Questions tagged [listening-comprehension]

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The word 'Kuchen'. Alternate meaning or misheard? [closed]

I have heard native German speaker use the word 'Kuchen' to mean to call back/discuss. For example: Kuchen sie mit Hr.xyz I cant find this any other meaning for this word apart from cake. Is there ...
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listening comprehension of a movie trailer (Der Junge muss an die frische Luft)

I'm sorry I tried to listen to what the actors/actresses say in a movie trailer but it's too hard for me yet. In this movie trailer, could any one please tell me what they are saying? If not the whole ...
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Textverständnis: Heino – Wie ein Vogel im Wind [closed]

Heino – Wie ein Vogel im Wind (auch hier): Ich höre dieses Lied und versuche, den Wortlaut vollständig zu verstehen. Dabei bin ich schon weit gekommen, aber einige Passagen erschließen sich mir nicht ...
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Wie lautet dieser bairische Text auf Hochdeutsch?

Die Süddeutsche Zeitung berichtet unter der Überschrift »Firma sucht: für unsan Haufa: Oan(e) fias Biroh« von einer Stellenanzeige im Dialekt. Ich habe herzlich gelacht, aber nur die Hälfte verstanden....
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what are they saying? (listening comprehension)

I'm studying a German drama and I couldn't hear what they are saying in this clip. I have the subtitle but a part of it I am not sure if is correct. And I became curious if native Germans can really ...
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listening comprehension. (what does it say in a drama clip?)

I'm studying german and using a drama "Die Susanne". It's on the youtube. In this drama clip, a boy tries to fix his bike and when he thinks it's done, he finds it still doesn't work. so he shouts ...
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Problem: listening comprehension improving steadily *except* for numbers

NB: This question is addressed to those learners of German as a foreign language who have faced, and overcome, the problem described here. My fluency with numbers lags far behind my fluency with the ...
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Listening comprehension (Weisst Du, was ein Schneemann träumt) [closed]

Could anyone tell me the lyrics of this German song? This music sounds good to me but can't understand much. I'm a beginner but to do my home work, I tried writing it down as it sounds to me. I ...
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Can't hear what the anouncer says

In the video below, I can't understand what the anouncer say introducing the girl. What did he say? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD4ib9-laGY ..17 Jahre alt, die in Hamburg lebt, singt heute ...
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“mitnehmen” with 2 syllables or 3?

More than any other phrase in German I have a problem pronouncing zum mitnehmen. According to how I read the word mitnehmen I should be using 3 syllables: mit-neh-men, but when I hear German native ...
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German online comprehension sites?

I am practicing my German for a trip to Germany next month and I'm trying to get as much practice as I can. Can anybody recommend any online sites (or YouTube channels, or whatever) that offer quality ...
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Listening comprehension - “verstötten”?

While listening to the documentary https://youtu.be/eQsHgNZWxZs?t=102 at around time 1:42, the voice says "... doch das alte Indien verstöttert (?) mit atemberaubender Geschwindigkeit". For the life ...
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Can one access online the subtitles for the UT-tagged videos in Bayerisches Fernsehen’s Mediathek? [closed]

I have found that watching German media videos with subtitles has helped my aural comprehension (I am not a native speaker of German). Therefore, I am particularly interested in locating subtitled ...
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podcast with its text for B1 level or a higher level [duplicate]

I want sites, which give me free podcasts with their texts and if possible with English translations to improve my listening skills. I'm learning German through listening. It's effective and fun way ...
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What is this politician saying?

At one point in this video, Gregor Gysi says something that sounds like “das liegt zum Glück”. My German is a little rusty (I intend on fixing that shortly), so I’m not sure as to the meaning of that ...
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Best books for Hören

As you know Hören is a critical skill for improving the other skills (Schreiben, Sprechen and Lesen). I am looking for a set of books that would teach me this skill and give me good exercises? I am ...
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Ear-training with Minimal Pairs?

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 ...
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German word for “awesome” sounding like “ga-yeah”?

I have this German friend who taught me some words in German, including how to say awesome, great or really really really good. But he wasn’t able to tell me how to spell it. Maybe it’s slang and ...
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Problem differentiating between [i:] and [e:]

I am trying to learn proper pronunciation and so far it is not problematic however since most is very consistent (at least for now), but I have a problem differentiating between the [i:] (long i) and [...
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What does “bitte sehen” mean?

When leaving a small shop in Germany, the storekeeper said “bitte sehen” to me as I was leaving. What does this mean? What would an appropriate response be? Could I reply by repeating “bitte sehen”?
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Aural comprehension of German media [closed]

I am a native English speaker who has scant practice with listening to spoken German except via Internet radio and DVDs from Amazon.de. I have noticed that some shows at the same intellectual level ...
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Are the words Deutsch and Durch homophones?

I searched for the answer to the question on Google.com and also on Bing.com, but wasn't able to find an answer. Whenever I have heard these words on Youtube.com, or on my Duolingo app, I am not able ...
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Finding somebody for speaking German

I’m searching someone or a group with whom I can speak German. I understand very good and I write good, the problem that, until now, I haven’t had the possibility to speak as much as I need to. First,...