I am having trouble hearing Duolingo saying "um and uma" They make it sound the same and it always seems to just run into the next word. Is there somewhere else I can post this to help the confusion. Im trying to do my best and learn by sound and not reading or using hints but this confusion makes it difficult.
Sometimes you have to read, not just listen, to double-check what you hear. Every language has sounds that run together. A native speaker can usually tell the difference, but even native speakers have trouble with some of them. So first I close my eyes and just listen. Then I read to see if I heard it correctly. And I don't use the hints unless I'm not sure about it. Then I look at the hints to check my answer. I also look at the hints for new words. Sometimes a word will have more than one meaning, and you have to read the hints to learn all of them.