LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||21/ABR/2010 12:15 PM|
|Assunto:||I want to speak|
No, I never heard of Hoges. Does he have a website?
Your written English is quite good. Maybe you need "a blanket with ears, a "sleeping dictionary". hahaha Check with your wife first!
There are many funny stories about NATIVES misunderstanding lyrics. In one song (no, I don´t remember the name), almost every one thinks the singer is singing "There is a bathroom on the right." It was quite a surprise for me to learn he was really singing "There´s a bad moon on the rise." I love the voice of Anita Baker. I think of her as the American Joanna. However, she puts so much emotion into her songs that it´s hard to understand what she is singing. But she puts her heart into it, and you know that whatever it is, she´s being sincere.
You have a small problem that you will soon overcome. Don´t give up the ship! Keep it up. You´re getting there!
Yeah, Dale! You've killed the snake and showed the stick! I don't know if there is a proverb like this in English, but in Portuguese it means that you " hit the target"...
You hit the nail on the head. You´re dead on target.
In fact , the accent of the Utah people is difficult just for me maybe, so I shouldn't put the blame on it. You are right when you say that I am trying to understand word by word and from now on I will try to listen to people and just pay attention to the context; it's really difficult to understand every single word. If I listen to the rock band Raimundos or Sepultura I can barely distinguish some words; if I want to sing along with the Charles Brown Junior it's even more difficult. But I like and sing along with Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennet and it's very very easy for me.
Thanks a lot for your advices. (advice - always singular) I will try to break a leg and so have an excuse to stay sit listening lots of audios (he! he! he!).
Have you heard about A.J. Hoge and his crazy stories and listening method?
God bless your good will.
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