https://www.duolingo.com/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

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/TheEeveeLord

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.

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LillianVoy

Good idea

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EllaMarisol

Have you asked your teacher if you can bring earbuds?

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LillianVoy

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

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EllaMarisol

There are probably YouTube videos about pronunciation, too

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LillianVoy

I will see if I can find any.

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LillianVoy

Thanks though

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Don_Cristian

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

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Linda7Italian

The more you listen, the more you will eventually understand. Don't try to understand every word but get the gist of the sentence and the rest will gradually make sense. This will give you the confidence to speak.

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LillianVoy

Thanks

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LillianVoy

Hey Linda you are really high in Italian, good job! I don't know how you get that high and keep your streak

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LillianVoy

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

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

December 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LillianVoy

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

December 8, 2017
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