Translation:What kinds do I want to paint, beautiful ones or small ones?
Cant they still somehow slow down those recordings? Maybe not even slow down but chop down to fragments with pauses.
I agree it should be possible, but this particular recording is clearer than some.
This course does not use a computer voice (which can pronounce any sentence at any speed), but instead they got a live person to record a bunch of sentences -- I think between 3000 and 4000 was a number I saw once.
Even that is not all the sentences of the course; if they had recorded each sentence twice (once in normal speed, once more slowly), they could only have done about half the number of sentences.
So we have a more natural pronunciation but no slow voice.
So how do they slow other sentences down in other courses? I just assumed they recorded it at normal speed then used technology to slow the rate down. But still used the same recording for both.
Nearly all courses on Duolingo (e.g. English, German, Italian, Spanish) use a computer voice (text-to-speech synthesis).
So there was no recording involved; they just told the TTS engine to read a given sentence at two different speeds. And they can tell the TTS to read three hundred new sentences without having to pay a voice actor any more money.
Oh wow! I had no idea!!! I can't believe having to record 4000 sentences live
It is possible to slow down recorded voices without changing the pitch. For example the open source program Audacity has a "change tempo" feature to do exactly that.
Are these two sentences spoken and used like this? It is hard to me, to understand the meaning. (Hungarian and English) ???
I don't think anyone would ever use that sentence in real life.
Imagine an artist standing in front of her empty canvas and thinking about what to do. She knows she wants to paint a picture with many hearts in it, but she's uncertain which kind of hearts she would rather like to paint right now. Many many very small ones? Or some that are a bit larger but prettier?
I disagree. As Ryagon said, while it may not come up in conversation, its similar to things you would mutter or think to yourself: your preparing to paint, and are trying to decide how much time and effort you are planning to put in: are you just gonna paint a small picture real quick, or take your time to make a nice picture?