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Phonetic Pronunciation

I am just beginning the Russian course, and its very hard to understand exactly what the pronunciation is (some of the words are very fast). Bicycle and backpack for instance was really confusing, I had to google the right pronunciation using phonetics. Is there an option to see the pronunciation in Duolingo rather than having a third site open?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Gerardd88
Gerardd88
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Unfortunately not. I wish sentences on Duolingo had transcriptions in the International Phonetic Alphabet. Maybe they'll make it one day. Fortunately for you, Russian is a very phonetic language (though with quite complicated phonetics) so once you're familiar with the rules, you should understand the pronunciations. Check out this introduction to Russian phonetics: part 1; part 2; part 3; Pretty much all the things you need to know are there.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/beva1980
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I don't know how i did it but i see the pronounciation instead of Cyrillic and I have to log on other language and then paste the address of my russian lesson to see Cyrillic. At the begining it was easier to learn with pronunciation but now I always choose Cyrillic. If you put the cursor on the word you don't know how to read you will hear only this word (not the whole sentence).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
sloggerPlus
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Rather than paste in an address, you can use the little switch provided that toggles between Latin and Cyrillic characters. It's on the upper left once you've begun a lesson. It looks like Aa (for the Latin characters) and Яя for Cyrillic.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/beva1980
beva1980
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It works! Thank you.

1 year ago