Japanese spoken much too fast, especially for beginners

I've listened to many hours of recorded and actual Japanese discussion and from what I can tell, Duolingo has the computer-voice speaking much too fast for a beginner to be able to understand.

Please give at least an option to slow down the voice for easier listening.

5/30/2017, 8:20:50 PM


I have to say, definately not so for me. It's refreshing to have a resource that speaks properly instead of like a slowed down movie

4/21/2018, 7:46:39 PM
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I totally agree. The Japanese voice does not let a beginner guess anything. Have a very slow button; as well as the fast button. Please

12/5/2017, 8:18:34 AM
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I totally agree with hullballtoo. The breakneck speed of the speaking/reading is very discouraging. In learning music as in language, we need to start slow and speed up only when we have learned the notes or words.

4/28/2018, 6:52:29 AM

Agreed. I am unable to repeat out loud because I can’t break senteneces into phrases. Not really learning after a point.

1/20/2019, 9:41:39 PM
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