https://www.duolingo.com/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.

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuzanneFau1

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

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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I did that for French, because of the reasons that you mention and because I have a fairly good idea of how to pronounce French, but had to turn the sound on again for Russian... :-)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuzanneFau1

Thank you for taking the time to reply.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuzanneFau1

So happy now to be staying.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuzanneFau1

Reading children's books sounds like a great way to begin. I will remember this.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Knoxienne
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Don't leave! :(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuzanneFau1

Staying thanks Knoxienne.

3 years ago

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

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TajMartin
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I thought the same about French when I started with it, but it got better.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuzanneFau1

Thanks TajMartin.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/212498873

Suzanne! Wher are you? I hopy you good luck.

2 years ago
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