https://www.duolingo.com/Brittany.Branch

How fluent are you in all the languages you are learning on duolingo according to duolingo?

My percentages are not exact accurate since I am not gold anymore in everything I've learned due to inactivity but mine are:

French: 8% fluent Italian: 20% fluent Spanish: 27% flent

It's not much compared to some really dedicated people on here, but it's still more than most teenagers my age would want to do in free time. I do it because I love learning foreign languages and learning about cultures. Unlike most teenagers around where I live, I love school and learning as most of them can't stand going to school.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/TrioLinguist

I am 49% in German, not that it matters though. The fluency indicator is a useless gimmick and I wish I could remove it, I don't like having something meaningless shown so prominently on my tree-page. There's a good reason why you won't find any good evaluations scoring you by "fluency percentage". Even if Duolingo did judge you properly for the work you do on Duolingo, it's still pointless since who's to say that Duolingo is the only resource I use for my German? I use plenty of other things that Duolingo can't base the indicator on.

/end.rant

I'm also a teenager, 14 years old, and I can't get enough of learning; I'm proud to speak three languages :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marc_B
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I'm also 14 years old, and my fluency is apparently 47%.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bsalvador_
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I'm 18 and i'm almost fluent in english also my french is quite right, i can't practice my languages skills as much as i want because of college, you guys are doing pretty good and keep doing it because someday it'll pay off. :) Y mucha suerte! (If i made a mistake please let me know)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LindsaySaysWut

Hi! "French is quite right" should be "French is quite good." :)

(Espero ser un buen orador español algún día!)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DetErMinNavn
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3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TrioLinguist

Thanks! I downloaded it and got the toggle button but no matter how much I click it, the fluency bar won't disappear, I've tried logging in and out, switching pages, and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Excuse me, I'm not good with technology.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DetErMinNavn
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Me, personally, I don't like anything including the word 'Tamper' - so I declined to download any userscripts :P This was just the only thing that came to mind, but sorry it didn't help :(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TrioLinguist

That's alright, thanks anyway! I think it may have something to do with the "redesigned" fluency shield.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingMonk
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I am a 42 year old teenager and I am at 46% fluent in Spanish. I was at 52% but I let it slide for a while while I studied verbs offline but I got started with Duolingo again today.

I love learning foreign languages and love learning about other cultures too, I wish I would have found that out when I was as young as you are. You will go far.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pilgrim2k
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I'm at 55% in Spanish, but I don't believe that it is totally accurate as I don't feel that fluent even though I can read and write a lot, but the verbal is still somewhat difficult for me. I noticed that you said that you're working on Verbs. What are you using to study and learn verbs. I am wanting to work on my verbs and conjugations. Any help you could pass along as to what you're studying and if you are concentrating on certain verbs, (most common, or most used in conversation). The conjugation and tenses are the most difficult for me. Thanks in advance.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WanderingMonk
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I am using the Brainscape app, they have a website as well. It's a flashcard program with one fundamental Spanish pack of cards for free, then there are several more that are paid. You can buy all of them for $29.99 or you can buy them individually. Lessons 1-4 are $9.99 each and the verb lesson is $6.99.

The verbs lesson is 10 decks that total 2403 cards that drill the conjugations. The first deck is 189 of the most common verbs, each of the other nine decks are 246 cards each of the conjugations. Each deck is a different tense and there is also a "random mix" button that allows you to mix all the decks.

At first I didn't like the verb decks because I expected that the front of the card would say, for example 'I exit' and the back would be 'yo salgo' but instead the front would say 'conjugate in the present tense salir' and on the back will be...

yo salgo

tú sales

él, ella, Ud. sale

nosotros salimos

vosotros salís

ellos, Uds. salen

...but I quickly got used to it and now I really like it. When I started I would study with a index card in one hand with a conjugation table on it.

Brainscape will show you the front of the flashcard and when you flip it you rate how well you knew the answer from 1-5, 1 being not at all and 5 being perfectly. It uses that information when deciding how often it will show each card.

