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how many english words should our foreigners master?

  1. renfen88 profile image54
    renfen88posted 7 years ago

    how many english words should our foreigners master?

    i am a chinese student   .an english learner.

  2. Sky321 profile image75
    Sky321posted 7 years ago

    I suppose as  many as you can.  The ones for basic communication should be first.  I wish you well.

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    termpaperstopposted 7 years ago

    English has hundreds of thousands of words, many are obsolete. Scientific words enter the language faster than obsolete ones die. I know a great many words, but surely not all. My guess: maybe 8,000 or 9,000 tops.

  4. jojo87 profile image56
    jojo87posted 7 years ago

    I think about 1000 words are more than sufficient, if you don't need words related to some specific field.

  5. mnonline profile image56
    mnonlineposted 7 years ago

    There are a lot to learn. It is better for you to keep learning and absorbing as much English as possible. Even native English people, they still have a lot to learn.