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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

Fluency Rating ceiling?

My German fluency on Duolingo has just been rated at 65%. Does anybody know how high this can go? I am not interested in any discussion about why the fluency percentage rating is nonsense, so please could you avoid posting on that topic in this discussion. Many thanks :-)

October 6, 2017

23 Comments


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

You're about as high as it goes. And sorry, but the "fluency" number is complete nonsense.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

You couldn't resist!!! Lol :-)


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

In English I reached 75% and in German 62%.
However, German is my mother tongue. :-(
In both languages I am in the 18th level. All the best, Verostee


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

Maybe then then fluency rating has a depth of time component in the algorithm. I'm level 25 in German. Thank you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joe9522

I think you have to practice a lot because my fluency goes up when i don't level anything up also when i complete skills so i think it's just how much you use duolingo also i think how quickly you answer questions plays a roll also when i don't use duolingo for a while my fluency goes down so it also has something to do with activity so i hope this helped bye.


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

I did the whole Italian from English tree in 200 days, have got over 58000 xps and my fluency level is 59% at the moment. I did the reverse tree English from Italian in almost no time, have over 26000 xps but my fluency level is 75%. Interesting, isn't it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

That is interesting. I might give the German reverse tree a go. Thank you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gSY55q97

Hi Steve, according to Duolingo, I have reached 67 % in German and 77 % in English. (I think the vocabulary is a decisive component.)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

67% -very impressive :-)


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

(I think the vocabulary is a decisive component.)

What is your amount of words in the "Words tab" (https://www.duolingo.com/words) in your courses? I am curious, because I think, your very high "Duolingo fluency%" is especially caused by

  • Level 17 within 3 months
  • very few mistakes
  • more than 30 XP for each course daily
    (according to the parameters in this web page
    http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Decay , read from "Word decay")

My results in
- German for English speakers: 2732 words, level 22, 60% in about a year
- English for German speakers: 1837 words, level 17, 71% in about 10 months
- English for Dutch speakers: no "Words tab", level 23, highest: 76% (at the moment 73%, due to only 10xp per day instead of 30xp) in about 14 months
(Dutch is my mother tongue)

The highest Duolingo % I have ever seen:
English: 78%
German: 67%


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

Some really interesting stuff there. Thank you very much indeed for taking all that effort, and explaining it so well. Very much appreciated :-) :-). I have 2581 words in my "Words" tab.


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

You're welcome. Thanks to your and gSY55q97's input, this was a very interesting question to investigate.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gSY55q97

Hi Pentaan, I have 1957 words in German for English speakers and 1742 words in English for German speakers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gSY55q97

You are welcome. : )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gSY55q97

Thank you for the lingots.


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

It depends on the course. English courses can go into the seventies. Some courses can only go into the low fifties.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

Thank you, Jim. Good point.


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

Persistence pays off! Just as I got up-rated to 64% today and I thought I'd caught up with you. Still have 65% to aim for - have a lingot Steve!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

Persistence indeed! Many thanks for the lingot, Gallimaufrey.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stevestewart0001

Interestingly, after a significant run of not making any errors on Duolingo, my fluency rating has just been put at 66% – just a week or so after moving up to 65%. I say interesting, because I was stuck at 64% for some months.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gSY55q97

Congratulation! ☺

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