Do you have any advice on how to master recognizing kanji compounds when listening to real Japanese?
To give you an example, when I was listening to Japanese news I came across
the compound 9車種. It would have been very easy to understand if I had being reading, but when I hear something like ”きゅうしゃしゅ” to me it seems impossible to understand by ear. I mean, I can hear the sounds themselves but they just don't evoke any meaningful picture in my head. In other words, when I am listening to Japanese, among words and phrases I know I just hear a jumble of compounds I sadly can't recognise on the spot.
I passed N1 last year (which actually makes me feel worse about my problem) and got almost a perfect score from the reading comprehension but listening is very frustrating for me.
I have even studied in Japan for one year, and I was able to understand what people were saying to me or around me. However, I definitely have problems with, for example, news, podcasts on social problems or very informal language.
I would finally want to start understanding the real thing.