https://www.duolingo.com/eileen111

The choice between slow and normal speed have gone

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When the German man is speaking, he is rather distinct and now the option for a slow sentence has gone.

December 24, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Madhav_Malhotra
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The keyboard shortcut listed, for me at least, does not work. (It's ctrl + shift + spacebar). You can find a list of shortcuts by hovering over your profile picture and name [located on the blue bar at the top right section of the screen] and then clicking keyboard shortcuts.

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Tasukibeth1
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I noticed that too. He speaks impossibly fast and slurs his words together. I don't recall this being a problem before. It's incredibly frustrating.

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Chooch639215

Yes, it's not just German but I'm finding it in Spanish too. The digital pronunciations in Duolingo, unfortunately, are not that helpful, especially compared to other language sites. The digital readers at Memrise for example are not only clear and personable, they provide what a learner needs, a voice in your head when you're trying to remember a word or phrase or grammatical structure.

December 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/scorbett
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I agree the male voice in particular is harder to understand and has no option to speak slowly. It's annoying.

December 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Madhav_Malhotra
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Yes, it's the same for French (although it may just be that the shortcut keys have changed). The slow audio still plays if I click on it.

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mwbrand1
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Unfortunately, this appears to be a common issue and has been reported numerous times throughout the forum. I have not seen a discussion as to when the problem will be resolved. -mwbrand1

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mercedestas

yes he is very hard t understand and the slow option is no longer available

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/aneesah12

YES! the man's voice needs to slow down ... cannot understand him ... have gotten most of HIS speaking questions wrong ... can't slow him down either ...very annoying

December 27, 2017
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