https://www.duolingo.com/KnuckleToo

Learning or winning?

I’m on day 26 and I’m up to 1900 words. I don’t think a genius (which I definitely am not) could commit that many words to memory that fast. I can read much easier that I can speak. So I can’t really tell, am I learning or just winning?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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The words are what you have seen in the course. If doesn’t mean that you necessarily remember them right now, it just means that when you practice a lesson, you will see those words. Most adult people will know about 20,000 to 35,000 words in thier native language by the time they’re middle-aged so in comparison 1,900 isn’t very much. Also keep in mind that some words might be another word conjugated differently or a different version of another word (i.e, a female animal that’s normally grammatically male).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/S_e_r_9_1_0
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Both my friend, both.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KnuckleToo

Right. What I meant was, if I can recognize but not remember offhand is that the language or ‘beating’ Duolingo?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MasterZsword

Only you would know if you were actively learning or not. And, I would not call it "beating Duolingo". From what you're explaining, it seems you can recall words that were not necessarily retained in your long-term memory. However, you had "learned" (or have simply been exposed to) words in your target language. I cannot define that as learning or not, since I'm not an expert on how your brain works. You mostly likely did learn if you are able to read a foreign text fairly easy. But again, I can't make a clear determination.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/draganil

pls, how about your words strength, are they "steel strong" or "pretty good"?

1 year ago
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