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

I have problems with German listening.

Every time i listen to people speaking german i have trouble understanding them. Like if there's model verb in one sentence, the verb is at the end of the sentence, that means i have to wait for the whole sentence to finish to completely understand it, and i can never get used to that. Any advice?

March 27, 2013

6 Comments


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

I have the same problem! I sometimes even forget something the person said earlier in the sentence before they've finished it because I focus too much on waiting for the second verb. Tips would definitely be greatly appreciated.


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

unfortunately it just takes practice :( and omega3.. lots of Omega3 coz it helps with memory ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ann-Ki

Don't give up! German is a hard language but you'll get the hang of it eventually :)


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

What I've done is purchased a copy of Harry Potter in German, both audio and text, so that I can follow along. I think it helps.


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

And while speaking German i'm always trying to find the corresponding word in english and use it the english way and always confuses people, how frustrating!


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

After having got used to using sein with come verbs in the perfect tense I now find I have used haben get to the end of the sentence and suddenly realise my mistake, ie "ich habe in den Laden gega... ich bin in den Laden gegangen." :-)

I can speak from experience the verb at the end of the clause thing does slowly but surely get easier

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