Fluency in German Hit 70% Today
Very encouraged that after just under two years of daily practice, I have managed to get the 70% fluency rating in German! I obviously realise that the fluency percentage is the bluntest of instruments, but at least it is something to aim for in Duolingo. Does anybody know how high the fluency percentage in German can go?
I have 62 percent and i assure you I do not understand the language that much at all. I doubt I could converse with a German toddler. I have about 50 lessons left and I still get massively confused on order of sentences etc. I told myself recentlt- just keep ploughing through it.
Congratulations on reaching this milestone! I've managed 71% in learning German from English. I began around the end of July 2016. However I also had some background in German beforehand, mainly speaking. Going in the other direction, English from German, I've managed 75%.
I just started the reverse tree recently, so am only up to 69% on that one, but it's nice to learn new words over there as practice lately on the German tree seems to be giving me a lot of the same practice sessions again and again even though I'm doing them perfectly. But also at 71% on my German from English.
Congratulations! I also reached 70% last night. I have tried to research the topic of fluency and some sites discussing languages say the average native speaker of a language is around 80% fluent. I find that (the 70%) hard to believe because I still have a lot of difficulty reading German news site (Der Spiegel e.g.) and also have difficulty when watching German shows and movies on YouTube. I have also read a German high school level graduate has an average vocabulary around 5000 words; however, I am still under 3000 words. Words I easily recognize in writing are missed when heard spoken. I will just continue to practice Duolingo and use German Media and hope I can continually improve. Best of Luck!
I have just re-gilded my German apple tree today and reached level 17 with a fluency rating of 66%. How can they attempt to measure your fluency without hearing you read? This is surely possible with today's technology. 70% is impressive and is the highest value I have seen so far.
The complete sound sound system has now been down for a few days, promising return. within an hour!
Perhaps such a major upgrade is happening right now.
A new maths question - How many days are there in an hour???
Start practicing with other instruments if you want true fluency. Duolingo is a good startup but it only gives you a feel for the grammar. I used to live in Berlin, but it was 20 years ago and I've had no one to practice with so I'm picking it back up. I could talk with drunk taxi drivers and my neighbors then - what I have at 55% now would let me read the easy sections of the newspaper (if I had a dictionary handy).