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Fix Request--audio could be/should be normal speech and slow/langsam speech

Fix Request--audio could be/should be normal speech and slow/langsam speech

December 28, 2017

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Somehow I really did not notice this problem.

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vorylon

I have the same problem... I have trouble with the male voice most of the time and not being able to hear him slowly makes it worse

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Nuno275251

My guess is that they added the male voice at normal speed only as to simulate a real German person speaking as opposed to the woman's voice which not only you can slow down but it's also clearer. At the beginning it was hard but with practice I got a reasonable hang of it. The way the male voice talks is more or less what you could expect if you were dropped right now in the middle of a German city and had to understand people there. So, for me at least, I took it as an added difficulty layer.

If this was Duolingo's purpose or not only they can tell.

December 28, 2017
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