same as Westwitch, I have a large number of words and can easily get by and get the gist of most of what is going on but struggle to put sentences together
I dont know whether anyone has experienced this but certain people I can understand much more than others, some people I just cant understand a word yet others seem to have no problem whatsoever
I am getting pretty good in shops with numbers
Hopefully one day it will all just drop into place like Spanish did,although not claiming to be fluent can more than get by in Spanish.
I never studied Spanish just listened, just like kids it is a subconscious process
Listen to the news on the radio and although nobody is explaining you seem to just start to understand of you listen carefully.
We have some amusing situations when I am with my landlady out and about Bulgarians find it very amusing that an English person communicates in Spanish and Bulgarian......we always get there in the end.