You know we often have discussions about how many words or “unique words” we need to be fluent.
Then we have different theories about it.
Probably you have thought already about this but in LingQ, for many languages, there are lots courses and you can create your own .
In German, for example, I have now around 21K known words. And we know that LingQ calculate everything, it doesn’t matter.
Thanks to people that do an amazing job at uploading free material for everybody else, I’ve seen large Youtube courses. Random recent Youtube videos of different levels with people talking in the way we talk today.
The largest course I’ve found has 253 videos and the blue words are just around 11.000. All the other massive courses with tons of Youtube videos have fewer numbers. Yes, a few thousands here and there could not repeat themselves but it’s not essential.
This means that, in my case scenario, 21k + 11k. With 32.000 words I can understand 253 videos.
Some of previous suggestions were giving 50k LingQs words to be very fluent in German. And I agree, you even need less.
You can do that with every language you want to learn just looking at similar things. Or you can import them.
Or if you are targeting vocabulary in a specific area, you can just import a bunch of stuff inside a course to have a roughly idea about what you need.
This could be very useful to give you a target and how to break it down for a specific deadline. Or even to reassure you that you don’t need tons of words and that the target could be closer that you think.
Does it make sense? Is it not an easier and more practical way?