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How many words do you know?

A nice tool that claims to access your English command (or, at least a rough estimate number of words that you may know):

Test your Vocab

  • 1,500–3,000 words: a couple of years of English courses
  • 4,000–7,000 words: intermediate English (4–6 years)
  • 8,000–10,000 words: advanced English (8 years) for a particularly good student

Anything much beyond 10,000 words generally only comes from living abroad in an English-speaking country for a significant period of time, or else spending tremendous amounts of one’s own time exposed to English media (books, sitcoms, movies, etc.).

Mine are about 17.000 – 23.500*

*Did it once again, same words, different check ot the additional questions after the words.

Not bad for a non-native speaker, huh 😉

What is your result (no cheating, please 🙂 ) ?

Targeting 30 000,

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