? That's it? I expected at least a few thousand.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

That's it. Not near enough to declare one's self 'fluent,' huh? ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MDoulos
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Nope. I guess that's where Immersion comes in. :) Duolingo probably teaches enough that Immersion can do the rest right? Have a lingot.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Perhaps. But immersion does little for one's listening/speaking skills, IMO.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MDoulos
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Social media then? Youtube? Skype?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth528513

==> For late joiners, Duo used to have an immersion thing that was mostly translation of written material. That vanished some months back.

I couldn't post this to the member it was directed to, for some reason.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingAbout
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i have 2848 words in Spanish

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NancyMihalich
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65 Skills, 399 Lessons, 1791 words for Italian

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MDoulos
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Thanks, have a lingot. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NancyMihalich
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You're very kind! Thank you for the lingot! I am struggling with double object pronouns today!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MDoulos
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I don't know what that means! I never studied grammar until Duolingo required me to. :P

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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@MDoulos, I know the feeling! My suggestion, go one step at a time and learn what each of those mean.

I'm redoing my tree for two reasons: a) I slacked off using half hearts as an excuse to not work harder (half hearts was a test group), and 2) I didn't understand the grammar terms and I didn't push myself through the frustration to figure them out via Google and asking others for clarification. Don't do what I did!!! ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MultiLinguAlex
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French: 68 skills (71 with bonus skills), 353 lessons (362 with bonus skills) and 1848 words (without bonus skills; the word counter for bonus skills is not included in the general word counter - no idea why).

At the end of the tree, your reading ability will be roughly at a B1 level, so that you will understand enough to learn new vocabulary by immersion and context.

Have fun =)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/conor.raff
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What is this "B1" level of which you speak? Is there an internationally recognised standard for language proficiency? If so can you give me more details please, at the very least what it's called. ~Thanks!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/conor.raff
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Dzięki za odpowiedż!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MDoulos
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Thank you. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Angelily1
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What is the third bonus skill? I only have flirting and idioms. I have a completed tree, one free slot and tons of lingots, so it's very frustrating (mainly because I'm silly)!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tonytonyttonnyy

I bought a Christmas skill for Spanish a long time ago that I can still access on my tree. Maybe it was only available around the holidays? I'm looking at my Portuguese tree right now and the Christmas skill isn't currently available.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo
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Yep, the Christmas skill is only available to buy around holiday time.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/trevzilla

2141 for Spanish, phew. I'm pretty far up the tree and only at 250 words, I guess it really ramps up. Good to know, my research has informed me you need around 2000 to 3000 words to cover 90% of every day conversation in a language and from their you can fill in the blanks from the context. I'm keen to start immersing myself in the Spanish language but can still only pick up bits here and there, so it should be a lot more enjoyable once I get the vocabulary to a decent level.

Got my slow news podcast ready to go and my Mexico City VPN and Mexican Netflix standing by :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/arasari92

Where can i see my word count? I've seen it before but since the new thing with the coach I just can't find it anymore..

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/trevzilla

in duolingo.com home screen, just click Words in the top blue bar. It'll be in grey at the top of the list of words you've learned.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/conor.raff
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Is this still viewable? I can't seem to find it... maybe they've changed the layout and taken it away....

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GavintheGr1

It's still there as long as you are using the website and not the app. Tabs in blue up the top. Click Words. Word count is written in grey.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/br0d4
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It's still there

Only for some of the languages.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickShields

It's not visible on the Android app.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chaulanngo
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With the new levels added to French a few days ago, has the word count changed?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Toio68
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Yes. I have finished some of the updated lessons, and in "Words" now I see 1877 instead of 1848. I still miss 16 updated lessons. A brand new French course for my language (Italian) is on the go. Maybe this is the reason for the update.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Toio68
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I just finished to "gild" back my French tree, and the new words count is 1935. That includes all the three bonus lessons.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/M.Alkotob

What new levels?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chaulanngo
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"New French Tree! New words/lessons to learn!" www.duolingo.com/comment/7256229

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LugoschPierre

I am showing 2032 words in German with the new additional lessons added in. That is fewer than the 2385 shown below. I have taken no shortcuts.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LugoschPierre

2898 is my current word count as of 4/26/2018

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ColettaD
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I started studying Italian in July, 2014 and completed the tree at one year. It's now December, 2015 and I just checked the Words tab -- 4028.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickShields

I wonder, 28 months later, what your word count is now? BTW... Impressive streak!

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MikeWalters1
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My Spanish tree now shows 2614 words (it was 2584 when I finished the tree).

