How do they speak so fast oh my gosh? Can so somepne please explain?

LucindaKwiziq community member

How do they speak so fast oh my gosh? Can so somepne please explain?

Asked 1 month ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Yes, I totally empathize with you. Believe it or not, after some time you won't even notice how fast they speak anymore. Just stick with it. Also, I notice you tried a C1 exercise. Try an easier level.

LucindaKwiziq community member

I dont understand

Mary AnneC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

You can adjust the playback speed.  I listened at 75%.  It helped some.  In my experience. documentary films usually have a slower pace to begin with; but not this one.  C1 is a stretch for me, but why not stretch, once in a while.

PhilipC1Kwiziq community member

I know . . .  It's so frustrating.  The French are behind the times with respect to the concept that slower speech really helps the non-native speaker.  I've expressed this to many French friends and French instructors over the years and they just refuse to concede this truth (French stubbornness I guess).  I also love how "easy French" videos and lessons are often very difficult for the beginner.  Usually, the response is "well, we want to make it authentic." 

How do they speak so fast oh my gosh? Can so somepne please explain?

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