By the way, is there a way to get the playback of samples slower, the same way they have it in e.g. French and Swedish? There are two buttons, one for normal playback, and the other one gives you the slowed down pronunciation. It helps sometimes to make out the words.
For example here I could not hear the "and" word.
I didn't realise this. Although it might be nice to hear the slow option sometimes, I think the fact that the Hebrew course uses real speakers is far better than having TTS. Some of the TTS pronunciations on other courses are atrocious. תודה, Hebrew course creators!
From what I have seen posted elsewhere, this course has actual people speaking. The other courses use TTS (robot voice) and only TTS can be slowed down in DuoLingo.
That was a very fast sentence :-) Why can't we hear each word alone if we press on each ?
Because the Hebrew sentences are spoken by an actual human being, not a robot like other courses. They haven't recorded each word individually, at least, not yet. (And I don't know if they ever will.)