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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eileen111

The choice between slow and normal speed have gone

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

December 24, 2017

8 Comments


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

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tasukibeth1

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.


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


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

I agree the male voice in particular is harder to understand and has no option to speak slowly. It's annoying.


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

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwbrand1

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


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