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%tage of words not understood - average native Chinese speaker vs English Speaker

Posted by he2xu4 December 7, 2011 in the Group General Discussion.

Just curious and this is hard to answer I realize, but how often does a person born and raised speaking Chinese as a first language come across words she doesn't understand versus someone born and raised speaking English as a first language, assuming college educated and not counting regional dialects, idioms and non standard parts of his/her respective languages.

I'm just wondering with Chinese, with so many words, that people using Chinese more often encounter words they don't know the meaning of, especially out of context.

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