I can't know that how can I explain. When listening to English speaking people I cannot understand some words. It's like they roll in their mouths. There are times when I cannot understand a sentence because of a word. How can I overcome? Is there a way that are you know?

(I hope I did use true that "distinguish" word. )

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    Practice. And more practice, then, more practice. – Michael Harvey Aug 5 '20 at 20:21
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    After studying German for many years, I went to Germany and found that everything that was said to me sounded like one giant word (and considering German is a language with giant words I wasn't sure if they were sentences or not). After listening to everyone talk for a few weeks the words became clearer -- like magic. Keep listening. Give it time. – EllieK Aug 5 '20 at 20:45
  • I consided your suggestions. Actually, I understand the speeches, but I can't understand a few words in the sentence, so that the sentence had lost meaning. Thanks again. I'll apply. – user123960 Aug 5 '20 at 20:56
  • If I understand you...it sounds more like you don't understand one word (mishearing, never heard it before, etc.), and that means you can't understand the whole sentence? Rather than not being able to understand the whole sentence because of accent or talking quickly? – firedraco Aug 5 '20 at 21:05
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    When someone talks too fast for me, in English or another language, and I have heard something that seems wrong, I repeat what I heard more slowly. This lets the person know about both the specific confusion and the more general point, how slowly I want him to talk. – Chaim Aug 5 '20 at 22:20

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