How Many Words You Know in a Language Says Nothing About Your Fluency

You’re focusing on the wrong detail and wasting your time.

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“Most common words” lists, also often called “core words” lists, are the most useless resource you can use as a language learner.

You might think this is an overstatement. You might think these lists are extremely useful. Or…




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Mathias Barra

Mathias Barra

French polyglot speaking 6 languages. Writer. Helping you learn languages. Get my new ebook →

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