Updates: 5 March - 2651. 3 April - 2715

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rcj4
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Do all lingo continues slowly to give me credit for knowing new words. I finished all the lessons about a year ago. Back then I knew 2800 words approximately. Now I'm up to 3010. It usually takes me about a month or two to get for five more words. I don't know when it will end.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Newfoundscotty
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Sorry i dont know, but how do you see how many words you have learned so far please?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth528513

On the website, desktop or full site view, click on Words in the menu strip.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Newfoundscotty
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Thanks. Ive only ever used the app before. Now i know. Ive given you 5 lingots for helping me out. Enjoy :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth528513

Thanks! I need them!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rich476879

I'm up to 2,724 in Spanish, and counting. But as it gets higher, new words come slower and slower. Also, if you race through, or test out of sections, you'll see less words. The more hours you practice, and the more times you redo sections, the more words you'll see.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Panda.Dani
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I second what you said! It's very true.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nsinsi
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I just started level 24 in Spanish, and duolingo says I have 3008 words under my belt

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Subidonpop

I did the Spanish tree in 2 days. It put me at level 11. I then proceeded to gain more xp points doing endless reviews and got to level 13 after 4 days. I don't think my word count has moved from 1575. I have completed the idioms and chat up lines bonus section. The only thing I haven't done yet is the timed quiz and the extended quiz (which I've just bought for 35 lingots)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lonewolf969

Are you kidding ? In two days entire tree ? No way youre gonna retain it if you are a first timer.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PrimaryBadger

Wow! Two days? I'm very impressed. Have you retained what you learned?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joshdharris
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The ONLY way you could finish the whole course in 2 days would be if you already knew a fair amount of Spanish and were using Duolingo as a booster

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Subidonpop

I'd been learning Spanish for 5 years before I logged on.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kirkobangz

Duolingo says I only have 684 words, but I finished the tree and I'm level 11. I tested out of more than half of the levels and always tried to clear whole levels by testing out of them when I could. And it says I'm only 43% Fluent since i've used Duolingo on and off. Is that normal?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingAbout
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the tree is about grammar - it does not at all go through all the words. those come later.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kmpres
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i show 2391 words so far in mine

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/audrysilva
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Good question! I also would like to know but I can not find a definitive answer anywhere.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nunziata2

When I finished the Italian tree I was around 2000 words. After that the word count gradually increased. Now, at level 19, I am at 3102. It's been stuck there the last few days so maybe I've hit the ceiling.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chrisgabbo

When I finished the Italian tree I had 1800 words, now 6 months later I am on 3649 Words. Hopefully it will keep on increasing! :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarilynHartwell

That's impressive. I'm at 3170 words in Italian. My goal is to be able to do timed reviews in every part of the tree. I'm about halfway there.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chrisgabbo

I am on 3742 Words now :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jodie....
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I have 2909 in Spanish and wondering if there are many more?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/clarevoyance

2776 in Spanish on 28 January 2016. I've completed the Spanish tree since August 2014 and have been practising it on and off. If memory serves, it was around 1700 words then. From my observation, new words do come in from time to time but I am not sure how exactly it works.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gusbemacbe
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How to increase more words? I checked my vocabulary lists and I saw I have less than 1000 words.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dr-Pen
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I'm doing the reverse tree: Spanish to English and I've completed that tree (though I'm still trying to get most of it golden)

There are 1035 words for the Spanish to English, at least that's what I have.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chris-Butler

I have the same question regarding the Swedish tree. Also, how do you even know how many you've all covered?! Do some trees tell you more about your progress than others? As far as I can tell, the Swedish one tells you nothing about your progress other than seeing how many lessons you've done/still remain. Tack!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Craig-Humps
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I get a 'words' link on the navigation bar for my French tree, but that disappears when I switch to my Danish tree, so it looks like only some have the word count feature available.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingAbout
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in swedish I do not see the way. in spanish, from the home page, next to Discussion and Labs is "Words" and that screen shows the word count.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LynnHardy

I have finished the tree in Spanish and have exactly 1600 words. I'm only at level 14 so does that mean I will continue to learn more words? As I strengthen each lesson, do they keep getting more advanced?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeeBrownst1
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I gilded my French 10 months ago and my Spanish tree a couple months later. The word count on the "Words" tab keeps increasing as I continue practicing; it has increased today for both languages. I can't tell if Duolingo is revising the curriculum or these words are already in the curriculum but are being withheld until I reach a certain level of attainment. There's probably some of both. FYI, my current word counts are 2697 for French (level 21) and 2717 for Spanish (level 20). Something to look forward to, and to keep practicing!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LynnHardy

That's awesome. I'm very excited about having so many new words to look forward to.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeeBrownst1
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Two days later: French 2717, Spanish 2721.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Glossophyle

Hello ! What I d love to know is whether in this discussion you all are talking of "words" like different lemmas or you comprehend into that number (1952 for English, 2141 for Spanish according to some comments I read for instance) the different forms of the same lemma, like 'go' 'goes' 'gone' 'went' for the lemma 'to go' and plurals and gender for languages with feminine and masculine or any other grammatical peculiariry that declines a lemma into its different forms. When a dictionary advertises about the numeber of words it contains it says the number of lemmas though they call it 'words', only in order to simplify. That's the only usefull way to count the words of a dictionary but I m in fear this is not the case. Tell me if I m wrong and if there's a way to actually count Duo s words. Thank you

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Scutigera
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Not sure what "lemma" is, but they do count variations when relevant like in Portuguese the word form can be quite different in plural than in singular.

You can find your own word lists (of words learned on Duo) for each of your languages at this link with the number at the top:

https://www.duolingo.com/words

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnonymousReader

German 46% fluency, level 17 and it shows I know ~1400 words

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pastorsteve99

My word count is currently at 4102

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth528513

For what language? It makes a huge difference.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rcj4
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I’m at 3810 pet Duolingo now.

1 month ago
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