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August 3, 2011
I thought I would bring something a bit different to the table. I picked up this "Easy Reader" book from the library and I would like to use it to practice speaking. I am working on my cadence and pronunciation. Constructive criticism or feedback (especially from native speakers) is appreciated!
Oh, by the way, when I played the video back, I immediately caught that I was mis-reading "schriebt/schrieben" all over the place. Whoops!
June 27, 2012
August 3, 2011
September 23, 2012
All in all, I'd say your german is really good! Except for the "schrieben/schreiben" thing there were no severe mistakes.
From now on you have work on the details, so I'll give you a bit of feedback on stuff you can still improve.
1. Whenever you say "Ich" it sounds like "Isch". The "ch" sound is the same as in "Buch", which you said correctly. (At the beginning of the video)
2. In the video, when you explained where you got the book from and by who it is, you use the word "bei".
If you say "Ich habe das Buch bei der Bibliothek bekommen" it would still be correct, but you cant say "Das Buch wurde geschrieben bei….", it's better to use the word "von" in both cases! And remember: "bei" =/= by !
3. The letter "z" is a lot harsher in german than in english. Whereas in english you pronounce the letter as "s", the pronunciation in german is a lot more like "ts" (kinda like as if you would say "it's" without the i )
Well, there were probably a few more small things, but that's what I got from listening to the video once.
I hope i could help you.
It's actually impressive to hear how good you already are :)
Keep it up!
Edit: Just realized, your post is from August 2011 not 2012, so I guess you've improved a lot by now.
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