It also sounded to me like "jatten" or "yatten", with the English "y" sound, and I listened over and over at both speeds. I don't believe DL uses robot voices, but digitized clips of native speakers. The German speaker has a very pleasant voice, but sometimes her pronunciation seems to be some regional or local variant of standard Hochdeutsch, causing unnecessary confusion for us. The Italian speaker doesn't have such a pleasing voice, and in slow speed sounds like she is gasping for air. Compared to DL Italian, we students of DL German have it good.