Improving Efficiency in Listening to Numbers
So I've been learning Spanish for over a year now and I am confident in knowing all the numbers. The only problem is that when I hear someone say a number it takes a few seconds for me to process what they are saying and by the time I've finished working out what number they said they're already half way into their next sentence. Does anyone have any advice to help me out with this?
Practice, practice and more practice! I'm not good at numbers either. I count things in my target language whenever I can. In particular, whenever I go up or down steps I count them in my target language. At the shop, I calculate the change (yes, I still use cash) in my target language. After a while, the use of numbers becomes automatic and then the listening becomes easier.
I've been thinking about participating in the Hispanic group in my retirement community, in part because they play bingo weekly and that seems like a good way to practice numbers. Perhaps you could check and see whether there is a group offering Spanish-language bingo near you?