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Percentage fluency

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    I keep getting messages saying "you are now 61% fluent in German" (same with French), then a day or so later, although I have done plenty of lessons, it slips back to 60%. It never seems to get past 61%. Does anyone know why?

    December 13, 2017



    The percentage score is based on a slightly intoxicated blindfold otter juggling the square root of diddly-squat. It bears no relation to any measure of linguistic competence in the real world. Try not to worry about it.


    The Fluency is not accurate unfortunately.


    However, I think Duolingo's courses are excellent.
    Just enjoy the courses and don't worry about Duolingo's fluency %.


    69% today but prolly 68% tomorrow and i max out everyday....... its just an indicator...


    My German fluency used to bounce between 65% and 66%. The highest it has been is 67%. Each day I regild any lessons that need it, followed by a couple of strength building exercises. It now seems to have stabilized at 66% and has not changed for a week. I believe that 61% is considered high for the German course. Gut gemacht!

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    I've been bouncing back and forth between 62 and 63% - am at 63% today.

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