English is my second language and I have trouble listening and figuring out what it's said when spoken fast in English.

This is the sentence.


As you can see, the sentence is easy. But no matter how I listen to, the only thing I can hear was "Can’t leave your photo boss leaves, Davis." instead of "Can’t leave before boss leaves, Davis.", even now.

If you have any tips for me to listen properly, please tell me anything that could help.

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    – Tsundoku
    Commented Jun 19, 2019 at 9:28
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    Listen for the 'b' sound at the end of 'leave'. The 'v' is hardly there at all and I think you are hearing the 'b' sound as part of 'leave'. Also, it's can't leave before THE boss leaves - the bit that you are hearing as to (in photo) is actually the. Listen to the bit you have down as pho and think about whether it is really the same vowel sound as in hotel, and not the one you find in more.
    – user7085
    Commented Jun 26, 2019 at 13:29