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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/afbendana

Regarding Fluency

Bounjour a tous! I finished my French skill tree with a 49 % fluency, but I have no idea if that´s normal, good or bad. Any help with that please? Would be greatly appreciated in order to see how I really did. Merci beaucoup!

July 21, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SilverCharacter

The fluency score is very inaccurate. Since it only goes to 50-60% anyway, I would suggest ignoring it. Try doing the "reverse" tree, learning English from French for more practice, and remember to use other resources with Duolingo. And congratulations on finishing the tree!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/afbendana

That´s a pretty good idea, I´ll do the reverse tree...thanks for your very prompt answer. What do you mean by "other resources with Duolingo"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SilverCharacter

Just any resources beside Duolingo, because Duolingo alone won't teach you everything. Mango languages (if your library offers it), Memrise, News in Slow French, and any other textbooks and such you find.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/afbendana

Thank you Silver, much appreciated.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EliasPitts

I asked the same question once, and now i know. 49 % fleunt is really good, better than how I am doing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeeBrownst1

The maximum fluency score you can attain in French from English is 64.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/afbendana

Thank you Lee, much appreciated input


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EliasPitts

I am doing French from English so this information is very helpful. Tankyou LeeBrownst1!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

Do you know about the maximum fluency score you can get from Spanish?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeeBrownst1

It's 53 (from English).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

Muchas gracias!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/afbendana

Just as an FYI, in Spanish we begin questions with a "¿" and exclamations with a "¡"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

I know, I just didn't because I can't do that on my PC


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Acrosoph

Thanks for this -- just so that I understand -- Is that based on having every single word at full strength? Thx!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gsbduo
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On my laptop, my fluency score in French from English is 65. When I use my iOS devices (iPhone, Pad) it shows m score as 66.

For the reverse tree, English from French, my score is 77 on my laptop and 78 on my iOS devices. So the score on mobile devices always seems to be 1 point higher.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

Congrats on finishing your tree! Have a lingot, and I'm afraid the fluency percent level is inaccurate. A shame. It would be great if I was really 30% fluent in French. Anyway, good luck with your other languages!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/afbendana

Thanks Woof...much obliged!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OxygenHLG

A duolingo tree gets you to around 10 - 15 percent fluent. You'll need to use a lot more resources and listen to people speak the language. Duolingo is a good start. Congrats and keep working!

Ps: I recommend the website: www.LingQ.com


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Margosil

Hello there, I see you finished your tree at level 17 which is excellent! I would suggest going over lessons you have trouble with until you reach level 25, which is as high as you can go. When I reached level 25, I began Italian from French and it's helped immensely in both languages. Challenging, yes, but so rewarding.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/afbendana

Thanks Margosil! Sorry for the question, what would indicate that finishing a skill tree at level 17 is excellent? Just out of curiosity. Right now I´m doing what @SilverCharacter suggested, the "reverse tree" from French to English. Simultaneously, I´m doing English to Italian which is easier for me because Spanish is my native tongue. Once I´m done with that, I´ll be sure to do Italian to French as you suggest. Thanks for the post!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeeBrownst1

The level number never increases above 25, but the XP keep accumulating and, more important, you can still encounter new material. In the last 17 days, my Spanish word count went from 2847 to 2850 (at 43806 XP) and my French word count went from 2919 to 2927 (at 43294 XP). Admittedly, though, it's mostly review.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/afbendana

Hi Lee...where can I see my word count? Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeeBrownst1

On the web site, click the "Words" tab. It's right under "French words learned".

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