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Italian accent (voice)

What regional accent or what region speaks like the voice of the speaker in the lessons? and in google translate...

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/NickM98
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The Italian voice is rather bad. Anyway, I guess the accent is from Rome or Florence, since they are like the most-standard accents. It's the same accent as in my Italian books' audios, I don't know which of them they are.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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The poor girl seems to be sobbing, especially on slow version.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Is "Italian Speaks" the title of a movie?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/christofrang

i mean in the lessons

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Ah, good question. I haven't taken the Italian, so, i don't know. I know for English, the computer generated voice is aweful. So, I don't know if it would be a reliable source to learn accents from. If you are hoping to learn the accent of a specific region, you might be able to find a pronunciation tutorial on Youtube. Otherwise, you could move this post to the Italian language discussion forum by following these steps:

  1. Edit post

  2. Click "Duolingo" in the editing window (it is a drop-down menu)

  3. Select "Italian" from the menu

  4. Save your post. (this moves it to that forum.)

To find that forum in the future, go to the main Discussion page (aka General Discussion) and look to the right. You'll either see it under Sections, or you'll need to scroll down until you see miniature flags.

Good luck! ^_^

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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I've heard that the Italian voice is the worst on Duolingo. I've never heard it myself, but that's the general consensus.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KyleGoetz
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I've done Spanish, Italian, and German. The Italian is unbelievably bad.

4 years ago