https://www.duolingo.com/JimMellon

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.

September 2, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Qwazicolt
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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 ?

September 2, 2017

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From an objective point of view it is said that you can speak on a comfortable fluent level of a language with 10,000+ words depending on the language it could be as low as 8,000 but not 2,000

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Qwazicolt
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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.

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/BurkMiggo
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Should the question not be how is your active versus your passive vocabulary?

September 2, 2017

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The questions was 'speak' German on a fluent level. Passive vocabulary only comes into play during Listening and Reading and only active vocabulary will help in Speaking or Writing

September 2, 2017

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I edited my question because I did not mean to say '' fluent level '' but rather '' fluently speaking ''

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AlecDuolingo

Hey Quinn, did you ever complete the exp contest I was in? Because it ended a while ago and you never gave out the prizes. Just wondering :P

September 2, 2017

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I tried to find it but I couldn't, do you have the link cos when I found it I was going to restart it, I never got anyones scores :(

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AlecDuolingo

Oh ok :(

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AlecDuolingo

I don't have the link I forgot to follow the discussion

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Qiunnn
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Yh I tried to access it at the time through my history but it just came up with that 404 message

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JimMellon

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.

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Qwazicolt
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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.

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JimMellon

No, not all day, everyday. I would think that would require a minimum vocabulary of around 5,000 words or so.

September 2, 2017

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Some data is meaningless to me. The Fluency has little to do with reality.....for me. Keep up the good work. :)

September 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JimMellon

You never know what someone else might be interested in. I just thought I'd share all the stats Duo attaches to progress.

September 2, 2017

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Share away my friend. :)

September 3, 2017
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