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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jane-German

German: Has the 'slow sound' stopped working?

My 'slow sound' stopped working a couple of days ago - so I can only listen to normal speed. Is anyone else having this problem?

November 19, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pentaan

For the last two days, at least twenty people reported the same issue.
Please, send a bug report via
https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/204728264-How-do-I-report-a-bug


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wallacd

I'm having this problem as well. The man is pretty understandable (although it was a shock to hear a male voice) but I just had a sentence where even listening to it three times at regular speed I couldn't understand it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LloydLevett

I agree. My problem is I have tinnitus and sometimes reach for the slow but it seems not to be available. still learning and as such looking for all the help out there.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Angry_Anglo

Yeah that has happened to me too, I also realised they added the male voice for web as well, that could be why.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jane-German

I noticed the male voice too! The slow button issue did coincide with him starting - so you could be right. (By the way, I think he a great voice with clear pronunciation - however, every now and then, he pronounces a simple word (such as like 'wir') extremely unclearly and quite impossible to interpret. Hence the reach for the slow button.)

I also have had other random things happening. For example, a couple of times I have received notification that people on my friends list have 'passed me'. I have gone to my settings and this notification is not checked. So, that's a thing.

Maybe it is a weird A/B test.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3FtYy1cu

Agreed - in real life we might not have much trouble for missing a simple word or two, but here we have to get every single word right (up to typos). Anyway keep up the good work Duo!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EL5tEL

I really thought it was just me - thanks for posting this!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rainy_TK

Yes, happened to me too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/barbara.emille

Same problem here, using the app, I noticed it yesterday; although I haven't tested the web version yet.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BUCKEYE2017

yes that happened to me and then the voice changed to a British male


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JorgeQueir2

Same here. Both on the Android and Web versions of Duolingo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lisbeth440207

French - me too! Really frustrating as I need to use the slow sound to double check content

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