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.
At this point, I'm sure I'm pronouncing them correctly, and I definitely am pronouncing them as clearly as possible with my shit 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.
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.
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.
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...
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!