https://www.duolingo.com/tbrownell

This is what I get for sleeping last night...

Went to bed 54% fluent in French, woke up 53% fluent. And to think I even had a glass of Loire wine last night.

Je suis navré...........

May 24, 2015

32 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

To comfort you, I am supposed to be 58% fluent... and I am French.

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga

And not just French - you are BRILLIANT ! - you are one of my heroes !

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SussexSoleil

I'll drink to that!

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/evatenn

That's hilarious. The other 42% must be on loan... distributed amongst those of us whose questions you patiently answer.

May 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a

Sitesurf's bleeding French knowledge to the rest of us...

May 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SussexSoleil

Then I can't wait for my next trip to France, to see how much less fluent Duolingo thinks I've become while I've been away.

May 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

My prescription is that once you are in France, you indulge yourself with one glass of good wine, twice a day. Then let the wine work on you: it should lift your inhibitions and let you speak like a native! (or at least much better than when sober).

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga

I like your recommended prescription. That is also what the French Doctor said - when we went for our long term visa medical examination. :)

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SussexSoleil

Bien, en fin ça peu assister à faire des liaisons (entre les mots).

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga

Je pense que cela fait de vous concentrer sur les communications - le flux de la pensée - plutôt que d'obtenir ce correct.

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BusJo
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Love that prescription Sitesurf! Have to admit I kind of went there to learn those rolling "r"'s -I gargled with it; mighty tasty lesson it was too! And a note on the fluency, I'm bouncing at 50-51% which not so bad considering, if you recall, I'm the one who was told I did not have the intelligence to learn French but I'm sticking to it like a fly to honey-paper.

May 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

So you see, they were definitely wrong about you: you can make it and you are making it! Keep on sticking!

May 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BusJo
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Little update: Today I scored 56% on my fluency! Sticking is good for me! And since for the last few weeks I've been typing with a broken hand/cast because I made the commitment to work at this daily, it has not been easy. I think I deserve a nice glass of wine!

August 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rljones

Bien! Mais peut-être tu ferais mieux d'avoir une bouteille et te taire? Personne ne saurait.

May 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/KristenDQ

I don't mind it but I don't understand how when I was just doing my French Strengthening Skills today that I managed to go down a percent since I started the practice? How is that even possible?

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/msmaxham

I just refreshed a lesson, answered everything correctly and still managed to drop from 58% to 57%...

May 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/seafarer.

Where does it say how fluent you are?

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty

It's part of an A/B test and shows up on my home page in the upper right hand corner of the page. You can't miss it if you're part of the test.

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/seafarer.

Thanks! Do you mean the test you can buy in the lingot store?

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a

No, it's part of a test that Duolingo is doing: They have simply picked some of us to show it to and others not to show it to, and then they will compare how each group is doing. You can't decide which group you want to be in. If they deem that the thing they are testing is beneficial, it will be rolled out for all users. Sometimes these tests take a week, at other times many, many months...

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mbot7

hahah dont worry!

May 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/rafhael_a

Well... I guess you had a long night. But, in fact, I'm very curious in how Duolingo algorithm estimates it. My fluency is 45% ( It was 46% last night - lol ), but I have that harsh feeling that it shouldn't be higher than 20%.

That's my current level of confidence in French, at least.

May 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/cbatt

It must have been the wine...

May 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/scardabums

I just discovered the fluency percentage. Because there is A numerical value applied to my fluency, I now have to get it up!

May 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/evatenn

I'm starting to think that these overnight losses might have to do with how many exercises you were doing and words you were learning/practicing a few weeks or a month ago rather than what you were doing in the past day or two. What I mean is that I suspect words drop off your fluency list after a certain period of your not encountering them, and unless you'd done hundreds of XPs of exercises the day before, it was bound to happen, Loire wine or not. I guess we'll see once the new measure has been around for a while longer.

May 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/tbrownell

I think you are correct, at least in part. My word list suggests that I really need to be working on "jour" for example. And this is one of the little nits I love about Duolingo, at level 21 I doubt I will ever forget "jour" even if I never practice again. Their math is dodgy in my opinion.

May 27, 2015
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