https://www.duolingo.com/sunnyjohn

"You can read 52.3%." Nope!

I was working through an exercise. At the end along with my xp points, Duolingo sends me a message that I can read 52.3% of most text. Of course I go and try. Now while I may be able to read it, I only understand maybe, 15%.

Is that normal? Am I not doing this correctly? I feel like I am learning, but when I try to read through the immersion articles it is sad.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Majklo_Blic
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I've always assumed that DuoLingo isn't just counting the words in your vocabulary; it's also roughly figuring out how often those words tend to show up. So 52% doesn't mean that you already know half the available Spanish vocabulary; it means that the words you do know (according to the lessons you've completed) will make up about half of what you're likely to see when you read.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrealphus
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I've always been interested in this myself. And mine has declined, believe it or not. I went a few months without practice and went from 97.28% to 57.2%. I am wondering if this is like, how much of the tree you've gone through, how much of each topic cleared or not yet cleared is used in actual writing, and how far you are from gold?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MissSeychie

No, ur not. Honestly, to study my spanish words I put them in my notebook. But when duolingo said I can read 64.2%, I could read merely all of it.

3 years ago
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