They also have two other spanish lessons in the Education section for the AP college tests, one for verbs and one for vocabulary. They are supposed to teach the most common verbs for the test but I imagine they are the same as the others, it's something new they didn't have when I bought my decks.

It's really helpful and like Duolingo it's easy to use anytime on the phone, if I'm somewhere and have a free moment I can knock out a few cards. The only problem though is the app is only available on apple devices at the moment but you could use the website if you don't have an apple device, I've never tried the mobile site so I don't know how well it works.

I contacted support once when I bought a deck on my phone and it didn't show up and they got back to me almost immediately.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/karimmusallam
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French 41% Italian 22% German 17% Spanish 9%

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CozyTarts

22% in German.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexlunac
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45 % English

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SashuNut

I'm 33% in Spanish and I hope to learn more! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Swiftwolf100
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My Spanish is about 17% fluent apparently, but I have only been on here for about 4 days. I also love foreign languages and cultures, which is why I want to keep learning more languages after I've completed my Spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gnat79
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I got to 51%, and now I have been stuck at 51 for a while. I keep thinking it's a mistake since I think I got much better this week, compared to where I was. I even leveled up to 13 I think, and I'm almost all gold. Well, I do know I need to keep working at it because I still make many mistakes.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gwenmckinney

I've been on Duolingo for months, doing it everyday. I also have a minor in Spanish from college, yet I'm rated 37%! I haven't shown improvement in a long time although I work at it daily. Then I read about people just starting who are rated at 51%. I must just be really stupid.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/redrosebeetle

I don't think you're stupid. Duolingo rewards you for how much time you spend on this site. It doesn't reward you for study you do on your own. It also rewards you for keeping your tree gold. I range between 50-1000 xp a day on Duolingo and I'm at 46%, but, that's because for right now, I'm doing the bulk of my Spanish study here.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gwenmckinney

Someone further down on this discussion says he's worked for a week and is rated at 44% fluency. How can that be? I don't care for the last changes in Duolingo, too much just matching words, which is too easy compared to translating.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Danielconcasco
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I find the numbers very strange. I'm 32% in Portuguese, at level 12, with the tree 2/3 of the way done. However Italian is 37%, at level 10, with less of the tree done. I've done my Italian less than two weeks, so it might give me extra points for testing out of so many skills. My Spanish is 54% and dropping. I lost three points for making my tree gold :).

I'd love to know exactly how they calculate it. I have a theory that Roman augury plays a part...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Salamier

i am 19% fluent in Spanish. i love DuoLingo bc i am actually learning something. I have been learning Latin in school for 5 grades, and i only know about 150 words. I am probably never going to finish Spanish on duolingo, but i hope to get a head start from it before i start Spanish in school.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brittany.Branch

Good! I have taken 2 years of Spanish in school and for year 12 I'm going to be taking French so I've been working on French on here so that I can have a head start when school starts. I've also started Italian and what I've learned on here is all I know for Italian. I have a few people on the side helping me if I have questions. Whenever I go to university I hope they offer Japanese because I only know enough to have general conversation with people and I don't really know how to write or read in Japanese. Good luck to you and learning Spanish! It is a nice language to start with if your native language is English because it is very similar. It's also similar to French and Italian and once in awhile I get mixed up between the 3. I think learning languages and the cultures are important. I feel like when I travel someday I would rather know the native language of the country and their beliefs than just to be the regular American who expects everyone there to know English.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ProtossOP

56%

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LadyShizuka
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I am 45% fluent in Spanish I plan on learning every language on Duolingo, and given I started only about 15 days ago I'm doing great!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/redrosebeetle

buena suerte!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CherryBlossom724
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French 54% Spanish 17%

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/redrosebeetle

I'm at 46% on Duolingo. In reality, I'd rate my skills at novice plus/ survival range.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglotCiro
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71 German

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/allydeath
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Well... My native language is Spanish. I am learning many languages on my own and with the help of Duolingo. I am fluent in both English and Italian because I studied Translation at college, and there I chose these two languages, but here it says I am less than 20% fluent. Do you know why? Because I haven't practiced here for almost a year. Today I did like 4 levels of Italian at once and gained strength writing, but I feel if I do not speak with a real person I will eventually lose everything I already know.

