How many Korean words do you need to speak fluently? The answer may BLOW YOUR MIND - just kidding. It's anywhere between three to five thousand... but how I got to this number, and how you can evaluate this number for your own vocabulary is what's more interesting.
I broke down hours worth of native Korean conversations to figure out how many unique words were being used on average, and compared that with how many words I use myself. This was used to calculate a ballpark estimate for how many vocabulary words are actually being used, and let you know how many you'd need in order to speak and understand the majority of what's going on.
How many words do you know? How many more do you need? Let me know your thoughts on my video here or in the video's description.