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    Thumbs up How can I understand American English?

    Hello!

    Althought I can talk English well, but I can't understand the native speakers of English, when they talk to me, I can only understand some words. Especially American English, they speak very fast. there are some films write down the subtitle, but almost of them don't write anything, I tried to write what they talk I didn't arrive.?

    Thanks to all.

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    #2

    re: How can I understand American English?

    nice to ask this question. i want to ask the same.

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    #3

    Smile re: How can I understand American English?

    I think you have to listen to American native speakers as much as you can, I am surprised you have trouble understanding them, they are everywhere, films, business, etc.

    So, start looking for podcast, you can find lots of them on the Internet, listen to the radio: www.publicradiofan.com, download videos, rent movies, watch them with the subtitles.

    PM me, I have something easier. A guy who has been teaching American English to foreigns, he speaks slowly, everybody understand what he says. He owns a club, you can download and subscribe for free podcasts.

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    #4

    re: How can I understand American English?

    Thanks for advice

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    #5

    re: How can I understand American English?

    Thank you for enquiring about adding your link to UsingEnglish.com.

    You'll find other listening resources here, including a number of AmE sites: Listening - ESL Web Directory - UsingEnglish.com

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    #6

    Re: How can I understand American English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Karima-19 View Post
    I can't understand the native speakers of English, when they talk to me, I can only understand some words. Especially American English, they speak very fast.
    I don't know if it will help, but you can ask people to slow down.




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