Some people say they have 40%, 50% here having only some days, weeks or months, but reality is that if you don't practice out of this course, with real people who correct you when you make mistakes, your actual level goes under that percentage you'll see here. You can be the best at writing or understanding, but fluency really comes when you can write, understand, speak, make jokes, and do whatever you want in that language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brittany.Branch

I agree. My teacher thinks the best way of learning a language is through immersion; talking to native people of the language, going and living in the country, watching shows/videos/movies in the language, putting your phone language in the language you are learning, etc. I agree with my teachers when they say this, but I also know how intimidating it is and how self-conscious some people can get when speaking a foreign language to someone who is native to the language. I also realize if you don't keep practicing the language and such, some things do slip from your memory.

I've learned 2 years of Spanish in the classroom and 1 year in the classroom with French. I've spent 2 years on Duolingo trying to do Spanish and French and I can obviously say the class is better than Duolingo. The thing Duolingo lacks is in depth explanations about grammar rules, sentence structure rules, conjugation rules, and even just conjugation in general. Some people would give this low reviews because it didn't help them learn the language much, but I don't think it's supposed to. I see Duolingo as a tool to help you while you are learning a language and help you get more practice. I wouldn't recommend anyone to only use Duolingo to learn a language but to take a class or get a good book to learn the language and I'd also suggest living in the country if possible for the person.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/recritchlow

After 11 months of study and at level 23 I am scored at 58% fluency in Spanish. Yet, duolingo cannot seem to figure out how to help me practice my non-fluent skills, it's always giving me review sessions that only score 3, 4, 5, or 6 because they're easy. Why does it spend so much time testing me on things it knows that I already know? Let's get on with the learning!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/phoetee

I'm 54% in Spanish which seems very inaccurate since I can only read simple sentences, but oh well.

I, along with probably everyone here, share your love of learning and improving on languages. I'm 17 and I speak 4 languages and another dialect. I speak 2 of those languages fluently, while I'm still struggling quite a lot with the remaining two languages (along with the dialect).

Cheers to you and to learning!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brittany.Branch

Good! This year in school I am continuing Spanish and I'm starting French. I tried getting a head start here on Duolingo for French but it is hard for me for some reason. I think I will start taking notes because I am getting very mixed up with the different forms for you, you all, we, etc. I NEED A CONJUGATION CHART </3

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/phoetee

Yeah it's really, really confusing. You should make a chart :) Goodluck with your Spanish and French! I'm sure you'll succeed with some hard work.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brittany.Branch

I started making conjugation charts for French so it would be a bit easier. I feel like it would be better if I could do all the classroom stuff such as doing activities in a book or speaking with other students in the language and you kind of miss out on that here. I know there's a thing where you can translate articles into different languages but I could only do that for Spanish so far. I think if I want to learn Italian I should at least get a book for activities. I'll keep learning Spanish and French in school already so I won't really need books for that until after high school :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/phoetee

Those are all true. It's a good thing that you can have French and Spanish classes in your high school. Take full advantage of them :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brittany.Branch

I do! It kind of makes me mad when I see ungrateful students in the class who say they are only taking foreign language because they have to. I think they should consider it a privilege to be able to speak another language and learn about their culture as in other countries you may not be able to learn it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/phoetee

I can't seem to directly reply to your latest reply. Anyway, I was one of those people who didn't appreciate the extra language classes that I had. You see, I went to a Chinese school in the Philippines, which meant that it was required for me to learn English, Filipino, and Mandarin all at the same time. I really hated Mandarin at the time because it only brought my grades down. I didn't take it as seriously as I should've and now I'm regretting it. It's good that you've realized the importance of appreciating foreign language classes early on, so that you wouldn't have the same regrets that I'm having now.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyWitzaney

I love school too, although I'm homeschooled. My Italian is at 36 it seems really easy to put up, I already put it up 3% in 15 minutes.

3 years ago
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