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French slowed speech not working?

Hi all,

Is anyone else having trouble with the slowed speech in French not working? It works fine in Danish (my other Duolingo language), but not French.

Is slowed speech disabled because of my French level - 25 - compared with my beginner level - 8 - in Danish? If that's the case, it would be nice to have the slowed speech button crossed out or something.

Anyone know anything about this topic?

November 20, 2017



The last three days, more than 30 people rapported this issue in the forums.
Please, send a bug report to Duolingo's staff


yes same here, last four days, really annoying!!


Working again, thank you very much.


I keep reporting this problem, it gets sorted out till the next day. hey presto its not working again.


after a break of a few weeks I find that my slowed speech is also not working. Also the home page has changed quite a bit, and it is not so easy to return to as was previously.


Same here, the last three days.


I have been having the same problem. I'm at level 20 in French. I thought I had just leveled past the slow speed. I'm not there yet! It also doesn't work on the Android app.


Hi, having the same problem with French lessons and had the same thought about the possible reason. It would be nice to get an explanation.


Bonsoir, It started working again for me tonight... Not sure if the issue is resolved or if it is just me.


Not working for me either. Hopefully we'll have a positive outcome soon- either an explanation or functionality returned soon. It would be nice to have both.

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