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About the voice from Danish course

Hej, I have been studying for few weeks and I really exited with this course. But there is one thing made me confused, that is the voice audio from this course. I feel the voice is weird and not accurate to the real Danish. I don't know my feeling is right or wrong. Do you know any website which has an accurate pronounce of Danish? (Like Google Translate or smt like that) Thank you!

P/S: Sorry for making grammatical mistakes if I made.

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10 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lurch_M
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The voice from the course is not the voice of a real person, it's synthesized using a TTS (text-to-speech) system, which is not perfect and thus produces sounds which may seem unnatural, robotic or glitchy. Note that Google Translate for Danish works the same way, i.e. not a real person's voice.

If you want to hear how a word really sounds, your best bet is to look it up on ordnet.dk and click on the little yellow speaker icon. Unfortunately that icon is not available for some of the words, so your next try could be to use sites like forvo.com and look up the word there.

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https://www.duolingo.com/buck72
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In the Discussion Forum for Danish, there is a Sticky Post that contains many links explaining the Danish alphabet, pronunciation and answers to many other questions one encounters when learning Danish. Here is a link to the post: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4277767 Best wishes. :)

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