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97k known words in Russian

December 2020


I am a native Russian speaker. It was just interesting to me how it would look like if I had about 100k known words in a Slavic language.

I confirm I ignored all names and foreign words (writen in latin alphabet). All marked known words are real words.

The learners should not be afraid if they have lessons with more than 20% of unknown words. The classical literature can have a lot of words which are not used every day. Just look at a Dostoyevski's text on the picture. A transcription of a radio episode has more unknown words but the percentage is only 10%.

The conclusion: sometimes 100k is not enough to have lessons with green percentage ;-)