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Superior (R 3): Professional Proficiency reading



At this level you can read at nearly normal speed. You can understand almost everything in most texts intended for educated, mother-tongue speakers of the language. You will rarely consult a dictionary. If you do, it is to find definitions in the target language. You will have to know a lot about the target language culture to understand some of the texts at this level.

Newly-written languages

You need to be at this level to check materials translated from other languages for accuracy and naturalness. You will need a control of grammar, vocabulary, and culture. In addition, you will have to spend quite a while in a culture to be able to read and understand some traditional texts.

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