How big is your vocabulary?

An online vocabulary test has produced some interesting conclusions, which were published in Frontiers in Psychology.

The study’s authors conclude that 20-year-old native American English speakers have a vocabulary of around 42,000 words. This same adult will learn a new word every two days until at the age of 60 they will have a vocabulary of up to 48,000 words.

The test asked the subject to state whether a word was real or not. Some of them were no more than a series of letters that looked like they were words.

The test was initially designed for Dutch speakers, but its popularity led to the development of English and Spanish versions.

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