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Do the Spanish actually speak as fast as they sound?

September 2011

Having just started my Spanish here, I have to say that so far I am finding it very easy to pick up compared to German, vocabulary and grammar mainly. Although when i listen to content both here and externally, it seems the Spanish speak very fast.

I know that as of yet I do not understand anything listening wise, but compared to the first few months of German, I'm sure it is much harder to pick up with the ears.

Do Spanish natives actually talk fast or is it an illusion due to the 'soft' and 'blurry' nature of the pronunciation?

Is Spanish known as a difficult language to pick up listening wise?

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