Does anyone struggle when on the listening exercises to decipher what is being said? I feel like I'm progressing well on reading, writing and general word/sentence structure knowledge...but for tasks where I need to write what I hear it's a struggle and I have to use the turtle - tataruga :) - in order to get it correct. How can the listening skill be strengthened? Did anyone have the same fears but it get better with time? Listening to this sentence I heard something like 'homen minhas os sapatos' which obviously I knew was incorrect.
I've an example in German, in the beginning I can't understand nothing, only a single word spoken in German ! but over the time my progress was increasing ! I can understand the duolingo's woman robot voice! I'm not an excellent german listener but for my level it's ok
keep practicing, the duo site it's only a quick start of a long journey
Surfx2015 and ZuMako8_Momo are exactly right. Don't lose hope, and keep it fun. I keep saying this, but the human mind has an amazing capacity for decoding language, especially spoken language. You will find that the more exposure you have to the sounds, the melody of the language, the rhythm, the better your comprehension will get. Even sometimes from one morning to the next, after a good night's sleep... the mind keeps chewing away at it, and you will keep understanding more with time.
Also, the conjugation of «vestir» for "I," the singular first-person pronoun, is «eu visto». It's irregular: «eu visto, tu vestes, ele veste, nós vestimos, vós vestis, eles vestem».
Well, only in the singular first-person is it irregular; the rest follows o mesmo padrão.