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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LillianVoy

What is the best way to learn to speak the language?

I now have a 33% fluency in Spanish. I now know how to read it but saying it is a real challenge. In class we aren't allowed to have the volume up so we can hear the pronunciation. When I go home I turn it up but I am having trouble with understanding how they are saying it. I always get those questions wrong. It is really hard to understand the voice recording.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

December 8, 2017

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HatchedSylveon

By far, the best way to learn how to speak is to embarrass yourself in front of native speakers. Find a native speaker to practice and have conversations with, speak in Spanish, make mistakes, get feedback, and try to fix those mistakes.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EllaMarisol

Have you asked your teacher if you can bring earbuds?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LillianVoy

I have considered that but it doesn't fix that I can't understand what the person is saying


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EllaMarisol

There are probably YouTube videos about pronunciation, too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LillianVoy

I will see if I can find any.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/piguy3

Newer users very frequently comment on lack of spoken comprehension. It comes with time. Understanding is harder than reading at first (and can remain so for a good while) in any language with a familiar writing system I think.

Practice, practice, practice! Stay on one lesson for a while and you'll definitely learn to understand the sentences in it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PolyglotKristian

I agree ! Speaking is the most difficult thing always for me with new languages.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LillianVoy

Thank you all for your help but I can't always do those things, but I will try do some


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelaV-05

Well, you can just put in some earbuds that block sound very well. I used to have trouble hearing my computer but i put in some earbuds and i could hear it a lot better.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LillianVoy

That doesn't fix the fact that I can' hear them clearly. but thank you

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