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"Czternaście, piętnaście, szesnaście"

Translation:Fourteen, fifteen, sixteen

May 10, 2016



Piętnaście sounded like jednascie on my phone, even on slow mo. Very annoying!


Sounds perfectly fine to me...


There is no doubt the sound is wrong! I clearly hear 'jednaście trzysnaście' ?????????????????????


Everything is fine on my side... and in the Incubator (the database).


So the ę piętnaście is pronounced unaccented, like a regular e? Is there a rule to this, as the ę sounding e seems to be a common exception.


ę sounding like "e" is for the end of word. ( it is either a rule or something very common depending on the book you are reading)

ę before "t" often can sound like "en" but here it would be "ntn".


i should record this sound as a file and send it to you, however I do not know how to but there must be a way. You surely must have a different sound source, what I hear is very clear, i am not the only one to comment about this.


I have to enter the 'Correct answer' in order to proceed, however i do not hear this!


I have to agree with stevenprob. On slow, it is not clear and the ę is not pronounced en. Fast, it sounds like jednaście


OK, after a few more listens I guess I can imagine it can kinda sound like "jednaście". I will disable the audio exercises, so you won't get the 'type what you hear' exercises anymore.


I think there is a problem with this. It definitely didn't say piętnascie!!


Yeah, I'm definitely hearing 'jednaście' on both normal and slow speeds.


I cannot hear the normal male audio... other than that, IMHO the audio says "pietnaście" - although this "ę" is in the middle of the word, in this particular word it's rather unlikely to be pronounced clearly, people will rather say it with a normal 'e'.

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