To improve my pronunciation, I was trying to imitate a native speaker friend and found some pronunciation is difficult for me to speak. I said this to him
I can hear it, even it is spoken very fast by native speakers, I just can't speak it fast
should have I said it like this
I hear it, even it is ...
Which one is more natural? Are there other ways more natural to convey that idea?
A similar situation is that, another learner lacks listening practice and can't/don't follow native speakers when they speak fast.