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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuzanneFau1

Sorry to leave.

My hearing is not up to understanding the lessons properly. I am not leaving from lack of interest. Good luck to all.

November 24, 2015

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/annika_a

If you are mainly interested in learning to read, you can just choose to disable the speaker in the Settings. That way, you don't get any listening questions at all.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuzanneFau1

Thank you so much, have done that and am staying now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jgstcd

True. In fact a lot of people do that even if their hearing is fine. There are lots of reasons: so as not to disturb people nearby, because their speakers don't work properly, because some of duo's text-to-speech is of low quality, etc.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/osleek
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IIRC there was a plugin for chrome which somehow replaced Duo's TTS with Google's one. I didn't try it but i saw it somewhere.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuzanneFau1

Oh my goodness. Thank you to everyone. Such a lot of greetings when I woke up this morning. My heart tinged with sadness with your nation's sadness. Know that my heart is with each and every one of you. I have turned the things off in settings and find that this is sure a good way to go. Get the drift of the sounds by writing down the sounds under all the letters in all the words. One day I will know them well enough not to have to do that. You all filled my heart with joy by taking the time to help me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/annika_a

Yeay! :-) It's great if we could help. I'm also just starting out on my Russian journey, and dream of being able to read simple children's books this time next year.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

If you are happy learning just written Russian, you can turn off the loudspeaker in the settings. Then you will not be given any tasks for "write what you hear".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuzanneFau1

So happy now to be staying.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Knoxienne

Don't leave! :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuzanneFau1

Staying thanks Knoxienne.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TajMartin

I thought the same about French when I started with it, but it got better.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sialia2

For me, a set of good headphones provided much better hearing acuity than listening directly through the speakers on my computer. I don't know the nature or degree of your hearing problems, but I hope you can find a solution, and continue learning the language!


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