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As we all know, each language has a different sounding. Which way do you find the most effective to catch up some accent? How do you learn the proper pronunciation?

P.s.: Does anyone know a dictionary with well pronounced german samples?
May 13, 2020 6:45 AM
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Check out this link, there are audios for short German sentences:
May 13, 2020
I can often hear the difference when I listen to smn's talking. The thing is, sometimes I cannot hear the difference when I'm speaking. Take letter "e" as an example. I am aware of the fact that there are few types of pronunciation of letter "e" depending on other letters in the word.
However, sometimes it is a real struggle to me to repeat the same sounding. I do it in sort of a different accent (I heard I sound french haha). And sometimes I just don't sound natural
May 15, 2020
I think if you want to pick up an accent the best thing you can do is to listen to the language as much as you can. You can even have it playing in the background while you're cooking, cleaning etc.
Another more "active" way is listening to specific words or sentences many times and trying to copy the pronunciation exactly. This takes a lot of time though so use it just with the most difficult words.
May 15, 2020
And the voice samples on https://leo.org , though computer-generated, and ever so slightly overdone in tone for the leading articles, are pretty good ...
The Duden https://duden.de also has good voice samples for many words.

Edit:
Btw, the English word is spelt pronunciation - only one "a" in there ...
May 13, 2020
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