January 7th, 2016

by knowing 1.75% of the English dictionary, you’ll be able to understand 95% of what you read.

Do the Math

We have seen that the Oxford English Dictionary contains 171,476 words in current use, whereas a vocabulary of just 3000 words provides coverage for around 95% of common texts. If you do the math, that’s 1.75% of the total number of words in use! That’s right, by knowing 1.75% of the English dictionary, you’ll be able to understand 95% of what you read. That’s still just 7.5% of the average passive vocabulary of a native speaker (3000 vs. 40,000 words). Isn’t that great news?

padre

имя прилагательное
Que es muy grande o muy intenso.
una juerga padre; una bronca padre; una paliza padre; un lío padre .
[cosa, persona] Que es estupendo y maravilloso.
tu vestido está muy padre, me gusta mucho; Ana me cae muy bien, es una persona muy padre .