Progress updates: 275 day streak. German L21
Updates to progress: I am just posting these progress updates to share data for those who like seeing how many words you might have at a certain level, or how many points - something like that. I make a note whenever I hit a new level, a milestone in terms of my streak, etc.
02Sep: 275 day streak. I have 18,016 total XPs, and am 984 XP from Level 22. I have only 12 lessons remaining to complete the tree (4 skills remain out of 123. Fluency is at 59%. Vocabulary is at 2404 words.
18Aug: 260 day streak. 641 XP from Level 21. 36 lessons remaining (9 skills remain of 123). 58% fluency. Vocab at 2151 words. Total XP: 16359
13 August 2017: 255 day streak. 1226 XP from level 21. Vocab at 2061. 58% fluency. Total XP: 15774
07 August 2017: 249 day streak. 65 lessons/15 skills remaining to complete the tree. Level 20. Fluency: 57%. Vocabulary: 1936 words. Total XP: 15039 ** (07 Aug: For what it's worth, for the past several weeks I have been more focused on keeping the tree gold than on advancing through new lessons. Just within the past week I have completed 6 skills, or about 25 additional lessons.)
15 July 2017: 227 day streak(since 29 November 2016). I have 68 lessons / 16 skills remaining to finish the tree. Level 19. 57% fluency. Vocabulary: 1839 words. 13504 total XP.
I find the data really interesting, but I am curious with your level, and experiences and knowledge now of the German language, would you say you can speak German on a comfortably and fluently without stuttering or taking to long to think of a word, I know that 2000 something vocab is not that that high of a level but you can still speak fluently with this much of a vocabulary. Your thoughts ?
my definition of fluent is different than yours, I mean fluent as in talking smoothly, not taking forever to think of the words you want to say, not stuttering. etc etc etc, I am only B1 with maybe 3.5 - 4k vocabulary and I speak fluent German, I go to school and work in German. I can share my ideas and opinions smoothly fluently without stuttering or saying uhhh. mmmm, hmmm, uhhhhh while trying to think of a word.
I agree -- 2000 words is not really a large vocabulary. I would say I do "okay" at the basics, although would like to take an exam soon to see where I really rank on the A1 to C scale.
I studied German in high school (Gymnasium) many years ago. I started working through DuoLingo as a way to pick it up again. I also have been using this as a challenge to maintain a certain morning routine. I get up early, do some readings, prayers, etc., then work on DuoLingo. The streak means I have kept those other things going as well. I also watch some YouTube videos periodically, to gain extra knowledge on certain parts of speech, grammar rules, etc.
Do you think you can speak German all day everyday if you wanted to, fluently and smoothly, with the exception of not knowing perfect grammar ?? Thats basically where I stand right now with my German, the longest i spoke in German was last winter the full month of December I was in Germany, my grammar is not perfect but my vocabulary is big enough that i can converse and share my ideas and opinions on a range of certain subjects.