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Numbers in German

So I have an issue. I think I have a pretty good ear, but no matter what I do, Duolingo won't recognize any of the numbers that I say during speaking prompts. Like, none. Anyone else have this problem with German language number prompts? I have no difficulty getting it to understand anything else I say.

August 27, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Pfirsch_

Are you sure you're pronouncing them correctly?? (Although they aren't really hard to pronounce...) That's the only thing I can think of that may be be wrong. Or are you pronouncing it clear?

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gcerberville

At this point, I'm sure I'm pronouncing them correctly, and I definitely am pronouncing them as clearly as possible with my ❤❤❤❤ American accent. Even had a German friend confirm. I've gone different speeds as well to no avail. I can pronounce much more difficult words and they're easily recognized by the program.

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mark_Mobley

I have exactly the same problem, again only with numbers. Must be a glitch and I'm pretty sure it's not you.

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gcerberville

Oh my God you have no idea how glad I am to hear that it's not just me. Does it get you in the app as well as the website? It does for me. Every. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤. Time.

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mark_Mobley

I'm pretty sure it was just the Android app, but I turned off the voice recognition a while ago (partly because of the numbers problem) so I can't be completely sure. It was obviously a glitch with the numbers though; I've lived in Germany previously and think my accent's reasonably good, but there'd be a long sentence containing a number and every word would be detected except the number. Every. Single. Time. Very annoying, but don't let it worry you; the numbers are only a small part of the course.

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mark_Mobley

Well done on your progress by the way; 4 days to the big 1 0 0!

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gcerberville

Hey thanks! I am on tour in Iceland at the moment but I'm trying really hard to stay on top of it. I'd really like to finish the course without missing a day. And thanks for the encouragement -- it always makes me so frustrated when I know I'm giving the right answer but it won't accept it. Kinda breaks my brain a bit.

August 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gatiquo

Try speaking slowly and distincly and do not give up.

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/S_e_r_9_1_0

Yes....I have the same problem for large numbers, like: hundertdreiundzwanzig...not with shorter numbers, like: vierzig, though... I even had the robotic voice read the word for me, and yet it wouldn't recognize those numbers...

Btw, I use a personal computer....don't know about smartphones...

August 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gcerberville

Interesting! I wonder if it just stops listening before the end of the word?

August 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/S_e_r_9_1_0

Don't really know...the funny thing is that I used to cheat sometimes when I felt bored...I mean, I know it works having the robot read in the speaking exercises....so, I can have a bit more confidence in believing it must be a Duo recognition problem...But, one can never for sure, right?....
Good thing you share this insecurety ...thanks!

August 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Priit_

I'll show you how to read the pronunciation in English from my perspective 1(inz) 2(zvi)' 3(dry) 4(fear) 5(funf) 6(I feel like you've hopefully picked this up) 7(seaben) 8(ahkt) 9(non) 10(zehn) 11(elf) 12(zvolf)

Hope this helps

August 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gcerberville

Hey, thanks but my problem isn't the pronunciation of the words. I know for a fact that my pronunciation is correct. We've determined that it's not just me, haha. Others have the same problem.

August 28, 2017
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