Sunday, March 22, 2015

German sounds and how to pronounce them

Well, it can be quite difficult to learn German, especially when we try to pronounce those "umlaut"
letters. Maybe you’ve already tried some tricks to pronounce German correctly, but still find it hard. Mark, at means that "the main reason behind our mispronunciations is that, when we speak, we’re not used to holding our mouths as tightly shut as Germans are. If you ever watch a German speaking, you’ll notice that they barely open their mouths while speaking. There is visible tension pulling their lips to the side."

So here you are, a vido made by a native German speaker, who also teaches German as a foreign language.
Listen to the sounds and words, pause the video when needed, repeat after her.

I warmly recommend all the videos posted in Barbara´s Gfall YouTube Channel:

But don´t worry too much if your pronunciation is not perfect. The people will appreciate your efforts and mostly understand all of what you are saying. And that´s the most important thing in communication: to understand and be understood.

1 comment :

  1. Vielen Dank für den super Artikel!

    Mir haben die Online Software Babbel und der Einzelunterricht via Skype über italki sehr geholfen, um innerhalb von 5 Monaten fliessend Spanisch zu lernen.

    Meiner Meinung nach ist es außerdem super wichtig, sich ein genaues Ziel ( "Ich spreche am 1.1.2016 fliessend Englisch") zu setzen und sich dann für jede Woche Meilensteine festzulegen und diese genau zu kontrollieren oder noch besser: vom Partner oder Kumpel kontrollieren lassen! ;-)

    Beste Grüße

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