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How to listen better?

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jlivancic
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Westlake, OH
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Dec 27, 2016
Jan 12, 2018 at 3:54pm

I often have trouble with understanding / missing words. For example, to me in the basic conversation este está bien sounds like it is being conjugated to something like estestá bien - initial I thought the phase was tambiem, but that made zero sense. I'm assuming this is common to run words together and why it appears difficult to understand when beginning Spanish. (i.e. Spanish is hard because they talk so fast.)

Any suggestions on how to learn to listen better? Maybe it is just me.

Fabrice
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San Diego, CA
United States
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Sep 17, 2012
Jan 13, 2018 at 11:34am

say it! I found that by saying the sentence outloud on top of the recording that helped my brain get those connections. Note that for some sentences it may take a while to say it at the same speed as the recording, so you may need to break it into little pieces, but it's rewarding when you can say it all !

jlivancic
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Westlake, OH
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Dec 27, 2016
Jan 31, 2018 at 3:19pm

Graciias

Ashoka Tano
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Germantown, Maryland
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Feb 3, 2017
Mar 9, 2018 at 10:19am

You can just read it over... for disk. Online there is a "slow speak" button that makes all speakers slower.

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