Why is vocab introduced not based on frequency lists?
I believe that's what one of your backers, Tim Ferriss, advocates..
Would be nice to hear your thinking on this. Thanks.
Luis responded to this question in a Reddit post saying that they do focus on the most frequent words although from my experience doing the Portugese lessons this is not exactly true. I have looked up quite a few words in my 5,000 word Portuguese dictionary and many of the words are not in there. I would love it if they only focused on the top 1,500 - 2,000 words.
The sequencing of vocab is roughly based on frequency, but because we also teach things grouped in "skills" of related words, we often use less frequent words — like "shark" — along with more frequent ones — like "dog." We're constantly working to improve the skill tree sequencing, though...
For what it's worth . . .