Alex Kh.
About Turkish people.
Generally, Turkish people are kind and easygoing! But I've noticed a problem since I came to Turkey; People here don't consider that foreigners can't understand them if they speak normally (very fast), I've been learning Turkish and I will keep going, I can understand simple conversations but I need someone who can speak somewhat slowly and understandably!! Am I right about that? Or may be I just built my opinion based on a misunderstanding or generalization?!
What do you think?

Jun 25, 2020 3:45 AM
Comments · 6
I agree with John you gotta spend a lot of time on a language to start to understand daily conversations that people have. Even though daily Turkish speaking isn't fast for us Turks (obviously) i can imagine a foreigner can have a hard time so just keep it up one day you are gonna join those conversations too i promise!
June 25, 2020
It is normal for all learners to think that many natives speak really fast in any Language. I have the same problem, and I know that sometimes I have to slow down for learners and tourists when I speak my native language. You just have to continual to have lots of exposure, to as many speakers as possible.
June 25, 2020
Bu çok normal. Çünkü "yabancı bir dili iyi öğrenmek" demek, yabancı insanların doğal konuşmalarını anlayabilecek kadar çok öğrenmek demek. Mesela çoğunlukla İngilizceyi rahat kullanabiliyorum fakat bilmediğim bir sürü kelime, deyim ya da telaffuz olduğu için bazen aksansız konuşmaları bile anlayamıyorum. Kelime dağarcığım arttıkça, daha fazla İngilizce konuşmayı daha kolay anlayabiliyorum. Anladığım kadarıyla senin durumun da Türkçe için böyle.

This is pretty normal. Because "to learn a foreign language well" is "to learn enough to understand the authentic conversations of the foreign people". For instance, I can mostly use English easily but I sometimes can't understand even accent-free conversations as there are many words, idioms or pronunciations I don't know. I can understand many more conversations more easily as long as my vocabulary gets advanced. And I see that your case is like that for Turkish.
June 25, 2020
<pre class="ql-syntax" spellcheck="false">We may be talking a little faster :) </pre>
:)
June 25, 2020
I've come to only one conclusion, the problem is inside me not related to the PEOPle 😅 Thank you guys! Sure I will work on it soon. :)
June 25, 2020
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Alex Kh.
Language Skills
Arabic, Arabic (Levantine), Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese, Turkish
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Turkish