I came across this article on Minimal Pairs that seemed to perfectly describe the issues I have been having: not being able to clearly differentiate between the different sounds and vowels. The ...
In reading Fluent Forever. The author makes a point of something I had begun to suspect on my own: Learning to hear and correctly pronounce a language will help you learn much faster, because your ...
I have the impression that – unlike English (where you say Euler as Yuler, or better yet, bruschetta as [/brʊˈʃɛtə/]), European Spanish (where one pronounces Wi-Fi as guifi) or French (Bounty as ...
I have seen that many times, a German word is spelled with an s, but it is read like an English z. Moreover, every time this happens, the Dutch cognate word is spelled with a z. (But not the English ...
I'm reading Modern German Pronunciation, 2nd edition by Christopher Hall and I have a question regarding the /p/. I hold piece of paper directly in front of my lips and first I say the word Paar. I ...
I'm looking up in various dictionaries for IPA phonetics of words, but some dictionaries give me different pronunciations for "ei". For example, lets look up for breit: Hueber and adaba say it is ...
On this site I recently read that it was possible, that the meaning of a word could change if you change the stressed syllable. The example was: [trotz-'dem] meaning altough (as obwohl colloquial ...
Although the title might sounds subjective, let me prove firstly that it isn't so: If the title would be Question. Which common grammar mistakes do Russian native speakers studying German as a ...
It is said that German spelling is largely phonetic (unlike English spelling), and that there is a fairly reliable set of rules to convert spelling to pronunciation. (Sure, there are some exceptions, ...
Da ich mit schwäbischem Dialekt aufgewachsen bin (in dem es das stimmhafte "s" [s̬] nicht gibt), bin ich immer unsicher, wann das "s" stimmhaft gesprochen wird, und wann nicht. Beispiel: See ...
Is there a German sound that is similarly difficult for English speakers as th is for German speakers?
Is there a sound in the German language that is similarly difficult for English speakers as th is for German speakers?