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https://www.duolingo.com/Rozzie

You can now read 51.5% of all real Spanish text

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I don't know if that is true but I look at the article they gave me and I could even see any words that I knew. I'm glad they said that to make me feel like I know something but I think I will translate articles my way. Thanks Duo for telling me my % rate at which I can read real words.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Far_1
Far_1
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Yea i love DL but in my case it's complete BS. I found a formula that works though, whatever the % duo says i can read, i subtract it by 75% and that's the real number =)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Synesthete24

Ouch. Ever get negatives? ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Far_1
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Haha, that would be bad. Get a message from duolingo saying ''you actually knew more spanish yesterday''

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Synesthete24

Ha! I bet the reason they don't do that is... Bad business! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/savage_queen01

:D This is quite a hilarious convo.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Most folks take that percentage with a grain of salt. ;) I remember getting a 98.7% when I was about halfway through the tree.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rozzie
Rozzie
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wow I would have to have that % today what did you do it get such a high %? If you don't mind me asking.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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Duolingo is just constantly tweaking their percentage to make it more realistic. Back in the day, it wasn't realistic at all. I think it may top out now at around 65%.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Nothing to do with me. I am merely suggesting that Duo, at least in the past, was waaaaaaay off on their 'estimates.' I think they may have been trying to encourage me to do more immersion. If I consider scientific journals to include 'articles' I cannot understand that much in my native English, and I have multiple graduate degrees. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JazzBlues
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My % keep going up and down. I went up to 57.7% twice but now I am down to 56.9%. I am beginning to understand a lot of French which is a pleasant surprise as I found it quite hard to learn as compared to Spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/polyglotpixieme

Hi, is it weird that I am on level 8 and DL says I can read 60.1% of real Spanish words? When I reached level 5 DL started telling me how good I can read Spanish words. You are on level 18 and can read less words than me. Is that correct or does DL rate you on each level? Please help (I have been a week on DL).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaggiePye
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Your level on Duolingo is not directly connected to how far down the tree you have gone, but how many exercises you have completed. You could--though it would be excruciatingly dull--reach level 25 by doing the first lesson of the first topic over and over again, but you would not know very much Spanish by the end of it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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Could you have misread? or perhaps duolingo glitched. I'm not sure where you should be at your point it the tree, but it should be less than 60.1%.
(although, it doesn't have anything to do with your tree, but how far you down the tree-how many lessons you completed).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MaggiePye
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Don't worry about that percentage. It's not that accurate. It's telling me I can read about 60% of real French text (and I suppose if you include "things that I would not understand in English, either, because they are highly specialized advanced texts," you may be right) but I'm sitting here reading a novel (and not one for young readers) in French today and having no problem getting through it. (I'm not saying I'm fluent--for one thing, what I understand is at a MUCH higher level than what I can produce--but 60% seems a bit low there.)

3 years ago