Daniel N. wrote:I've created a small vocab test, 40 words out of a larger pool, actually three pools by word frequencies, it also gives some estimates -- probably quite off -- but it can be useful. If you try it several times, you'll get a different set of words each time, but results should be consistent.
I tried it three times and got 19000, 16000, and 14000 words (in that order -- somehow my Croatian vocabulary got worse the more times I did the test ). I feel like those are very generous estimates of my Croatian vocabulary size, though. I'm curious how the test extrapolates the final value from the answers to the test. In some cases I could have probably guessed the correct translation even though I didn't know the word, simply because I knew the Croatian translations of the other words listed as options. Depending on my degree of certainty in such cases, I picked either my guess or "I don't know".
I also have to admit that I didn't know some of the English words listed as possible translations, even though English is my first language.