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How many words do you need to know in English? This is a very common question and it varies depending on your goal.
- There are roughly 100,000 word-families in the English language.
- A native English speaking person knows between 10,000 (uneducated) to 20,000 (educated) word families.
- Professor Paul Nation found that a person needs to know 8,000-9,000 word families to enjoy reading a book.
- Studying heritage language learners reveal that a person with a vocabulary size of 2,500 passive word-families and 2,000 active word-families can speak a language fluently.
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