Anyone else have trouble recognizing 熟語 in speech?

Not just recognizing it, but recalling them in conversation as well. Probably because most others words have very distinct pronunciations, like there’s only one しょっちゅう or ぴったり or 食べる but there’s like a dozen common こうせい’s. This is the biggest obstacle in my listening comprehension, how do you guys deal with this?

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I tell my teacher to write the kanji on the whiteboard :sweat_smile: .

It’s almost never a problem in a very day-to-day conversation, but more when talking about slightly more difficult topics when a 熟語 just pops up.

The long-term solution is exposure. Given the context, you’ll be more accustomed to what certain sound combinations often mean.

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