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

How does my German sound?

I read the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in German. How bad do I sound?

Please tell me if you’re a native German speaker.

https://clyp.it/wz1mdytw

June 3, 2018

5 Comments


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

I'm from Germany and I must say that this was pretty good :D I understood what you said.

When you read "Brüderlichkeit" keep in mind that your "ü" is the longest vowel in your word. So don't emphasize that "i" in Brüderl"i"chkeit too strong :-)

You did a great job :D

June 3, 2018

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

Thank you! That’s awesome to hear. Can you tell where I’m from?

June 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/med.rotorrobot

Oh, and you pronounce the ch in Rechten like Swiss people would do it. In Hochdeutsch it's less... rough.

I can't really tell where you are from. You sound neither English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Asian nor Slavic... from what I can tell from this short clip. But you got the R-sound right, so maybe you speak a language that pronounces it similar. Uhm.. maybe a nordic country, an arabic-speaking country or another language that I don't know good enough. And now I'm wondering if I can get a clue from the ch-sound.

¯\(ツ)

June 3, 2018

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

I’m a native English speaker from the United States. I’m grateful for the compliments and I assume since no one can tell where I’m from that my accent isn’t too thick.

June 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannibal-Barkas

I am a German native from the south-western part. You did a great job, you read the quote quite well. To place your origin, I'd say you're (maybe eastern) African, but maybe not from an English-speaking country.

June 3, 2018
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