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How is the 'Percent Fluent' calculated?

I'm working on my Spanish (currently doing the 'Time' lessons) and it's telling me that I'm 40% fluent, but by my calculations, I'm only about 13% of the way through my lessons. Can someone explain this? Am I going to be considered 100% fluent before I have the tree finished, or do the later lessons mean a lot less than the beginning ones?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
jrikhal
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Hi Mule1069,

here an official statement about this feature still under A/B test.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mule1069

Thanks!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingMonk
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Darts and a dart board.

I don't know what it means I wish they would say, maybe someone will. I'm sure they are using a different definition of "fluency" than we would use. I think it may be how well you know what you've already been taught, like if you can do the skills and never make a mistake or hover over a word you'd be at 100% even if you only were on the first lesson. But that is just a wild guess, I have no idea.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WinAR6
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That seems logical.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mule1069

After reading the statement that jrikhal posted, it looks like it is an estimate of how well you know everything that they can teach you. Words/lessons are weighted depending on how important they are in every day speech.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/beadspitter

Percent fluent? Where is that?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mule1069

It shows up for me as a golden shield with a percent on it, but apparently only half of us have it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/beadspitter

Suddenly, I have it! I swear it wasn't there yesterday. DL is trying to make me believe I'm crazy. >.>

The English Word of the Day is "Gaslighting".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndyBishop1

Conversely, it seems to sometimes go up a few times in a couple of lessons and then not increase again for ages. I'm about 80% of the way through Spanish with good strength kept up in all subjects, but I'm apparently only 51% fluent and have been for weeks ...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobZhurunkle

I started the day at 50% fluency in Spanish. After opening a new lesson and taking my first shot the meter immediately went to 49% and after finishing it I am now 48%. I will admit this has been the hardest lesson so far.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobZhurunkle

Went to bed last night at 49%. Started this morning at 48%. Gremlins!

2 years ago